Your October "Raise" Has Just Been Negated

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by MrFedEx, Jul 9, 2013.

  1. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Today's official announcements to employees about "rapidly rising health care costs" and impending plan changes has just more than eliminated anything that you might get in October. May I remind you that UPS employees pay NOTHING for coverage. FedEx management will spew the usual "but they pay union dues!!" garbage, and then remind you that you have "top-notch healthcare at affordable cost". Pure BS. Our healthcare sucks, our rates are sky-high, and our co-pays and deductibles are ridiculous. In other words, grab those ankles again and bend over.
    Last edited: Jul 9, 2013
  2. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Grab your ankles yourself a favor and stay in that position. You aren't done taking the ramming.
  3. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    You're right. There's more to come. That's why I wear a spiked butt plug covered in blowfish's going to hurt if they try and poke me.
  4. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    I'm sure they're terrified.
  5. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Terrified? No. Annoyed and concerned? Yes.
  6. hypo hanna

    hypo hanna Well-Known Member

    Erm, my October raise was negated with the last change in health care.
  7. SmithBarney

    SmithBarney Well-Known Member

    My March raise was STOLEN from me by my employer, so they could pad the spreadsheet..
  8. Brokedownandbrown

    Brokedownandbrown New Member

    Sorry guys but they needed the money for fines involving illegal pill business. UPS settled already paid 40 million. Maybe next year!
  9. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    Even when there is a raise, there's always something stolen to go along with it.
  10. Route 66

    Route 66 Bent Member

    I have to admit I'm quite terrified at the mental image I just got
  11. STFXG

    STFXG Well-Known Member

    Won't that result in an OLCC? Only fedex approved butt plugs can be used on company property.
  12. Epoisode7

    Epoisode7 New Member

    Gives a whole new meaning to the purple promise.
  13. Route 66

    Route 66 Bent Member

    It's always the same. Fred stands behind us sticking 50 cents in our left front pocket with one hand while removing a buck from our right front with the other.
  14. DontThrowPackages

    DontThrowPackages Well-Known Member

    Hey, we're the company piggy bank. California Class action lawsuit? No problem, take it out of the hourlies. Buyouts for Bigwigs and their secretaries? No problem, take it from the hourlies. Pill gate, need a new plane or two, need to hit 114 a share? Take it out of the hourlies. I wonder what they will do when there's no one left and they've replaced everyone with the people they REALLY want. The appetite for greed won't ever stop you know. I wounder how they will squeeze an employee who receives no OT, no Medical insurance, No retirement, no guarantee he will have a job the next day and who already does 150 stops a day. How will they squeeze that guy?
  15. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    God, I'm so sorry. I'll order the approved plug through the SMITH System.
  16. 151 stops. One extra stop per courier per day multiplied by thousands of couriers = the ability to eliminate 50 courier positions. That would save 1.75 million dollars per year. 50 is an arbitrary number I made up. Maybe its 10, maybe its 200. The point is, its what will happen once healthcare, retirement, topped out CRRs are all pillaged and bled dry. Like you said, the greed never stops. I once worked for a company that was a microcosm of express. It was a large company. They did the things you describe to save money. One day, the maintenance men came in and took out 1 out of every 2 fluorescent light bulbs. That could also be the next step. Ever purchased your own uniforms or have an IOU issued to you to reimburse you for fuel purchased on your own card? It's coming.
  17. DontThrowPackages

    DontThrowPackages Well-Known Member

    Maybe as long as the average is less than one dead civilian a month then maybe they will push to that extreme.
  18. NonyaBiznes

    NonyaBiznes Yanked Out My Purple-Blood I.V. In 2000!

    I've been saying that for months!!! :smart:
  19. CJinx

    CJinx Well-Known Member

    Are you guys getting the same healthcare plan as Ground employees; consumer choice and consumer premiere? If so then I'm not sure what you're bitching about, the plans are actually quite good.

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    With no specifics such as monthly premium, deductibles, co pay, coverage, etc it is impossible to tell. Why people "bitch"about our ins is because premiums go up every year and benefits are cut every year. So give us some specifics so we can compare instead of making the assumption that we are just bitching.