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Subject: reposting a photo from David Jordan which includes FedExr Lydle Simpson: --------------------------- ...

Jimmy Glenn Burk3/3/2015

reposting a photo from David Jordan which includes FedExr Lydle Simpson: ------------------------------------------- The AgapeMeans

Love golf committee (Gary, Elvis, Brad and Lydle) hard at work for this year's Agape Kids Classic on Monday, April 20 at TPC Southwind. Our goal is $100,000 for the cause through Agape. The event is nearing full...if interested in supporting, go to www.AgapeMeansLove.org.


Buddy Johnson3/10/2015

Buddy Johnson Looking good, LP. I also remember those other guys from playing in Agape tournaments for several years. Good times. Good cause!!

Buddy Johnson3/10/2015

Buddy Johnson P is Lydle's middle initial.

Subject: FedEx Trivia Quiz

Jimmy Glenn Burk3/4/2015

FedEx Trivia Quiz

In the mid 90's the SVP of Air Ops insisted on loading to production a piece of software called 'The Optimizer' in spite of warnings from the ITD staff that it needed to be tested more than one month. It would optimize pilot schedules to save money. It was loaded, causing some havoc on flight schedules. The pilots were in negotiations for a new contract at the time.The Pilots renamed the piece of software, What did they call it?


Peter Dangerfield3/4/2015

Peter Dangerfield It was from American Airlines SABA system, called CRS Crew Scheduling System. The crew probably called it the ball buster!

Jimmy Glenn Burk3/5/2015

Answer: "the unionizer" 1 路

Subject: FedEx Trivia Quiz

Jimmy Glenn Burk3/4/2015

FedEx Trivia QuizFedEx has one of the largest group of employees who de-ice aircraft in very bad weather.Where do these workers come from?

Dave Hansen3/4/2015

Dave Hansen Iceland??

Deby Abbott Jolley3/4/2015

Deby Abbott Jolley Aircraft Maintenance?

Jon Peacock3/4/2015

Jon Peacock Facility Maintenance.

Ellen Kirk Hunter3/4/2015

Ellen Kirk Hunter There was a time when people from all over the company volunteered and were taught to use the equipment. Don't know if this is still a practice.

Jimmy Glenn Burk3/4/2015

Ellen is correct. The de-ice crew are volunteers from the hub and anywhere who receive specialized training. 1 路

Peter Dangerfield3/4/2015

Well Jimmy in the Falcon day before we could afford expensive deciding equipment and fluid, we would all go and beat the ice of the wings with a piece of garden hose. Now that I think about it that's where the Purple Blood saying came from?? 馃槣 1 路

Subject: FedEx Trivia

Jimmy Glenn Burk3/4/2015

FedEx Trivia

I worked as Jim Barksdale's admin at Cook and at Federal Express.I became the Manager over the Federal Express staff at the World's Fair in Knoxville, TN.I worked in Zap Central and in the Wang department.I still report directly to Jim Barksdale.Who am I?


Ben Moore3/4/2015

Ben Moore Sharon Smith Lucas 2 路

Chuck Siegfried3/4/2015

Chuck Siegfried Virginia hadley?

Don Rose3/4/2015

Don Rose Sharon Smith (now Lucius), one of my favorite people. Edited 路 1 路

Linda Shelley Morton3/4/2015

Linda Shelley Morton Sharon Smith.

Kathy Jones Crockett3/4/2015

Kathy Jones Crockett That would be Sharon Smith....She still works for him! 1 路

Penny Hitchcock Hopper3/4/2015

Penny Hitchcock Hopper Lovely and kind Sharon Smith.

Jimmy Glenn Burk3/4/2015

Answer: Sharon Smith Lucius Sharon was always dedicated and very nice person. She is on Facebook.

Buddy Johnson3/5/2015

Buddy Johnson Sharon always had a smile to brighten up all around her!!! Wonderful lady. 1 路

Terrie Hoerning3/5/2015

Terrie Hoerning I worked with her during the ZapMail days. She was a pleasure to be around. 1 路

Akita Hank3/5/2015

Akita Hank Sweet Miss Sharon Smith!

Subject: These flowers will be surprised in the morning!

Ben Moore3/4/2015

These flowers will be surprised in the morning!

Melissa Leech Ziemer3/5/2015

Melissa Leech Ziemer Throw a towel over them. They might make it.

Subject: FedEx Trivia Question

Jimmy Glenn Burk3/5/2015

FedEx Trivia Question

In the first two years of SuperHub operations, the on time departures were at 50%. Two things were implemented that quickly got the on time departures to 95%.

a. what were the 2 things implemented?

b. who implemented these changes?


Ron Houston3/5/2015

Ron Houston Swag - "Positive-pull", "sort count-down clock"?? - @1982? Who - IDK:( Edited 路

Jimmy Glenn Burk3/6/2015

Answers: 1. Countdown Clock 2. Hub Workers changed from minimum of 2 hours guarenteed to 4 hour minimum. Most were working a little over 2 hours anyway, so there was no incentive to work harder to do it less than 2 hours. four hour minimum gave them incentive to do it as fast as they could.

Ron Houston3/6/2015

Ron Houston Ah - I remember 2 - that was implemented just before I started. I also remember discussing with the mechanics on the belt that we could key faster than than the belts were moving. One night I saw a mechanic/engineer adjusting something and I inquired what he was doing and I asked if he could make the belt go faster - he said 'no' they had been told not to? ... because the keyers couldn't key that fast. I said - oh yes we can, watch this and he stayed there and adjusted the belt speed while I keyed. After that all the belts (All 12 of them) began to have competitions - I still have some of those old sort reports. :) 1 路

Laurie A. Tucker3/7/2015

Laurie A. Tucker Was it Mike Basch or Karl Birkholz?

Laurie A. Tucker3/7/2015

Laurie A. Tucker Btw, the minimum was 3.5 hours. I was the finance person for the Superhub and ran all the models. 1 路

Jimmy Glenn Burk3/7/2015

Mike Basch was the implementor. Edited 路

Subject: FedEx Trivia Quiz

Jimmy Glenn Burk3/5/2015

FedEx Trivia Quiz

The year is 1974 and Federal Express was struggling to make a profit.The biggest competitor to Federal was???

a. UPS b. Evergreen c. Emery d. Consolidated Freightways e. DHL


Jim McBryde3/5/2015

Jim McBryde C 1 路

J. David White3/5/2015

J. David White I'm saying C. I had a friend who worked for Emery Air Freight back in the day.

Melissa Leech Ziemer3/5/2015

Melissa Leech Ziemer C

Jim McBryde3/5/2015

Jim McBryde Ups wasnt a competitor since they only did ground and we inly did express. Cf was freight and we didnt do that and dhl was international and we didnt do that. I think evergreen did packaging and we didnt do that either. Now, they would all be competitors. 1 路

Carl Wayne Hardeman3/5/2015

Carl Wayne Hardeman DHL for international service

Jim McBryde3/5/2015

Jim McBryde During the early to mid 80s, airborne was the primary competitor.

Jimmy Glenn Burk3/5/2015

Answer: (c) Emery

Gary Harlan3/6/2015

Gary Harlan REA (Railway Express Agency). Their key ad man was Oakland Raiders QB and future Hall of Famer George Blanda.

Subject: Condolences to the family.

Jimmy Glenn Burk3/5/2015

Condolences to the family.Forwarded from David Warren:

Peter Dangerfield3/5/2015

Peter Dangerfield Condolences 1 路

J. David White3/5/2015

J. David White A pioneer. Very sorry and condolences to his family and friends.

Charlie Derrick3/6/2015

Charlie Derrick Sorry to hear. Carroll was a great guy.

Subject: Do you remember this commercial which got the Postal Service upset???

Jimmy Glenn Burk3/9/2015

Do you remember this commercial which got the Postal Service upset???

1982 Federal Express Overnight Commercial

Subject: Jim Parsons of Big Bang Theory/FedEx Commercial

Jimmy Glenn Burk3/9/2015

Jim Parsons of Big Bang Theory/FedEx Commercial

Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) Vintage FedEx Commercial

Dan Elliot3/9/2015

Dan Elliot Forgot about that one!

Subject: Jimmy Glenn Burk shared Leo Goff Motorcycles at Memphis Motor Werks, Cordova, Tennessee's album to t ...

Jimmy Glenn Burk3/9/2015

This is Tom Bullion's Late Model Norton Commando "S" which I did a complete restoration on in 2012.

Jere Bledsoe3/9/2015

Jere Bledsoe Good looking bike, TB. I'm jealous.

Peter Dangerfield3/9/2015

Peter Dangerfield Sweet!

Don Rose3/9/2015

Don Rose Great looking bike Tommy.

Subject: FedEx Trivia Quiz:

Jimmy Glenn Burk3/10/2015

FedEx Trivia Quiz:How many words per minute can John Moschitta speak? a. 386 b. 486 c. 586 d. 686

FedEx commercial with John Moschitta

Buddy Johnson3/10/2015

Buddy Johnson B

Gary Phillips3/10/2015

Gary Phillips C.....586

Jimmy Glenn Burk3/11/2015

Answer (c) 586 wpm

Gary Phillips3/11/2015

Gary Phillips Gosh, I like to see/hear the words........Gary's right. I hear that so seldomly.

Subject: Something you don't see every day...

Jimmy Glenn Burk3/10/2015

Something you don't see every day...

Chasing a FedEx truck down that was losing Christmas Packages out back door

Subject: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5LyqnEr1cw

Jimmy Glenn Burk3/10/2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5LyqnEr1cw

Exclusive Interview with Frederick W.Smith-Founder FedEx

Subject: Interesting video on what it is like working in operations at FedEx Canada...Undercover Boss video

Jimmy Glenn Burk3/10/2015

Interesting video on what it is like working in operations at FedEx Canada...Undercover Boss video

Subject: For friends in the Colorado area...or who know the area:

Jimmy Glenn Burk3/10/2015

For friends in the Colorado area...or who know the area:A cousin has asked us to take a driving trip thru the Rockies with them in May. What are some favorite places to visit across Colorado? My wife loves train rides if there are any of those around. Thanks, Jimmy

Linda Herring3/10/2015

Linda Herring There's a train that runs through the Royal Gorge in Canon City and lots to see along Highway 50. There are also a lot of things to see between Denver and Grand Junction along I-70. 1 路

Melissa Leech Ziemer3/10/2015

Melissa Leech Ziemer The train in Durango is great.

Dan Elliot3/11/2015

Dan Elliot several small scale trains like Linda and Melissa said, also a train that runs from denver to winter park. Offers spectacular views! Vail and Aspen are magnificent places to visit... take a lift to the top of the mtn and lots of shopping and eating! Glenwood springs for a dip in the hot springs....

Sherry Little3/11/2015

Sherry Little Pike's Peak

Subject: FedEx Trivia Quiz

Jimmy Glenn Burk3/11/2015

FedEx Trivia QuizIn the movie Castaway with Tom Hanks as a FedEx employee stranded on an island...he opens all the boxes he can find for supplies....except for one box. This box, he delivers/returns at the end of the movie.What do you think was in the box?(as per the draft script)...and answer isn't a Satellite phone....

Gary Phillips3/11/2015

Gary Phillips Two jars of salsa verde. 2 路

Jimmy Glenn Burk3/11/2015

Gary be correct!

Jimmy Glenn Burk3/12/2015

Answer about pages down on this link http://www.cracked.com/article_19138_7-hotly-debated-movie-questions-that-totally-have-answers.html

Chuck Siegfried3/12/2015

Chuck Siegfried I had a interesting conversation with fred Smith lsst week about Tom hanks apparently Tom is a war buff like fred and they still call each other and ask trivia questions trying to challenge each other. They became friends long before the movie castaways while working on a ww2 memorial in dc 2 路

Subject: FedEx Trivia Quiz:

Jimmy Glenn Burk3/11/2015

FedEx Trivia Quiz:FedEx employees spent a great deal of time creating an HR personnel system for management and employees to use.a. What was the name of this system b. What software replaced most of it?

Peter Dangerfield3/11/2015

Peter Dangerfield PRISM

Buddy Johnson3/11/2015

Buddy Johnson Peoplesoft replaced much of PRISM.

Carl Wayne Hardeman3/11/2015

Carl Wayne Hardeman PRISM brought from another airlines.

Buddy Johnson3/11/2015

Buddy Johnson Not true Carl. Prism was an IMS application developed to present info from a batch system purchased from Info Sci, a provider of HR systems to variety of manufacturing and transportation companies. I was project lead for FexEx installation. 4 路

Carl Wayne Hardeman3/11/2015

Carl Wayne Hardeman I bow to buddy's first hand knowledge however it was related to me how at least the design was brought in by someone who will remain nameless.

Jere Bledsoe3/11/2015

Jere Bledsoe Carl, that's called "hearsay". Won't hold up in court.

Subject: FedEx Trivia Quiz:

Jimmy Glenn Burk3/11/2015

FedEx Trivia Quiz:What was the computer system of choice to run most of the International Finance applications?

Deby Abbott Jolley3/11/2015

Deby Abbott Jolley AMBASSADOR?

Jimmy Glenn Burk3/12/2015

Answer: The IBM AS/400 1 路

Subject: FedEx Trivia Quiz:

Jimmy Glenn Burk3/11/2015

FedEx Trivia Quiz

:FedEx management had difficulty in trying to determine if International was starting to make money, until someone created something.What did they create?


Jimmy Glenn Burk3/12/2015

When Intl started many times the planes were full going into the U.S. but had minimal loads going back. They did not want to burden the Intl divisions with full costs of the aircraft. Someone came up with a calculation/spreadsheet distributing the costs based on loading versus the entire aircraft. The Execs agreed with the calculations and could now report costs and give more time to build package volume. The person, whomever he/she was, won a Five Star award, as I remember. Edited 路 1 路

Subject: Federal Express Ops Research...some history

Jimmy Glenn Burk3/12/2015

Federal Express Ops Research...some history

Jimmy Glenn Burk3/12/2015

I believe this is from Roger Frocks book on Federal Express history.

Subject: Whom?

Jimmy Glenn Burk3/12/2015

Whom?

Gary Phillips3/12/2015

Gary Phillips The beautiful people. 4 路

Gary Phillips3/12/2015

Gary Phillips Just want to make sure that's not a real fur Marie McVay is wearing. 1 路

J. David White3/12/2015

J. David White It was an annual Christmas gathering that our "old" Telecom work-group held each year possible (2009?). This one was at Frank Grisanti's in the Embassy Suites Hotel. Standing L to R: Glenda Mills, omitted, Margaret Burkeen, Diane Conner White, Bennie Mills, Tommy Roberts, Debbie Windsor, J. David White; Seated L -to R: Sharon Roberts, and Marie McVay - her hubby Bobby McVay took the photo. 2 路

Marie McVay3/12/2015

Marie McVay Gary Phillips it's real and oh so warm :). 2 路

Marie McVay3/12/2015

Marie McVay Fun times with long time forever friends! 1 路

Gary Phillips3/12/2015

Gary Phillips You're wearing fur from poor little animals? 2 路

Subject: FedEx Retiree Friday Poll:

Jimmy Glenn Burk3/13/2015

FedEx Retiree Friday Poll:If you are retired ....list a. how long retired b. number years worked at Federal Express c. Grade for your retirement(A,B,C,D,F) --------------- If not retired yet.... list: a. time till you will retire b. number of years worked at Federal Express c. Grade your current work experience at FedEx(A,B,C,D,F) (A= great F=not too good)

David Hunt3/13/2015

David Hunt A. ~4 B. 39 C. B 1 路

Don Rose3/13/2015

Don Rose A. 11 B. 31 C. B 1 路

Tonya Handwerker3/13/2015

Tonya Handwerker A. 2 years B. 28 C. C

Akita Hank3/13/2015

Akita Hank A. Since 2008 B. 24 yrs off and on as contractor and FTE. 15 yrs credit for retirement. C. A thru F depending on manager/director/VP team.

Cheryl Bowen3/13/2015

Cheryl Bowen A. 4 years B. 33 years C. B

Gary Phillips3/13/2015

Gary Phillips A. 2 years (June '13) B. 30 years 3 months C. A+ 2 路

Dave Hansen3/13/2015

Dave Hansen A. -13 (assuming I live to 68) B. 20 years 7 months so far C. A - I have been very lucky to work in a 7X24 environment the whole time. i have had great managers, senior managers and directors. Edited 路

Ron Houston3/13/2015

Ron Houston No longer with Fedex, Not retired. a. 23 Months, b. 18 years, c. A+ (Current work experience) Will draw Fedex pension asap and continue to work for as long as continuing to enjoy it :) 1 路

Jill Bradbury Greer3/13/2015

Jill Bradbury Greer A. ~2 years (June '13)

Jill Bradbury Greer3/13/2015

Jill Bradbury Greer Sorry, A. ~2 years (June '13) B. 29 years, 4 months C. A+ 1 路

Subject: Jimmy Glenn Burk > FedEx ITD Retiree Breakfast Club

Jimmy Glenn Burk3/13/2015



Jimmy Glenn Burk3/13/2015

Interview Part II

Subject: Jimmy Glenn Burk > FedEx ITD Retiree Breakfast Club

Jimmy Glenn Burk3/13/2015

Jim Barksdale Interviews

http://fedexlegends.info/allvideos.html#jlb



Jimmy Glenn Burk3/13/2015

Interview Part I

Dave Hansen3/13/2015

Dave Hansen Very nice that he calls you out by name in both segments. You apparently were a big deal in the foundation years of Fedex!! Edited 路

Charles Mandracchia3/13/2015

Charles Mandracchia Proud to be part of the Great Company. Courier 1983-2012 1 路

Margaret Canon Bruch3/13/2015

Margaret Canon Bruch Love that man!!! 1 路

Sandy Butler Stone3/14/2015

Sandy Butler Stone Jim Barksdale, oh yeah.

Rebecca Felts3/19/2015

Rebecca Felts I only wish that I had been at Fedex Earlier to have him as my CIO. They don't make em like that anymore.

Subject: What was Fedex' first foray into the international market, and how did they resolve extremely high d ...

Akita Hank3/13/2015

What was Fedex' first foray into the international market, and how did they resolve extremely high data communications costs?

Jimmy Glenn Burk3/23/2015

not sure...I remember there were some x.25 or packet switch circuits/SITA, followed by some small multiplexors used overseas....... Edited 路

Subject: Facebook Posting Hint FYI:

Jimmy Glenn Burk3/13/2015

Facebook Posting Hint FYI:Sometimes when entering a message to post, one will hit the ENTER KEY...and stupid Facebook will post the message before you are finished.......To avoid this pre-emptive posting... When you want to just hit ENTER to go to a new line hit the Shift and then ENTER key, and it will take you to a new line in your posting.

Jill Bradbury Greer3/13/2015

Jill Bradbury Greer Thanks, Jimmy - I needed that !!!

Ron Houston3/13/2015

Ron Houston Thanks for that great, helpful tip!! Also, it seems alot of people don't seem to know that once something is posted you can move your cursor over the upper-right of the comment box and features will appear that give you options to Edit or Delete. (Applies to only your own postings.) 1 路

Subject: For those of you who have been nerdy long enough: I recently bought a 64 gig microSD card for a tabl ...

Jere Bledsoe3/13/2015

For those of you who have been nerdy long enough: I recently bought a 64 gig microSD card for a tablet. My idle mind began wondering how many IBM 2311 disk packs would fit on it. Can you remember that far back? Anyway, by my calculation, one tiny 64 gig microSD has the same storage capacity as 8,827 IBM 2311 disk packs. Who would have ever dreamed such a thing!!

Peter Dangerfield3/13/2015

Peter Dangerfield Jere probably would have any problem running RAID either? 馃槃

Buddy Johnson3/13/2015

Buddy Johnson WOW!!! You got enough disk space now to store the Obamacare Act....LOL. 1 路

Subject: FedEX ITD Trivia Quiz

Jimmy Glenn Burk3/16/2015

FedEX ITD Trivia Quiz

Around 1993 after Dennis Jones ascended to the top of the IT department, he instructed the VP's to spend ( with Anderson Consulting) $100,000 on each of 7 technology areas($700K total): Operating Systems, GUI, Middleware, Database, Network etca. what was the money to be used for? b. name one of the divisions that refused to do this, and what did they do instead


Carl Wayne Hardeman3/16/2015

Carl Wayne Hardeman AC was our corporate auditing firm!

Deby Abbott Jolley3/16/2015

Deby Abbott Jolley Something about process improvement?

Jimmy Glenn Burk3/17/2015

Answers:

a. what was the money to be used for? Dennis wanted to get new applications off the mainframe and into a 'open' or Unix/Client/Server environment. He wanted each of the Technology areas to produce a Framework/Roadmap document on what standards and directions those areas were going to take to move the company in that direction.

b. name one of the divisions that refused to do this, and what did they do instead (Telecommunications) I'm not sure what the other groups did, but we couldn't just give $100K of the Telecommunications budget to Anderson. I convinced my VP to bring in Anderson, pay for their travel costs and give them $5K to make a presentation on how they would approach this on the Telecommunications side. They were to bring their experts to Memphis for a 1-2 hour presentation. They were so inexperienced and probably had 10% of the knowledge and background we at FedEx had. It was so bad, that it didn't take the VP about 15 minutes to know their presentation was going nowhere, so he left, and we let them complete their presentation. Winn Stephenson went to Dennis and convinced him this was throwing away monies and he agreed. We did the framework ourselves for voice, data, radio and video. 路


Subject: FedEx Trivia Quiz:

Jimmy Glenn Burk3/16/2015

FedEx Trivia Quiz:

Around 1991, a world event happened. FWS made a request for something, which wasn't completed.In 1993, another World event happened, and FWS remembered he had asked for something to be done...at it hadn't been completed.Within the month, his request was completed. What was the request?


Carl Wayne Hardeman3/16/2015

satellite transmission of electric documents? Edited 路

Jimmy Glenn Burk3/17/2015

Answer: Mr. Smith wanted CNN cable to view world events in his office. Headquarters was located on Nonconnah Blvd, about a mile from a cable access point, so no easy access. The two events were, I think,,, the first World Trade center bombing and Desert Storm. 1 路

Subject: FedEx Trivia Quiz

Jimmy Glenn Burk3/17/2015

FedEx Trivia QuizWhen FedEx purchased the Flying Tigers:a. what were the contention(s) about merging the flight crews? b. what had to be done to/for the Flying Tigers pilots?

Ben Moore3/17/2015

Ben Moore A. The agreement that Fred had with the Purple (FedEx) pilots was that if there was ever an acquisition of another group of pilots, that the Purple pilots would always be above the incoming pilots on the seniority list. This wasn't done with the Silver (FTL) pilots. B. The Silver pilots were merged into the seniority list based on proportionate seniority. For example if a pilot had been with FTL 3/4 of the years that it had existed they were placed at the 75th percentage point in seniority. Yeah, I spent a lot of time in Low Tiger. Edited 路

Buddy Johnson3/17/2015

Buddy Johnson Good description, Ben.

Jimmy Glenn Burk3/17/2015

Ben is correct. Seniority was the biggest contention, which governs priority in choosing flighs and thus pay. From what Ben mentioned, there was an 'agreement' that whenever Federal bought another company that had pilots, those pilots would go to the bottom of the seniority list, thus protecting the Federal Express Pilots. There was no union at Federal, but there was some type of book or flight rules that had this statement in it. A short period before purchasing Flying Tigers, this statement was removed from the Flight Rules Book. I don't have inside info, but was told this was done because Legal said it could not be enforced or for some other reason, but for whatever reason...it was removed. So, when Flying Tigers was purchased....The Tigers Pilots considered this a merger as far as the pilots were concerned. They wanted seniority to be the only determination, and since Flying Tigers had been in existence longer than FedEx, they would go to the top of the seniority list. Federal Express pilots wanted seniority established by date of hire into Federal Express. Federal Express management offered some solutions, but neither side was happy. Confounding this issue was that Flying Tigers pilots flew 747's mostly while most FedEx pilots still flew 727's. This went to outside arbitration as Ben mentioned, with no one being really happy. I was also told, because of Flying Tigers finances, most of their pilots made 25% less that FedEx pilots, so FedEx worked some options to equalize the salaries.

