Maximum Expectations/Minimum Effort

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by MrFedEx, Jun 21, 2013.

  1. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    They keep upping the expectations, and predictably, with no reward system, effort has gone way down. At my station today we have double the number of usual sick calls, and, of course, DRA created more routes than there were people. Lots of hand-clapping and "encouragement" on the belt today from managers..."you can do it!!", just like we've heard a thousand times before.

    Well, guess what? People aren't "doing it" any more, nor do they even much care. It's kind of like Zombie Nation on the belt... a bunch of listless people who could really give a crap watching the boxes go by. No payoff=no effort.
  2. I Am Jacks Damaged Box

    I Am Jacks Damaged Box Well-Known Member

    And I extend my wishes for a happy 3 day weekend to them. They've earned it!
  3. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    Fred and MT3 always have champagne taste but when it comes to us it's only a beer budget.
  4. Ricochet1a

    Ricochet1a New Member

    I heard that they are giving you guys a "Performance Payout" very soon. Does anyone know what percentage it will be?

    I wasn't given a percentage, just someone I correspond with mentioned the fact that the hourlies are going to get a payout.

    I'm just curious with everything going on. My bet is 0.5% of your gross for the final half of the fiscal year, but that is just a guess.
  5. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    WOW!! That is some BIG money. See? Fred is still behind us!!
  6. thedownhillEXPRESS

    thedownhillEXPRESS Well-Known Member

    Wow!!!!OMG!!!!! That's like 70 dollars!!!

    oh wait a minute , that whole no raise thing cost me like 2500 dollars though.
  7. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Shhh. You aren't supposed to notice. Pay no attention to the black man with the waving hands behind the curtain.
  8. I hate to see Express Couriers so poorly treated. The ground model sucks, but I'm rarely ever bothered. And when I AM bothered, it's usually because I screwed something up. I wouldn't trade my position for that of a courier any day, and that's what's really sad. To me, slightly higher wages, OT, and slightly better benefits is not worth putting up with the terrible management. Godspeed.
  9. El Morado Diablo

    El Morado Diablo Active Member

    We were told more information would be available next week. I'm sure it won't amount to much. Our Mgr was more interested in stressing we made $0 last quarter than admitting our margin went up to 4.7%. FedEx has a lot to learn about motivational speaking.
  10. DontThrowPackages

    DontThrowPackages Well-Known Member

    Honestly, why do they even bother? If the company is in such dire straits financially, why waste the time of accounting people for such a miniscule thank you? Does the company get some kick back from the government for doing this?
  11. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    If the management would just quit lying, that'd be a great step forward.
  12. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Here are several examples of "motivational speaking" at FedEx:
    1. Your "gap time" was up 2 minutes from yesterday for Stop X. I need a written statement.
    2. Any late stops will result in an OLCC.
    3. Any DEX 01's will result in a letter.
    4. The FedEx Corporation is going broke.
    5. You need to work harder.
    6. You need to be safe while you work harder and faster.
    7. It's your fault that DRA isn't working.
    8. DRA is infallible.
    9. FedEx leadership is always thinking of the employee.
    10. All of the changes will benefit YOU, the employee.
  13. hypo hanna

    hypo hanna Well-Known Member

    I have maximum expectations of management compensating me as promised and they are making minimum effort towards that. Coincidence that I would be doing the same?