Did FEDEX do it right or did they do it wrong on the merger?
Hind sight is 20/20. Did I see it coming,"no". Is this a good thing for the company/ corp. and share holders, "yes". Will it affect my family in a bad way, "yes". Do I think the " Company/Corporation" cares about the people it affects,"Yes". We have good people that do care about "what's going to happen" to it's employees and the consumer. I did not like the surgical strike and the well thought out plan, that's going to affect "us" both National and Freight, alike. The company has to survive!!! And there are some rules, the company has to follow. Maybe, some of you Freight Drivers will "SHOW SOME CLASS AND WELCOME NATIONAL DRIVERS" into the real company. We've had enough of the "Change is a good thing" speeches. And," You should be thankful you have a job, BS" to last a life time. There are people, that are really hurt, by this new plan. Good luck to everyone, "You are in my prayers"!!!
FedEx is a corp., it doesn't smile and say "good morning" when you come to work. People do! It doesn't ask you about your kids or how your weekend was. Our people do. FedEx can't smile, joke, kid, show concern, listen, help, talk, remember birthdays, have a charity drive to sponsor a needy family for Christmas. But, my terminal, the people I worked with at Watkins/Fedkins/National did all that. Maybe, the ones lucky enough to keep a job, can take that with them to Freight. I think, if we show respect, we will get it in return. We know that we can do the job, so show them at Freight, how good we really are. No, I didn't drink the "Purple cool-ade" it's WHISKEY, 10-4 And to my old meet, Mr PENN STATE, I hate them Buckeyes too, "Thanks for the call"!I agree with most of what you say. However, FedEx could not care less about what happens to their employees. They didn't care about the full time dockworkers with 18 years or more invested, they didn't care about their families, and they didn't care about the up-tick in damaged freight because of hiring college kids who need book and beer money. There is a glut of drivers now. People will take any job they can find. Employees mean about as much to FedEx as a pallet jack. Useful until they need to be fixed, then we'll just buy another one.
I understand they have to cut costs
It needed to be done but now is just a bad time. With jobs gone and the folks at YRC teetering again there just really is no place for the displaced drivers to go. I understand they have to cut costs but why do they always do this stuff right around the holidays to ruin people's Christams? Timing is everything and their timing usually sucks!