Subject: FedEx Trivia Quiz

Jimmy Glenn Burk3/18/2015

FedEx Trivia Quiz

(The following question has no definitive answer.)What are the things that can get you fired from FedEx (Services or Express)??? --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


Angela Maynard3/18/2015

Angela Maynard You could be the right age, the right ethnicity, have a great performance review (just not outstanding) and get the boot because you fall within some unknown parameter. I for one will never get over it! 7 路

Jimmy Glenn Burk3/18/2015

and Angie...in at least in 3 occurences one might have received a Five Star Award and be selected, due to the unknown parameter.... 4 路

Subject: FedEx Trivia Quiz

Jimmy Glenn Burk3/18/2015

FedEx Trivia Quiz

When drop boxes started rolling out, in some cities, there was a problem in placing and moving the boxes. You had to have a permit for each location and another permit to the new location. Boxes would be relocated occasionally to put them where customers used them the most.How was this issue addressed for Manhattan locations where the box might move more often?


Jimmy Glenn Burk3/20/2015

Answer: Some of the drop boxes were licensed as a hot dog stand...which could be moved around...by permit. 1 路

Subject: Do retirees still get an employee shipping discount? The discount was 75% as an employee, best I rem ...

Jere Bledsoe3/18/2015

Do retirees still get an employee shipping discount? The discount was 75% as an employee, best I remember. That was supposed to carry over to retirees. I think it did. However, recently I shipped a couple of things express and the charges on my credit card were much more than I expected.

Dany Hsch3/18/2015

Dany Hsch Yes

Dany Hsch3/18/2015

Dany Hsch You put your acct #? On airbill?

Jimmy Glenn Burk3/18/2015

I am going to have to do some research to see if we are actually getting the discount for express, retirees are supposed to get it. I sent an Overnight Letter Monday for delivery next day by 3pm; cost was billed to my account of $15.12, which doesn't seem like a discount. My brother sent a box to gulf shores two day delivery, he paid at the counter showing his ID card, and cost was $40

Jimmy Glenn Burk3/18/2015

I just looked up Overnight letter, next day by 3pm and base rate is $34.41 including a fuel surcharge; and I was charged $15.12 Edited 路

Don Rose3/18/2015

Don Rose Jere, you need to make sure that FedEx has your current card expiration date on file with your acct#. That happened to me when my card renewed and the old one was past the expiration date that FedEx had on fille. You can update the card info on line now. If FedEx thinks your card has expired, the transaction is treated as cash only at full price even though you use your acct#. 1 路

Marsha Terry Rider3/18/2015

 

I've never been able to remember to keep my account updated so I always just use it for shipments where I drop of at a center using my ID. However, as I recall, the last time I shipped a pakg and considered Next Day 10:30am delivery it was higher than I expected and the guy told me we only get discount on ONLs. That doesn't sound right.


Subject: FedEx Trivia Quiz

Jimmy Glenn Burk3/19/2015

FedEx Trivia QuizEvery Friday morning, almost forever, FedEx Express operations management, the nightly operators and division representatives meet to go over all major issues from the past week, and the current week and to set in motion plans to fix problems.What is this meeting called?

Dave Hansen3/19/2015

Dave Hansen End of days?

Dave Hansen3/19/2015

Dave Hansen Day of Atonement?

Buddy Johnson3/19/2015

Buddy Johnson War. It was preceded in IT by a predatory meeting called Battle. 2 路

Larry Tieman3/19/2015

Larry Tieman WAR 1 路

Carl Wayne Hardeman3/19/2015

Carl Wayne Hardeman Didn't Freddy Rice lead or participate in these? He was good at it! 3 路

Buddy Johnson3/19/2015

Not sure about Freddy's involvement here. Alex Vergos and Chuck Sertich represented the IT interests at the Friday meetings. I was lead for Battle for several years prepping these guys.

Jere Bledsoe3/19/2015

Jere Bledsoe That job was swapped around at first. Steve Steiling went for awhile, then Jim Kelly, then me. The meeting was led by Mike Staunton. When I retired, Tim Jones was IT representative. We may not be talking about same thing though since this WAR meeting met every day. Edited 路

Subject: FedEx vs Uber

Jimmy Glenn Burk3/19/2015

FedEx vs Uber

Subject: Travel Option for retirees in Memphis to Atlanta, Birmingham, Chicago, Dallas, Little Rock or St. Lo ...

Jimmy Glenn Burk3/19/2015

Travel Option for retirees in Memphis to Atlanta, Birmingham, Chicago, Dallas, Little Rock or St. LouisHad some friends who recently travelled on Megabus to Atlanta. Buses were double deckers and almost new. Less than $40 each way.

Deby Abbott Jolley3/19/2015

Deby Abbott Jolley And free wifi!

Ron Houston3/19/2015

Ron Houston Send them over to Phoenix!

Jean Evans Kirksey3/19/2015

Jean Evans Kirksey Thanks for the info.

Katie Sandie York Snell3/19/2015

Katie Sandie York Snell great news

Subject: for sentimental sake, Freddie Rice's Christmas Poem:

Jimmy Glenn Burk3/19/2015

for sentimental sake, Freddie Rice's Christmas Poem:---------------------------------------------------------------- 'TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS (with apologiestomostly everyone...)'Twas the Night Before Christmas and all though the LabNot a creature was stirring not even the New Grand Dad!The cubes were awash in the tube'swarm glowWhile visions on screen savers danced to and fro.The staff was all worried, morale was starting to fall,And we had just settled down for another conference call.When out in the hall There arose such clatterI sprang to my feet To see what was the matter!The din got closer, My eyes soon did fillWith the looming image of one Robert B. Tonahill!His stride was determined, His glance: quite fleeting,"Call the staff together, It's Time for a MEETING!"When what should my Wondering eyes do detect?There ...in his hand! Was he clutching some Checks?So we called the staff together, They streamed down the Hall, And into the conference room They came one and all.They sat 'round the table, Their voices arose:"Another stupid meeting, So, now, Les can doze!"Just then, through the door, In strode The Boss,Sat down at the table, just across from Dan Goss.The noise soon subsided But, he waited a spell. "What for?", we wondered We expected real Hell.TheBoss soon began, his tone was quite terse,"The projects are late!", And we expected the worse.Firings,and layoffs, And Performance Improvers;Our jobs were all doomed, our careers: all losers! But,his tone soon changed; As we all drew near: Listening for the words we All wanted to Hear!"Profits are good,"He continued to speak, "And, there'll be a payout, So, relax,don't freak!"There it was, we had heard it: No Rumor,No fable!Just then,there they were: Checks scattered the table!The Boss got to his feet, While smiles spreadon faces,We all formed a line, We all took our places.We all shook his hand, as he handed out money.But, something seemed odd, something strange... something funny. With the checks handed out, His tone soon changed His voice soon raised, and out popped his veins! "The projects are still late!", He started to bellow! The moment was gone, no time to be mellow. "On, Patrick! On, Paul, Ricky, Smitty and Perk!" "Get back in your cubes, And get back to work!" " On, John! Hurry, Beth! There's nothing funny!" "I don't care if you DID just get money!" "Get back in your offices, Ray, Chuck and Fred! "And don't let me see any raised heads!"So we quickly streamed out, and ran down the hall, Back into our cubes, we flew, one and all.We worked in real earnest But, soon, began to smile, The Boss was a real softie We knew it all the while.For we heard him exclaim, and some saw him smirk, "Merry Christmas to all!"NOW, GET BACK TO WORK!

Jimmy Glenn Burk3/19/2015

Freddie Rice 2 路

Don Rose3/19/2015

Don Rose Love me some Freddie Rice. I saw him in the hospital 2 days before he passed, and he was in good spirits.

J. David White3/19/2015

J. David White Great guy Fred Rice.

Ron Houston3/19/2015

Ron Houston I'm very sadden to hear this news - Did not know. I grew up down the road from his lovely wife Karen and her parent's, the Baty's. Karen's mom and my mom sold Avon together in our old neighborhood near the Memphis Municipal Airport. Karen's dad's name is 'Fred' also. Freddie and Karen were married at a chapel on Poplar - I believe it was my first wedding to attend - I think I was about 9 years old. Sorry for the families.

Buddy Johnson3/20/2015

Buddy Johnson RIP Freddy. Always made the day a little brighter. I can still see him pouring a cup of coffee with 5 spoons of sugar over a Burroughs keyboard that had an intermittent sticker key. Now they were all sticker and required a new keyboard. 1 路

Marsha Terry Rider3/20/2015

Marsha Terry Rider I was returning from the Thursday (was it Thursday???) morning MTP meeting and as I approached Freddie's office in Module F, he entered his office singing "Gre-e-e-nn Acres is the place for me..." 1 路

Jimmy Glenn Burk3/21/2015

My first meeting with Freddie Rice 1980. I was writing a driver software for a DEC computer to run DADS as a 3274 controller, and needed to get the details on setting up a development SNA circuit and ID on COSMOS and was sent to Freddie who was a manager, I think under Winn Stephenson in computer ops. I had only been there a few weeks and told Freddie who I was. His first question to me...When are they going to fire Larry Lake(my Director)..he is crazy!!! I didn't have an answer for him, and told him I wasn't sure of the exact date they would fire Larry...and we proceed on with my request. Freddie was sure Larry would be fired...just wanted to know when...... and Larry was fired about 18 months later.

Subject: Trivia from Ben Moore:

Jimmy Glenn Burk3/19/2015

Trivia from Ben Moore:Fred Rice used to have a ball cap in his office with 10/4 embroidered on it. Then in typical Freddie fashion, this was taped over and replaced with 10/18. Why?

Don Rose3/19/2015

Don Rose 10/4 (October 4) was the original date that Cosmos was to be cut over from ACP to IMS. Many problems were experienced with that cut over and it was backed out. New (and successful date) was 10/18. 4 路

Peter Dangerfield3/19/2015

Peter Dangerfield I sure do miss Freddie's sense of humor. 2 路

Subject: Has anyone had problems getting reimbursed for the medical expenses given from the buyout? They are ...

Margaret Canon Bruch3/19/2015

Has anyone had problems getting reimbursed for the medical expenses given from the buyout? They are to pay for medical premiums and have been until jan. They are telling me they now have to receive a file from Cigna before they can pay; even if you submit receipts. Thanks for any help!!

Diane Conner White3/19/2015

Diane Conner White I just turned in my first premium invoice. Will see how it goes. All of the other times we use the card for copays and such, they seem to get rejected for stupid reasons and I have to resubmit until they pay them. 1 路

Rebecca Felts3/20/2015

Rebecca Felts I have had ALL kinds of trouble with the reimbursement process. I suggest from now on write a check directly to Fedex once your receive your premium invoice. Make a copy before mailing off the receipt and check. Then after your check has cleared from the bank submit it to HEWITT. The first problem I had.. was when I cut over from COBRA to Cigna retiree.. the ADDRESS is different but I had no idea and my insurance almost lapsed. This current problem was in Feb. I submitted the invoice online to Hewitt, the check was sent but Fedex said they NEVER received it. Now showing I am 2 months behind. So Heweitt cancelled the check and then deposited it to my checking account. HEWITT cannot cut a new check they have to direct deposit it to your checking account. Also Fedex doesn't take any forms of payment on premiums except directly from your checking account or you writing a check to them. ENSURE you send to the following address: FEDEX 3480 Solution Center, Chicago, IL. 60677-3004. Also ENSURE you put the ACCT. NUM on your check in the lower left corner even if you are sending in the tear off invoice. I will see how my check goes. The last foopah was partly my fault for not knowing the address for Retiree premiums is different than the Cobra process. I had to OVERNIGHT my check so my insurance wouldn't drop and NO I don't get the retiree discount due to the age I left FEDEX to add to the frustration of it all. Good luck and ENSURE you call both Fedex and HEwitt and check online to make sure your premium is paid. After ll my BO heal money is exhausted I will just have them auto withdraw from my checking. Heck I may do that BEFORE then. Edited 路

Subject: FedEx Trivia Quiz: Answer any of the following:

Jimmy Glenn Burk3/20/2015

FedEx Trivia Quiz: Answer any of the following:

a. Name of the group that manages flight planning and operations?

b. Name of the group that manages mx checks on aircraft and scheduling?

c. Name of the table that lists all shipping zip pairs by product that goes on the shipping label for routing?

d. Codename for Zapmail before it was a project?

e. Abbreviation for philosophy of the company

f. First customer automation device designed for the 'front office' versus the docks.


Don Rose3/20/2015

Don Rose d. Gemini e. PSP

Joe Cutrell3/20/2015

Joe Cutrell A few guesses: b. MOCC c. SRG f. Hello Federal 1 路

Dave Hansen3/20/2015

Dave Hansen a. GOCC (Global Operations Control Center b. MOCC (Maintainence Operations Control Center) c URSA (Universal Routing ........?) d Gemini e. PSP (People Service Profit) f. Hello Federal 1 路

Joe Cutrell3/21/2015

Joe Cutrell OK, I change my answer on (c) to match Dave - URSA. For some reason I read "table" as the book that had URSA in it - that old paperback that was printed every month. Speaking of URSA, does anyone know what Bob Vecera is doing now?

Jimmy Glenn Burk3/23/2015

good answers: a. Name of the group that manages flight planning and operations? GOCC b. Name of the group that manages mx checks on aircraft and scheduling? MOCC c. Name of the table that lists all shipping zip pairs by product that goes on the shipping label for routing? URSA d. Codename for Zapmail before it was a project? Project GEMINI e. Abbreviation for philosophy of the company PSP f. First customer automation device designed for the 'front office' versus the docks. could have been either of 2 devices, but product that was deployed was Powership 3 with a small screen Hello Federal or Sally B was a calculator sized device produced by SIS, but in initial quantities it cost about the same as installing a PC at the customer location 1 路

Subject: FedEx Trivia (from Carl Hardeman)

Jimmy Glenn Burk3/20/2015

FedEx Trivia (from Carl Hardeman)Might be a fub trivium: name the excellent techies who came to FedEx when the tire industry faltered. several who were in comp ops.

Dave Hansen3/20/2015

Dave Hansen TBC?? (Tire and Battery Company)??? They were a Tandem shop.

Subject: FedEx Trivia Quiz Up till about the early 90's dress policy in IT required men to wear suits and tie ...

Jimmy Glenn Burk3/20/2015

FedEx Trivia Quiz

Up till about the early 90's dress policy in IT required men to wear suits and ties(which I despised) and women also had a set of dress rules. All of a sudden, this changed. How did the policy change, and why? ---------------------

Carl Wayne Hardeman

We were hiring the new generation of computer experts in client server technology who were told within 3-5 years they would be running IT. They simply ignored the dress code: wore jeans and tennis shoes and shirt tails out and drank Mountain Dew and worked whatever hours they wanted which was said to be more than we legacy dinosaurs were working. This is what I heard from senior mgmt.Gary Phillips Changed to a business casual rule. I had understood that it was due to the hiring of tech people from mostly out west (Colorado to California) that were used to the casual dress code at that time.I had just purchased three new suits when Jimmy announced the new casual dress code to us in Engineering.Jimmy Glenn Burk Answers are above are correct. DHJ wanted to attract more younger employees, and to make FedEX IT more of a West Coast company desired by college graduates.He initially got approval from FWS for casual...all the time, because that is what HP, SUN, CISCO and other California companies did(except for sales and mktg);Within two weeks FWS walked thru the CAC close the airport. The first person he saw was a lady in leotards, the second was an Indian genteman wearing bermuda shorts and flip flops....thus ended the Grand experiment, but we didn't revert to suits. We reverted to business casual with jeans on some fridays for charity.

Peggy Dawson Black The good old days!


Subject: FedEx Trivia Quiz In the early 80's giant Satellite dishes were placed at some of the major call cen ...

Jimmy Glenn Burk3/20/2015

FedEx Trivia Quiz

In the early 80's giant Satellite dishes were placed at some of the major call centers.

a. Who pushed for this? b. why? c. was it successful? ----------------

Jim Moore: I believe it was Larry Lake, the purpose was to allow flexing of bandwidth between call centers. and lower then T1 pricing at > $37 ish per mile per month.Jim Moore First main problem was the .25second delay both ways, call center personnel could not pace calls, and later fiber / T1 prices were falling rapidly.. it was a $9Mill project with American Satellite.

Jim Moore was correct on all answers: a. Who pushed for this? MD Larry Lake

eb. why? to allow call center calls to send customers to other call centers if busy, on cheaper circuitsc. was it successful? NOAs a note of trivia. Larry Lake ended up as a Director at American Express. Using his indepth experience at FedEx, he convinced AE to stay away from satellites for customer calls.


Subject: FedEx Trivia Quiz In the mid 80's Federal Express began implementing a smoking policy. There were at ...

Jimmy Glenn Burk3/20/2015

FedEx Trivia Quiz

In the mid 80's Federal Express began implementing a smoking policy. There were at least two phases to this. Name the two phases. ---------------Don Rose I'm not sure what you are looking for here Jimmy. As I recall, Phase 1 was no smoking in public areas (private offices & smoking rooms OK) and Phase 2 was no smoking in FedEx buildings.

Peter Dangerfield I agree Don, in fact John Smith who worked for me was one of the promoters. He wrote to Fred smith touting the danger of smoking and asked for a smoke free work space. John unfortunately was run over by a truck on Lamar while riding his bike home. Very sad he had his PHD in cognitive science and was working on CBT and Troubleshooting program for aircraft maintenance. John left a wife and three children, what a loss. I'm still upset to this day as I had spoke to John less than a month before the accident about not riding his bike from Bartlett to the airport for exercise!


Jimmy Glenn Burk3/20/2015

Answer: Don is correct. In Telecom, in the first phase areas of the building were designated smoking/non smoking. Shortly after, no smoking anywhere in the building. I understand there is no smoking anywhere on FedEx premises now and at the WTC in Collerville, just outside the gate is a line of people smoking now, instead of outside the buildings. I remember when it was really cold at 2828 Business Park, a few people would go outside and start their cars, then wait by the door for about 15 minutes, then go outside to smoke inside their cars, then return 10 minutes later...whcih was repeated several times a day. Another trivia moment: In the mid or late 80's, I was in a meeting with many of the execs as an individual contributor on Airways, when that building was headquarters. FWS, Bill Razzouk, Jim Riedemeyer and many others were celebrating something..all smoking cigars (I didn't have a cigar). the room was so smoky that you could barely see to the other side of the room. FWS paused and said...we've got to do something about this smoking...it's going to kill us.... The first smoking policy came out the next month. 1 路

Subject: In the early 80's giant Satellite dishes were placed at some of the major call centers.

Jimmy Glenn Burk3/20/2015

In the early 80's giant Satellite dishes were placed at some of the major call centers.a. Who pushed for this? b. why? c. was it successful? --------------- Jim Moore I believe it was Larry Lake, the purpose was to allow flexing of bandwidth between call centers. and lower then T1 pricing at > $37 ish per mile per month.Jim Moore First main problem was the .25second delay both ways, call center personnel could not pace calls, and later fiber / T1 prices were falling rapidly.. it was a $9Mill project with American Satellite.Jimmy Glenn Burk Jim Moore was correct on all answers: a. Who pushed for this? MD Larry Lakeb. why? to allow call center calls to send customers to other call centers if busy, on cheaper circuitsc. was it successful? NOAs a note of trivia. Larry Lake ended up as a Director at American Express. Using his indepth experience at FedEx, he convinced AE to stay away from satellites for customer calls.

Subject: Trivia Quiz 3/23

Jimmy Glenn Burk3/23/2015

Trivia Quiz 3/23

Shortly after the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster a decision was made to shut down Zapmail. Mr. Smith & Barksdale went to as many buildings as they possibly could, to address the employees with the reasons and re-assure the company of Federal Express' success.

a. Shortly after this announcement, what did FWS then have implemented so he could immediately address most all employees in the future?

b. who was the manager in charge of coordinating that field implementation?

c. what other things did this implementation provide?


Don Rose3/23/2015

Don Rose a. FXTV

Buddy Johnson3/23/2015

Buddy Johnson A. FXTV. B. ??? C. Provided a way to daily communicate with all stations and departments.

J. David White3/23/2015

J. David White I know someone very well who became the analyst that scheduled, and coordinated the installation of all those FXTV viewing stations beginning in 1990 until she retired in 2003. with Diane Conner White 1 路

Buddy Johnson3/23/2015

Buddy Johnson LOL!!!

Jimmy Glenn Burk3/23/2015

a. Shortly after this announcement, what did FWS then have implemented so he could immediately address most all employees in the future? FXTV (satellie dishes installed at most locations for video broadcasts) b. who was the manager in charge of coordinating that field implementation? I believe it was manager Jon Ricker...or at least his group was the one who kept track of the schedule of the dish installs c. what other things did this implementation provide? News like broadcasts to everyone, Training videos, Departmental meetings from Headquarters to the field for Operations, sales etc. Edited 路

Subject: FedEx Trivia Quiz 3/23

Jimmy Glenn Burk3/23/2015

FedEx Trivia Quiz 3/23Who was known as Mr. Video or Captain video, in the mid 80's?

Buddy Johnson3/23/2015

Buddy Johnson Frank McGuire

J. David White3/23/2015

J. David White David Flanagan = Captain Video. We both were hired on the same day and his employee number was one digit less than mine, so I guess seniority wise, Captain Video outranked me! Edited 路 1 路

Buddy Johnson3/23/2015

Buddy Johnson LOL. I have a nephew who works for FedEx now...his name is David Flanagan.

Jimmy Glenn Burk3/23/2015

David Flanagan is the correct answer: An interesting story: About 6 months after the Zapmail shutdown, David's department of about 5 people had been lost in the reorg maze. He was a manager and was eventually transferred to me, and I was told to find something for them to do. They had been working on different things for a couple years, but other than setting up video conferencing, nothing they were doing was deemed critical to continue. The day after it was announced to David that he would be transferred and assigned tasks; he came to me and cordially resigned. He said he didn't have time to do tasks or receive assignments from FedEx. He had started a successful company called the Geode group helping small companies with their telecom efforts and had been spending the bulk of his time building that business, and now that he was going to have to work here it would take too much of his time. He said he was making more money doing that and had been willing to stay at FedEx as long as it didn't interfere with his Geode work. David left and eventually sold the Geode group to Bill Plough, and became a consultant for Royal Caribbean cruise line and later for Walt Disney cruise lines. He later worked for Walmart as an MD/Vp and later HP. Edited 路 2 路

Subject: FedEx Trivia Quiz 3/23

Jimmy Glenn Burk3/23/2015

FedEx Trivia Quiz 3/23What elite group did these employees lead?Bob Kramer, Ed White Roy Beard Jimmy Sowell

Don Rose3/23/2015

Don Rose Computer Ops 2 路

Gary Phillips3/23/2015

Gary Phillips Think they were all Comp Ops but not sure about Roy. Not sure what he he had when he returned from expat duty. 1 路

Gary Phillips3/23/2015

Gary Phillips Roy Sr Mgr of Net Eng under you before he left. 1 路

Laura Ladd Beard3/23/2015

Laura Ladd Beard Gary Phillips he had computer ops 1 路

Gary Phillips3/23/2015

Gary Phillips Ok, there's my answer......Comp Ops. :) Edited 路 1 路

Jimmy Glenn Burk3/23/2015

Answers' are correct: They were all, at one time, the VP of Computer Ops, in the order listed.

