SFA Informational Meetings

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by MrFedEx, Mar 18, 2015.

  1. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Isn't it interesting that management has to hold meetings for us in order to "understand" the questions on the SFA? At ours, there was lots of talk about capital investment in new planes and vehicles, and a big spin on how we don't understand everything the company is doing for us. What an effing joke. Our managers were obviously speaking from a scripted outline, and not doing a very convincing job of bloviating upon our wonderful careers and compensation.

    Don't even bother taking it. This company is beyond sad.
  2. Goldilocks

    Goldilocks Well-Known Member

    We are having a cookout tomorrow! Lol
  3. It will be fine

    It will be fine Well-Known Member

    I read that as coconut, probably would be more worthwhile.
  4. 59 Dano

    59 Dano Some of my best friends are black.

    This is the 6th year in a row that we're not supposed to take it, sending a message to the company that will make FDX realize the error of its ways and give everyone $40/hour.

    It's like waiting on the Great Pumpkin.
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  5. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    And taking the SFA solves all of our problems at work. Rrrrright!

    Get your head out of your ass.
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2015
  6. hypo hanna

    hypo hanna Well-Known Member

    Who said not taking it in mass was going to result in fedex changing policies? Usually the discussion centers on how it benefits the company but consistantly fails to do anything to benefit the hourly employee.
    That is the reason why I don't take it. It's a waste of my time. Year after year FedEx will cherry pick one or two items of minor importance to address then compleaty gloss over more serious issues. Try and bring up subjects like compensation or benefits during the follow up meeting and you will get a canned response and a whole lot of "We are working on it", or "we will get back to you." If, (big if), they get back to you, its almost always another version of the same canned tripe. It's a pointless excercise that only serves managements need to know the mood of the hourly.
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  7. 59 Dano

    59 Dano Some of my best friends are black.

    I never said it solved anything, just like not taking it doesn't solve anything. Comprehension doesn't appear to be your strong point.
  8. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Not taking it sends the message that it is a worthless exercise. Comprehension doesn't seem to be your strong point.
  9. overflowed

    overflowed Well-Known Member

    The other day when we went to ours, the senior sounded so desperate. All verbatim stuff from the masters. Told us ups doesn't really make more than you guys. Can you here the laughter WTF?
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  10. overflowed

    overflowed Well-Known Member

    My question is though, why do they feel the need to placate us for a month during sfa? So all the sudden we have a budget to do these things now that your ass is on the line? Do they have any idea how much worse it makes the company look? Hopefully our friendly neighborhood company people here can tell them. But, they will not, because all management doesn't want to make waves and get in possible trouble. This is the systemic problem with our company.
  11. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    LIE!! A topped-out UPS driver makes approximately $34 per hour right now, not including benefits. Feeder drivers make even more. I also believe that by the end of the contract it's about $37 per hour. No market level scam, and they have an excellent retirement, as in a real pension, not a pretend one like we have.

    Managers are just mouthing what Memphis wants them to say. They are all butt puppets.
  12. hypo hanna

    hypo hanna Well-Known Member

    As if we don't meet their drivers while we are out on our routes. Was this guy ever a driver?
  13. 59 Dano

    59 Dano Some of my best friends are black.

    And in the years that you and others have advocated that no one take the SFA, what has the company done in response?
  14. dezguy

    dezguy Well-Known Member

    I was talking with a Purolator driver a few months back. He was talking about how, at the beginning of this year, they were going to be the highest paid in the industry up here. That didn't sound right so I did some research and sure enough, this being the final year of their current contract, they move to $1 and change more an hour than UPS who is $.37 more than those who are lucky enough to actually hit top rate at FedEx. UPS' contract is up this year here so I fully expect them to get a nice wage hike.

    When I told my manager my findings he laughed it off and told me UPS and Purolator don't get the perks we get. Perks? What perks? In less than a year we will go from being $.37 behind UPS; At top rate to being the lowest paid of the big 3 courier services in Canada by almost a $1.50 an hour.
  15. whenIgetthere

    whenIgetthere Well-Known Member

    Isn't Splish Splash worth the 10 to 20 bucks less that we make than UPS? Another manager with his/her head right up their butt!
  16. dezguy

    dezguy Well-Known Member

    I don't even know what splish splash is... Must not be available up here.
  17. Operational needs

    Operational needs Non desistas. Non exieras.

    An oldie but goody.
  18. hypo hanna

    hypo hanna Well-Known Member

    A classic!
  19. Route 66

    Route 66 Bent Member

    oh D, you're going to have to take a vacation down here sometime. You don't know what you're missing! ( just make sure it's between November and May - that's when our fantastic discount is valid)
  20. Mr. 7

    Mr. 7 The monkey on the left.

    Can't get enough of those vids.
    Someone post the time card one.
    Wait, found it...