New Employee in The Southwest needs help!

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by 747-400, Oct 25, 2011.

  1. 747-400

    747-400 New Member


    New airport employee in the southwest. Been here a few weeks. So I finally got a job with Fedex. Now what?

    So far, Its not that bad. The whole hiring process wasnt bad. I applied online, a few days later had a phone interview, followed by a background check. Then a f2f meeting then fingerprinting.

    Again so far.... Its not THAT bad. Fedex payed for my shoes ($100). Did you know we get flight beneifits? ID90 (zed) fare, but thats a whole hell of a lot better than paying full fare. We pay 50 bucks round trip on Jetblue. (100 bucks to JFK!) I think its the same on Southwest. We get 80% off shipping rates. So... Its not that bad. Insurance, is payed via the wife so could give two :censored2::censored2::censored2::censored2:zs about that. The pay... Well the pay does hurt. But compared to other airline companies its not too bad.

    Southwest about $9 bucks (approx)
    Usairways about $9.45 (approx) (NO OT)
    Delta $10.80 (approx) (Dont forget they cap you on 20/hours a week. NO OT)
    UPS $8.50
    Piedmont $7.50

    So a few questions...

    I mean where do I go now? I sure as hell aint gonna be throwing boxes like this for very much longer. What about advancement? I want to get outside to the ramp. Whats the quickest way out there? What about TL or DG agent. What about going FULL time?


    PS. I was orginally hired by UPS but decided to come to Fedex instead.
  2. LTFedExer

    LTFedExer New Member

    You'll need to keep an eye on JCATS (FedEx internal job listings). It may be a while before you can be a courier or even go FT. But, you might get lucky and it can happen sooner than you think.
    Can't wait to see the responses to this one.......
  3. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    Sorry but you're gonna have to wait at least a year before you can transfer.

    Why would you want to become a DG agent anyway? I don't think it pays any more and besides if you make a mistake it's just another tool of their's to hang you with.
  4. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Run Forrest!!, Run!!!! (Seriously, get the Hell out)
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2011
  5. snackdad

    snackdad Member



    Honestly? Shoot for a full time handler spot, same trinketized benefits as any full timer, but a lot less headaches in the long run.