Subject: Tax question: are our medical insurance payments tax-deductible? My accountant is telling me they ar ...

Melody Preuitt Mettes3/23/2015

Tax question: are our medical insurance payments tax-deductible? My accountant is telling me they are IF they are taken out after taxes. If they are, then there's a box on my 1099 that should have shown the total insurance payments...and it doesn't.

Don Rose3/23/2015

Don Rose If they are not, they should be. Anything the law requires you to have should be deductible. 3 路

Gary Phillips3/23/2015

Gary Phillips They are taken out after taxes because some of us pay directly each month (not deducted from check). That is after taxes for sure. They should be deductible. 2 路

Linda Cook Thorn3/23/2015

Linda Cook Thorn But they are not deductible if you claim them on your YSA and get reimbursed. This is if you took the buyout. 3 路

Patricia Ross3/23/2015

Patricia Ross I claim mine as part of my medical deductions. 2 路

Subject: FedEx Trivia Quiz 3/24

Jimmy Glenn Burk3/24/2015

FedEx Trivia Quiz 3/24Name the system developed where a customer could sign up for this service and would automatically receive tracking and updates for all the packages they have in transit.

Jimmy Glenn Burk3/26/2015

Insight!

Subject: http://www.commercialappeal.com/business/fedex/fedexs-smith-unlikely-to-pursue-tennessee-titans-sour ...

Jimmy Glenn Burk3/24/2015

http://www.commercialappeal.com/business/fedex/fedexs-smith-unlikely-to-pursue-tennessee-titans-source-says

Subject: Updated List:

Jimmy Glenn Burk3/24/2015

Updated List:Best Senior Discounts For Dining OutApplebee鈥檚: 10-15% off senior discounts (varies by location) MAY require Golden Apple Card (60+) Update 3/16/15- We have heard rumblings that Applebee鈥檚 has discontinued this program- will update once we can verify. Arby鈥檚: 10% off (55+) A&W All American Food: 10% Senior discount varies by location Backyard Burger: free drink with purchase Ben & Jerry鈥檚: 10% off for seniors (60+) Bennigan鈥檚: discount varies by location (60+) Bob鈥檚 Big Boy: discount varies by location (60+) Boston Market: 10% off (65+) Burger King: 10% off (60+) plus additional discounts on coffee and soft drinks Bubba Gump Shrimp Co: 10% off for AARP Members Captain D鈥檚 Seafood: 鈥淗appy Wednesday Offer鈥 choice of 8 meals + drink for $4.99 or less- varies by loc. (62+) Carrabba鈥檚 Italian Grill: 20% off on Wednesdays to AARP Members Carrows Restaurants: Golden 55 Menu offers discounted bfast, lunch & dinner (55+) Chick-Fil-A: 10% off or free small drink or coffee (55+) Chili鈥檚: 10% off (55+) CiCi鈥檚 Pizza: 10% off (60+) Country Kitchen: Great Senior Menu (55+) Culvers: 10% off senior discount (60+) Dairy Queen: 10% off for seniors (15% for coaches) varies by location (free small drink at some locations) Denny鈥檚: 10% off, 20% off for AARP members (55+) Dunkin鈥 Donuts: AARP members receive a free donut with the purchase of a large hot coffee (at participating restaurants) Einstein鈥檚 Bagels: 10% off baker鈥檚 dozen of bagels (60+) El Pollo Loco: 10% off senior discounts varies by location (55+) Friendly鈥檚 Restaurants: Breakfast discount varies by location (60+) Senior List readers to confirm Fuddrucker鈥檚: 10% off any senior platter (55+) Gatti鈥檚 Pizza: 10% off (60+) Golden Corral: 10% off (60+) Hardee鈥檚: $0.33 beverages everyday (65+) IHOP: Great discounts on senior menu items (55+) Jack in the Box: up to 20% off (55+) Kagle鈥檚 Barbecue: 10% off (50+) KFC: Free small drink with any meal (55+) Krispy Kreme: 10% off (50+) Long John Silver鈥檚: Various discounts at locations (55+) McDonald鈥檚: discounts on coffee everyday (55+) Mrs. Fields: 10% off at participating locations (60+) Outback Steakhouse: 15% off AARP members for meals Monday through Thursday (alcohol excluded) Old Country Buffet: Daily discounts for seniors (55+) Papa John鈥檚: 25% off (55+) for online orders. Enter the code 鈥淎ARP25鈥 when placing your order Ponderosa Steak Houses: Senior Discounts Vary- Senior menu available (60+) Shoney鈥檚: 10% off Sonic: 10% off or free beverage (60+) Sonic: 10% off or free beverage (60+) varies by location Steak 鈥榥 Shake: 10% off every Monday & Tuesday (50+) Subway: 10% off (60+) Sweet Tomatoes: 10% off (60+) Taco Bell: 5% off; free beverages for seniors (65+) TCBY: 10% off (55+) Tea Room Cafe: 10% off for seniors (50+) Traditions Restaurant (East TX): Senior platter meal for $4.71 (50+) Village Inn: 10% off (60+) Waffle House: 10% off every Monday (60+) Wendy鈥檚: 10% off (55+) Whataburger: Free drink w/ purchase of a meal- varies by loc. (55+) White Castle: 10% off (62+)Readers, providers and publishers: Feel free to share our list with attribution, and a link to this updated post. OK- Your turn to add to the list! Shout Out in the comments below :)

Jack Brown3/24/2015

Jack Brown The businesses only giving discounts to AARP members should reconsider, since many seniors have left AARP. See this article. http://www.examiner.com/article/american-seniors-are-leaving-aarp-droves-due-to-their-alliance-with-obamacare American seniors are leaving AARP in droves due to their alliance with Obamacare examiner.com Edited 路

Carl Wayne Hardeman3/24/2015

Carl Wayne Hardeman Thanks Jimmy

Rebecca Felts3/24/2015

Rebecca Felts You can also get a free senior drink at Wendy's

Subject: FedEx Trivia Quiz 3/25/15

Jimmy Glenn Burk3/25/2015

FedEx Trivia Quiz 3/25/15

In the very early days FedEx volume was increasing rapidly and was up to 11,000 packages a day. Management was trying expand every way they could.Business Week printed an article "Federal Express takes a Nosedive". It's premise that FedEx was keeping it's promise of overnight deliveries but had to use it own aircraft and was expanding faster than management could handle.An executive in the company commissioned a study which recommended that FedEx cut costs by eliminating all the cities that cost too much on the network: Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami, Seattle and Boston. The rest of the management team just ignored this order from this top executive and proceeded with expansion.Fred Smith quoted that this recommendation was like "General Eisenhower attempting to lead Ho Chi Minh's guerillas."Who was the executive?


Don Rose3/25/2015

Don Rose Gereral Estes? 2 路

Jimmy Glenn Burk3/25/2015

Don is right. I wasn't around then...but it must have been a crazy time....

Subject: FedEx Trivia Quiz 3/26

Jimmy Glenn Burk3/26/2015

FedEx Trivia Quiz 3/26At Federal Express, what does Primary, Secondary, Tertiary refer to??

Ron Houston3/26/2015

Ron Houston P-S-T philosophy of redundant systems / back-up planning.

Debora Williams Waller3/26/2015

Debora Williams Waller Sort

Marcie Littles Moss3/26/2015

Marcie Littles Moss In customer service it's 1st level help desk, 2nd level HD, 3rd level HD

David Hunt3/26/2015

David Hunt Sorting at the station level

Ben Moore3/26/2015

Ben Moore Primary - Weights and Balances Secondary - Ballast in the nose Tertiary - Tie down the nose wheel 4 路

Dany Hsch3/26/2015

Dany Hsch Avoiding lost , overlooked pkgs/containers Edited 路

Marsha Terry Rider3/26/2015

Marsha Terry Rider What Ron Houston sez

Joe Cutrell3/27/2015

Joe Cutrell For Express operations, it refers to sorting. 1 路

Jimmy Glenn Burk3/27/2015

There were several PST uses at FedEx. But in FWS' memos to mgmt he always referred to PST the same as the description given by Ron.

Nancy Hinds3/27/2015

Nancy Hinds The pager and home number of a VP at a telephone company. _ Sorry - little joke there

Subject: FedEx Trivia Quiz In the late 80's Federal made a tremendous effort to manage by quality. 1. Why?

Jimmy Glenn Burk3/26/2015

FedEx Trivia Quiz In the late 80's Federal made a tremendous effort to manage by quality. 1. Why?2. How many people were trained in Quality?3. What was one of the target goals/prize?4. How many quality administrators were trained/hired? a. 100 b. 200 c. 300 d. 5005. Who was the first dedicated VP of Quality?

Buddy Johnson3/26/2015

Buddy Johnson I think Edith Kelly was the first VP of quality.

Jimmy Glenn Burk3/27/2015

Answers: In the late 80's Federal made a tremendous effort to manage by quality. 1. Why? it was a way to improve operations and service with more input and creativity. Before this, FWS always got this statement...'if you want the service levels to improve...we have to have more money in operations'; this was an attempt to improve service to the customer and save money as a new paradigm 2. How many people were trained in Quality? in memphis...everyone...they got 2 or 3 days training; management got 5 days...and if SFA didn't reflect 95% of the staff thought the Director was dedicated to Quality...he was sent to mandatory remedial training for 2 more days...... 3. What was one of the target goals/prize? The malcom baldridge award was the goal....no service company had ever won it 4. How many quality administrators were trained/hired? a. 100 b. 200 c. 300 d. 500 b. 200 new positions 5. Who was the first dedicated VP of Quality? Buddy's answer is correct.

Subject: FedEx Trivia Poll

Jimmy Glenn Burk3/26/2015

FedEx Trivia PollThere were quite a number of married couples who both worked at Federal Express.List any you remember(previously or currently married):

Jimmy Glenn Burk3/26/2015

Bob Baxter & Sue Tritt 1 路

Cheryl Bowen3/26/2015

Cheryl Bowen Mike & Norma Lamb

Cheryl Bowen3/26/2015

Cheryl Bowen Bob & Karen Mogge

Akita Hank3/26/2015

Akita Hank Dick and Suzanne Winters (they met via datacomm, one of the first on line romances), J. David White and Diane Conner White Conner White 2 路

Cheryl Bowen3/26/2015

Cheryl Bowen Carolyn & Roger Yannett Debbie & Dennis Puckett Peggy & Gary Albertson

Jimmy Glenn Burk3/26/2015

Jimmy & Becky(Steele) Gafford

Subject: Jack Brown shared a link to the group: FedEx ITD Retiree Breakfast Club.

Jack Brown3/26/2015



How much money you need to make to be 鈥榤iddle class鈥 in every big city

Subject: Jack Brown shared a link to the group: FedEx ITD Retiree Breakfast Club.

Jack Brown3/26/2015



How far a paycheck goes in 191 U.S. cities

Subject: FedEx Trivia Quiz:

Jimmy Glenn Burk3/27/2015

FedEx Trivia Quiz:Name this FedEx executive who was born in Taiwan.

Linda Brigance3/27/2015

Linda Brigance Rob Carter?

Sherry Little3/27/2015

Sherry Little Gene Huang?

Jimmy Glenn Burk3/27/2015

Linda has the correct answer!

Subject: Limit spying on your phone/Clark Howard

Jimmy Glenn Burk3/27/2015

Limit spying on your phone/Clark Howard

How To Limit Spying on Your Phone Habits

Subject: FedEx Trivia Quiz 3/30/15

Jimmy Glenn Burk3/30/2015

FedEx Trivia Quiz

Which of the following are TRUE?

a. FedEx once had 200 stewardess'

b. FedEx once owned ships

c. FedEx once owned part of an undersea fiber laying vessel

d. FedEx once was part owner in a space launch business

e. FedEx once owned a truck manufacturing company

f. A FedEx station was once on a street where ladies of the evening would come out at night


Don Rose3/30/2015

Don Rose d

Buddy Johnson3/30/2015

Buddy Johnson A, b, d, e, f

Jon Peacock3/30/2015

Jon Peacock A,d,e,f

Subject: Jimmy Glenn Burk shared FedEx's video to the group: FedEx ITD Retiree Breakfast Club.

Jimmy Glenn Burk3/30/2015

Is this the world's coolest video game? We think so. #AVGeeks http://bit.ly/1Osv30w

Charlie Derrick3/31/2015

Charlie Derrick I remember the Magic Window project. Neat to see something like it being used all these years later.

Subject: FedEx Trivia Quiz 3/31/15

Jimmy Glenn Burk3/31/2015

FedEx Trivia Quiz 3/31/15

Which of the following are TRUE??

g. Corporate Travel once insisted on staying in specific hotels, even ones which had murders on the street outside the hotel

h. Once FedEx employees were restricted from flying some airlines due inability to work out corporate travel deals. FedEx employees had to fly to Atlanta to get to the west coast.

i. Corporate jets once stocked liquor

j. A FedEx employee rented a helicopter and put on his expense report.

k. A Zapmail employee charged a new car to his company AmExpress card , then disappeared

l. FedEx once took 9 months to pay it's suppliers and contractors m. FedEx initially had to fly all it's packages to Canada,,,on Air Canada n. FedEx once flew a whole airplane full of mustard to mcdonalds in atlanta


Sherry Little4/1/2015

Sherry Little G, h, j, l

Melody Preuitt Mettes4/1/2015

Melody Preuitt Mettes G, h, I, I, l and IDK on m and o. In COS in 1982, FedEx had a bad rep because they took so long to pay for office materials and other bills. I saw liquor on the Corp jet in 1988. Gosh, it feels disloyal to write this!

Jimmy Glenn Burk4/1/2015

Answers: All are TRUE!

John Wilkinson4/1/2015

John Wilkinson In regards to L....In the mid 90's I had a neighbor who worked as a sales rep and FedEx was one of his customers. He said that FedEx was one of the worst, if not the worst, company to get to pay. He acted like he wasn't sure what was worse dealing with FedEx....not making the sale or making it and then trying to coax the payment out of us. Edited 路

Subject: Jimmy Glenn Burk > FedEx ITD Retiree Breakfast Club

Jimmy Glenn Burk3/31/2015



J. David White3/31/2015

J. David White Looks like it's Marty Haywood, and Nancy (I forgot???).

Nancy Hinds4/1/2015

Nancy Hinds Beth Williamson (Nancy) ain't it?

J. David White4/1/2015

J. David White Thanks Nan. I do believe her actual name was Nancy Beth Williamson.... for some reason that sticks in my gray matter. :)

Angela Maynard4/2/2015

Angela Maynard hope Marty is doing well

Margaret Canon Bruch4/2/2015

Margaret Canon Bruch Nice pic marty馃槅

Subject: Jimmy Glenn Burk > FedEx ITD Retiree Breakfast Club

Jimmy Glenn Burk3/31/2015



Nancy Hinds4/1/2015

Nancy Hinds look how pretty Kaye looks there

Subject: Jimmy Glenn Burk > FedEx ITD Retiree Breakfast Club

Jimmy Glenn Burk3/31/2015



Anne Wulff3/31/2015

Anne Wulff Belinda, lookin good!

Shirley Lovelace Williams3/31/2015

Shirley Lovelace Williams Used to be her Admin. Loved working for her.

Marie McVay3/31/2015

Marie McVay I remember this! We had such fun in Telecom! 2 路

Nancy Hinds4/1/2015

Nancy Hinds We sure did - 2828 BP rocked for fun - good people and kicking butt on "getting the job done"... 2 路

Subject: FedEx Trivia Quiz 4/1

Jimmy Glenn Burk4/1/2015

FedEx Trivia Quiz 4/1Around the 1990's there were at least 3 major Unix servers used for applications at FedEx.1. Name the 3 Server companies and major applications they were utilized for.CIO Dr. Ron Ponder called a meeting and set which companies we would order servers from in the future.2. What two companies made the cut?

Jimmy Glenn Burk4/7/2015

1. Name the 3 Server companies and major applications they were utilized for. IBM, SUN, HP CIO Dr. Ron Ponder called a meeting and set which companies we would order servers from in the future. 2. What two companies made the cut? SUN for Memphis based systems HP for the field(DADS, Station Processor etc)

Subject: FedEx Trivia Poll

Jimmy Glenn Burk4/1/2015

FedEx Trivia PollWith the assumption that FWS might step out of daily fedex operations some day, and possibly just be Chairman of the Board.....who is your best guess of whom might succeed him in Operating FDX???

Dave Hansen4/1/2015

Dave Hansen Rob Carter.

Don Rose4/1/2015

Don Rose Either Rob or Mike G.

Tonya Handwerker4/1/2015

Tonya Handwerker Mike Glenn 1 路

Jon Peacock4/1/2015

Jon Peacock Mike Ducker

Ron Houston4/1/2015

Ron Houston ME!!! 3 路

Subject: FedEx Trivia Quiz 4/2/15

Jimmy Glenn Burk4/2/2015

FedEx Trivia Quiz 4/2/15

Around 1982 it was Jim Barksdale's birthday and at his staff meeting, his wife (Sally)and admin (Sharon) brought in a Birthday cake and something else to make it special. What did they bring to the staff meeting/party?a. his children b. lap dance c. singing birthday telegram d. belly dancer


Buddy Johnson4/2/2015

Buddy Johnson D

Don Rose4/2/2015

Don Rose Agree w/ Buddy, D.

Jimmy Glenn Burk4/2/2015

Don & Buddy are both right! It was my first time to witness a belly dance....

Subject: Zapmail Trivia Quiz 4/3/15

Jimmy Glenn Burk4/3/2015

Zapmail Trivia Quiz 4/3/151.

Who was hired as a manager out of flight mx to set up an operations and field mx org for Zapmail?

2. Who did this person hire as Zapmail Sr. Mgr of Operations, who lasted less than one year?

3. Who was the MD then VP of Marketing for Zapmail?

4. Who put together Zap Central (ie Customer Service for Zapmail)

5. What was the commitment time to pickup /scan and deliver a Zapmail document?

6. What were the 3 types of data circuits that could connect a Zapmailer into the Network?


Eddie Garrison4/3/2015

Eddie Garrison I zap central sr manager was Kathy Jones Crockett

Margaret Canon Bruch4/3/2015

Margaret Canon Bruch Wow.....mind blown.....was there from the get go, and can't answer any of these. Getting old!!!!! 1 路

Kathy Jones Crockett4/3/2015

Kathy Jones Crockett Carl William was MD of MArketng ....2 hours for delivery.....Was it Jim Dunkel from Flights ops?

Gary Harlan4/4/2015

Gary Harlan Out of Flight Ops, was that Jim McKinney? I know he later worked on the satellite network. He had been a test pilot for the Air Force before he came to FedEx,

Ben Moore4/4/2015

Ben Moore 6. Tin cans and string?

Jimmy Glenn Burk4/4/2015

Trivia Answers

1. Who was hired as a manager out of flight mx to set up an operations and field mx org for Zapmail? Jim Colson took the job in anticipation of becoming a Director, which he was promoted to shortly after. Jim initially reported to Chuck Winston and later was placed under Jim Vaughn who was the VP of Ops.

2. Who did this person hire as Zapmail Sr. Mgr of Operations, who lasted less than one year? Jim C. hired Richard Lescalet.

3. Who was the MD then VP of Marketing for Zapmail? Carl Williams was the correct answer.

4. Who put together Zap Central (ie Customer Service for Zapmail) the one and only Kathy Crockett

5. What was the commitment time to pickup /scan and deliver a Zapmail document? 2 hours was the correct answer

6. What were the 3 types of data circuits that could connect a Zapmailer into the Network? 56 kbps Digital ckt 14.4 kbps modem 12 kbps dial modem 1 路


Subject: FedEx Trivia Quiz 4/6/15 True of False

Jimmy Glenn Burk4/6/2015

FedEx Trivia Quiz 4/6/15 True of False

1. At one time, IT personnel in Orlando and Colorado could wear shorts.

2. FedEx looked at installing small zapmail like machines in vans.

3. FedEx once considered utilizing new spectrum to broadcast to customers, free movies at night.

4. FedEx paid $15M for marketing to have Federal Express be the focus in the movie Castaway.

5. The Orlando/Maitland Florida programming site was created to develop a billing system that didn't require programming for changes.

6. The Colorado Springs site was started to develop a reservation system for FedEx to fly passengers.

7. 10% of all Zapmail documents were sent from Washington DC to Washington DC


Don Rose4/6/2015

Don Rose 1-4 & 7 are true. 6 is false. Not sure about 5.

Sherry Little4/6/2015

Sherry Little 4 is false.

Jean Evans Kirksey4/6/2015

Jean Evans Kirksey I am positive #1 is True. Years ago before the new COS facility was built, I was there for business. I was walking behind a female manager there. She had on a long jacket & it looked as if that was all she had on. She turned around & had shorts on too...thank goodness. ;) The jacket was longer than the shorts!

Jimmy Glenn Burk4/7/2015

Answers:

1. At one time, IT personnel in Orlando and Colorado could wear shorts. True for Colorado, False for Orlando

2. FedEx looked at installing small zapmail like machines in vans. TRUE : FWS requested a look at small scanners capable of reading and transmitting airbill info in order to get info about the packages coming into the system to plan for the Sort. Later GENESIS did this by scanning at the stations.

3. FedEx once considered utilizing new spectrum to broadcast to customers, free movies at night. TRUE: Jim Moore and the Radio group looked at distributed microwave and low power UHF channels with some ideas on using the channels at night for programming.

4. FedEx paid $15M for marketing to have Federal Express be the focus in the movie Castaway. FALSE: FedEx refused to pay the marketing cost proposal, then the producers decided the movie would not have the same effect if another carrier was used...ie UPS

5. The Orlando/Maitland Florida programming site was created to develop a billing system that didn't require programming for changes. TRUE: One of the features of CHRONOS was to be able to make changes to customer rating schemes with tables...ie somewhat like SAP

6. The Colorado Springs site was started to develop a reservation system for FedEx to fly passengers. FALSE: this was a followon idea though. COSMOS was developed on the idea of having a reservation system for packages, much like AVIS had for cars. AVIS ran on ACP operating system on IBMS and the person that led that effort was hired into FedEx.

7. 10% of all Zapmail documents were sent from Washington DC to Washington DC TRUE


Subject: Fedex Trivia Quiz 4/7/15

Jimmy Glenn Burk4/7/2015

Fedex Trivia Quiz 4/7/151. FedEx services planned to put a day care at the WTC in Collierville2. 6x6 was originally named zero to six by 20063. At one time, 4 day workweeks for IT was going to be standard4. Fedex pays for employee home internet service5. At one time FedEx employees could buy cheap gas at FedEx facilities6. At one time FedEx offered pilot training for ladies to increase opportunities for them7. At FedEx you can change jobs without doing a JCA

Margaret Canon Bruch4/7/2015

Margaret Canon Bruch 4 is yes for some! 5 is true

Carolyn Fiveash Perkins4/7/2015

Carolyn Fiveash Perkins #1 is true

Rebecca Felts4/7/2015

Rebecca Felts 4 was true for a while but withdrawn. 5 was true but I never used it.

