Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by Btn1969, Mar 24, 2013.

  1. Btn1969

    Btn1969 New Member

    Ok I've about had it with this chicken :censored2: company. I've decided to jump ship and go do something productive. So if I just quit what do I lose? I really do not want to give this company notice. Will this effect my pension or last pay check etc.....
  2. hypo hanna

    hypo hanna Well-Known Member

    To ahead and give your notice. Odds are very good they will hustle you out the door right away.
  3. thedownhillEXPRESS

    thedownhillEXPRESS Well-Known Member

    I agree, give your notice.............

    And bad mouth them every chance you get.
  4. Ricochet1a

    Ricochet1a New Member

    About the only thing you'll 'lose' is re-hire capability with Express (and I think with any other FedEx opco, not sure on that).

    I'd have to recommend that you give 2 weeks notice if at all possible - unless you have another job waiting to go to.

    No effect on your pension. You'll be paid for all accumulated, unused vacation time, but forfeit any sick, personal or floaters which are unused.

    Most employers only look to verify dates which you were employed and some will want to verify salary/wage at exit from an employer. Express has a telephone number on their 'employee bulletin boards' which has this phone number for other prospective employers to call - write down this number and keep it in a safe place. It will save a headache down the road when future employers want to verify employment history before they do the typical background investigation.

    About the only other thing that would cause one to immediately want to terminate their employment, is if they are looking at a suspension for something which could lead to termination - then quit on the spot and walk away. You'll forfeit any chance at unemployment - but you'll get out without an involuntary termination.

    The only other 'wild card' with giving no notice termination is how it affects COBRA availability. I can't imagine that since Express is employment-at-will, that an employee's terminating employment without notice could affect eligibility for COBRA - but I'd either fire off a question to HR if that is something you are concerned about - or have a trusted coworker who isn't really looking to leave, ask the question.
  5. Mr. 7

    Mr. 7 The monkey on the left.

    I'd give two weeks.
    Why burn a bridge?
  6. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    Give 2 weeks notice.

    Use a few sick days during that time.

    Give the company subpar performance, they've earned it.
  7. DontThrowPackages

    DontThrowPackages Well-Known Member

    exactly. Use up your sick days and then call in to work in the morning saying you're taking a personal day, twice if you have them. Then give your 2 weeks notice. Believe me, when they get ready to let you go, they plan it out like a timeout with 5 seconds left on the clock.
  8. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Just curious. How long did you last, and how long before you figured it out?
  9. Btn1969

    Btn1969 New Member

    I've been with this trash company for16 years. Really started to see the writing on the wall about 5yrs ago. Plus with talking to my friends at other stations it became clear that this company wants me gone.
  10. El Morado Diablo

    El Morado Diablo Active Member

    Not entirely true in regards to personals and floaters. Depending on the state in which you live in the company may have to pay you for any unused days you have left.
  11. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    They want us all gone. I hope you get something much better.
  12. northbound

    northbound Member

    ​Something better should be easy to come by.....
  13. 55+

    55+ Member

    Does anyone know if calif . pays for floaters and personals ? Ive got one foot out the door

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    Yes they do.
  15. Route 66

    Route 66 Bent Member

    iffen you're a courier or RTD, on your last day leave your fully loaded vehicle in the middle of the road (preferably upside down) and pre-arrange to have someone there to pick you up.
  16. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    You could ask the Ground guy to do it for you. They are experts at this (the upside-down part).
  17. Btn1969

    Btn1969 New Member

    Yeah guys and gals it's getting bad. I'm thinking about taking out the truck and pulling over on the freeway and throwing the keys in the bayou.

    DOWNTRODDEN IN TEXAS Active Member it to a homeless guy with the fuel card and how to use it. Just make sure to tell him he has commit times to meet, wouldn't want to tarnish the Express reputation.
  19. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    If your keys hit a fish, frog or some other form of aquatic life, you will be charged with a preventable. I like Downtrodden's idea better. The homeless guy could actually be a future Ground driver.
  20. Operational needs

    Operational needs Non desistas. Non exieras.

    We had a pm pickup courier, at one station I worked at, who worked there for maybe three weeks. One night he went out on the road. After a while, dispatch realized they couldn't get in touch with him. Management was freaking... The guy had driven his truck back to the station and parked it around back, keys in it, and was never seen again. We were all so envious and got a good laugh out of that one.