Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by adhawk, Oct 3, 2014.

  1. adhawk

    adhawk Member

    What is going on this morning with the freight any news no news here from management
  2. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    Late. Getting paid by the hour.
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  3. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    Oh yeah, straightline Friday! Wahoo!
  4. adhawk

    adhawk Member

    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
  5. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    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.
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  6. Mr. 7

    Mr. 7 The monkey on the left.

    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?

  7. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    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 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.
  8. Slick silver

    Slick silver Active Member

    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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  9. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Why would you have to stop by to check your schedule? You guys don't have a set work schedule?
  10. dezguy

    dezguy Well-Known Member

    At my Sta, pters are bounced around all over the place. I've seen some guys have 4 different start times for the week.
  11. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    Most of the time, but it can change daily or weekly. Cover drivers really have to watch the schedule.
  12. AllBoxes

    AllBoxes Member

    15 stops on a Saturday!
  13. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    ...depending upon operational needs?
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  14. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    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.
  15. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

  16. El Morado Diablo

    El Morado Diablo Active Member

    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.
  17. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    Mine said, "Service Disruption. You know what means". Sure do! Straightline!
  18. El Morado Diablo

    El Morado Diablo Active Member

    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.
  19. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    We call that "running in trace".
  20. whenIgetthere

    whenIgetthere Well-Known Member

    Or if he is a swing driver and has an earlier start such as an FO route.