Debora Williams Waller4/7/2015

Debora Williams Waller 1. FedEx did consider putting daycarea on site. 5. I did purchase gas from the gas station by the WWII hangar and the new one built some time later. That was an awsome benefit. Edited 路

Sherry Little4/7/2015

Sherry Little 1,3,5,6 true. 4 true for business need only. 1 路

Jim McBryde4/7/2015

Jim McBryde 7 is true. Its called a reorg. I had several jobs over my last 12 years and never submitted a jca or interviewed for any of them. Just got moved. 3 路

Jimmy Glenn Burk4/8/2015

Answers 1. FedEx services planned to put a day care at the WTC in Collierville TRUE 2. 6x6 was originally named zero to six by 2006 TRUE 3. At one time, 4 day workweeks for IT was going to be standard FALSE (It was discussed but IT, called DATA SYSTEMS having a 4 day work week and not for others in the company could not be reconciled) 4. Fedex pays for employee home internet service FALSE (used to be true for work related support, but cancelled with cell phones for employees) except in a few cases. 5. At one time FedEx employees could buy cheap gas at FedEx facilities TRUE 6. At one time FedEx offered pilot training for ladies to increase opportunities for them TRUE 7. At FedEx you can change jobs without doing a JCA TRUE

Subject: FedEx to buy TNT

Jimmy Glenn Burk4/7/2015

FedEx to buy TNT

FedEx agrees to $4.8B deal to expand in Europe

Peter Dangerfield4/7/2015

Peter Dangerfield Who knows what TNT stands for, they were an Australian company many years ago when. I was growing up there, Like UPS here.

Dave Hansen4/8/2015

Dave Hansen Shortly after the cessation of hostilities of World War 2 in Asia, Australian Ken Thomas set up Thomas Nationwide Transport with a single truck. 1 路

Jimmy Glenn Burk4/8/2015

John Schwarzmann who was a Managing Director at FedEx left to become the CTO of TNT Logistics 1994-1996

Peter Dangerfield4/8/2015

Peter Dangerfield Both Dave and Jimmy are right.

Larry Tieman4/9/2015

Larry Tieman When I was at GE Capital trying to put together a logistics company we were packed to go to Australia to do the due diligence when the Dutch jumped in and WAY overpaid. 2 路

Peter Dangerfield4/9/2015

Peter Dangerfield Hi Larry how are you doing?

Subject: FedEx Trivia Poll 4/8/15:

Jimmy Glenn Burk4/8/2015

FedEx Trivia Poll 4/8/15:When I was hired in Feb 1980, I was told that there was a 'No Layoff Policy'.Were you told the same thing? and how did you interpret that policy?

Rebecca Felts4/8/2015

Rebecca Felts Yes I was told that but I never believed it or interpreted it as literally being true. I always used common sense about such stagements. If a company or the economy dipped any company would have to take measures to cut costs,(including layoffs), to save the greater majority of the company. Just think back to 2009 if any of you were still at FedEx. In fact there were two layoffs during my career. One shortly after Rob Carter became CIO. They had management "rate" their employees performance,etc. The ones that fell to the bottom were let go. Then the mortgage crisis came in 2009 and Fedex had to lower pay and let folks go then. This also included removing on-call pay. So I don't know if the "no layoff" was ever a written policy or just a verbal policy. Edited 路

Eddie Garrison4/8/2015

Eddie Garrison I've been there 30 years and was a former zap mail person .. And they found s job for us .. I work in express and I don't know of anyone that's ever been laid off.. Granted we have taken couple of pay cuts and no merit raises but still working 1 路

Dan Elliot4/8/2015

Dan Elliot Yes, I was told that also... it proved true until black friday... 2 路

Subject: FedEx Trivia Quiz 4/8/15

Jimmy Glenn Burk4/8/2015

FedEx Trivia Quiz 4/8/15In the mid 90's a crushed & flat SuperTracker was sent from the field to the Repair center. It was obvious it had been run over by a vehicle. On the return tag was:a. ST walked under a vehicle b. Keyboard doesn't work c. Software needs to be re-loaded d. Error when powered on

Jimmy Glenn Burk4/9/2015

Answer: B---Keyboard doesn't work

Nancy Hinds4/9/2015

Nancy Hinds clark said something about that the other day - and i forget what was on tag when returned.

Subject: FedEx Retiree Poll:

Jimmy Glenn Burk4/9/2015

FedEx Retiree Poll:Many of you retired, and have spent much of your life at FedEx. Today, what is your favorite memento that you kept from your years of service?(coffee cup, pin, photo, memo, shirt, plaque etc)

Jimmy Glenn Burk4/9/2015

Two of my favorites. For some reason I've always liked the international thingies they gave us from time to time, like the INTL pen; and when I havd my first staff meeting in LHSD, if was like herding cats. My admin(s) bought me a gavel to keep control, which I used there for about 5 years... Edited 路 1 路

Jim Bentley4/9/2015

Jim Bentley A DADS terminal! I spent an awful amount of time working with this device 1 路

Gary Phillips4/9/2015

Gary Phillips My 401K 9 路

Marcie Littles Moss4/9/2015

Marcie Littles Moss My two favorite items are two plaques I received from Jim Colson. One, a BZ plaque received in FY'88 and the other a Star Award in 1996, the year before he passed away. I cherish those two items. 2 路

Sandy Bringhurst Howard4/9/2015

Sandy Bringhurst Howard I love the 25 year plaque!

Subject: FedEx Trivia Poll 4/10/15:

Jimmy Glenn Burk4/10/2015

FedEx Trivia Poll 4/10/15:It's been almost 7 years since I retired, and it is as if it was yesterday. I don't miss going to all those meetings, but do miss the many talented and dedicated friends I worked with thru the years.Name a few of the friends you worked with and would like to see again..........and may you all have a great and sunny weekend!

Shirley Lovelace Williams4/10/2015

Shirley Lovelace Williams Kay Moody, Lisa Gross, Belinda Watkins, Pat Bryan, Denise Wood, Ruth Edwards (don't know her new name). I worked with many wonderful people the 22 years I was at FedEx. Have been retired 7 years.

Gary Phillips4/10/2015

Gary Phillips I still see some of the folks I worked with......Roy Patterson (G'twn reserve cop), Ronnie Turner and chat with some online like Ron Foster (lives in Springfield, MO). The group I had the most fun with was Network Eng. (Denise Wood, Roy Beard, Tom Snyder, Belinda Watkins, etc). Don't get a chance to see them often. I do miss some of the people in my most recent job (like Reggie Shaw, Eden Pickle-Clark, Paul Maynard, Chuck Hogue, Chris Hammond, Susie Peek, Susie Langston (decessed), Heather Hannah.......on and on. Have gone back to visit a few times but things just don't seem the same. A lot of people have left Tech Services and the ones there seemed very stressed. Edited 路

Shirley Lovelace Williams4/10/2015

Shirley Lovelace Williams Gary, I forgot about how wonderful you were to work with. I also enjoyed working with the Nertwork Eng. group. That was one of my first assignments. 1 路

Gary Phillips4/10/2015

Gary Phillips A lot of people forgot that Shirley....lol. That group was a lot of fun....You, Irene Williams, Denise, Kay Moody, Jill Bradbury Greer, Bobby Simmons, Eddy Honeycut (decessed), etc. 1 路

Deby Abbott Jolley4/10/2015

Deby Abbott Jolley Way too many to list! Thank goodness for Facebook - being able to still keep up a bit. 1 路

Roger Yannett Sr4/10/2015

Roger Yannett Sr For me it was Jim Toleffson, and Dave Dalton

Subject: Blast from the past. . .

Ron Houston4/12/2015

Blast from the past. . .

Subject: FedEx Trivia Quiz 4/13/15

Jimmy Glenn Burk4/13/2015

FedEx Trivia Quiz 4/13/15Around 1982 Jim Barksdale was CIO & SVP of FedEx Data Systems located in Clark Tower where the Computer Center was located.Then it seems, he then left Clark Tower fairly quickly and moved elsewhere1. Why did he have to leave Clark Tower? 2. Who asked him to move? 3. Where did JLB move to?

Akita Hank4/13/2015

Akita Hank 1 - promotion, 2 - Fred Smith, 3 - Corp Hq. Just guessing???

Ron Houston4/13/2015

Ron Houston 1.? 2.FSW 3. Flash-cube building?? :) Also that is when Data Systems/Computer ops moved to Module I (CAC) by the Airport - used to be a horse farm where as a child I went to watch horse shows. . .

Jimmy Glenn Burk4/14/2015

Answers pretty much correct. 1-He was advised that for future opportunities in the company he needed to be mesh and be located with the other SVP's where overall planning was done 2-FWS 3-Headquarters/Flashcube which was located on Airways 1 路

Jimmy Glenn Burk4/14/2015

and I always had heard that the CAC was referred to as Elvis' pony farm, and was told he had kept his ponies there 1 路

Subject: FedEx Trivia Quiz 4/14/15

Jimmy Glenn Burk4/14/2015

FedEx Trivia Quiz 4/14/15Who was Jim Barksdale's Office Mgr/Mgr of Administration while he was at Clark Tower?

Don Rose4/14/2015

Don Rose Sharon?

Dickie Dunn4/14/2015

Dickie Dunn David John 1 路

Don Rose4/14/2015

Don Rose Forgot all about David John.

Jimmy Glenn Burk4/14/2015

Richard is correct. David John was the manager of the office. JLB promoted DJ to Director of Telematics.

Subject: Phone Update: I upgraded my iPhone to a 5c yesterday at AT&T; I had to show my FedEx badge but they ...

Jimmy Glenn Burk4/14/2015

Phone Update: I upgraded my iPhone to a 5c yesterday at AT&T; I had to show my FedEx badge but they gave me the employee discount.

Debora Williams Waller4/14/2015

Debora Williams Waller Super, if they ask you for your fedex email address, you are sunk.

Subject: FedEx Trivia 4/15/15 FedEx Computing Answer any of the following:

Jimmy Glenn Burk4/15/2015

FedEx Trivia 4/15/15 FedEx Computing Answer any of the following

:1. Where was the original Burroughs mainframe located?

2. Where was the first IBM mainframes located? 3. Where were the IBM mainframes moved next?

4. Where are the IBM mainframe and most all Unix servers running FedEx located today?

5. Where is IBM system support for FedEx located today?

6. Where were the Tandem computers located for Zapmail?


Akita Hank4/15/2015

Akita Hank 1 - RCA Building (B3500) 2 -Clark Tower 3 - Pony Farm

Akita Hank4/15/2015

Akita Hank IBMs in Clark Tower were from Cook Industries aquisition. 1 路

Charlie Derrick4/15/2015

Charlie Derrick 1. Admin building between hangers 6 and 7.

Subject: Had lunch with Winn Stephenson, Belinda Watkins, Linda Brigance, Larry Netter & Jimmy Sowell today. ...

Jimmy Glenn Burk4/15/2015

Had lunch with Winn Stephenson, Belinda Watkins, Linda Brigance, Larry Netter & Jimmy Sowell today. All are enjoying their retirement lives including me.

Linda Brigance4/15/2015

Linda Brigance It was great seeing all of you. Fun conversation and great memories. :-)

Ron Houston4/15/2015

Ron Houston Holy cow - - - flash-backs. . . :)

Subject: FedEx Trivia 4/16/15

Jimmy Glenn Burk4/16/2015

FedEx Trivia 4/16/15Who was the first VP Development over Datasystems reporting to Jim Barksdale when he became Senior Vice President?

Buddy Johnson4/16/2015

Buddy Johnson Hank Howell 2 路

Jimmy Glenn Burk4/17/2015

Buddy is correct! As I understand.... Charlie Brandon was SVP and reporting to him in COS was Howard Bedford whom he hired from AVIS to oversee development for COSMOS. Howard Bedford was fired. Jim Barksdale moved into Charlie's slot when Charlie decided he didn't want to continue to develop a large IT group. Hank became VP reporting to JLB, and he was the VP when I got to FedEx in Feb 1980.

Subject: FedEx Trivia Quiz 4/17/15 Answer any of the following questions:

Jimmy Glenn Burk4/17/2015

FedEx Trivia Quiz 4/17/15 Answer any of the following questions:

1. Where was the first, or almost first, ZapMail document sent from and by whom?

2. What kind supplement could you get billed to pick up a FedEx Overnight Letter when it was first introduced?

3. What is the supplemental charge on many packages that averages a couple dollars for domestic and $18 for International that hits many shipments?

4. What regular meeting did Ron Ponder start at FedEx , where a toy fish was sometimes tossed about?


Jimmy Glenn Burk4/18/2015

Answers:

1. Where was the first, or almost first, ZapMail document sent from and by whom? Jim Barksdale @ 2955 Republican 1st floor

2. What kind supplement could you get billed to pick up a FedEx Overnight Letter when it was first introduced? if you have other packages to pick up, you didn't have to pay a surcharge, otherwise you paid for the pickup

3. What is the supplemental charge on many packages that averages a couple dollars for domestic and $18 for International that hits many shipments? DIM WEIGHT

4. What regular meeting did Ron Ponder start at FedEx , where a toy fish was sometimes tossed about? The PonderRama


Subject: @ FedEx: Brothers Randy & Ray Burk & David Anderson

Jimmy Glenn Burk4/17/2015

@ FedEx: Brothers Randy & Ray Burk & David Anderson

Subject: Jimmy Sowell & Janie Haynes

Jimmy Glenn Burk4/17/2015

Jimmy Sowell & Janie Haynes

Linda Shelley Morton4/17/2015

Linda Shelley Morton Two of my favorite people.

Subject: @ FedEx: Sherry Aaholm, Matt Marek, Rebecca Jones, Steve Streittmatter & Winn Stephenson

Jimmy Glenn Burk4/17/2015

@ FedEx: Sherry Aaholm, Matt Marek, Rebecca Jones, Steve Streittmatter & Winn Stephenson

Subject: Trivia: Who are these employees...from 1985 photo?

Jimmy Glenn Burk4/17/2015

Trivia: Who are these employees...from 1985 photo?

Don Beethe4/17/2015

Don Beethe Think that's Marge Cole

Bob Baxter4/17/2015

Bob Baxter Bob Palasz?

Judy Davidson4/18/2015

Judy Davidson lol...those "computers"

Jimmy Glenn Burk4/18/2015

Answers: Marge Cole & David Dietzel

Subject: Trivia: Who are these 2 employees...photo from 1985?

Jimmy Glenn Burk4/17/2015

Trivia: Who are these 2 employees...photo from 1985?

Jimmy Glenn Burk4/18/2015

Answer: Vernitta Rogers & Ace McInturff 1 路

Subject: Out of Town Off to Disneyworld with our 3 grandkids & their parents...back in 8 days; feel free to p ...

Jimmy Glenn Burk4/18/2015

Out of Town Off to Disneyworld with our 3 grandkids & their parents...back in 8 days; feel free to post your trivia questions, photos and memories and have a great weekend and great next week..................................................

Larry Tieman4/18/2015

Larry Tieman Did WDW and a Disney cruise in Dec with everyone. Had a fantastic time. Everyone I know who has done WDW with grandkids loved it. Have a super time.

Don Rose4/18/2015

Don Rose Enjoy Jimmy.

Dan Elliot4/18/2015

Dan Elliot It's hot down here!!

Subject: from Pam Knowles

Jimmy Glenn Burk4/21/2015

from Pam KnowlesI am saddened to inform you that Gloria Cardwell passed away last night. She had complications during her heart surgery. Arrangements are incomplete at this time.Pam

Shirley Lovelace Williams4/21/2015

Shirley Lovelace Williams I am so sorry to hear this. Loved working with Gloria and didn't think she would ever retire. 2 路

Linda Shelley Morton4/21/2015

Linda Shelley Morton I loved Gloria.....she was a very kind person and always willing to help. Sorry to hear of her passing. 3 路

Jimmy Glenn Burk4/21/2015

from Jim Thannum: This is to let you know Gloria passed away Monday, after complications from a heart valve replacement. She was a wonderful woman, and a great friend to many, and an unbelievable asset to FedEx during my 22 years at FedEx. We stayed in close contact after both retiring in May 2013, and she was 鈥淎untie Glo鈥 to my granddaughter, and a very close friend to my entire family. Actually she was part of my family, and will be greatly missed. Visitation is at Memorial Park on Poplar, Thursday 5-7pm, and the funeral is Friday at 11:30am also at Memorial Park. May God鈥檚 Blessing shine upon Gloria, Jim Thannum 4 路

Janie Haynes4/21/2015

Janie Haynes I'm very sad to hear this. Gloria was one of those people you thought would be around forever. She had such a sweet spirit. 3 路

Subject: Jim Moore's birthday with his kids...Happy Birthday Jim

Jimmy Glenn Burk4/22/2015

Jim Moore's birthday with his kids...Happy Birthday Jim

Buddy Johnson4/22/2015

Buddy Johnson Happy Birthday, Jim!!!

Jimmy Glenn Burk4/22/2015

Jim is the cool guy in yellow...He started the Radio Group and was known as the father of DADS. Jim Bentley, Richard Dunn, moi and others were Munchkins of DADS

Jimmy Glenn Burk4/22/2015

Jim was an ElectrIcal Engineering graduate of Christian Brothers Univ in Memphis

Subject: FedEx Trivia Quiz

Jimmy Glenn Burk4/22/2015

FedEx Trivia QuizWhen FedEx purchased Flying Tigers, who was the Managing Director of Development in LA?

Buddy Johnson4/22/2015

Buddy Johnson Heidi Amling 1 路

Jimmy Glenn Burk4/24/2015

Heidi Amling is correct!

Subject: FedEx Trivia Quiz

Jimmy Glenn Burk4/22/2015

FedEx Trivia Quiz

Ted Crampton, denis Guerts, and Alfred Pun all did the same job but in different places.What were their jobs... and where?


Ron Houston4/22/2015

Ron Houston Telecom/ITD - Sr. Managers? or Directors? - Guerts was in Brussels. Crampton UK?, Pun Singapore? . . . ok, lots of guessing here.

Jimmy Glenn Burk4/24/2015

Excellent guess!

Subject: Is anybody else having a problem getting reimbursement from OneExchange for health care premium? All ...

Brenda J. Brunner4/24/2015

Is anybody else having a problem getting reimbursement from OneExchange for health care premium? All of a sudden (after 4 yrs of claims) my documentation is not right. No way in heaven to get benefits on the line. Sheez why do they use these 3rd party jerks 馃槨馃槨

Buddy Johnson4/24/2015

Buddy Johnson Guess we are lucky so far. May have a problem later. It/ 1 路

Buddy Johnson4/24/2015

Buddy Johnson it's all about outsourcing to save $$$$ 1 路

Ann Hoff Crum4/24/2015

Ann Hoff Crum I had to fill out info again since they've changed the company handling it. I got my $$ for March but nothing deposited yet for April. I believe the info mailed out stated there could be a gap during transition.

Brenda J. Brunner4/24/2015

Brenda J. Brunner Buddy Johnson. I have been uploading a copy of the electronic check for 4 yrs. then this month that was denied. What do you furnish? I don't have a monthly bill which is what she is asking for I think she was just being a a$@$)(. 馃槼

Brenda J. Brunner4/24/2015

Brenda J. Brunner Ann Hoff Crum. Yes I got March and waited after the transition to file new claim. I have not received any mail from them. Just checking online 2 路

Kathy Guererri Heatherly4/24/2015

Kathy Guererri Heatherly Brenda J. Brunner, the site has been down for a month, I was advised not too file April reimbursement until end of month. Called several times lots of misleading information from customers service representative. Prior to filling reimbursement they said to call and made sure all of my information has been updated. Plan on doing that. Yes it was a good system sure hope they didn't screw it up.

Margaret Canon Bruch4/25/2015

Margaret Canon Bruch I don't have fedex insurance but $ from the buyout and it is a challenge every time to get my $$$ and you can call to ask about why it was rejected and get a different answer every time 馃槺 total frustration!!!! Edited 路 1 路

Buddy Johnson4/25/2015

Buddy Johnson Hey folks. Here is the phone number for the FedEx Transaction team (855-794-4392). They are a group located in WHQ off Winchester that is supposed to help with variety of matters for Retirees. For past couple of years, we have applied at beginning of year for monthly distribution of the $$$. So far, so good. Email for this Transaction team is HR-Transactions@fedex.com 1 路

Subject: FedEx Trivia Quiz

Jimmy Glenn Burk4/27/2015

FedEx Trivia QuizWhen Zapmail was shut down, four directors (two directors under VP Jim Vaughn and two directors who were under Gil Mook ) were all transferred to another VP who was told to keep only two of the directors.a. Who were the Directors? b. Who was the VP they were transferred to? c. Which Directors did he keep?

Peggy Dawson Black4/27/2015

Peggy Dawson Black Was it Jim Colson and Jim Moore?

Jimmy Glenn Burk4/28/2015

Actually....there were 5 directors transferred...and Jim Colson and Jim Moore were in the 5

Peggy Dawson Black4/28/2015

Peggy Dawson Black The 2 Jims were moved to Harry Dalton if memory serves correctly. It was all around the same time as the Flying Tiger purchase.

Jimmy Glenn Burk4/28/2015

History: a. The five directors moved were Jim Colson Ray Grantham Jim Moore Jim McKinney Jim Whitworth b. Who was the VP they were transferred to? VP Winn Stephenson c. Which Directors did he keep? Winn kept Jim Moore, Jim McKinney Jim Colson & Jim Whitworth(all the Jim's) initially. Ray Grantham was transferred to Fleet Mx as a Director Later, Jim Colson & Jim Whitworth were transferred to Harry Dalton in SIS

Peggy Dawson Black4/28/2015

Peggy Dawson Black What a memory you have! I now remember all this.

Subject: FedEx Trivia Poll

Jimmy Glenn Burk4/28/2015

FedEx Trivia PollWhat did the saying 'we have purple blood' mean to you?

Don Rose4/28/2015

Don Rose It meant that I would do everything in my power to help FedEx succeed. And I did! 6 路

Buddy Johnson4/28/2015

Buddy Johnson Above and beyond...every day!!! 3 路

Charlotte Benton Hieronymus4/28/2015

Charlotte Benton Hieronymus 110% consistently! 2 路

Johnnie Edwards4/28/2015

Johnnie Edwards Purple blood then.....brown blood now.....im proud to have been on ground floor of the largest express company 73-95 now the largest logistics company....best of both worlds!! 2 路

Marcie Littles Moss4/28/2015

Marcie Littles Moss Above and beyond. The words "not my job" NEVER came into play. A comment was made back in the early days that if Fred Smith and FedEx employees were lined up on the MS River bridge and Fred Smith jumped in, 99.9999% of the employees would jump also. So blessed and honored to have been part of this amazing company for over 30 years (1982-2013) 5 路

Jim Gonka4/28/2015

Jim Gonka Most of all it meant family.....until 2009 2 路

Buddy Johnson4/28/2015

Buddy Johnson April 3 was definitely a black-letter day in FedEx history. The day everything changed forever.

Melody Preuitt Mettes4/29/2015

Melody Preuitt Mettes I think it began to gradually change after Services was split from Express. We lost our "heart". Yes, who could forget April 3? I thought the earth was crumbling under my feet! 2 路

Jimmy Glenn Burk5/17/2015

From Jim Moore: Your love for and dedication to FedEx鈥. Still get a pitter patter when I see the purple tails鈥 JIM 3 路

Deby Abbott Jolley5/18/2015

Deby Abbott Jolley My blood is still kinda purple - and my hair is also purple now. 1 路

Subject: FedEx Trivia Quiz

Jimmy Glenn Burk4/28/2015

FedEx Trivia Quiz

When Zapmail shut down, FedEx still had a committment to buy stuff more from NEC. I had heard that the SVP had ordered many more Zapmailer II's (without approval) that hadn't yet been built. NEC told FedEx that it could purchase anything they manufactured.a. Who immediately said: I will take 25,000 NEC PC's. and b. What did they want the PC's for?


Jim McBryde4/28/2015

Jim McBryde Jim schmedike and powerships. 1 路

Mary A Johnson4/28/2015

Mary A Johnson Powerships make total sense. Automation bought PCs by the truckload back then! 1 路

Jimmy Glenn Burk5/5/2015

It was Dennis Jones, and maybe Schmedike was under Dennis who was VP over Billing and automation; and to expand Automation, giving pc's to customers who shipped less than the minimum required for a PC.

Jim McBryde5/5/2015

Jim McBryde Dennis eventually demoted schmedike all the way down to advisor and he left the company shortly there after. Dennis got him for not fully depreciating the necs before replacing them.

