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  •  Does your hymn of praise include FedEx Ground? (2+ / 0-)
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    karmsy, Keith930

    I hear it's two companies -- one name.

    76.7% of all statistics are made up.

    by threegoal on Tue Aug 27, 2013 at 02:02:13 PM PDT

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    •  Fedex Ground is a subsidiary of Fedex. (0+ / 0-)

      Same company.

      •  Fedex Ground is almost totally contractors (3+ / 0-)
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        lineatus, Heart of the Rockies, alba

        the employees who deliver priority deliveries work for Fedex.

        The ones who deliver the stuff you bought on Amazon.com are working for themselves.

        Through early morning fog I see visions of the things to be the pains that are withheld for me I realize and I can see...

        by Keith930 on Tue Aug 27, 2013 at 08:20:18 PM PDT

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        •  True (0+ / 0-)

          My sister in law drives for FE Ground.  No bennies, she was complaining about it just last night.  But she doesn't work for herself, she works for a company that contracts to FedEx.  So no sweet tax breaks, either.l

          I don't know what's been trickling down, but it hasn't been pleasant---N. Pelosi

          by Russycle on Sun Sep 01, 2013 at 12:41:31 AM PDT

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    •  FedEx Ground - UGH (0+ / 0-)

      I try to avoid having things sent to me via FedEx Ground. The operation runs on the premise that you'll be home between 9 and 5 on a weekday.

      Worst. Business Model. Ever. (at least for a working stiff)

      Have you ever been to Alaska? It's like the The Road Warrior with snow. - Chris Rock

      by El Payo on Thu Aug 29, 2013 at 12:09:33 PM PDT

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      •  You can send to a FedEx store (0+ / 0-)

        I send packages  to be held at a FedEx store. No worry about things left on doorsteps!

        We can safely abandon the doctrine of the eighties, namely that the rich were not working because they had too little money, the poor because they had too much. JK Galbraith, 1991

        by Urban Owl on Sat Aug 31, 2013 at 07:10:38 PM PDT

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      •  usps for small boxes to large - still best buy and (1+ / 0-)
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        excellent delivery AND you get to support OUR postal system!

        EdriesShop Is it kind? is it true? is it necessary?

        by edrie on Sun Sep 01, 2013 at 01:18:12 PM PDT

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        •  Yes! Yes! Yes! (0+ / 0-)

          When Amazon ships to me using the Postal Service I get the stuff within TWO DAYS, using the FREE SHIPPING option.  When I sell on eBay I ship using the Postal Service and can print the postage online PLUS get FREE Delivery Confirmation thrown in.  You simply can't beat the USPS for quality and economical service.

          UPS and FedEx on the other hand are HORRIBLE.  The drivers NEVER ring the bell--they simply note in their log "no one home" so they can check off another "delivery" for the day.  Once they have made their allotted number of "deliveries" for the day they can go home.  Plus it takes a minimum of a week to get anything delivered ground service, whereas ALL USPS (Postal Service) mail goes by air and gets anywhere in the country within three days.

          I'm not sixty-two—I'm fifty-twelve!

          by Pragmatus on Thu Sep 05, 2013 at 05:26:18 PM PDT

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    •  You're correct (1+ / 0-)
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      Blissing

      I have a friend who was a FedEx ground contractor and they buy the route and service it.

      Never be afraid to voice your opinion and fight for it . Corporations aren't people, they're Republicans (Rev Al Sharpton 10/7/2011) Voting is a louder voice than a bullhorn.

      by Rosalie907 on Thu Aug 29, 2013 at 12:13:34 PM PDT

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