Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by bbsam, Jan 10, 2014.
In fact, I don't think I've ever seen these threads so sedate. Kinda depressing.
Some of us worked during peak...still recovering
And at express it's still like peak. Late planes equals lots of OT.
Very busy. Our inbound today was almost equal to a Peak day.
Getting slaughtered at our sta. Its amazon driven. The worm I'm afraid has definitely turned after peak for some reason. Anybody heard what's going on with this?
we had the same. I thought it was just backlog from weather. Not so sure now.
You'd think customers would be broke after peak. Might take until February.
We were just talking about just how busy we still are. Due to late freight, couriers are staying out and finishing deliveries but the volume has not decreased. I wonder if the shippers around the country still have a bad taste in their mouth after the UPS fiasco.
Usually this time of year we are getting time off and LWOP's are given like candy. But no, we've had to rent some trucks for many bulks that are coming in. And to make it even more mind boggling; straightlining is ok'd, 30 minute lunches ok'd and now there is a flyer in the breakroom asking if we know anyone who wants to work as a handler or part time courier...in January???
Another thing. Saturdays are so heavy, its almost like a regular weekday. Messages from dispatch all day asking for 4-5 volunteers to work Saturday. Where is all this volume coming from?
Seems like it comes in waves. We've been getting a lot of "rolled" freight. At least 8 packages out of 60 were Thursdays. That seems crazy to me. The only thing we do is deliver freight over night and we can't even do that.
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I had a pkg show up today, that was due Tues., the 7th!
One would think with my broken leg I would have plenty of time to sit here and participate. But oddly I do not have much to say.
That's never stopped MFE.
This is coming from someone who created a thread to say he was leaving BC forever only to come back in a couple of months. Classic.
I'd say we're due for some sort of scandal. Just sit tight.
You heard it here first folks!
I'm awaiting the official explanation for the Peak debacle. Of course, it will all be our fault, but it will be interesting to see how they spin-it. "Panda-Gate" will be the shocking announcement that MT3 is the father of the newest litter of panda cubs. Rumor has it they can't stop waving their paws, and will only eat fresh caviar.
There will be no explanation of peak. No reason to start a conversation when nobody is talking about it. That's a story Memphis wants silenced.
To lazy to read the replies, I believe Indy was shut down.
The ice they had from clearing the place is INSANE. That's why there is so much late freight. It's not an increase b/c of amazon, it's because the ice storm shut down Indy.
I hope they talk about it, but you might be right. I guess burying their heads even deeper up their asses is a "solution". This is a very troubled and "sick" opco right now, and it's still in full FUBAR mode. That says a lot about our "leadership".
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