Personal Cell Phone Used For FedEx Business

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by MrFedEx, Nov 29, 2014.

  1. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    I know this is very widespread, and there is ZERO reason you should be using any of your cell phone minutes (even if you have an Unlimited Plan) on behalf of FedEx. There are plenty of people who call customers, stay in touch with Dispatch etc. on their cell phones. STOP GIVING A FREE SUBSIDY to Rat Bastard Smith!!

    Make them call customers and never give your cell phone number to Dispatch or management.

    Be smart.
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  2. vantexan

    vantexan Well-Known Member

    Love how they tell us to never use our cellphones while driving, keep it in the back of the truck. Then our mgrs call us on our cellphones.
  3. dezguy

    dezguy Well-Known Member

    I know plenty of people who use their phones for company use. Had my manager ask me to call and laughed when I saw the message. A coworker, who I was grabbing a missort from was more than happy to hand over their phone so I could call. I refused and called later in the day when I got to a stop who I knew wouldn't mind letting me use their phone.
  4. thedownhillEXPRESS

    thedownhillEXPRESS Well-Known Member

    The mangers are all provided cell phones.
    Ask them for their personal # next time they want you to call them.
    And then post it here so we can get all our friends to text bomb the out of touch unethical rooster suckers.
  5. whenIgetthere

    whenIgetthere Well-Known Member

    Van, They can't call you if you don't give them your number. The only number FedEx has for me is my home ground line, and I NEVER call them from my cell so they can't capture the number. I am new to my route in the past six months, and at least a dozen customers have asked for my number, stating the former courier on the route gave them his. I just tell them 1-800-Go-Fedex!
  6. DontThrowPackages

    DontThrowPackages Well-Known Member

    If you don't want someone calling you at your home just to say please be on the look out for my package tomorrow morning. People don't care about your off the clock time.
  7. MechLift

    MechLift Member

    Especially while on California mandated lunch. Their upcoming report to the senior manager is all that is on their minds.
  8. SmithBarney

    SmithBarney Well-Known Member

    my cell phone is my "home" phone. it doesn't get used at work for work...
    MGR calls go straight to voicemail. if I'm feeling generous, I'll call a customer for bad addresses since dispatch is worthless these days, they just google an address or look in F.R.E.D(the fedex address system) and send responses that just say "good address" thanks dimwit!
  9. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I know that I am not FedEx but will add my two cents anyway.

    I prefer to work smarter, not harder, and consider my personal cell phone to be another tool to make my life easier. I call for clarification of bad addresses. I call ahead on COD's as needed. I call/text to offer to cover a drop box or ask that one of mine be covered. I do not call pickups----they pay upward of $20/week to see my smiling face. I will call/text if I can help or if I may need help. I call to set up a meet/drop point for misloads.

    I do not write off any of this use on my taxes as it would be very difficult to determine the % that is work related.

    We also have guys on the Brown side who refuse to use their personal cell phones for company use, which is well within their right to do.
  10. hypo hanna

    hypo hanna Well-Known Member

    They are just doing what they are told. They are givin a very short window to research an address, and they will get dinged on the percentage of corrections they find. The end result is that any address will do. It used to be that station service agents were responsible for researching DEX03,s but the company wanted to get rid of most of them and shift the workload to dispatch. You ever wonder why they never answer the phone? It's because they spends several hours a day calling out researching bad addresses.
    Also there is the flood of bad addresses coming out of Amazon, att
  11. Fred's Myth

    Fred's Myth Disaffected Philistine

    In order to even bring our cellphones on premises at our location, we have to 'register' the make,model,and number, and receive a card authorizing us to carry it into the facility. Gestapo tactics? No, we can thank the Federal Governments' TSA for that.
  12. Operational needs

    Operational needs Non desistas. Non exieras.

    If you're at a ramp I'm thinking it's more like they're worried about theft. I don't think that's the TSA. When I was at a ramp, I always brought my phone in though.

    If you're Ground, it's probably a theft thing. I've been to a few Ground locations and it was like Fort Knox getting through security.
  13. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    My son gave me a tour of his place of employment (Cobham) and I had to sign in and leave my iPhone at the front desk.
  14. dezguy

    dezguy Well-Known Member

    FedEx rather get the revenue for having a package rex'd because of a bad address than pay people to do it ahead of time. Put it on the dispatchers and couriers to fix the problem rather than before the package leaves the building.
  15. dezguy

    dezguy Well-Known Member

    When FedEx pays my cell phone bill, then I'll start using my phone for company use.
  16. Operational needs

    Operational needs Non desistas. Non exieras.

    I don't do REXes anymore. I used to when I thought it might trickle down to our level. Now that I know the profits go the opposite direction without thought of us peons, screw them.
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  17. dezguy

    dezguy Well-Known Member

    Neither do I. Not worth my time. I get a good address and I write it on the package for the next person. Want me to REX? Bring back the rexing contest and I'll think about it.
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  18. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Yet you have no problem accepting the company discount for your cell phone service.
  19. clean hairy

    clean hairy Well-Known Member

    A suggestion for those who do not mind calling Mgmnt or Customers:
    Get a cheapo phone and a cheap prepaid plan.
    Or, if your plan lets you add a line for say, $10 per month.
    Block outgoing caller ID.
    IF you call Mgmnt, they have no idea you are calling from a personal phone.
    Do not answer it.
    You now have a Business expense that can be taken at tax time.
  20. dezguy

    dezguy Well-Known Member

    What company discount? We don't get a discount up here.
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