If you're PT at FedEx, you are undoubtedly familiar with the feast or famine aspect of the job. Ironically,management seems to think lately that PT couriers are no longer subject to the rules that FedEx itself has laid-out for this category. If they don't need you, there's no problem for them in sending you home with only 2 hours on the clock. But if they DO need you, the employee is pressured to bend over backwards to serve the needs of the company. It doesn't really matter if you have kids, school, another job, or whatever reason you're PT in the first-place, if you don't work, YOU are "inflexible" and have a "bad attitude". My favorite is when you do work all day for them, and then they send you home early another day so the 25 hour limit is not exceeded. You screw-up your plans for them, and then they slap you in the face by cutting your hours another day. And if you actually want FT, you can forget it because they can't afford to upgrade anyone right now. If you work 40 this week, you'll probably get 17.5 hrs next week as payback for all of your efforts to help the company. Please remember that FedEx can only hold you 30 mins past your scheduled end time, and that if you have kids or other responsibilities such as elder care, another job, or school, that the 30 minute deal still holds. They also cannot force you to work your scheduled days off, another rule that conveniently gets "forgotten" all the time. This is yet another example of how a "blanket" policy that covers the entire company makes little or no sense. Some areas are so short of drivers that there is plenty of work for the PT couriers who want the hours, yet they are not allowed to work. Both the company and the customer suffer under this scenario.