Lately there have been quite a few people on here advising Express employees that they need to accept the "New Normal", which means doing the same job, but for less money and fewer benefits. FedEx is still extremely profitable, but doing what used to be worth $25-$28 per hour in top markets is now worth around $14 per hour if you believe the hype. Funny, but last time I checked, being a courier wasn't a job that could be outsourced to China, so the argument that we have a global economy really doesn't hold water in terms of affecting our jobs. The "New Normal" often means taking a formerly unionized or high-wage company, shutting it down or selling-it, and then re-opening it as a non-union business. The Boeing Company, which is very profitable, had a division in Wichita, KS, which made fuselage sections for it's planes. They shut it down, sold it, and then re-opened it under the name of Spirit Aerospace. They still make the exact same things they made before, but now they do it for less in a non-union plant. The "New Normal" also means part-time and poor benefits or none at all, as in the case of our beloved FedEx Ground. Have groceries, medical costs, gasoline etc. all dropped so far in price that we can have a society of people working for around half of what they used to make, AND with more expensive insurance costs if you even have coverage at all? The "New Normal" doesn't affect CEO's or small business owners like Ground contractors like it does us. Their salaries and income go UP, because...??? They aren't doing anything different either, unless you count screwing hourly employees blind with the excuse that they can barely get by. Bullsheet. Fred Smith and all the rest of them are making more money than ever. So are Ground contractors. So are Boeing, WalMart, Whole Foods and the other proponents of the "New Normal" When all of these liars take a pay cut and lose their benefits and Golden Parachutes, then I'll start believing in the "New Normal" too. Sorry, but it's just more lies from those who have, so they can have even more. Don't buy it.