Today's Pickup FUBAR

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by MrFedEx, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Hey, what an excellent job today on screwing up pickups today. I hope you all went on 13/14 for the afternoon. Lots of happy customers.
  2. vantexan

    vantexan Well-Known Member

    Had an oncall yesterday at a resort in Georgia. Went to front desk and clerk had no clue. Contact name was Hotel Guest. So I called number on oncall and left msg. Lady from New Jersey calls me today. Turns out she stayed at that resort 18 months ago and did have an oncall then. But definitely no oncall yesterday. Weird!
  3. LTFedExer

    LTFedExer New Member

    Why did pickups get screwed up? Please give more information..
  4. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Dispatch was down nation-wide for a couple of hours yesterday.
  5. hypo hanna

    hypo hanna Well-Known Member

    That's part of the problem but most of the time it goes back to the offshore call ctrs. Particularly El Salvador and Chihuahua. They grab the first file that pops up and are too lazy or too embarrassed by their crappy english to confirm contact info etc.
    some addresses could have dozens of outdated files and some account numbers have up to 100 addresses. If the call center peon doesn't get the correct info, it's a mess for everyone down the line. When I was a dispatcher fixing this was a major part of my day. But hey, think of the money We save.
  6. Was down up north as well! hmm
  7. El Morado Diablo

    El Morado Diablo Active Member

    I've dealt with this numerous times at our county office complex. The county doesn't have a mailroom so you have to make deliveries to each department. Each department has it's own account. So the files are Xxxxx County Xxxxx Dept. I've had pickups that said the customer was the Auditor's Office, the contact name was someone in the Superior Court Clerk's office and the pick-up location notes said the package was in the Commissioner's Office. Three pieces of information and none of them match. Talk about a wild goose chase. I've given up trying to get dispatch to fix the files. I simply follow the prompts for no package and leave.
  8. hypo hanna

    hypo hanna Well-Known Member

    Dispatch can't always fix the files. We can update with any new info that the driver sends us but there could be hundreds of files at that address. Some could go back 20 years. Since dispatchers don't have the authority to delete the ones that are out of date, there really isn't much they can do. Add in the ones that are scheduled by the customer with on line programs. Their computers cache the basic info. If they don't update it when say they move, you will be sent to the old address. In the effort to give the customers options, our marketing dept has created a cluster with over a dozen ways to book a pickup.
  9. Goldilocks

    Goldilocks Well-Known Member

    One of the drivers at my station received a misdel pup today, when he went by the home it was UPS misdel not a Fedex misdel. Whats up with that?
  10. whenIgetthere

    whenIgetthere Well-Known Member

    Customer called us instead of them! But, doesn't the call center take down the tracking number of misdeliveries!
  11. hypo hanna

    hypo hanna Well-Known Member

    They are supposed to but things have really gone downhill when we moved those jobs offshore. They can't handle it and the ones left here are as bitter as the rest of us.
  12. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    Another poor move from upper management and blessed by our bloated, past-his-prime CEO Smith. I'm sure Fred has :censored2::censored2::censored2::censored2: on most call center employees too. He loves that sorta' thing.