Subject: FedEx Trivia Quiz

Jimmy Glenn Burk4/28/2015

FedEx Trivia Quiz

When FedEx created the International Division and expanded quickly in the late 80's what did they do that had a negative impact on the Domestic business???


Jimmy Glenn Burk5/5/2015

Answer: In many areas it drained the talent and experience that was in those group, causing some groups to have everyone in the group with no experience.

Subject: FedEx Trivia:

Jimmy Glenn Burk4/29/2015

FedEx Trivia:a. What was it called when the airbill was sent to billing, and attached to the customer's invoice?b. What was the project to scan all airbills in the station, and then ocr the info so that it was available before the sort?c. What was the project which scanned airbill images in Memphis for the first imaging project?d. What was the name of the EDI system where bulk customers could send and receive their shipment information directly connected to FedEx?e. What was the name of the department where lost and damaged shipments were sent?

Don Rose4/29/2015

Don Rose e. Overgoods 1 路

Chris Jones4/29/2015

Chris Jones a. country club billing. I can't remember b, c, d and I worked in invoicing!

Gary Phillips4/29/2015

Gary Phillips D: Direct Connect? 1 路

Melissa Leech Ziemer5/1/2015

Melissa Leech Ziemer b. GENESIS, d. Powership, e. Overgoods & NWR (Northwest Research)

Jimmy Glenn Burk5/5/2015

Answers: a. . What was it called when the airbill was sent to billing, and attached to the customer's invoice? Country club billing is correct b. What was the project to scan all airbills in the station, and then ocr the info so that it was available before the sort? GENESIS c. What was the project which scanned airbill images in Memphis for the first imaging project? POLARIS d. What was the name of the EDI system where bulk customers could send and receive their shipment information directly connected to FedEx? eventually named Powership Plus e. What was the name of the department where lost and damaged shipments were sent? Overgoods

Subject: FedEx Trivia a. I was the VP Satellite Systems, then assigned to sell off Zapmail assets. Then becam ...

Jimmy Glenn Burk4/30/2015

FedEx Trivia a. I was the VP Satellite Systems, then assigned to sell off Zapmail assets. Then became SVP of AOD. Who am I?b. I was hired from the outside as VP of BLS(Logistics & Parts Bank). My very first day, I jumped up in a VP & MD meeting and gave an oratory for 10 minutes about my greatness. Winn Stephenson and Ed White then made friendly bets on how long he would last. I lasted 354 days... Who am I?c. I was hired into the company as an advanced Object Oriented Design person as an MD and was put over the Station Proc project. Within a year, I was a Realtor. Who am I?d. I was hired into the company as MD Satellite Operations, then became MD over Network Operations in Telecom, then made SVP over AOD. Who am I?e. I was the Senior Mgr in Telecom over DADs and Operations. I was an expat in Europe over Telecom operations there then returned to Memphis as Sr. Mgr. Once a year I cooked pots and pots of seafood gumbo. Who am I?f. I was 2nd in command to FWS. I was known to fire anyone at any time. Once I brought a manager to Memphis, fired him on the spot, and wouldn't pay for his ticket to return home.Who am I?

Gary Phillips4/30/2015

Gary Phillips E. Buddy Williamson 2 路

Bruce Lindow4/30/2015

Bruce Lindow a. Gil Mook, d. Jim McKinny 1 路

Subject: Summer things to do... Memphis Orpheum Summer Movie Series

Jimmy Glenn Burk5/1/2015

Summer things to do... Memphis Orpheum Summer Movie SeriesTickets are $7 for adults and $5 for children under 12. Packages of 10 tickets are available for $50.Lineup. All movies are at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Thursday, June 4 鈥 鈥淭op Gun鈥 Friday, June 5 鈥 鈥淏ack to the Future Thursday, June 11 鈥 鈥淕rease鈥 (1978). The John Travolta/Olivia Newton-John high school musical. Friday, June 12, 1:30 p.m. 鈥 鈥淪pace Jam鈥 Friday, June 12 鈥 鈥淐asablanca鈥 Thursday, June 25 鈥 鈥淐lueless鈥 Friday, June 26, 1:30 p.m. 鈥 鈥淛ames and the Giant Peach鈥 Friday, June 26 鈥 鈥淗arry Potter and the Prison of Azkaban Thursday, July 9 鈥 鈥淭he Wizard of Oz鈥 Friday, July 10 鈥 鈥淎irplane!鈥 Thursday, July 23 鈥 鈥淭he Sound of Music鈥 Friday, July 24 鈥 double feature 鈥淎 Nightmare on Elm Street鈥 & 鈥淔riday the 13th" Thursday, July 30 鈥 鈥淗ook鈥 Friday, July 31 鈥 鈥淪tar Trek II: The Wrath of Khan鈥). Friday, Aug. 14 鈥 鈥淵oung Frankenstein鈥 Friday, Aug. 28 鈥 鈥淕one with the Wind鈥

Subject: http://www.commercialappeal.com/business/fedex/fedex-pays-tribute-with-final-flight_25138046

Jimmy Glenn Burk5/1/2015

http://www.commercialappeal.com/business/fedex/fedex-pays-tribute-with-final-flight_25138046

Subject: Had coffee this morning with Larry Netter. He relayed that Buddy Williamson is alive and well and li ...

Jimmy Glenn Burk5/1/2015

Had coffee this morning with Larry Netter. He relayed that Buddy Williamson is alive and well and living in Louisiana, and comes to Memphis every once in a while. He had to give up golf, which he loved due to an injury.

Subject: This is worth sharing

Jack Brown5/4/2015

This is worth sharing

Do You Know the Truth About Shingles? (Infographic)

Dany Hsch5/4/2015

Dany Hsch Had them at 16

Subject: FedEx Trivia Quiz

Jimmy Glenn Burk5/4/2015

FedEx Trivia QuizIn 1998 FedEx acquired Caliber systems. Name any of the companies that made up Caliber...

Marsha Terry Rider5/4/2015

Marsha Terry Rider RPS?

Dave Hansen5/4/2015

Dave Hansen Roberts Express (Now Fedex Custom Critical), Caliber Logistics (Now Global Supply Chain), Roadway Package Systems (Now Fedex Ground)

Jimmy Glenn Burk5/5/2015

good answers: Roberts Express, Caliber Logistics, Caliber Technologies(Akron group like Services), Viking Freight, RPS

Subject: FedEx Trivia

Jimmy Glenn Burk5/4/2015

FedEx TriviaWhen the FDX companies were formed..ie FedEx Express, Ground, Services etc.......... all Express employees that went to Services lost their jumpseat benefit...which was a loss to many. The company sited the percentage of employees in Services that had ever jumpseated.What was the percentage number?

Peter Dangerfield5/4/2015

Peter Dangerfield I don't know Jimmy, but I was one that had flown to Australia many times on jumpseat and really missed the benefit to visit my parents and family. 2 路

George Moore5/4/2015

George Moore I used jump seat a lot,but only for business trips. I don't know the percentage either, but in my case it cost FedEx more money for me to fly commercial. 2 路

Linda Cook Thorn5/4/2015

Linda Cook Thorn That isn't the reason we were told we were told that services was not a part of the actual airline industry like express. 5 路

Dave Hansen5/4/2015

Dave Hansen Im gonna guess 50%. I used jumpseat many times myself. 1 路

Subject: Is anybody working with Towers Watson OneExchange. and If so how does the HRA reimbursement work. It ...

Roger Yannett Sr5/4/2015

Is anybody working with Towers Watson OneExchange. and If so how does the HRA reimbursement work. It seems each time I call I get different answers. Do you use it for Medicare Part B premium, or any supplemental premiums, or save it to the end of the year and send in all out of pocket receipts. Could this be any more complicated?

Jimmy Glenn Burk5/5/2015

From someone unknowledgeable....Does Towers have something to do with medicare...or is it the company that handles the voluntary buyout insurance thing...or something else?

Roger Yannett Sr5/5/2015

Roger Yannett Sr Hi Jimmy Towers Watson is a company selected by FEDEX to help retirees with their transition from FEDEX CIGNA to Medicare and any additional insurance. they also manage the HRA accounts. Fedex deposits 1200 dollars into this account each year. but to get the money you have to submit a claim. Which I find is stupid since it is my Money!!!!! 1 路

Jimmy Glenn Burk5/5/2015

Thanks, I'm going to be needing them in about 11 months...

Nancy Hinds5/5/2015

Nancy Hinds Dickie Dunn would know.

Dickie Dunn5/5/2015

Dickie Dunn I haven鈥檛 used it yet this year 鈥 before the change. When I went on Medicare, Fedex provided me with a Health Savings Account that was $85 per month ($1020/Yr). I have used it to pay the Medicare Premiums and Supplement premiums. I had a direct deposit for reimbursement. They had an online process to submit claims and could either mail, fax, or upload receipts. Days later the money would be in my bank account鈥 Hope this helps

Roger Yannett Sr5/7/2015

Roger Yannett Sr What I don't understand is why FedEx did this. They basically force you to go thru Towers Watson OneExchange which makes it easier to get your HRA money. They make you go thru hoops to get your HRA when you don't. This does not follow the PSP philosoph. Unless PSP actually means Profit Service People.

Subject: http://www.fedex.com/hk_english/about/history.html#tab1

Jimmy Glenn Burk5/5/2015

http://www.fedex.com/hk_english/about/history.html#tab1

Track - FedEx History in APAC | FedEx Hong Kong

Subject: FedEx Trivia Quiz

Jimmy Glenn Burk5/5/2015

FedEx Trivia Quiza. What is FedEx's major airport in England/UK?b. Where (or was) FedEx's England call center?Don Rose a. Gatwick? b. CoventryDavid Hunt A. Stansted

Jimmy Glenn Burk5/5/2015

David is correct.

Gary Phillips5/5/2015

Gary Phillips How about the call center. I've been there but don't remember the town. It was a long drive from the telecom location.

Jim McBryde5/5/2015

Jim McBryde B. High wickham?

Gary Phillips5/5/2015

Gary Phillips High Wycomb is where the telecom center was. I thought Coventry was right.

Jimmy Glenn Burk5/5/2015

and B was Coventry

Sherry Little5/5/2015

Sherry Little A. Manchester?

Gary Phillips5/6/2015

Gary Phillips No, David was right Sherry Little.

Subject: FedEx Trivia Quiz

Jimmy Glenn Burk5/5/2015

FedEx Trivia Quiz

In the mid and late 90's FedEx was in the expansion mode, having bought International companies, Caliber companies and looking for more.They had a problem that the company was running out of something that was needed.Dave Hansen Airbill numbers?? Employee numbers?


Jimmy Glenn Burk5/5/2015

Employee Numbers....the mainframe couldn't handle larger fields for employee numbers

Jim McBryde5/5/2015

Jim McBryde Tracking numbers came first. We were recycling them every 2 to 3 months and the duplicates were showing up alongside of the new ones causing a lot of confusion. 1 路

Tommy Johnson5/6/2015

Tommy Johnson I remember that I was on third level support. Tons of people were calling in saying they could track. That was the early stages of FedEx Ship for Windows.

Jim McBryde5/6/2015

Jim McBryde Yep. It generated tracking numbers as did powership and they recycled quickly.

Subject: FedEx Trivia Quiz

Jimmy Glenn Burk5/5/2015

FedEx Trivia Quiz

In 1992, UPS implemented something that for the first time in their history, gave the appearance to their customers, that they matched FedEx technology.What did they implement? and with what company(which now included a former FedEx executive?


Jimmy Glenn Burk5/5/2015

Dickie Dunn: Real time tracking... once a day - Used a public carrier with CDPD but realizing the real time costs backed it off to once a day

Jimmy Glenn Burk5/5/2015

Richard is correct!

Jimmy Glenn Burk5/5/2015

around 1992 is when UPS implmented real time tracking using McCaw Cellular; Jim Barksdale was CEO of McCaw, but he wouldn't meet with UPS on any technical meetings, so that he didn't have any information to share about or with FedEx about their plans; UPS had previously tried to develop their own radio network(but were unable to get enough frequencies like Jim Moore and Richard Dunn had done many years earlier), then tried Ram Mobile Data(it was way too expensive) before using McCaw

Subject: FedEx Trivia Quiz

Jimmy Glenn Burk5/6/2015

FedEx Trivia QuizShortly after Zapmail started, it was discovered the machines could do other functions that walk in customers to centers wanted, and customers getting their own zapmailer II machine also wanted. This feature had to be added to count what they did, so FedEx could charge them.What was the feature added?

Dave Hansen5/6/2015

Dave Hansen Number of photo copies made?

Jimmy Glenn Burk5/7/2015

Dave is correct. People used them also as copy machines

Subject: Guestbook: from www.fedexlegends.info

Jimmy Glenn Burk5/7/2015

Guestbook: from www.fedexlegends.infoWow! Wonderful job Jimmie. So many friends and memories of ZAPMAIL and COOK Ind. I could not turn away for hours.Edwin Moelder

Subject: Guestbook: from www.fedexlegends.info

Jimmy Glenn Burk5/7/2015

Guestbook: from www.fedexlegends.infoAlive and living in Germantown. Retired in 2012. Great memories, and proud to have been part of a great team. Great web site.Tom Tompkins

Subject: FedEx Trivia Poll

Jimmy Glenn Burk5/8/2015

FedEx Trivia Poll

What was the most difficult project or system you worked on or with in your career? What was the best project or system you worked with?


Ben Moore5/8/2015

Ben Moore 1. Converting COSMOS from TPF to IMS 2. Data center move from Clark Tower to CTC 3. IBM 3090 ESP 4. Saturday delivery (reduced outage window) 5. Adding 9th system to data center 6. Implementing EMC2 to replace PROFS

Gary Phillips5/8/2015

Gary Phillips Answer is the same for both. The network control center move from Clark Tower to the CTC. Dale Greer and I built a updated parrallel control center at the CTC for the cutover.

Dan Elliot5/8/2015

Dan Elliot Zapmail! The time deadlines were impossible!!

Peggy Dawson Black5/9/2015

Peggy Dawson Black PowerPaf. We did the right thing the wrong way. 1 路

J. David White5/11/2015

J. David White Relocating the Flight Control & System Control Center from the 1st floor of the 2861 Sprankel Admin. Bldg to the "Bunker" Bldg at the former Holiday Inn Campus on Lamar in 1994. It had a collection of about 40 different systems (some were stand-alone) and most were networked used for communication, command and control: Nortel Telephone system, SNA terminals, weather systems, crew resource systems, etc. We moved half of the control specialists on one weekend, and then the other half on the next weekend. It was accomplished through precise scheduling, good teamwork, and supported by AT&T/Bell-South phone technicians, and our FedEx Tech Services Data technicians, along with our Voice Engineers and Data Network Engineers. It went on without any noticeable interruption and completed successfully.

Deby Abbott Jolley5/13/2015

Deby Abbott Jolley My answer is the same for both, as well. Extended Tracking Number - adding Form ID and a couple of digits to the Express Tracking Number. I got to work with so many amazing people!! - but it touched so many systems that it was pretty tricky...

Marsha Terry Rider5/14/2015

Worst: supporting the GFTP system, including designing/developing an interface to an Oracle/Java system about a year before I left: over-engineered IMS/DB2 system by contractors long gone. Only Phase I was completed. Phase II included the screens to modify the DB2 tables. By the time I inherited it there were few developers, let alone DBAs that could assist me. The up-side is that I learned a lot and performed death-defying real-time production table updates (I learned a lot about paperwork in order to do the latter). The down-side was....the same as the up-side and additionally that the interfaces needed to run every hour to simulate real-time. Needless to say when there was a hick-up and data lost on the off-host side, re-runs were a nightmare. It's a good thing I was a brave soul and a miracle that I didn't develop an ulcer or two. BEST: believe it or not, the PRISM nightly batch system. We had some awesome TA's in our group and our OA's and Computer Ops people were tops. Now that I am retired, I can admit that I was a JCL Junkie. 1 路

Subject: Happy Birthday to Dale Browning. Dale was instrumental in migrating the FedEx networks to routers, a ...

Jimmy Glenn Burk5/9/2015

Happy Birthday to Dale Browning. Dale was instrumental in migrating the FedEx networks to routers, and in interfacing FedEx into the Internet. He and his team also were instrumental in developing FedEx tracking over the Internet with Miley Ainsworth's team.

Marcie Littles Moss5/9/2015

Marcie Littles Moss Happy Birthday, Dale!!!

Shirley Lovelace Williams5/9/2015

Shirley Lovelace Williams Happy Birthday, Dale.

Peter Dangerfield5/9/2015

Peter Dangerfield Happy Birthday Dale

Subject: How FedEx got connected to the Internet(history)

Jimmy Glenn Burk5/9/2015

How FedEx got connected to the Internet(history)

In the early 90's, FedEx connected to the Internet by dial up. Dale Browning brought me a proposal to connect directly to the Internet with a 56kbps circuit to the closest node point, St Louis.Cost was $5k a month, and we were offered a 30 day evaluation to try it out. I ran it by my management who were not interested in doing it. I signed the evaluation agreement anyway and proceeded to connect. The Telecom group was saving lots of money in other areas, and I had told upper mgmt we were going to invest in the Networks, not just keep cutting costs, which they disagreed in doing, but didn't stop us.Two days into the evaluation our Procurement dept decided I had committed a grave sin. I had signed something that might commit us to use a particular company for this (there weren't many options). They set up a meeting with me to decide if I would go to signature jail (ie take away your signature financial authority). I had my signature authority revoked several times, always to get it back in a couple days, hopefully because I was doing the right thing.Anyway, the circuit went in and Dale Browning and Miley Ainsworths groups brainstormed some uses for this, and shortly after the Telecom group (Miley Ainsworth group) interfaced the tracking app with the Internet and you could track your packages from any system over the Internet. It was around 1995, and it was deemed by many news articles as the first useful thing that you could do over the internet at the time. Previously only usenet and bulletin boards were accessed. Browsers were just coming into being.Thus, the beginning of fedex.com was born, and automation development soon put many other customer apps accessible to our customers who didn't have to use dial up, if on the Internet.


Ben Moore5/9/2015

Ben Moore I was running the EMC2 e-mail system in the early 1990s. We were connected to Western Union to send faxes from International Customer Service for customs documents. We also extended this connection to interface with IBM's PROFS network using X.400. Some of our international locations were doing business with universities. They reached out to me to see if I could connect our e-mail system to something they called the "Internet." I called Western Union and asked them. They said they'd check on it and get back to me. When the Western Union rep. called back he said he must have misunderstood what I'd asked for as they didn't know what the "Internet" was. 2 路

Jimmy Glenn Burk5/10/2015

Tidbits Sign on to the Internet: I've probably written about this before, but when the internet became accessible to employees, Dale Browning got Data Protection involved to handle addresses and handle security issues. Main problem was that Data Security primarily only handled mainframe access and passwords, they didn't know what the Internet was. After learning a little, DP decided that all employees would have to sign on to the device...every time they went to another (URL or page). Dale knew that was stupid, so he just ignored their suggestions. Otherwise, everyone who accessed the Internet would be as mad as they could be. ------- I want capital letters: Dennis Jones decided he wanted to get onto the internet. His internet address was assigned and his business cards ordered. His address was something like dennis.jones@fedex.com He was upset with his cards and sent them back to be reprinted as he wished DENNIS.JONES@fedex.com Dale Browning got in touch with him, and explained that lower case letters were good and normal at the time for tech savvy CIO's. Dennis relented and took the first cards. When he left fedex he became CIO for a major internet tech company on the west coast.....who all had lower case addresses... Edited 路 1 路

Tommy Johnson5/10/2015

Tommy Johnson I built the first remote access over the internet to access our computers installed in customer offices (Desktops and Servers). It was NetMeeting on Windows NT. Access was over the internet by modem. It was used by Tech Support to access customer computers for troubleshooting and by revenue to download revenue files that didn鈥檛 upload to FedEx. Information Security pushed back on the project stating it wasn鈥檛 secure because NetMeeting was from Microsoft so it wasn鈥檛 secure. My manger Alex Tartera pushed back and we got it in anyway. This was used for many years. When the internet was available thru networks INFOSEC refused to allow NetMeeting to be used across the network and was still only available by modem access.

Joe Cutrell5/10/2015

Joe Cutrell FedEx went on to attend a few IETF meetings, and in April, 1997 actually hosted the meeting of global internet architects - Keith Johnson among others was instrumental. It was the first time the host wasn't a tech company or educational research institution.

Tom Jeanette8/27/2015

Tom Jeanette Our first internet connection was in 1985 or 1986. We had an NCR Tower connected as a leaf node via 2400 baud modem to emcard, Emory University Hospital's cardiology department. FedEx telecom sent a team to our office on Southwind to find out why our phone bill was so high. 1 路

Akita Hank8/28/2015

Akita Hank My first major networking project involving the Internet was to provide the sales force with connectivity to the corporate network from their homes. Internet provisioning was so splintered across the US that no single company could provide what we need. It would have required additional head count to form a team to accomplish this. Instead, AT&T set up a team to contact the proper carrier for each location and coordinated getting them connected to the Internet. The corporate network was already connected to the Internet for other use. I started the project and got it rolling, then it was turned over to someone else to finish.

Subject: History Tidbits

Jimmy Glenn Burk5/9/2015

History Tidbits

We want lasers...but not on that end for the tracker:The first supertrackers had an infrared tip which had to contact the bar code to read it.When the Supertrackers were redesigned a Laser scanner was proposed to scan airbills.Ground Ops decided that they didn't want the lasers and wouldn't approve it, unless the laser was on the tip end of the new EST(Enhanced SuperTracker). That wasn't physically possible, since the trackers needed to fit in the same slot in the quad racks. The courier would have to flip the EST to scan. We did tests which showed that the time to flip the tracker was insignificant to the overall input of the airbill, but Ground Ops held firm...no laser approval if it couldn't be on the tip side.Fortunately for the company FWS called a meeting on scanning that Winn Stephenson, Dennis Jones and I attended. He asked me what were the top 5 things we needed to be doing.I didn't hesitate, first thing, we needed to put this laser on the EST and move on. UPS had a much cheaper DIAD device..which had a laser. We would look stupid in the industry to put out a more techie device and still used contact scanning.Dennis then kicked in gear spouting numbers and productivity gains, which he was good at. Somehow in seconds, he came up with a number that laser scanning would cost us 10 cents a day per courier. (The laser scanner was about $120 each)FWS said go do it, and 60,000+ lasers were ordered that week and Bruce Lindow and group incorporated it into their design and manufacturing.That was the genesis of the ZCOMM meetings that FWS formed to move the company ahead strategically.


Subject: To reduce their workload Data Protection introduced a voice response system in the late 1980s that w ...

Ben Moore5/10/2015

To reduce their workload Data Protection introduced a voice response system in the late 1980s that would let employees reset their ACF2/PRISM password. One weekend I had to use it and was surprised at how easy (not a good thing) it was to use. All it used to authenticate was your employee number and one of several questions from your PRISM record. The questions from PRISM were about your last performance review, your home zip code, your birth date, etc.I thought that that was way too easy and sat down with Rick Morgan to discuss it. He defended the system and I asked him if I could try to test it. He agreed and we began.Fred Smith seemed to be the optimal target since everybody knew his employee number (1) and once you had control of his identity you had control of the entire employee base via PRISM.So I called the voice response system and when it asked for my employee number I entered "1". Then it asked me one of the questions. I repeated this until it asked me for Fred's birth date. Now that I knew that birth date was one of the challenges for Fred.Then I called Federal Express' Public Relations and asked them what Fred's birth date was. (Remember that this was before the Internet.) Fortunately they wouldn't release Fred's birth date. Being persistent I just called the Memphis Public Library who was glad to answer that for me.Rick was still sitting there observing.Now I called back into the voice response system and repeated the process until it asked me for Fred's birth date. This time I had it and with Rick's approval I entered it.It replied with a new ACF2 password for Fred. BINGO!Do you remember the scene from "Back to the Future" where the DeLorean hits 88MPH and leaves streaks of rubber on the street as it disappears into the future?That's what the carpet in my office looked like as Rick left to go call Fred's office.That voice response system was immediately deactivated for officers and a personal assistant assigned to support their password resets.

