They can take their "Operational Needs" and put em where the sun never shines.

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by Nolimitz, Jul 3, 2014.

  1. Nolimitz

    Nolimitz Active Member

    Don't know about other area's but we have been dealing with above peak volumes for the last couple months, and there is no end in sight. Our station has hired/promoted 7 to courier status recently, and there has been no one leaving. Our senior in his ultimate brilliance has been sending 1 person at a time to courier school. At the rate this is happening we will have all 7 running sometime in Oct or Nov. All 4/10's are now on 5/10's.... I got screwed out of a 4 day weekend today by having to work my scheduled day off.
    Yesterday mgt. sent out a message looking for 9 volunteers to work Sat 7-5-14, Yeah good luck w/ that. So this morning the ole draft goes into effect.... manager requests that I call him around noon. He finally gets back to me around 1300 says you are on the list for Sat. Well boss not happening cause I got plans and friends and family waiting on me at our cabin. I ended up hanging up on him! Was fully prepared to park truck and walk away midday. Resigned myself to a Letter in file or a Decision day come Monday cause I was not working Sat. Guess they forced someone else to work cause I managed to skate off the list.
    They can take their "Operational Needs" and put em where the sun never shines.

    end of rant!
    Have a great 4th and 5th if you don't have to work it.
  2. hypo hanna

    hypo hanna Well-Known Member

    But, but, think of the customers!
  3. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    The amount of volume puzzles me since the service has gone downhill considerably. Customers are obviously slow to catch on.

    As far as that draft list goes, tell 'em you'll work some other time like at the end of the 6th week of February.
  4. El Morado Diablo

    El Morado Diablo Active Member

    The company didn't make it's SQI goal for the second half so we won't be getting the IPP/FPP (whatever it's called) payout. To top it off they've raised the goals for SO service. That's pretty funny given how often our freight comes in late with the mandate that we finish P1's before starting on SO/E2 deliveries. Something tells me our chances of making service aren't going to get better in the next 6 months.
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  5. dezguy

    dezguy Well-Known Member

    Meanwhile, stock values are at a near all time high. But work harder everyone for that 1% payout they dangle in front of your face. One of these years, they might actually think about giving it to us but then they'll realize how much more they can pocket and give a reason not to pay it out.
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  6. 59 Dano

    59 Dano Some of my best friends are black.

    Wow, it looks like customers were REALLY MAD about peak, doesn't it?
  7. hypo hanna

    hypo hanna Well-Known Member

    Or sales had to cut them even sweeter deals to retain the accounts. Further eroding the profit margin.

    No worries. management can cut some more benefits to hourly employees and then reward themselves with more stock options for the brilliant decision.
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  8. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Amazon threatened to cut both FedEx and UPS out after peak. Either they can't do it (yet) or it was just leverage to extract a better deal. Do you really think Amazon was happy with the service they got during peak? Whenever I see a box of diapers or Top Ramen going down the belt SDR, I know that we're not getting much revenue from it.
  9. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    Yeah, I'm sure you spoke with everyone of them too. Jackass.
  10. CJinx

    CJinx Well-Known Member

    Amazon is a juggernaut that continues to ship more freight than they did the day before. They can't dump any of their methods for shipping because there is simply too much for any one entity to handle.
  11. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    CNBC had a special on Amazon last night. Juggernaut is certainly the right word.

    Resident know-it-all.
  12. hypo hanna

    hypo hanna Well-Known Member

    So why does fedex mgmt feel they need to give amazon a discount so large we loose money on any shipment slightly delayed, (weather, mechanical etc), or allows the system to be flooded with barely profitable shipments that elbow out higher revenue packages because we are told to give them priority? (Apple is a prime example).
    If as you imply, they need us as much if not more then them, shouldn't we be negotiating a better deal?
  13. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    Doesn't make a lot of sense, does it? When you have up to 1/2 your volume as loss leaders (like Express does with Apple and Amazon) then that's a good way to end up in the red.
  14. 59 Dano

    59 Dano Some of my best friends are black.

    The numbers don't lie, simpleton.
  15. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    Then show us the numbers Jethro.
  16. CJinx

    CJinx Well-Known Member

    We have more freight now than we did this time last year. Peak is forecasted to be a nightmare. If the customers on either end were truly fed up with our services, they sure have a funny way of showing it.
  17. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    So what's upper management gonna do about it besides nothing?
  18. whenIgetthere

    whenIgetthere Well-Known Member

    First, we need to let them know Christmas falls on December 25th this year!
  19. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    It actually falls on January 6th. Fred called God and sent a substantial check to have it changed.
  20. TUT

    TUT Well-Known Member

    What's everyone's guess with the new Ground Dims by both Fedex and UPS regarding Amazon starting '15? Are they gonna be exempt from the new dims? Or are they going to be a lot more efficient packing? Or are they going to raise prices to offset? There is no doubt in my mind something has to give, they have to be one of the most inefficient with product size to box size companies out there.