While unloading this morning, I heard the 10 step top out is now a 12 step top out

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by Elroy Shabazz, Dec 15, 2018.

  1. Elroy Shabazz

    Elroy Shabazz New Member

    I knew this would happen. I was on step 9. Another couple years till I top out.
  2. Operational needs

    Operational needs Virescit Vulnere Virtus

    So who did you hear that from? Coworker? Senior Manager?
  3. dezguy

    dezguy Well-Known Member

    Just wait till the economy takes a dump and it becomes a 15 step top out.
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  4. Star B

    Star B White Lightening

    Well, then I just become 11 "steps" dumber and slower. By the 4th year if you dont have this job down pat, you shouldn't still be around.
  5. Oldfart

    Oldfart Well-Known Member

    So does that mean step 10 will get a 2 step raise?
  6. Serf

    Serf Well-Known Member

    Man, you love to stir the pot. This is not even a Rumor. But good one. :lol:
  7. TheJackal

    TheJackal Well-Known Member

    I'd rather get bumped up 3% per year than be topped out, I'll make more that way.
    The little sparrow that flew into the station.
    4 years? Lol....now that's funny.
  8. Oldfart

    Oldfart Well-Known Member

    If you are topped out and make more than the person getting 3% raises, wouldn't you make more by being topped out?
  9. 59 Dano

    59 Dano This is 1980, can't you afford a f***ing haircut?

    Elroy's posting history is that he pops up once in a while to start a dumb rumor and then he disappears.
  10. Star B

    Star B White Lightening

    true that. Hey, @bbsam wanna lock this before it gets out of hand? @59 Dano made a good point.
  11. TheJackal

    TheJackal Well-Known Member

    A 3% raise from my current rate, based on a 40 hour week comes out to almost $1700 for the year.....and that's assuming NO overtime. I doubt topped out's 3% lump sum comes out to more. Even if it does, it's not by much.

    That's assuming 3%. I forgot a bump in step is 5%, which works out even better.
  12. Oldfart

    Oldfart Well-Known Member

    Your assuming topped out will ONLY get lump sums from here on out. That can't be because eventually step 9 and 10 will be making the same amount or 9 will pass step 10. This year they gave topped out a lump sum. I doubt that trend will continue.

    My lump sum was a little over $1100 each time and I worked very little OT. It worked out good for me since I just went part time. A raise would not have benefited me as much.
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  13. vantexan

    vantexan Well-Known Member

    I'm betting everyone will top out at step 10 and then from there on you may or may not get a bonus based on what the economy is doing.
  14. SmithBarney

    SmithBarney Well-Known Member

    They'll still keep sliding the scale up all 10steps moving upward slightly each year, otherwise they'll get outpaced by prevailing wages. because in 15yrs you won't be competitive if you still have the same wages...

    I fully support a bonus system, we'd probably be able to trim 15-20% of our routes off road if routes actually went out fully optimized.

    Problem is there are 12-15yr employees that are at step 3-4 roughly with 2-3 year employees one step behind them...
  15. Oldfart

    Oldfart Well-Known Member

    EVERYONE gets a raise except topped out? So people on step 2 will eventually top out and during that period, topped out gets nothing, maybe a lump sum. Highly doubtful.

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    What did step 10 get this year?
  17. dex 84

    dex 84 Active Member

    4 year employee on step 5 right here. They took care of the swing drivers when they went to the step system.
  18. Oldfart

    Oldfart Well-Known Member

    Things were different this year because raises were given 6 months early. You arent naive enough to think from this point on topped out will ONLY get a lump sum. Step 2 is 8 years from topping out and for the next 8 years topped out will only get lump sums? What about the fact that if step 9 gets multiple raises and step 10 gets none, step 9 will soon pass step 10. You might want to get a 5th grader to explain the math to you.
  19. Old Man Jingles

    Old Man Jingles Rat out of a cage

    You need to work all 12 steps Dude!
  20. SmithBarney

    SmithBarney Well-Known Member

    How so, if a Step 5 Courier becomes a Swing, they are at step 5 as a swing(on the swing chart)
    I know a 13yr swing(wasn't swing the whole time) but is step 4 and there are 2yr swings behind her at step 3, kinda a huge slap in the face. We've lost 3 Swings this year(left the company) and probably 8 regular couriers(many with 10+ years) mostly for greener pasture$