Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by CharleyHustle, Jul 10, 2013.

  1. CharleyHustle

    CharleyHustle Active Member

  2. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    More than likely a Ground vehicle.

    Standard practice for Ground drivers to leave vehicles running with the bulkhead doors while open while unattended.
  3. I also leave the windshield wipers on. I wouldn't want a would-be burglar to be troubled by potential rain.
  4. Goldilocks

    Goldilocks Well-Known Member

    While we have Express security trailing our butts and writing people up for leaving doors unlocked and trucks running. Double standard...
  5. Come over to Ground. The water isn't fine. It is contaminated and the pH is very acidic. But you won't be followed. Unless you're towing another Ground driver. That happens sometimes with the vehicles.
  6. CJinx

    CJinx Well-Known Member

    Security does occasionally follow Ground drivers on the road. Or at least they did; I haven't seen it happen in a few years... Mostly because our security guy is only up here once or twice a year.
  7. Doc Sorting Dude

    Doc Sorting Dude Active Member

    What a great job, following people around all day. I see security sometimes at FXO inspecting suspicious packages people drop off.
  8. SmithBarney

    SmithBarney Well-Known Member

    Almost as good of a job as the "dropbox" inspector, or whatever his title is.. FT position driving around the area(multiple stations) inspecting/repairing/and leaving nasty notes for drivers. I've only seen him once, spent a good 30 minutes with windex and a rag cleaning a box... replacing stickers etc... I totally want that job...
  9. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    10pm? Could have been an HD driver in which case, vehicle cannot be reported stolen.
  10. TheJackal

    TheJackal Active Member

    That position was open around here last year. Would have paid me $5/hr less than what I'm making as a courier.
  11. Route 66

    Route 66 Bent Member

    How does FedEx get away with paying below minimum wage? Knowing Fred he probably found a way to have the job classified as a waitress position.
  12. SmithBarney

    SmithBarney Well-Known Member

    Read thejackal's post a little slower, $5/hr LESS than what he's making as a courier.(Jackal is making roughly between $14-25, $5 less would be between $9-20)
  13. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    These days there's probably a lot more job security with that dropbox position. You can probably take a vacation around Christmas time too if you want.

  14. We're subjected to security checks ..
  15. hypo hanna

    hypo hanna Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't bet on that. FedEx has a long history of creating positions then getting rid of them. There used to be district level international specialist who assisted customers. That position lasted all of three years. I see the drop box sustainability position getting cut soon. It's something they could easily outsource.
  16. Route 66

    Route 66 Bent Member

    yes, fredly, I read his post slowly reply was posted tongue-in-cheek and not meant to be taken literally (was I supposed to take your stretch 'n flex thread at face value?) - jeez people, lighten up already
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2013
  17. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Approximately 25% of the Ground drivers I encounter leave their vehicles running. The bulkhead door is also usually open. I seriously doubt that FedEx Security pays much attention to Ground. If they did, there would be a lot of contractors and drivers cut loose for policy violations.
  18. I saw a Ground vehicle idling outside of a county jail dock for 15 minutes, bulkhead doors open, back door open, with inmates walking to and fro doing their tasks.
  19. Mr. 7

    Mr. 7 The monkey on the left.

    I've seen plenty of UPS trucks wide open and un-attended.

    See this a lot too.

    I've heard that these D-box dudes are actually handlers at local sort facilities. Not even drivers.

    I totally see this non-sense program ending.
  20. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Express Waitress Exemption. Cost Fred a few million and some hookers.