Once in a while FedEx will get something right

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by Operational needs, Mar 8, 2014.

  1. Operational needs

    Operational needs Non desistas. Non exieras.

  2. Doc Sorting Dude

    Doc Sorting Dude Active Member

    A hundred trucks? We had a funeral for a fallen courier years ago. We had about fifteen trucks and I thought that was a lot. Just can't picture a hundred truck long procession, must have been a very large station. Don't know the circumstances but R.I.P. fellow courier!
  3. Goldilocks

    Goldilocks Well-Known Member

    We did this years ago too, for a very young courier who suddenly passed away. We wore our White Shirts and epaulets and drove our trucks in her funeral procession. That was long ago.
  4. Route 66

    Route 66 Bent Member

    a nice gesture (though the mere thought of such a spectacle occurring at my own funeral just absolutely mortifies me)

    I do have to make a comment about the article though. The author said it was done in order to "surprise the family".. really?...surprise the family???. We are talking about a funeral here, are we not? I thought it was done in order to honor their fellow co-worker. I guess I've just never heard of surprising people at funerals before....but I guess I've lived a sheltered existence.

    i'm hoping this was just amateurish writing on the author's part, because if that in fact was their true motive, then they were simply upholding a long-held Fed-Ex tradition of doing decent things for the wrong reasons.

    Many years ago, we had a courier lost to a vehicle accident at my station. Mgmt encouraged us to show up at the funeral in FedEx uniform and vehicles. (remember - this employee was killed at work in a FedEx vehicle)..To a person, we all immediately vetoed that idea - opting instead to drive there in our personal cars wearing our personal funeral-appropriate attire, fearing such a spectacle could be disrespectful and even traumatic to members of the bereaved family. Even though those were still considered "the good old days", we still weren't about to use a tragic occasion to put the company brand out there...especially considering the circumstances.
  5. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    I'm surprised FedEx would sign-off on this...maybe they figure they need the good PR these days. I would also be horrified by this, and although it's certainly a nice gesture, hopefully they got the OK from the family. If he was killed on the job, totally wrong.