Mark Baugh5/10/2015

Mark Baugh Great story...

Mary A Johnson5/10/2015

Mary A Johnson ROFL

Marsha Terry Rider5/14/2015

Marsha Terry Rider What a hoot!

Subject: FedEx Trivia Quiz: Answer any of the following:

Jimmy Glenn Burk5/11/2015

FedEx Trivia Quiz: Answer any of the following:What is???:a. ASTRA b. LHSD c. Nexus d. GSP e. PSCAN F. QPI g. GDP h. CSSD

Buddy Johnson5/11/2015

Buddy Johnson B. Line Haul Systems Dev

Subject: FedEx Trivia Quiz DADS

Jimmy Glenn Burk5/13/2015

FedEx Trivia Quiz

DADS

In the late 80's, early 90's Motorola bought the company that made FedEx's van terminals (company was MDI of Vancouver). Motorola then had the terminal built offshore for $600 and sold to FedEx for about $1800 each(we mistakenly received a bill from the offshore company showing us the Motorola prices).Motorola then decided to stop production of the MDT(mobile data terminal) and force FedEx to purchase a minimum order 20,000 of the new Motorola built terminal for $3200 each. This would force FedEx to also change out much of their radio network equipment and protocols. Motorola decided that FedEx had no options and had to buy from them.What did FedEx do?


George Moore5/13/2015

George Moore Designed our own and got them manufactured in Arab, AL for around $800 ea. (I think). 2 路

Mark Baugh5/13/2015

Mark Baugh Anything but buy from Motorola ...

Peter Dangerfield5/13/2015

Peter Dangerfield We did the same thing on the Falcon windshields. falcon Jet were charging us over $1800 per panel in the seventies, so we had our own manufacture for $800 with PPG in the U.S.

Jimmy Glenn Burk5/18/2015

from Jim Moore (discussing all the dollars saved at FedEx by doing things inhouse): I was discussing Maintenance (telecom stuff, DADS, radio etc) and got to thinking about the BERT program, and Cetecea鈥 Between those two programs Millions were saved and probably the best local service support I鈥檝e ever witnessed provided.. BERT - JJ Wood, was the Trainer, and perfect for that role, trained a line haul driver or courier at each station, on how to diagnose and change out anything that didn鈥檛 work. Put in special colored cases and ship to Memphis, Hub pulled these cases and sent them Support facility. We charged stations something like $2.50 or $5. Per Dads or some such for each radio item per month and with that purchased antennas, etc. MDI wanted $20/ month for a mx support. Moto wanted the same for the radio,,,, we never did that,,, So as for savings, Winn, you can add that to the pile鈥 Have a good one, 73鈥檚 JIM

Subject: Photo from Glenn McFarland's facebook page: Glenn, James Barkley & Sheila Smith Swain

Jimmy Glenn Burk5/14/2015

Photo from Glenn McFarland's facebook page: Glenn, James Barkley & Sheila Smith Swain

Wade Waldrup5/14/2015

Wade Waldrup Who's the photo bomber on the right? :)

Chris Bentley5/14/2015

Chris Bentley Larry Smithson on the right.

Larry Smithson5/14/2015

Larry Smithson Not the photo bomber since I took the photo. 1 路

James Barkley5/14/2015

James Barkley Larry was definitely part of the partay!

Dave Hansen5/15/2015

Dave Hansen You all look very good. Very happy too!! 1 路

Subject: FedEx Trivia Quiz

Jimmy Glenn Burk5/14/2015

FedEx Trivia Quiza.

Name the fancy restaurant in Clark Tower on 1st floor in the 80's?

b. In what restaurant (in the 80's) did many private executive meetings take place? where there was a meal served

c. In what restaurant did a lot of drinking take place in the early days?

d. What color is FedEx china? used for corporate guests and sales at headquarters

e. From what fast food restaurant did many executives send for food...and sometimes have vendors bring food from?

f. What was served on Thursdays at the National Guard by the airport that many of us frequented?


Margaret Canon Bruch5/14/2015

Margaret Canon Bruch F...turkey and dressing 2 路

Jim Bentley5/14/2015

Jim Bentley A: Elans B: Fred Gangs? C: All of them Edited 路 1 路

J. David White5/14/2015

J. David White Yep, I believe Margaret Canon Bruch is Correct. F. = turkey and dressing. 2 路

Subject: FedEx Triva Quiz

Jimmy Glenn Burk5/15/2015

When Federal Express desired to expand the SuperHub, what natural thing had to be addressed to expand??

Ron Houston5/15/2015

Ron Houston ? Nonconnah Creek!!!

Johnnie Edwards5/15/2015

Johnnie Edwards The creek

Bob Baxter5/15/2015

Bob Baxter Hurricane Creek? 1 路

Jon Peacock5/15/2015

Jon Peacock Hurricane creek... 1 路

Ron Houston5/15/2015

Ron Houston Yes! It was 'hurricane' creek...so many in that area - I remember walking across the creek to get to the 'new' superhub - when I first started - we parked in the field...(in the dirt). . . 3 路

Ron Houston5/15/2015

Ron Houston right after we slopped the hogs - the hogs ran on this big wheel and that's what originally turned the conveyor belts that powered the sorting belts. . . . lol 2 路

Ron Houston5/15/2015

Ron Houston ....sorry, couldn't resist after all that talk about the 'crick'. . . :) 4 路

Jimmy Glenn Burk5/16/2015

Hurricane Creek is correct! (red line) of underground Hurricane Creek tunnel (water flows North to Nonconnah Creek) 1 路

Subject: FedEx Trivia Quiz

Jimmy Glenn Burk5/15/2015



Subject: FedEx Trivia

Jimmy Glenn Burk5/18/2015

FedEx Triviaa. In the early 2000's Express brought in a consultant to evaluate IT spending. They determined that IT spent approximately $120M a year on Telecom, and most companies our size spent about $10M/year. They recommended that FedEx cut $100M out of their telecommunications budget. What did Express do?b. In the early 2000's another consultant was brought in. They found that FedEx resources were not aligned to what FedEx needed. 25% of resources were on billing/Chronos, 25% were on Automation, and 25% were on DGO and 25% on everything else. They recommended re-alignment of all resources. What did FedEx Services do?

Buddy Johnson5/18/2015

Buddy Johnson A. Let 'em go. B. Let 'me go 2 路

Buddy Johnson5/18/2015

Buddy Johnson B. Let THEM go....small typo there

David Warren5/18/2015

David Warren I kinda like the first answer Buddy!!! LoL......

Buddy Johnson5/18/2015

Buddy Johnson Yea....opened myself up there. 1 路

Liz Ciulla Carrozza5/18/2015

Liz Ciulla Carrozza Reorged in June - they do it every June! ;)

Peggy Dawson Black5/18/2015

Peggy Dawson Black A. Moved it all to Services. Was it KPMG? B. April 3 action. Darkest day in FedEx history. Shameful. Was this Andersen? 1 路

James Barkley5/18/2015

James Barkley From talking to people still there, they have learned to shoot themselves in the foot without paying an outsider.... 1 路

Peggy Dawson Black5/18/2015

Peggy Dawson Black Let me clarify B. It wasn't what we did, it was how we did it.

Jimmy Glenn Burk5/18/2015

I've been retired too long...Question: Is April the 3rd the date that 1,000+ employees were selected by the unknown algorithm to leave the company??? 2 路

Subject: FedEx Trivia Which person was at one time, the SVP of Sales, then SVP DGO, & then Pres. Ground?

Jimmy Glenn Burk5/23/2015

FedEx Trivia Which person was at one time, the SVP of Sales, then SVP DGO, & then Pres. Ground?

Jim McBryde5/23/2015

Jim McBryde Dave rebholz 3 路

Peggy Dawson Black5/23/2015

Peggy Dawson Black When?

Jimmy Glenn Burk5/24/2015

Dave Rebholz is correct! Edited 路

Jim McBryde5/24/2015

Jim McBryde Great guy and the last of the great partiers. We used to have some great parties, err i mean meetings when he was my md for western region.

Subject: FedEx Trivia: Answer any of these:

Jimmy Glenn Burk5/25/2015

FedEx Trivia:

Answer any of these:True or False???

a. FedEx once gave cost of living increases to employees(TRUE)

b. FedEx once gave Christmas bonus' each year(TRUE)

c. FedEx once gave employee bonus' twice a year(TRUE)

d. ITD once gave you your birthday as a holiday(TRUE in Data Systems)

e. FedEx gives unlimited sick days(True for VP's....at least you are told this)

f. If you miss work and don't call in, you are fired after 5 days(TRUE, but you can gft the firing)

g. At FedEx you can falsify a document once and be forgiven, but not twice(FALSE)

h. Profs was the initial email system used by all employees (FALSE - Y Message)


Buddy Johnson5/25/2015

Buddy Johnson A. True. B. True. C. True. D. True (thanks, JLB). E. False. F. ?? G. False. H. False (original email system was TSO based)

Marsha Terry Rider5/25/2015

like Buddy said, except: E) True - there were no set number of sick days (while many argued for it, JLB thought if would become de facto personal days), outside of the criteria governing STD of course. F) True (although, I was thinking it was less days) H) Since you guys were there before me (me in Dec'86) I should agree with Buddy. However I distinctly remember being taught by Gary Ragsdale to send a Profs message on his PC. Also I don't remember the TSO-based email until the next year when I was in the IT area.

Marsha Terry Rider5/25/2015

Marsha Terry Rider wait - not sure if A is true or not - at least there weren't COLA's in my time, perhaps before?

Jon Peacock5/25/2015

Jon Peacock A. True. B. True. C. True. D. False. E. False. F. False. G. False. H. False.

Subject: FedEx Trivia Who is this???...who has joined the Empire & Dark Side??? (from his facebook page april ...

Jimmy Glenn Burk5/26/2015

FedEx Trivia Who is this???...who has joined the Empire & Dark Side??? (from his facebook page april 2015)

Don Rose5/26/2015

Don Rose Looks like Ron Ponder. 6 路

Gary Phillips5/26/2015

Gary Phillips Definitely Dr Ponder.

Peggy Dawson Black5/26/2015

Peggy Dawson Black Omg.....it's Ronny J. Ponder.

Peggy Dawson Black5/26/2015

Peggy Dawson Black He used to call me "Peg". I could tell stories that would make you gasp and laugh at the same time. Talk about inappropriate....Dr. Ponder was the worst!

Buddy Johnson5/26/2015

Buddy Johnson Ronnie J

Subject: FedEx Trivia Poll

Jimmy Glenn Burk5/27/2015

FedEx Trivia PollWhen/If you retired or currently.... how many total days did you receive?? (vacation + personal + business days)

Rebecca Felts5/27/2015

Rebecca Felts One day shy of 6 weeks which was pretty sweet but I earned it. Thanks FedEx

Subject: FedEx World Travelers Bob & Connie Higgins in the Phillipines(from Bob's facebook page)

Jimmy Glenn Burk5/28/2015

FedEx World Travelers Bob & Connie Higgins in the Phillipines(from Bob's facebook page)

Subject: FedEx Trivia Quiz

Jimmy Glenn Burk5/29/2015

FedEx Trivia QuizIn the 80's another transportation company started overnight deliveries. Their Hub was in Birmingham AL; there was heavy fog for about 3 days and their planes could not take off. FedEx did a commercial of their couriers, carrying packages, and lost & bumping into each other, in the fog. All of a sudden a FedEx courier pops out of the fog and says 'FedEx ..Delivery!'Which company was this commercial targeting?

Buddy Johnson5/29/2015

Buddy Johnson Airborne??

Dave Hansen5/29/2015

Dave Hansen Emery??

Mary A Johnson5/30/2015

Mary A Johnson Is a copy of that comercial still around? I'd love to see it!

Jimmy Glenn Burk5/30/2015

Answer: UPS There was a slight fear that if UPS couldn't make their overnite delivery system work, that they might just buy Federal Express; on paper it was worth $1B and UPS had huge cash reserves

Subject: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DyJxxU7wKwk

Jimmy Glenn Burk5/30/2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DyJxxU7wKwk

Old FedEx Commercial Evolution of Delivery

Subject: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNhOjg73csU

Jimmy Glenn Burk5/30/2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNhOjg73csU

Old FedEx Commercial Singing Pilots

Akita Hank6/4/2015

Do you remember when we only saw FedEx ads at monthly meetings? FedEx did not advertise in Memphis.

Subject: FedEx Poll

Jimmy Glenn Burk6/1/2015

FedEx PollFor those who have evolved to Medicare from FedEx Insurance..Do you pay less than for the FedEx Insurance including any supplementals? Has Medicare been easier or harder to use than Cigna?

Doris McInturff6/1/2015

Doris McInturff I find Medicare FAR easier to work with than Cigna. And much cheaper. Ace McInturff 2 路

Jack Brown6/1/2015

Jack Brown My wife and I are both on Medicare and have an Advantage plan with Humana for Parts A through D. Our monthly premium is $27 per month per person in addition to the $104 withheld by Social Security. Most of the $104 is sent to Humana. Whatever insurance company you plan to use, I recommend using their mail order pharmacy. We have eliminated most of our prescription co-pays by using Humana's mail order. 1 路

Nancy Hinds6/2/2015

Nancy Hinds I am thinking of shopping this year.... 2 adults on FedEx retiree insurance and the deductibles etc - I am just curious - so gonna shop it... 2 路

Irene Williams6/2/2015

Irene Williams Medicare is cheaper, even after adding a supplement. Alternatively, an advantage plan for Parts A,B and D is also cheaper than FedEx insurance. 1 路

Nancy Hinds6/2/2015

Nancy Hinds I need a better deal between now and Medicare time.. 1 路

Gary Phillips6/2/2015

Gary Phillips I'm starting to think the Obama plan may be easier to deal with than Cigna.......just kidding but I'm starting to really dislike them. I can't imagine using them for supplemental once I go to medicare. 1 路

Janie Haynes6/3/2015

Janie Haynes I think Medicare is much easier - cheaper too!

Jack Brown6/3/2015

Jack Brown IMHO, an Advantage Plan is better than a Supplemental Plan.

Peggy Dawson Black6/3/2015

Peggy Dawson Black Is anybody who's not Medicare eligible doing some other than Cigna?

Subject: Posting from Ray Peek:

Jimmy Glenn Burk6/2/2015

Posting from Ray Peek:To Children of The Greatest GenerationHey Friends! Please take a moment to read the email below from 'Forever Young Senior Veterans' 鈥 encourage you to attend this Tribute to our WWII Vets; Sentimental Journey. Since many of you in this distribution list are with FedEx, you'll be proud to know that they are the show's primary sponsor; along with other prominent Memphis companies and a couple of our old, retired bosses JOrder your tickets now at the link in the email below! Having seen the first production of Sentimental Journey in 2012, I know you'll thank me afterward for nagging you to buy tickets and for suggesting you make plans to arrive at least 30m early! Another sell-out is expected, plus there will be interesting WWII memorabilia on display.Also, please forward this email to your circle of friends and family; post on Spacebook, Tweeter, Instajam, etc. Ask your kids how to do it! Your help publicizing this event and the need to for continuing donations to support the mission of Forever Young Senior Veterans is appreciated.If you can't attend, but would like to support this wonderful charity, follow the link to 'Sponsorship' or 'General Donations' link.If you know a WWII Vet, please get them to the show. WWII Vets and one guest get free tickets and other recognition during the show that you do not want to miss! Follow links to 'Veterans Registration'.Call or email me if you have questions or ideas about how to support this fine 501(c)(3) organization.Go Order Your Tickets - Now! Don't complain to me when they're Sold Out! Scroll down of the detailshttp://wwiiamerica.com/ http://foreveryoungvets.org/Ray Peek

Subject: FedEx Trivia Quiz Answer any of the following:

Jimmy Glenn Burk6/4/2015

FedEx Trivia Quiz Answer any of the following:Who Am I?

1. I was a professional hockey player at age 18 and later a manager in Telecom?

2. I worked for AT&T, Bell Labs, and was part of the Presidential planning for overseas trips handling communications?

3. I served in the Air Force, put together Cylix's first packet switching network, FedEx's first network control, brought in modeling apps to design FedEx's network?

4. With Jim Moore, I put together USA 800?

5. I was the first Telecom Director for International?

6. I was the 2nd Telecom Director of International?

7. I developed FITC as an MD and VP? (FITC bought and sold carrier services)

8. I was an all state football player, wrestler, and received a scholarship to Ole Miss; knee surgeries ended my career and I became an executive at FedEx?

9. My father raced boats down the Mississippi river, I got into transportation?

10. I served in the Navy, worked at Cook, and became an SVP at FedEx.


Gary Phillips6/4/2015

Gary Phillips 1. Dick Braley 1 路

Gary Phillips6/4/2015

Gary Phillips 7. Patrick Greenish?

Dave Hansen6/4/2015

Dave Hansen #3 Tyson Payne

Akita Hank6/4/2015

Akita Hank 10: Winn

Jimmy Glenn Burk6/4/2015

Answers correct so far, except #3 was Ancel Hankins.

Akita Hank6/4/2015

Akita Hank Jimmy, you must have connections in the NSAto have that much information on these folks.

Akita Hank6/4/2015

Akita Hank Thanks Jimmy. As a foot note, I also served in the Air Force and worked at The Pentagon.

Peggy Dawson Black6/4/2015

Peggy Dawson Black 8. Mike Ducker 1 路

Jimmy Glenn Burk6/5/2015

Answers:

1. I was a professional hockey player at age 18 and later a manager in Telecom? Dick Braley

2. I worked for AT&T, Bell Labs, and was part of the Presidential planning for overseas trips handling communications? John Schwarzmann

3. I served in the Air Force, put together Cylix's first packet switching network, FedEx's first network control, brought in modeling apps to design FedEx's network? Ancel Hankins

4. With Jim Moore, I put together USA 800? Richard Dunn

5. I was the first Telecom Director for International? Pat Greenish

6. I was the 2nd Telecom Director of International? Gary Ragsdale

7. I developed FITC as an MD and VP? (FITC bought and sold carrier services) Pat Greenish

8. I was an all state football player, wrestler, and received a scholarship to Ole Miss; knee surgeries ended my career and I became an executive at FedEx? Mike Ducker

9. My father raced boats down the Mississippi river, I got into transportation? Fred Smith

10. I served in the Navy, worked at Cook, and became an SVP at FedEx Winn Stephenson (could also be Jim Barksdale who was in the Naval Reserves)


Subject: Bob Baxter & Sue Tritt enjoying Corvettes

Jimmy Glenn Burk6/4/2015

Bob Baxter & Sue Tritt enjoying Corvettes

Sheila Turnage Harrell6/4/2015

Sheila Turnage Harrell Funny. Miss those guys!!

Buddy Johnson6/4/2015

Buddy Johnson Getting two, one for each???

Bob Baxter6/5/2015

Bob Baxter That photo was June 27, 1997 when we took delivery of our new C5 Corvette at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, KY. Still driving it - just 40,000 miles! 2 路

Subject: Trivia Quiz Who is the former FedEx person on the left?

Jimmy Glenn Burk6/6/2015

Trivia Quiz Who is the former FedEx person on the left?

Laurie A. Tucker6/6/2015

Laurie A. Tucker Bill Razzouk 3 路

Jimmy Glenn Burk6/8/2015

Correct!

Subject: Miscellaneous FedEx Trivia Answer any of the following that your brain cells can remember...

Jimmy Glenn Burk6/10/2015

Miscellaneous FedEx Trivia

Answer any of the following that your brain cells can remember...

1. What was FedEx's first layoff?

2. Around 1989 there were 3 'Station Processor' Projects, name any one of them..ie who was working on it and what it did

3. FedEx once cut salaries, of 'salaried humans', how much did they cut? 5%?

4. DADS was installed in Chicago and couriers generally returned to the station 2 hours earlier than before DADS. There was a conservative 30% ROI. Some groups campaigned against deploying. Why?

The savings gained was expected to be in their projects, which hadn't even started.

5. Two projects were prototyped: Station Processor in mid 80's on a DEC, and Business Service Computer on NCR Towers. They were not deployed then. Why?

6. The first deployment of Supertrackers was from HHP(Hand Held Products). The request from SIS was for 10,000 devices from HHP and 10,000 devices from Norand. Why was the two vendor request turned down? (COST)

7. What was done on T-Day? First day of operations with Flying tigers systems

8. Name any SQI component (Abandoned Calls)

9. Name any VP's that reported to Ron Ponder as CIO? (Galvin, Humphreys, Ed White, Winn Stephenson, Tollefson)

10. When FDX was formed... a. who was the CIO of FDX b. who was the CIO of Federal Express c. Who was the CTO of FDX

Answer: a. Dennis Jones b. Chris Hjelm c. Rob Carter


Jim McBryde6/10/2015

Jim McBryde 3. 5% 8. service quality index 9. Dennis jones.

Gary Phillips6/10/2015

Gary Phillips 3. 5% ? 7. Merged Flying Tigers' network ? 9. Winn Stevenson ? Edited 路

Subject: This may be something to keep in the medicine cabinet.

Jack Brown6/10/2015

This may be something to keep in the medicine cabinet.

How to Stop a Heart Attack in 1 Minute

Subject: http://www.commercialappeal.com/business/fedex/fedex-changes-pension-accounting-method_72511536

Jimmy Glenn Burk6/13/2015

http://www.commercialappeal.com/business/fedex/fedex-changes-pension-accounting-method_72511536

Deby Abbott Jolley6/13/2015

Deby Abbott Jolley If you don't subscribe to the CA, this is in the WSJ: http://www.wsj.com/articles/fedex-to-book-2-2-billion-pension-accounting-charge-1434115094 FedEx to Book $2.2 Billion Pension Accounting Charge wsj.com

http://www.commercialappeal.com/business/fedex/fedex-changes-pension-accounting-method_72511536

Tommy Johnson6/14/2015

Tommy Johnson Those left coast people always have to stir the pot.

Marsha Terry Rider6/18/2015

Marsha Terry Rider But Tommy Johnson, at least they are consistent: now they're after the Uber for the same thing.

Subject: Has anyone else who has retired and is on Medicare gotten a notice from the IRS saying they have hav ...

Janie Haynes6/17/2015

Has anyone else who has retired and is on Medicare gotten a notice from the IRS saying they have have "an unpaid shared responsibility payment for the year ending December 31, 2014?" It also says "The law allows us to assess this payment against you for not securing minimum essential health insurance for you and your dependents, if applicable." Sounds like "Affordable Health Care" is doing it's usual stellar job.

Bruce Lindow6/17/2015

Bruce Lindow I guess that is about the only paper/message that I haven't received from Medicare. 1 路

Johnnie Edwards6/18/2015

Johnnie Edwards Hope and change

Subject: FedEx ITD Triva

Jimmy Glenn Burk6/17/2015

FedEx ITD Triva

1. Name the first handheld device used to scan packages for Cosmos IIa

2. What was the second device for Cosmos IIb called?

3. What was the PC device in the stations that connected laser scanners?

4. What was the controller and pods that connected the cosmos IIb devices into the network?

5. What were the IBM screens devices called that we used to connect to COSMOS?

6. What was the computer called that interfaced in dispatch to COSMOS and to 100+ computers in the vehicles wirelessly?

7. What was the station report called that reported on scan compliance

8. What was the customs clearance system called?

9. What was the smallest Powership device that was deployed called?

10. A printer was once developed for customers that had two printers in it(label and receipt); who made that printer for our customers?


