Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by Mr. 7, Nov 28, 2011.
I think in the past 2-3 weeks we've started at our regular start time maybe 3-4 times.
Buddy of mine back up north texted me about the snow in Memphis. This peak is gonna blow.
I'll just keep hoping then...lol
We left the bldgn. around 1030. Bah ha ha.
I got back early from FO's, at 9 and they were still sorting...lol I ran to my customer location as fast as I could!
It's the most wonderful time of the year..packages flying, late freight soon to be here!!!! It's the most wonderful time of the YEAR!!!.
Started 2 hrs late.
I had 1 late that was within my control. But, I sacrificed the one to save the many.
I'm PM, I drove by at 9am they hadn't started yet, after my meeting drove by at 10:15... they were still there..
I came in later, and when I ran into some folks, they were that I wasn't called in to help.. LOL
even if they called I probably wouldn't have come in, too many other things going on. I'm not an on-call employee(unless you want to pay me to be)
Fred wants you to always be available. He just doesn't want to pay you for it.
I once got 2 hrs call in pay to go check the Alarm at the building..(I live 5 minutes away)
If I wasn't already on my way to get milk, I would have not gone.
We WCO' sters say: When the road is dry, confidence is high! Keep the ice and snow far far away..we don't get much but when we do its always a doozy.
Same here in my part of Texas....we usually get a few days of bad weather, this past winter was one of the worst that I remember ever seeing.
So you really have to call in when the weather gets bad up North? Like everyday or what?
I got a call this AM. 45 min. later start.
As I'm sure we're all aware, it's a national service disruption day, again.
There's only one real reason for it, and that's so Fred doesn't have to live up to any service promises. In short, if you're a customer, you don't get your money back.
Lucky you, we started 2 hrs late, will start 1 hr late tomorrow. And not a sign of ice anywhere.
Fedex lost big time when they were sued by the gov't about security delays because of 9/11. The whistleblower got 1.4 mil herself. How is this BS any different? (google Mary Garofolo fedex whistleblower if you don't know what i am talking about.)
I do know what you're talking about, and FedEx got dinged big time for faking "delays". They still do this with some large businesses, which will go unmentioned for legal reasons. The National Service Disruptions get abused because FedEx knows that they can probably get away with it by claiming weather problems, whether or not there really are any. Certainly, this time of year, bad weather is frequent, but the NSD takes FedExoff the hook for any payout for late deliveries.
The one upside is that you get to straightline your route.
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