Anymore, nothing, as required. We used to be a team. Input was welcomed and often asked for, but now no one wants to hear your voice, shut up and do as you're told.
Here is the truth,
I worked for over 10 years in FedEx sales. It is a great place to start a career but not worth staying. the training there is great but that is about where it ends. Get good pay coming in because you are stuck with it. The old guard is retiring and you can see the leadership change coming down the pipe and it's not good. Over the last five years reps were asked to take a pay cut to save jobs and we did. A few year later FedEx reports record profits but yet they tell the sales force that things are tight and that a good cost of living raise is 2% and that is if you are meeting or exceeding plan. They are able to spend hundreds of millions of dollars on new computer software programs that pile on additional paperwork to the reps but can't afford to pay a decent cost of living raise. Interesting. If you want to get promoted you must live in one of these cities because if you don't, forget about getting a shot at management: Memphis, Dallas, Pittsburgh, LA, Atlanta, or Chicago. Also promotion has less to do with performance than it does politics. Keep that in mind. Take on higher ups' pet projects and you can move up no matter what your sales performance is. Doing what is right is good as long as it is not hard. If it involves someone actually having to do real work, something hard, forget about it. Get used to hearing "there is nothing I can do, I can't change the system", even if it means you will get hosed out of thousands of dollars in bonus money that has been earned. What you have to realize as a rep is that even though you are getting hosed because of a computer error affecting your territory, if it does not have an effect on your managers or directors bonus it isn't going to happen. Doesn't matter if it is the right thing to do or not.
Here is my advice, get about three to five years of good training and experience and leave. Go to a company that pays you to sell instead of pays you to do paperwork. You can always come back and usually for more pay.
I started Fed Ex Ground package handler working the 500/600 split right around Thanksgiving. Just in time for black Friday and the massive volume of packages for Christmas. I worked on average 3 to 4 hour days. I had no help doing the split but it most definitely should be at least a two person job, at least for the holiday season. I was in constant motion pushing, pulling, twisting, lowering, pulling off the 500s to their line, turning all labels... it doesn't sound hard until you do the job. I solely was responsible for EVERY box on my line, not just a truck load but EVERY BOX ON EVERY TRUCK ON MY LINE!!! Very overwhelming job. Very, very physically demanding. Their "safety" is a joke. Even after I complained my back was hurting they didn't get me any help or move me to something lighter. Nobody is humanly capable of moving boxes the proper way at the speed they run the belts. Also, nobody even checked to see if anyone was actually hurt when the Estop was on. Nope, instead they just rushed to turn it back on. Which leads me to this, when you do stop your line using the (linestop) it only stops your section... so the line gets fuller and fuller every second it's stopped, which obviously, if you're having trouble keeping up and have to stop the line you sure are not going to be ready when the avalanche of packages you just created by stopping your section catches up to you. It would make more since if when the stop line button is pushed it stops the whole line NOT just your section. Also, I stand a whole 5' 1" and am a woman... I was expected to haul boxes well over 100 lbs all by myself, with the line turned up to a fast pace. This job sucks!!! SO MUCH HARD LABOR FOR SUCH A TINY, CRAPPY PAYCHECK.... SO NOT WORTH IT, WORST JOB I HAVE EVER HAD!!!