If you're a long-term FedEx employee you have experienced an unprecedented number of takeaways during your career. I personally think the PPP is next, but what else is really left? If you've been around a very long time, you've had even more removed from your plate. Anyone remember when we got 2 Profit Sharing checks per year, or the Family Briefings? IMO, insurance coverage is also on the table. There are a lot of couriers I know who simply won't go to the doctor or dentist because they cannot afford it. Fred seems to think that he can get Express couriers to work for Ground wages, because as we all know, Express employees are extremely overpaid, so why not offer Express employees the same deal. Work for nothing...or leave. He's already jacked-up deductibles and premiums into the stratosphere, and why not just eliminate benefits entirely if you can get someone to work for $14 per hour. A lot of our other "benefits" are already useless to most employees. Tuition Refund immediately comes to mind because they have made it so restrictive that it is unusable for many. Our vision plan is a joke, and so bad that the vast majority of providers won't even accept it. What does that tell you? Actually, our available providers grow smaller every year for medical and dental as well because many providers don't want to deal with Aetna or CIGNA. How many of you get statements with the "over customary and prevalent charges" BS on the bill. Translation: FedEx is too cheap to pay the going rate, so you make -up the difference and FedEx tries to extort a lower "discounted" rate from the provider. Remember, FedEx is self-insured, so every penny they get from you OR a provider goes straght into Fred's pocket. The net effect of all of this is lowering your true compensation. All of these extra costs make your wage go away a lot more quickly every week. Thanks again, Fred.