Making the switch to express?

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by Homedeliveryguy, Oct 12, 2018.

  1. Homedeliveryguy

    Homedeliveryguy New Member

    So as the title suggests I have an opportunity to make a switch to express from ground/home delivery.
    Just curious to see what the big differences are? I’m running over 200 miles a day with 80 stops( 1 of my stops takes an hour and a half up a mountain) and my full time route is made to be super flexible so I’m in different areas daily which is kinda annoying. And make 130 a day. So definitely looking like I might switch.
     
  2. It will be fine

    It will be fine Well-Known Member

    Big differences, you’ll be paid by the hour You’ll have to follow rules. You’ll likely be hassled by management more often. You’ll only have to deliver envelopes.
     
  3. Homedeliveryguy

    Homedeliveryguy New Member

    What could they possibly hassle you about if you do your job? Not saying that in a :censored2: way by the way. And only envelopes? That a joke lol.
     
  4. vantexan

    vantexan Well-Known Member

    Definitely more than envelopes but you won't handle as much box freight. You'll get some benefits, such as paid vacations and holidays, medical, dental, and vision, and retirement. And be paid better, substantially better after a few years. There are mgrs who'll watch literally everything you do, and others who are hands off as long as you do your job.
     
  5. Homedeliveryguy

    Homedeliveryguy New Member

    So it definitely sounds like the positives outway the negatives. Thanks for the insight
     
  6. vantexan

    vantexan Well-Known Member

    And "It Will be Fine" has never worked for Express, so there's that.
     
  7. It will be fine

    It will be fine Well-Known Member

    And you’ve never worked for OP’s contractor, so there’s that.
     
  8. vantexan

    vantexan Well-Known Member

    But I gave him info on Express, as did you. And I worked for Express.
     
  9. Star B

    Star B White Lightening

    In our station we have quite a few ex-ground that came to Express for a better quality of life.

    I only know of one that left Express to go to Ground and is happy with her decision. Other ex-groundies have left Express because they didn't want to do the box-schelp anymore and couldn't stand the corporate pressure. Others got canned from Express and then went back to ground and then left ground to pursue other things.
     
  10. It will be fine

    It will be fine Well-Known Member

    You also made a bunch of assumptions on his compensation with his Ground contractor, a subject you have no knowledge of.
     
  11. Operational needs

    Operational needs Virescit Vulnere Virtus

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  12. vantexan

    vantexan Well-Known Member

    It's common knowledge that he'll do better at Express with pay. And get benefits. But only deliver envelopes? Really?
     
  13. Nolimitz

    Nolimitz Active Member

    Along with many other subjects!
     
  14. Fred's Myth

    Fred's Myth Nonhyphenated American

    Never stopped you!
     
  15. vantexan

    vantexan Well-Known Member

    Still smarting over Kavanaugh getting confirmed? Or Trump winning? There, there, it's ok.
     
  16. Nolimitz

    Nolimitz Active Member

    Take your Kool-Aid back to CE. I could careless about either of those D-bags
     
  17. Bingo

    Bingo Member

    I agree- Have had many ground drivers come to express and very few go back- The few that do go back normally go back because they can not handle the extra rules and commitment times
     
  18. vin059

    vin059 New Member

    Why does every post end up in a pissing contest????
     
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  19. Route 66

    Route 66 Socially Unacceptable Member

    Actually, they don’t all - some end up in a massive stinkies contest.
     
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  20. Operational needs

    Operational needs Virescit Vulnere Virtus

    We have a bunch of former Ground people, even a former contractor. I only know one who went back...because he couldn’t get enough hours. He didn’t want to wait for full time. Full time popped up a month later.