Bruce Lindow6/17/2015

Bruce Lindow 10. TEC

Ben Moore6/18/2015

Ben Moore 7. Versus

Jimmy Glenn Burk6/20/2015

Answers: FedEx ITD Triva

1. Name the first handheld device used to scan packages for Cosmos IIa: Norand Wand

2. What was the second device for Cosmos IIb called? HHP(Hand Held Products) the SuperTracker

3. What was the PC device in the stations that connected laser scanners? PSCAN

4. What was the controller and pods that connected the cosmos IIb devices into the network? Quad Racks and Smartbase, later PCBase

5. What were the IBM screens devices called that we used to connect to COSMOS? 3270's

6. What was the computer called that interfaced in dispatch to COSMOS and to 100+ computers in the vehicles wirelessly? DADS

7. What was the station report called that reported on scan compliance? VERSUS

8. What was the customs clearance system called? BROKER/SELECT

9. What was the smallest Powership device that was deployed called? PS3

10. A printer was once developed for customers that had two printers in it(label and receipt); who made that printer for our customers? TEC


Subject: The Joy of having Insurance

Jimmy Glenn Burk6/18/2015

The Joy of having InsuranceCut my finger, a 1" flap of skin hanging, went to minor medical...they don't do cuts now, but did wrap it for me and directed me to emergency roomWent to emergency room, got seen initially, then waited 4.5 hours, did get to talk to Gary Phillips while thereOne xray, a tetanus shot, pain medicine and 13 stitches later, got out of hospital in less than 6 hoursBill $1,910.60Discount for having insurance 1028.67 Ins paid 144.53; I pay $737.40They said I could come back in 10 days and get sutures removed....Not wanting to wait in hospital all day, I got on Youtube and watched "How to remove Sutures", then bought a $10 kit and removed them myself....I may even put the stitches in myself next time...................

Ben Moore6/18/2015

Ben Moore The minor medical folks are all affiliated with a hospital system now. They'd rather you go to their hospital and charge $1910 than serve you in the minor medical facility for $100. My 92 year old mother fell and cut her hand. The MD at the Methodist affiliated minor medical wouldn't even let her in the door literally but were quick to refer her to the nearby Methodist hospital where she sat for hours to see a nurse practitioner. Ridiculous. Big business!. 2 路

John McCorkle6/18/2015

John McCorkle I cut my finger last month, went to urgent care facility and they put two stitches in. I think I had to wait about 20 minutes at the most. Haven't gotten the bill yet.

Jimmy Glenn Burk6/18/2015

the minor medical people thought my cut may have been deeper, and wouldnt look at it, I know they won't look at head injuries either at minor medical facilities.... it seems our insurance used to charge us $100 for emergency room visits, and maybe 30 percent....those days are long gone.... 2 路

Deby Abbott Jolley6/18/2015

Deby Abbott Jolley Health insurance is now as complicated as (if not more than) income taxes. There is no way to have any idea how much it's going to cost to go to a doctor or emergency room - other than: A LOT. 2 路

Subject: http://www.insidecounsel.com/2015/06/18/fedex-changes-corporate-governance-rules-to-retain

Jimmy Glenn Burk6/18/2015

http://www.insidecounsel.com/2015/06/18/fedex-changes-corporate-governance-rules-to-retain

FedEx changes corporate governance rules to retain CEO

Subject: FedExr Sighting

Jimmy Glenn Burk6/21/2015

FedExr SightingWent with a group to Mama Mia tonite, & sitting right in front of me was Sid Legge & his wife. Haven't seen Sid in about 7 years. Sid is retired and living on a golf course in Oakland and plays much golf with retirees & other friends. His son work for FedEx.

Subject: Jenn Jones Photo of Her Father of the Year, her Dad...Franklin Jones (who worked many years at FedEx ...

Jimmy Glenn Burk6/22/2015

Jenn Jones Photo of Her Father of the Year, her Dad...Franklin Jones (who worked many years at FedEx)

Subject: a Happy Father's Day posting on Bruce Lindow's page

Jimmy Glenn Burk6/22/2015

a Happy Father's Day posting on Bruce Lindow's page

Subject: HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Kay Moody!!!

Jimmy Glenn Burk6/24/2015

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Kay Moody!!!

Subject: FedEx Random Trivia Quiz (Answer any of these...)

Jimmy Glenn Burk6/24/2015

FedEx Random Trivia Quiz (Answer any of these...)

1. If you are about to be caught buying or selling drugs on company property....how do you save your job?

2. Are you automatically fired if a gun is found in your car, on company property?3. Can you get your job back if fired for carrying a gun?

4. How long can a knife be, to be carried on company property?5. Can you ship personal packages on a company account number and not be fired?

6. Can you falsify something and keep your job?

7. Is the GFT process always Fair?

8. What year approximately did professional men humanoids get to stop wearing ties? and under whose reign?

9. What was the first major Unix project deployed at FedEx?

10. In the mid 90's what was the IT capital budget for Air Ops?

a. $10M b. $20M c. $50M d. $100M11. Can you ship packages for your business or for someone else on your personal shipping Account Number?


Marcie Littles Moss6/24/2015

Marcie Littles Moss 1. You don't 2. Yes 3. Used to, depending on the circumstances. 4. I think no more than 2 in 5. No 6. No 7. No, not always 8. I remember when that happened but don't know the year 9. ??? 10. ??? 11. No Edited 路

Chris Bentley6/24/2015

Chris Bentley 2. No, you cannot be fired for having a gun in your car. State law supersedes FedEx policy. 1 路

Deby Abbott Jolley6/24/2015

Deby Abbott Jolley 7. In the field it stands for "Get F'd Twice"

Buddy Johnson6/24/2015

Buddy Johnson 8. Was in mid 80's ; Jim Barksdale 11. Wasn't supposed to....could be. Fired.

Jimmy Glenn Burk6/29/2015

FedEx Random Trivia Quiz (Answer any of these...)

1. If you are about to be caught buying or selling drugs on company property....how do you save your job? In the early days if you got into a drug recovery program before your were approached, it gained you some time.

2. Are you automatically fired if a gun is found in your car, on company property? I think the answer when I worked was Yes, but not now.

3. Can you get your job back if fired for carrying a gun? I have heard of some getting hired back, but they were a new hire.

4. How long can a knife be, to be carried on company property?

5. Can you ship personal packages on a company account number and not be fired? I've seen a few people get a second chance, but if intentional you would be fired.

6. Can you falsify something and keep your job? No

7. Is the GFT process always Fair? I think the company does reviews all the way up to a rotating SVP committee to review. I've been to a couple these meetings, and at that level they look at opportunities to save peoples jobs, if it doesn't overturn past legal practices; but the vast majority of lower decisions are upheld.

8. What year approximately did professional men humanoids get to stop wearing ties? and under whose reign? I think it was around 1992, when Dennis Jones got a business casual ok from FWS.

9. What was the first major Unix project deployed at FedEx? GOCC as far as I know.

10. In the mid 90's what was the IT capital budget for Air Ops? a. $10M b. $20M c. $50M d. $100M Answer was

D. $100M out of almost a $1B capital budget for AOD

11. Can you ship packages for your business or for someone else on your personal shipping Account Number? not for business, and you can for someone else if it benefits the employee 1 路


Gary Owens8/26/2015

Gary Owens Who hijacked flt 705 in 94?

Deby Abbott Jolley8/27/2015

Deby Abbott Jolley Auburn Calloway

Subject: http://ecommerce.hostip.info/pages/443/Fedex-Corp-EARLY-HISTORY.html

Jimmy Glenn Burk6/26/2015

http://ecommerce.hostip.info/pages/443/Fedex-Corp-EARLY-HISTORY.html

Gary Owens8/26/2015

Gary Owens When Fed Ex first started Mr Smith told everyone to hang in there and things will take off and boy did they!!

Subject: FedEx'r Sighting

Jimmy Glenn Burk6/27/2015

FedEx'r SightingHad someone come pick up my pontoon boat for service on Garner Lake in Lakeland. On the boat was Nigel Bowen, who is now retired but worked a long time in Elaine Turner's Comm Soft group. He was just tagging along and lived across the street from the MX guy.

Subject: from Steve Swanberg: My new favorite link I embed in my Emails is a good oldie (it probably deserves ...

Jimmy Glenn Burk6/29/2015

from Steve Swanberg: My new favorite link I embed in my Emails is a good oldie (it probably deserves a place in fedexlegends somewhere . . .

Jimmy Glenn Burk6/29/2015

3 路

Buddy Johnson6/29/2015

Buddy Johnson Given state of our country, probably has more relevance today than when it first came out. 4 路

Gary Owens8/26/2015

Gary Owens Still have 2 buttons from my employment there in the 80's.

Subject: FedEx's Barry Pilkinton and Joe Lowenthal on TV.

George Moore6/29/2015

FedEx's Barry Pilkinton and Joe Lowenthal on TV.Ham field day

Radio operators take part in national preparedness exercise

Ronnie Foster6/29/2015

Ronnie Foster We had a great Field Day here in Springfield also. 73's AD0PB

Jimmy Glenn Burk7/3/2015

Barry

Jimmy Glenn Burk7/3/2015

Joe

Subject: http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Truck-Trapped-in-the-Trinity-310318871.html

George Moore6/29/2015

http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Truck-Trapped-in-the-Trinity-310318871.html

Gary Phillips6/29/2015

Gary Phillips Was it an employee or was it being delivered?

Linda Cook Thorn6/29/2015

Linda Cook Thorn So sad. 馃槩馃檹

Debora Williams Waller6/29/2015

Debora Williams Waller Never ever good to hear about a FedEx accident.

Rebecca Felts6/29/2015

Rebecca Felts That's a shame

Kathy Guererri Heatherly6/29/2015

Kathy Guererri Heatherly So Sad

Subject: Kay Coop, FedExr & artist; Kay and Suzanne Gaal were HR reps when I hired on in Feb 1980.

Jimmy Glenn Burk7/4/2015

Kay Coop, FedExr & artist; Kay and Suzanne Gaal were HR reps when I hired on in Feb 1980.

About Artist

Subject: Computerworld 1981-82 advertisement Federal Express

Jimmy Glenn Burk7/4/2015

Computerworld 1981-82 advertisement Federal Express

Jimmy Glenn Burk7/4/2015



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Mary A Johnson7/4/2015

Mary A Johnson Yep! I R A COBOL programmer! And PROUD of it!

Subject: How about that my FDX Emp. Number and Americas Birthday are the same! Easy for me to remember. 馃槃

Peter Dangerfield7/4/2015

How about that my FDX Emp. Number and Americas Birthday are the same! Easy for me to remember. 馃槃

Gary Phillips7/4/2015

Gary Phillips I knew it was small Pete but is how many digits? 1 路

Don Rose7/4/2015

Don Rose Yeah Pete, mine is 265. I still have a few years before I get a match. 1 路

Buddy Johnson7/4/2015

Buddy Johnson Pete, are you 74? Wow! 1 路

Don Rose7/5/2015

Don Rose No Buddy, Pete's number is 239, the same as America's birthday today. 4 路

Buddy Johnson7/5/2015

Buddy Johnson Thanks, Don. 1 路

Subject: Congratulations to Kim & Kevin Humphries on the birth of their daughter! Hannah Riley Humphries

Jimmy Glenn Burk7/4/2015

Congratulations to Kim & Kevin Humphries on the birth of their daughter! Hannah Riley Humphries

Diane Conner White7/6/2015

Diane Conner White So happy for Winn and Judy!

Subject: FedEx Trivia Quiz

Jimmy Glenn Burk7/9/2015

FedEx Trivia Quiza. Employess salaries are cut 5%; bonus's are frozen, 401K match stopped; FWS takes 20% pay cut...What year was this?b. Federal Express switches from ACP/TPF operating system and programs written in assembler to IMS/COBOL for COSMOS applications.What year is this?c. Federal Express for the first time, routes customer calls away from staff at the stations, to a location where people are dedicated to take phone calls.What year is this, and what is the location?

Dany Hsch7/9/2015

Dany Hsch A only mgmt salaries were cut by 5%

Jimmy Glenn Burk7/9/2015

I wasn't there in this year, but had 8 relatives working there and they all took a 5% pay cut Headline: " FedEx Delivers Pay Cuts to Save Jobs Package-hauling giant slashes CEO's pay 20 percent, with other senior execs facing 7.5 to 10 percent reductions. Merits also disappear, while other salaried workers take a 5-percent cut." 1 路

Don Rose7/9/2015

Don Rose I took a 5% cut.

Dany Hsch7/9/2015

Dany Hsch Yes, salaried only I meant , not hourly

Ben Moore7/10/2015

Ben Moore b. 10/18/1982 (corrected) Edited 路

Ron Houston7/9/2015

Ron Houston a. 2001, b. 1988,-89 c.1979-80 / Baltimore ? ? ?

Subject: Happy Birthday to this FedExR! Who is this??

Jimmy Glenn Burk7/10/2015

Happy Birthday to this FedExR! Who is this??

Terrie Hoerning7/11/2015

Terrie Hoerning Susan Wright!

Jimmy Glenn Burk7/11/2015

Terrie is correct! Susan was Sr. Mgr of Telecom Administration at FedEx in the 80's and early 90's; She then went to work for Coca Cola & BellSouth in Atlanta. Edited 路

Linda Shelley Morton7/11/2015

Linda Shelley Morton I talked to Susan not long ago.....she is great...enjoying retirement.

Subject: Does anyone have a phone # for Tommy Bullion or Mike Carasco? Kathy

Kathy Jones Crockett7/14/2015

Does anyone have a phone # for Tommy Bullion or Mike Carasco? Kathy

Debora Williams Waller7/14/2015

Debora Williams Waller If you are a member of the FedEx Retiree Club, check in the directory.

Subject: http://about.van.fedex.com/our-story/history-timeline/timeline/

Jimmy Glenn Burk7/15/2015

http://about.van.fedex.com/our-story/history-timeline/timeline/

Subject: Travel Questions:

Jimmy Glenn Burk7/15/2015

Travel Questions:Have any of you ever took the Rocky Mountaineer Train Trip thru the Canadian Rockies?Have any of you been to Hawaii? Did you fly and island jump, or did anyone every fly over there and take the cruise around the islands?

Charles Morgan7/15/2015

Charles Morgan Hawaii in 2002, flew into Honolulu, took the island jump to the big island to see the Volcano National Park...

Larry Tieman7/15/2015

Larry Tieman Have twice flown there and taken the cruise around the islands. LOTS of great excursions.

Rebecca Felts7/15/2015

Rebecca Felts Took a cruise around the islands, but rented a car in every port. Went to 3 Luau's, had a GREAT time. I planned it all.. husband booked a flight over Kauai, was amazing.

Brian Sneed7/15/2015

Brian Sneed Several times to Hawaii. Big Island, Kauai, Oahu turtle bay on Oahu.

Sandy Bringhurst Howard7/15/2015

Sandy Bringhurst Howard Went to Hawaii in 2014. We flew American from Memphis to Dallas and then to Maui. We flew one day from Maui to Oahu with a tour guide all day around Pearl Harbor. I loved Maui!!

Sandy Bringhurst Howard7/15/2015

Sandy Bringhurst Howard If you like, I can provide the travel agent we used. We used viator tours for the trip to Pearl Harbor.

Bob Higgins7/15/2015

Bob Higgins Did Rocky Mountaineer in 2001. Great trip. Spent week following in Banf & Jasper.

Bob Higgins7/15/2015

Bob Higgins Many trips to Hawaii. Cruised through their in June of this year. Extended stays on Kauai & Maui. Once flew into Honolulu, and walked over to Aloha Airlines counter and chose destination by picking the next flight leaving to one of the other islands (Kauai). 3 路

Tommy Shelton7/15/2015

Tommy Shelton We flew to Honolulu and toured it a couple days and then took an island jump flight to Kauai for a couple days. Returned to Honolulu and took a city bus all around the outskirts of the island and had the locals as our tour guides on the bus ride. Edited 路

Robert Ford7/16/2015

Robert Ford My wife and I did the Rocky Mountaineer trip through the Canadian Rockies in 2006 right before our son was born. It was a great time!

Subject: FedEx Trivia Quiz:

Jimmy Glenn Burk7/15/2015

FedEx Trivia Quiz:a. Who was the Prime contractor for the Memphis SuperHub?b. After the Dassult Falcons, and Boeing 727's what aircraft did FedEx purchase?c. When FedEx told Burroughs Corp that they were going to IBM, there was a basic version of COSMOS running on the Burroughs mainframe that interfaced to the call centers. Who was responsible for making sure that there was something the call center agents could use until COSMOS on the IBM was in production?d. Why did Federal Express purchase and install at least 3 large C Band antennas in the very early 80's?e. Which company flew International packages to Canada, when Federal Express wasn't allowed to fly there?

Gary Phillips7/15/2015

Gary Phillips B. DC-10s E. Not sure, seems like it was someone like Emery.

Akita Hank7/15/2015

Akita Hank C Kathy Crockett

Subject: Deby Abbott Jolley shared a link to the group: FedEx ITD Retiree Breakfast Club.

Deby Abbott Jolley7/17/2015



Subject: Trivia: What was the name of the FedEx company that was going to launch satellites and bid on launch ...

Jimmy Glenn Burk7/18/2015

Trivia: What was the name of the FedEx company that was going to launch satellites and bid on launching Space Shuttle missions(the space shuttles were planned originally to be able to launch every week....)

Ben Moore7/18/2015

Ben Moore SUN - Satellite Universal Network headed by T. Allan McArtor Edited 路

Jimmy Glenn Burk7/21/2015

Answer: FedEx SpaceTran 1 路

Subject: BERT

Jimmy Glenn Burk7/22/2015

BERT

Subject: FedEx History Highlights

Jimmy Glenn Burk7/24/2015

FedEx History Highlights

Gary Owens8/26/2015

Gary Owens I still have my hat with the old logo on it from the 80's

Subject: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KoFLdD3oakU

Jimmy Glenn Burk7/24/2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KoFLdD3oakU

1978 Federal Express TV commercial (10 seconds)

Subject: http://www.fastcodesign.com/1671067/the-story-behind-the-famous-fedex-logo-and-why-it-works

Jimmy Glenn Burk7/24/2015

http://www.fastcodesign.com/1671067/the-story-behind-the-famous-fedex-logo-and-why-it-works

Subject: CIGNA BEING BOUGHT

Jimmy Glenn Burk7/24/2015

CIGNA BEING BOUGHT

Health insurer Anthem to buy Cigna in $54.2 billion deal

Sheila Turnage Harrell7/24/2015

Sheila Turnage Harrell Wow- $54 billion! Waiting for the next level of change. It will come. Pray Beth looks out for us with the new leadership! 2 路

Subject: Are the two Memphis FedEx Health centers for employees and families only or does it include retirees ...

Jimmy Glenn Burk7/24/2015

Are the two Memphis FedEx Health centers for employees and families only or does it include retirees?

Jimmy Glenn Burk7/24/2015



Debora Williams Waller7/24/2015

Debora Williams Waller No retirees cannot go to these centers.

Subject: New second opinion program ConsumerMedical

Jimmy Glenn Burk7/24/2015

New second opinion program ConsumerMedical

Subject: TEDx talks at Univ of Memphis Aug 29th, 2015 Rob Carter to be a guest speaker, Elon Musk's brother ( ...

Jimmy Glenn Burk7/25/2015

TEDx talks at Univ of Memphis Aug 29th, 2015 Rob Carter to be a guest speaker, Elon Musk's brother (Kimbal Musk) and others.

TEDxMemphis | TED.com

Subject: So any of you new seniors out there recommend the best medicare plan packages? I will joining the gr ...

Dan Elliot7/25/2015

So any of you new seniors out there recommend the best medicare plan packages? I will joining the group next year!! Does fedex recommend any certain ones? Thanks

Jimmy Glenn Burk7/25/2015

In Tennessee I've talked several people who use Blue Cross Blue Shield/Tennessee($150-$165 per month) as their supplement. Some others have used Physicians Mutual which also was good For drugs some have used Silver Script and/Cigna($21 to $29 per month); I've got to sign up in about 9 months.

Debora Williams Waller7/25/2015

Debora Williams Waller Perhaps this will also help. FedEx Benefits state that OneExchange can assist in an appropriate selection of medical, drug, dental & vision at no cost to us. 3 路

Jimmy Glenn Burk7/25/2015

I also have heard excellent feedback on OneExchange.

Jimmy Glenn Burk7/25/2015

Here are some numbers one retiree paid, in Tennessee for reference: Medigap Plan F: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee $143.64/mo Medicare Part D: Silverscript $21.80/mo Dental: HumanaOne Preventive Plus PPO TN: $18.99/mo Total monthly premiums: $184.43

Kathy Guererri Heatherly7/25/2015

Kathy Guererri Heatherly United Health Care Insurance supplement

Roger Yannett Sr7/25/2015

Roger Yannett Sr I would also recommend OneExchange because of the health reimbursement account FEDEX sets up for you. They make it easier for you to get this money. It helps off set the premiums.

Subject: FedEx Fleet

Jimmy Glenn Burk7/28/2015

FedEx FleetHere's a snapshot of FedEx's 647-aircraft fleet as of May 31: 鈥 Boeing 757-200, 119 鈥 Boeing 767F, 21 鈥 Boeing MD10-10, 36 鈥 Boeing MD10-30, 13 鈥 Boeing MD11, 56 鈥 Boeing 777F, 25 鈥 Airbus A300-600, 68 鈥 Airbus A310-200/300, 21 鈥 Cessna 208B, 241 鈥 ATR-72, 21 鈥 ATR--42, 26Source: FedEx Q4 FY15 Stat Book

Subject: What one Retiree is doing with his time................

Jimmy Glenn Burk7/28/2015

What one Retiree is doing with his time................

Dany Hsch7/28/2015

Dany Hsch 1 路

George Moore7/28/2015

George Moore But are they good to eat when they get that big? 1 路

Nancy Hinds7/28/2015

Nancy Hinds WOW... Nice fish Mr. Jim..... 1 路

Subject: for the budget conscious(a Clark Howard tip) 60W PHillips LED light bulbs on sale at Home Depot; 2 f ...

Jimmy Glenn Burk7/29/2015

for the budget conscious(a Clark Howard tip) 60W PHillips LED light bulbs on sale at Home Depot; 2 for $ 4.97

Philips 60W Equivalent Soft White A19 LED Light Bulb (2-Pack)-455576 - The Home Depot

Subject: FedEx Trivia: Who is sitting in the tree?

Jimmy Glenn Burk7/30/2015

FedEx Trivia: Who is sitting in the tree?

Angela Maynard7/30/2015

Angela Maynard it sorta looks like Denise Wood.

Gary Phillips7/30/2015

Gary Phillips I seem to remember it was Denise too.

Shirley Lovelace Williams7/30/2015

Shirley Lovelace Williams It does look like Denise. Why was she in the tree?

Kay Brown Moody7/30/2015

Kay Brown Moody Looks like DW to me!

Peggy Dawson Black7/30/2015

Peggy Dawson Black Yep Denise!

Subject: CA: Aug. 1 25 years ago: 1990

Jimmy Glenn Burk8/1/2015

CA: Aug. 1 25 years ago: 1990Frederick W. Smith renewed his commitment for a National Football League expansion team and called on Memphis businesses Tuesday to "stand up and be counted." The problem could be that some old reliables aren't around any more. And some others are coming off tough years. The level of commitment Smith is looking for isn't anything like the $65 million a group of Memphians pledged in 1979 in an unsuccessful attempt to lure the Baltimore Colts. In the next few months, Smith and Mid-America Football president Pepper Rodgers merely want to get commitments for sky box rentals, modest financial support and some more names they can throw around in their sales pitch. But in the long run, broadening the base of corporate support beyond Federal Express will be crucial to Memphis's chance of landing a football team.

