Time To Behave Badly

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by MrFedEx, Aug 13, 2013.

  1. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Shut down your belt, make your outbound CTV late, call-in sick, or just WAD like crazy. The insanity continues to escalate, and it's way past time to start the misbehavior.

    Will it get us a union? No, at least not for the time being. Will it get us some measure of respect? Probably not. Will it show people the potential power of unified action? Yes, it will. They cannot fire or discipline everyone. If we all act together, we will make the start toward getting representation in this craphole.

    Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
  2. W700

    W700 New Member

    Some are way beyond acting out.
  3. FedExRookie

    FedExRookie Member

    I swear someone read your mind, at a station I am at, they stopped the belt for about 5 minutes on ONE stop. o_O
  4. TheJackal

    TheJackal Active Member

    Don't kid yourself. Maybe not all in one day, but ask R1A about being 'targeted'. Target 1, 2, 3 couriers and watch what happens.
  5. NonyaBiznes

    NonyaBiznes Yanked Out My Purple-Blood I.V. In 2000!

    Are you in my mind? Yesterday, we were just talking about the "Purple Flu". But it doesn't matter ... we are losing so many people to other companies, all this is happening on a daily basis anyway. We were just talking about "peak" and how it will be "dismal" this year. We have not replaced (3) full-timers/(2) part-timers on the A.M. and just as many on the P.M. I wonder if Memphis actually knows what is going on, in our area.
  6. hypo hanna

    hypo hanna Well-Known Member

    Memphis only sees the underlying numbers based on the tens of thousands of reports management and dispatch generate daily. They aren't really interested in anything else. It's "here is your budget, here is your parameters, don't have lates."
  7. fedupped

    fedupped Member

    Even the blind ,arrogant , and greedy upper mgmt can sense the general apathy and hopelessness that is overcoming the work force. Why else "Fedex pride" all of a sudden?
  8. hypo hanna

    hypo hanna Well-Known Member

    I'm not a big fan of outright sabatoge but if you are going to do it, be smart about it and you should be fine. There is thousands of ways to slow it down without it coming back on you.
  9. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    That's correct. Be smart about it.
  10. We were told they don't have enough people or hours to have a "package insertion specialist" (the person who corrects the unrouted packages for DRA). I've complained for weeks about getting 10-15 extra stops somedays when DRA says I'm already full. So my new personal policy is to deliver any unrouted p1 after I finish my routed p1 and any other unrouted packages are delivered at the end of my day. Ends up getting me quite a bit of lates and ot.
  11. Doc Sorting Dude

    Doc Sorting Dude Active Member

    Lately our manager has been warning us about jetting out of the building and not waiting for "backwash" (corrected packages that the morning CSA needs to get to the courier). Because of this extra routes (or people)are needed to prevent station RDL's. Me, if they can't get it to me when my fine sort is done, I'm closing my door saying "Catch me f you can".
  12. FedExRookie

    FedExRookie Member

    I don't want to share the video as it shows the person who recorded it, my friend who works in texas, she said the belt stopped working and they had to manually move the packages down the belt for about 40 minutes. Sort went down almost 45 minutes late because of it, even the electronics have heard your call lol.
  13. FUFred

    FUFred Active Member

    Thats nothing new. The station I was at, moving freight down the belt by hand was a common practice.
  14. hypo hanna

    hypo hanna Well-Known Member

    It's happening across the company. Everywhere an hourly is getting screwed. Drivers, agents, FedEx office counter people, dispatchers and even some front line managers. But hey, the stock hit 108.00 so its all good. (For now).
  15. Route 66

    Route 66 Bent Member

    I consider myself to be one of these......just generally not during business hours
  16. W700

    W700 New Member

    In the words of Sweet Brown...... "Ain't Nobody Got Time Fo' Dat!!!"
  17. FedEx916

    FedEx916 New Member

    "Package Insertion Specialist" literally made me lol. We have some half blind CSA that sifts through freight and usually writes the WRONG address correction on it anyway. I have not heard of one driver who wastes their time waiting for their 'corrections' to come back up the belt.. Unfortunately that just stiffs the pm drivers with all the leftovers that get left behind..
  18. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    More Catch-22 management genius at-work. On one hand, they want you out of the building ASAP to get early "leave building" times so they look good. On the other, they expect you to hang around and wait for the understaffed CSA force to get out the corrected adds. There is no pleasing them until you achieve "perfection", which is, of course, unattainable, especially at FedEx. This company just gets more comical with each passing day...escalating demands and no way to fulfill them even if you wanted to, which employees increasingly do not want to fulfill. Instead, they WAD and could give a crap.
  19. I swear that's the exact term the SM and engineer used in the first DRA meeting. Lol They didn't think it was as funny as I did when they said it.
  20. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    It's amazing how they are so clueless about some of these titles and names. The Purple Promise immediately comes to mind as one I try to fulfill as well during my off-duty hours. Perhaps the Package Insertion Specialist and the Purple Promise can be merged into the Insertion of the Purple Package into the Specialist and I Promise to call you.