Once again, we're being asked to put forth maximum effort for nothing in return. Of course, I'm referring to peak. Now, I know some of you work in stations and within districts where everything runs perfectly and Rainbow Ponies fart glitter all day long. That's great, but in my district that isn't the case. I suspect that it's similar in many other regions as well. Here, we don't have enough people every day of the week. That means collapsed routes, lousy service, and bad attitude employees who are always being asked to do the impossible. This also equals massive falsification, more accidents, increased turnover, and the potential for workplace violence. When you push too hard, bad things happen. When the AM is screwed-up, it spills over onto the PM. We also have CTV's and shuttles that don't make the plane, missed and late pickups, and generally poor service to customers that deserve better. That critical medical device or computer part doesn't do the recipient much good when it's still sitting at the origin ramp. Despite all of this, we're supposed to be cheery and especially flexible this holiday season. In return for donuts, cookies, or some other token offering, we need to "be there" for FedEx. And once it's all over, they will be pushing you to take LWOP, do 2 routes, or all of the other usual games they play on December 26th, when you're no longer needed. People are quitting left and right, and FedEx is doing their best to fire as many others as possible. Sometimes, they deserve it, because they do something illegal or just plain dumb. But others get pushed into cutting corners by faking signatures, working through break, and other equally stupid stuff. End result? Chaos, for both employees and customers.