Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by adhawk, Oct 3, 2014.
What is going on this morning with the freight any news no news here from management
Late. Getting paid by the hour.
Oh yeah, straightline Friday! Wahoo!
My manager tells me to stick to p1 and mix in p2 plus we are getting shuttled out more freight what kind of disruption is that
Your manager's an idiot, just like mine. He has no clue how to do your route. Use the better judgment which is yours. Not your fault the freight is late.
40+ years in existence and they still can't figure out how to get the freight on time. What a loser company.
I got an email from FDX today around 10AM telling me that since there were some thunderstorms around MEM that, too bad, no money back guarantee. It took them that long to get that email out to the public? A half hr. before P1 was due?
Real professional. Every morning, management knows before the sort goes down whether or not Memphis has declared a National Service Disruption. This means two things:
1. No Money-Back Guarantee
2. Couriers can straightline
But, many managers won't communicate this, forcing couriers to go deliver P1 first, even though it makes no sense operationally because it's puts them even further behind. Also, Memphis seem to be increasingly making it up as they need to...as in "it's totally effed-up, so lets lie to the customers and say there was some "problem" that negates our time commitment".
They will stoop as low as necessary.
Sounds like I took a good week to take a vacation. I was wondering why I saw a our trucks out late tonight when I stopped by to check my schedule after I got off the plane.
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Why would you have to stop by to check your schedule? You guys don't have a set work schedule?
At my Sta, pters are bounced around all over the place. I've seen some guys have 4 different start times for the week.
Most of the time, but it can change daily or weekly. Cover drivers really have to watch the schedule.
15 stops on a Saturday!
...depending upon operational needs?
We have a set schedule and are supposed to have 3 days notice on start time changes of 1 hour or more. The only time this may change is during weather emergencies.
Our SM said we don't use the word "straightline" anymore. We were told to deliver Apple, pharmacies, etc first yesterday. If we have to do this kind of nonsense during peak there will really be some late evenings.
Mine said, "Service Disruption. You know what means". Sure do! Straightline!
My favorite phrase they use in situations like this is "We need to make sure we take care of the customer". They use it to justify the order of deliveries by importance: Apple --> Pharmacies --> Businesses --> Resi's, etc. The more hoops they add the harder it is to jump through.
We call that "running in trace".
Or if he is a swing driver and has an earlier start such as an FO route.
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