Here we go.....one more week of peak fun. And, once again, we are being asked to take one for the team. Give your all, sacrifice your familiy, run to the point of exhaustion, and come back again the next morning and give them 110% one more time. For what? Not much, unless you love pizza, cheap snacks and the usual FedEx Christmas fare. Nobody cares about you, the individual. All they care is that you show-up, perform your job, and go home. They want maximum effort for minimum pay, yet play it all up as those you are an important actor in a great epic battle. You're not. You're just a box monkey that drives a truck. Nothing more. Fred is going to put his money into new airplanes this coming year...not you. Why go out there and bust your butt for a company that could care less about you? Come December 26th, you become the enemy of profit and the war against the employee will begin anew. Once peak is over, you're nothing again because they don't need you. Until Saturday, the 24th, you are a desirable commodity, but after that point, it's time for management to start planning for your journey out the door, especially if you are a senior employee at the top of the scale. It's easy to get caught-up in peak, especially if you're new. But don't fall for it. They really do not care about you. Not at all.