Don Rose8/1/2015

Don Rose I never missed a game.

Subject: I know this isn't really relevant to this group, but if you believe at all in the sanctity of life a ...

Wade Waldrup8/1/2015

I know this isn't really relevant to this group, but if you believe at all in the sanctity of life and the barbarism of what this murderer has done, consider signing this official government petition to see Cecil the Lion's killer extradited to Zimbabwe to face justice.

Subject: Jack Brown shared a link to the group: FedEx ITD Retiree Breakfast Club.

Jack Brown8/3/2015



7 Top Tips To Fight Brain Aging - Herbs Info

Subject: Golfers + FedEx Flight Simulator

Jimmy Glenn Burk8/4/2015

Golfers + FedEx Flight Simulator

Debora Williams Waller8/4/2015

Debora Williams Waller Cool that they had that awesome experience.

Subject: Had Lunch with these two FedEx Legends........who are they?

Jimmy Glenn Burk8/4/2015

Had Lunch with these two FedEx Legends........who are they?(Me...JimmyB on the right)

Peggy Dawson Black8/4/2015

Peggy Dawson Black Winn and Ron Ponder! 1 路

Don Rose8/4/2015

Don Rose Just now seeing this, but Winn & Ron for sure. Ron looks like he has lost a lot of weight.

Buddy Johnson8/4/2015

Buddy Johnson Ronnie J and Winn looking good!!! You, too, Jimmy. 1 路

Janie Haynes8/4/2015

Janie Haynes The mean looking one one the left is Winn Stephenson - don't know the fellow in the middle. 1 路

Rachel Wilkinson Harvey8/5/2015

Rachel Wilkinson Harvey All looking great!!

Jimmy Glenn Burk8/6/2015

Wed Aug 5, 2015 8:17 am (PDT) . Posted by: "Jim Moore" jimmoore5904 Very cool,,, gentlemen,, that is one lunch I鈥檓 sorry to have missed鈥 Peace everyone.. JIM

Jimmy Glenn Burk8/7/2015

History tidbit: Dr. Ponder was a Professor at Memphis State in the early 70's. His next door neighbor was a FedEx pilot who wanted to introduce him to Fred Smith & Charlie Brandon. When they found out that he had a PhD in Operations Research, they hired him as a consultant to solve their problem of maintaining and scheduling the growing Falcon fleet. A Pilot educated him on all aspects of maintenance for jets. The scheduling was done on lots of butcher block paper at the time. Ron absorbed the info and with his graduate student, Joe Hinson, they developed a computer scheduling model called Engine to schedule the aircraft. Later, they were both hired into FedEx to begin their careers and develop and Ops Research department for the company. Edited 路 1 路

Akita Hank8/13/2015

Akita Hank Ron and Larry Lake hired me and I dotted line reported to Ron in the beginning.Circa 1980. Edited 路

Subject: FedEx Trivia Quiz Answer any of the following:

Jimmy Glenn Burk8/7/2015

FedEx Trivia Quiz Answer any of the following:a. Who manufactured the first FedEx scanning device (Cosmos IIa/HHT)?b. Who manufactured FedEx's first computer for the vans?c. Which company provided the computers for GOCC(Global Command & Control)?d. Which company provided computers for Zapmail/Network?e. Which company provided computers for Zapmailers?f. Which company provided 600 computers for the Business Service centers that were never used?g. Which company provided the first mainframes for data processing for Federal Express?h. Which company provided the first computers for Broker/Select customs clearance?i. Who manufactured the first scanning devices used at customer locations by the couriers?

J. David White8/7/2015

J. David White G. I believe it was Sun computers for GOCC.

Akita Hank8/7/2015

Akita Hank a - norand d - tandem

Wade Waldrup8/8/2015

Wade Waldrup e - NEC? 1 路

Dave Hansen8/8/2015

Dave Hansen d=Tandem, E=NEC g=Burroughs? h=Tandem again?

Subject: Question:

Jimmy Glenn Burk8/8/2015

Question:Has anyone ever received a Reimbursement/Subrogation Agreement from Vengroff, Williams & Assoc. with the FedEx emblem on it. Letter states that the client is the federal Express Corporation Group Health Plan saying it is asked to review medical claims that might be the result of an accident. It has a form and a subrogation agreement to sign,,, but nothing in the letter defining anything about what injury it is talking about.just checking, don't trust these things....thx...Jimmy

Jack Brown8/8/2015

Jack Brown Based upon a Google search, the company is a collection agency.

Roger Yannett Sr8/8/2015

Roger Yannett Sr I gotta a phone call from the IRS that there were filing a law suit against me regarding taxes I owe. Except it wasn't from the IRS. 1 路

Peter Dangerfield8/8/2015

Peter Dangerfield Yes Jimmy, my wife and I had accident at home and they were looking to collect medical expenses on behalf of FDX.

Subject: FedEx Trivia Quiz 8/12/15: Answer any of the following:

Jimmy Glenn Burk8/13/2015

FedEx Trivia Quiz 8/12/15: Answer any of the following:1. What floor(s) were the IBM mainframes on at Clark Tower? 2. What floor was Network Control located on? 3. Which Building at the CAC were the IBM Mainframes located? 4. On what street were the Corporate Jets housed in the 80's and 90's? 5. Name the VP of Hub Operations during the 80's and early 90's

Marcie Littles Moss8/13/2015

Marcie Littles Moss #4 I believe was Swinnea; over by the old Memphis Aero off Winchester.

Ben Moore8/13/2015

Ben Moore 1. 15 & 16 2. 16? 3. I 4. Democrat 1 路

Subject: What are the FedEx Retiree Benefits?? List any others that you can think of:

Jimmy Glenn Burk8/19/2015

What are the FedEx Retiree Benefits?? List any others that you can think of:1. You get a Pension or access to your retirement savings. 2. If eligible you can obtain same company Heath,Dental, Vision & Drug plans as employees, at a higher cost 3. You get assistance in choosing Medicare plans 4. With Retiree ID card you can get on company premises and visit the company store, or shop online 5. At Medicare age you and spouse receive an HCA account to put towards supplement or other costs($75/month) 6. You and spouse can get discounts on FedEx companies shipping 7. If you had 5 years service you can join the FedEx Retiree Club 8. You may be eligible to continue a long term care policy & a group legal services policy. 9. There are a few restaurant(lunch) and auto & shopping perks 10. There are a few car rental, hotel & travel discounts 11. If on a cell plan, you might get to keep your plan(at mercy of the cell phone companies) 12. You can keep your FedEx Credit Union account.

Gary Phillips8/19/2015

Gary Phillips If you like you dictor, you can keep your doctor......just kidding. You can join/continue membership at the fitness centers as a retiree. 7 路

Marsha Terry Rider8/19/2015

Marsha Terry Rider re: #12 - it is a credit ASSOCIATION (let's not use the U word) :-) 4 路

Carl Wayne Hardeman8/19/2015

Carl Wayne Hardeman Where can I find list of travel benefits? Also big thanks for your posts Jimmy Glenn Burk! 4 路

Chuck Siegfried8/19/2015

Chuck Siegfried Sign me up. 1 路

Sheila Perkins Wright9/5/2015

Sheila Perkins Wright Do we get any travel perks????

Sheila Perkins Wright9/5/2015

Sheila Perkins Wright I know someone who claims she can fly standby for $50.

Jimmy Glenn Burk9/5/2015



Jimmy Glenn Burk9/5/2015

The above is a Word document.

Sheila Perkins Wright9/5/2015

Sheila Perkins Wright Retirees are eligible? Thank you!

Subject: FedEx Trivia: Name any of the following FedExr's .......

Jimmy Glenn Burk8/20/2015

FedEx Trivia: Name any of the following FedExr's .......

Gary Phillips8/20/2015

Gary Phillips 6. DALE GREAR

Ron Houston8/20/2015

Ron Houston 5-Ben Moore,

Kay Brown Moody8/20/2015

Kay Brown Moody 1. Harry Dalton

Gary Phillips8/20/2015

Gary Phillips I couldn't think of Harry's name . On the tip of my tingue.

Ann Hoff Crum8/20/2015

Ann Hoff Crum On 1. All I could recall was Harry but no last name. Thx from 731!

Jimmy Glenn Burk8/20/2015

all answers correct..................................

Peggy Dawson Black8/20/2015

Peggy Dawson Black 1. Harry Dalton 2. Steve Stewart 3. Gail Jones Carson 4. Brett Bonner

Gary Phillips8/20/2015

Gary Phillips I thought maybe that was GJ Carson but want certain. No way. .......Brett Bonner? Haha

Charlie Derrick9/2/2015

Charlie Derrick 4 - Brett Bonner

Subject: John Schwarzmann :

Jimmy Glenn Burk8/21/2015

:Keep John Schwarzmann and his wife Phyllis in your prayers as he recovers from some health issues. He is currently at the Jewish Sr/Rehab home in Cordova off Walnut Grove Road.I visited with John today; his memory is as sharp as it ever was and he is very upbeat and ready to get home.John & Ancel Hankins hired me into FedEx.John was hired by Jim Barksdale as the Sr. Mgr of Telecom in 1979, managing Data, Voice, Radio Engineering. DADS was developed under John's org, the call center Rockwell ACD's and Data networks expanded Later he was a Director and instrumental in developing Zapmail and in BLS working with Bob May. After FedEx he went to TNT.

Kathy Jones Crockett8/21/2015

Kathy Jones Crockett Jimmy Glenn Burk, thanks for posting this.....

Michael D. Mehl8/22/2015

Michael D. Mehl Please pass on my "Get Well Soon" wishes to John...thanks!! Although I don't know John, the stations, couriers, and customers that I worked with, along the way, benefited from John's expertise!

Phyllis Schwarzmann8/23/2015

Phyllis Schwarzmann Your visit made John's day. He was so upbeat afterwards. Thanks Jimmy.

Subject: An interesting Social Security option:

Carl Wayne Hardeman8/21/2015

An interesting Social Security option:

Getting a Lump Sum from Social Security

Subject: Where in the World is Gil Mook???

Jimmy Glenn Burk8/22/2015

Where in the World is Gil Mook???Gil is on the Board of Innovative Green Technology

Subject: I worked at the Memphis Hub from 88 -94 and Worked here at New Orleans MSY facility for a year. Grea ...

Gary Owens8/26/2015

I worked at the Memphis Hub from 88 -94 and Worked here at New Orleans MSY facility for a year. Great company to work for!!

Subject: FedEx Trivia Quiz:

Jimmy Glenn Burk8/27/2015

FedEx Trivia Quiz:In 1975 a document governing pilot work rules was created.What was this document called?

Buddy Johnson8/27/2015

Buddy Johnson Crew Handbook

Jimmy Glenn Burk8/27/2015

close enough Buddy! it was called the Flight Crew Handbook (FCH) 1 路

Subject: FedEx Trivia Quiz?

Jimmy Glenn Burk8/27/2015

FedEx Trivia Quiz?If you need mainframe (IBM) operations support today at FedEx, where is that group located?

Dave Hansen8/27/2015

Dave Hansen Chennai, India.

Buddy Johnson8/28/2015

Buddy Johnson That's pathetic!!!! 1 路

Vicki Shirey Sanders8/28/2015

Vicki Shirey Sanders Wtc. Collierville

Mary A Johnson8/28/2015

Mary A Johnson IBM, of course. And if you are lucky ... they can spell I-B-M! 1 路

Shaandaar Zabardast Zindabaad8/28/2015

Shaandaar Zabardast Zindabaad India

Jimmy Glenn Burk8/28/2015

correct answer is (IBM) India Edited 路

Linda Cook Thorn8/28/2015

Linda Cook Thorn Don't they still need assistance from revenue in building 40 at the WTC in Collierville. 2 路

Shaandaar Zabardast Zindabaad8/29/2015

Shaandaar Zabardast Zindabaad Who said

Subject: FedEx Trivia Quiz

Jimmy Glenn Burk8/27/2015

FedEx Trivia QuizAfter the creation of a prototype of COSMOS on the Burroughs 6700, Federal Express purchased Cook's IBM mainframe and the support staff.What operating system ran COSMOS on IBM? What operating system ran Billing and everything else on IBM?

Don Rose8/27/2015

Don Rose IMS

Dave Hansen8/27/2015

Dave Hansen ACP and TPF?

Akita Hank8/27/2015

Akita Hank ACP in the beginning, converted to IMS later. Charlie Germano first breached the subject of converting to IMS in the midst of ACP country in Colorado Springs.

Ben Moore8/28/2015

Ben Moore What operating system ran COSMOS on IBM? - ACP What operating system ran Billing and everything else on IBM? - MVS 1 路

Subject: Prayers and condolences to Brent Ross & Family in the loss of his wife, Linda Faye Ross, this week.

Jimmy Glenn Burk8/30/2015

Prayers and condolences to Brent Ross & Family in the loss of his wife, Linda Faye Ross, this week.I first met Brent in the early 80's at Federal Express when he was the first person to write programs for the Wang systems.

Don Rose8/30/2015

Don Rose Sorry to hear this news. 1 路

Subject: http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/aug/30/chris-christie-i-would-track-immigrants-like-fedex-pa ...

Jimmy Glenn Burk8/30/2015

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/aug/30/chris-christie-i-would-track-immigrants-like-fedex-packages

Chris Christie: I would track immigrants like FedEx packages

Dan Elliot8/30/2015

Dan Elliot Ha!

Deby Abbott Jolley8/30/2015

Deby Abbott Jolley LOL

Dany Hsch8/30/2015

Dany Hsch What a dummy

Subject: Does FedEx employees/retirees get any discount at the on-site airport parking lots? Anybody know?

Chris Jones8/31/2015

Does FedEx employees/retirees get any discount at the on-site airport parking lots? Anybody know?

Debora Williams Waller8/31/2015

Debora Williams Waller Not that I know of. I haven't seen anything posted on the FedEx Retiree Club web site.ferc1,org

Laura Ladd Beard8/31/2015

Laura Ladd Beard Economy long term is $6 per day; the other long term which is closer to the terminal is $11. We paid $165 for 15 days last month 馃槗

Subject: Abundant prayers for the family of Malcolm Vega who passed away unexpectedly Friday night.

Carol Gassaway Kabakoff8/31/2015

Abundant prayers for the family of Malcolm Vega who passed away unexpectedly Friday night.

Kay Brown Moody8/31/2015

Kay Brown Moody Yes indeed. So sad. Many thoughts & prayers.

Shirley Lovelace Williams8/31/2015

Shirley Lovelace Williams Sorry to hear this. Praying.

Tommy Johnson8/31/2015

Tommy Johnson Praying for his family. I always enjoyed working with Malcolm. So sorry to here this.

Irene Williams8/31/2015

Irene Williams Lost him too young and too soon. Prayers for the family

Ann Masters8/31/2015

Ann Masters Praying for his family! He will be missed. Enjoyed working with him!!!!!

Pat McKnight9/1/2015

Pat McKnight here's link to - http://m.legacy.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Malcolm-Vega&lc=9785&pid=175696047&uuid=5719c3a3-9da2-47d8-be14-f64e8de76ed5 Malcolm Vega Obituary - Lake Lawn Met Funeral Home | New Orleans LA obits.dignitymemorial.com

Abundant prayers for the family of Malcolm Vega who passed away unexpectedly Friday night.

Subject: When I worked at the Memphis Hub I remember seeing the word BABO. What did this mean? i am curious, ...

Gary Owens9/1/2015

When I worked at the Memphis Hub I remember seeing the word BABO. What did this mean? i am curious, anyone know?

Charlie Derrick9/1/2015

Charlie Derrick It stood for Bypass And Bleed Off. It was a strategy to keep all of the freight from going through the hub. Jason Wellikoff was the project manager as I recall. 3 路

Gary Owens9/1/2015

Gary Owens CooL, Thanks!

Jimmy Glenn Burk9/2/2015

Some more BABO info: If I remember correctly, the original plan was that everything came to Memphis to be sorted and sent to the destination city. Even if a shipment was sent from a business in Los Angeles to another business in Los Angeles, it came to Memphis. It was considered the optimum way to keep custodial control of the package. As other metroplexes were added and volumes increased, it made sense to start Bleeding off packages where the volume was large enough to be sorted in a region. In some cases there were entire containers with freight from Los Angeles to New York for example. Those containers might come to Memphis, but Bypass the SuperHub sort and just be loaded on the aircraft to New York. Or they could go on an aircraft flying directly to a New England Ramp. Later, depending on Sort plans, for certain holidays where there was a 3 day weekend, some flights out of metroplexes like Indy or Oakland could be shut down, and all packages trucked to Memphis or another location, saving whole flights and associated fuel. Very complicated and as mentioned Jason was key to all the planning, including just getting containers to the right cities so they could be used. Photo of Jason: 1 路

Subject: http://www.wired.com/2013/04/40-years-of-fedex/

Jimmy Glenn Burk9/2/2015

http://www.wired.com/2013/04/40-years-of-fedex/

Shipshape: Tracking 40 Years of FedEx Tech

Subject: Jimmy Glenn Burk > FedEx ITD Retiree Breakfast Club

Jimmy Glenn Burk9/2/2015



Jim McBryde9/2/2015

Jim McBryde What about saturday delivery? 1 路

Gary Owens9/3/2015

Gary Owens First Overnight FO

Subject: Jimmy Glenn Burk > FedEx ITD Retiree Breakfast Club

Jimmy Glenn Burk9/2/2015



Jimmy Glenn Burk9/3/2015



Subject: Jack Brown shared a link to the group: FedEx ITD Retiree Breakfast Club.

Jack Brown9/4/2015



LIMITED EDITION - GET YOURS NOW!

Subject: For active employees with FedEx email address only:

Jimmy Glenn Burk9/4/2015

For active employees with FedEx email address only:

Corporate Promotions

Subject: The Official FedEx Retiree club now lists that Verizon has re-instated cell phone discounts for Reti ...

Jimmy Glenn Burk9/4/2015

The Official FedEx Retiree club now lists that Verizon has re-instated cell phone discounts for Retirees.

Rachel Wilkinson Harvey9/4/2015

Rachel Wilkinson Harvey Finally! I've pushed this for two years to happen! 2 路

Jimmy Glenn Burk9/4/2015

Thanks! 3 路

Joe Cole9/5/2015

Joe Cole Is that for current subscribers?

Jimmy Glenn Burk9/5/2015

from their website, it looks like you have to have a valid fedex email to sign up and get the discount 1 路

Subject: from www.fedexlegends.info Guestbook:

Jimmy Glenn Burk9/4/2015

from www.fedexlegends.info Guestbook:Eric Brosch Fri, 04 Sep 2015 07:25:04 GMT Thank you for putting this site together. It is a tremendous inspiration to hear from the folks who built the systems we've come to respect so much!

Subject: Jimmy Glenn Burk uploaded a file in the group: FedEx ITD Retiree Breakfast Club.

Jimmy Glenn Burk9/5/2015



Ben Moore9/5/2015

Ben Moore "Space available" - When's the last time you saw an empty seat on a flight? Edited 路 1 路

Jimmy Glenn Burk9/5/2015

Even families of employees of major airlines have hard time flying on space available these days, and usually can't fly together. 2 路

Subject: My first workgroup at FedEx:

Jimmy Glenn Burk9/6/2015

My first workgroup at FedEx:L-R: John Schwarzmann, Sr Mgr Network Engineering Ancel Hankins, Mgr Data Engineering Terry Cox, Sr. Engineer Dick Winter, Sr. Engineer Jimmy Burk

Jimmy Glenn Burk9/6/2015

There was one other person in the group, Greg Woychik (no photo) and hired the following year was Herman Dehrbort who had been a PHd (EE) Professor at Christian Brothers.

Buddy Johnson9/6/2015

Buddy Johnson Quite a talented group!!! 1 路

Akita Hank9/6/2015

Akita Hank It was a great group of guys to work with, a great place to work, and then major challenge for the times. Thanks Jimmy Glenn Burk. 2 路

Subject: Jimmy Glenn Burk shared Marine Corps Association & Foundation's photo to the group: FedEx ITD Retire ...

Jimmy Glenn Burk9/6/2015

Did you know Fred Smith, the CEO of FedEx, is a Marine who served during the Vietnam War? View our list of 鈥淔amous People You Didn鈥檛 Know Were Marines.鈥 #FamousMarines http://omkt.co/AAFimY

Gary Owens9/7/2015

Gary Owens "Don't Panic"

Subject: Hey Guys just a Heads up - United Way is starting and we will have a tons of events, INCLUDING GOLF, ...

Karen Burghard9/9/2015

Hey Guys just a Heads up - United Way is starting and we will have a tons of events, INCLUDING GOLF, that all you Retirees may want to attend. If you want more information let me know and I will Post it for you.

Subject: 2015 Best List Of Senior Discounts theseniorlist.com /2015/02/2015-best-list-of-senior-discounts/

Jimmy Glenn Burk9/10/2015

2015 Best List Of Senior Discounts theseniorlist.com /2015/02/2015-best-list-of-senior-discounts/2015 Biggest List Of Senior DiscountsSenior Discounts at Grocery StoresAlbertsons: 10% off first Wednesday of each month ( 55 +) American Discount Stores: 10% off every Monday (50 +) Best Cellars 5% off Tuesday shopping order on purchases over $30 (55+) Compare Foods Supermarket: 10% off every Wednesday (60+) DeCicco Family Markets: 5% off every Wednesday (60+) Fry鈥檚 Supermarket: free Fry鈥檚 VIP Club Membership & 10% off every Monday (55 +) Great Value Food Store: 5% off every Tuesday (60+) Gristedes Supermarket: 10% off every Tuesday (60+) Harris Teeter: 5% off every Tuesday (60+) Hy-Vee: 5% off one day a week (date varies by location) Kroger: 10% off (date varies by location) Morton Williams Supermarket: 5% off every Tuesday (60+) Pathmark: 5% on Monday (60+) The Plant Shed: 10% off every Tuesday (50 +) Publix: 5% off every Wednesday (55 +) Rogers Marketplace: 5% off every Thursday (60+) SuperFresh: 5% off on Tuesdays on purchases over $30 (55+) Uncle Guiseppe鈥檚 Marketplace: 15% off (62+) Waldbaum鈥檚: 5% off Tuesdays on purchases over $30 (55+)Senior Discounts On PrescriptionsAARP: With the AARP Prescription Discount Card (provided by Catamaran), AARP members and their families can access an average savings of 38% off prescription drugs (regardless of age or health status). Must be a member of AARP to access benefits. AARP boasts acceptance by 64,000 pharmacies nationwide.Rite Aid: Sign up for the Rite Aid Rx Savings Program . Save 15% or more on thousands of brand nameand generic prescription drugs1 by signing up for the Rite Aid Rx Savings Program. When you sign up,you鈥檒l receive Rx Savings Card that gives you access to special discounts at Rite Aid pharmacy, including:CVS Pharmacy: Enroll in the CVS Pharmacy Health Savings Pass program. It鈥檚 easy and costs only $15 annually (per person). Whether you have limited prescription insurance or no coverage at all, you can sign up and start saving immediately. This is not an insurance plan, it鈥檚 a prescription savings program. Under this program you can also receive 10% off MinuteClinic services inside select CVS/pharmacy stores.Walgreens Prescription Savings Club: Another great option for folks without insurance coverage. Walgreens Prescription Savings Club members get special discounts off the cash price of thousands of brand-name and generic medications as well as other benefits when they use their Prescription Savings Club Card. Additionally, if you don鈥檛 save at least the cost of your membership fee in one year, Walgreens will give you the difference.Kmart: The Prescription Savings Club at Kmart can be yours for a $10 enrollment fee. You and the family are then covered for certain generic drugs (starting at $5 for a 30-day supply and starting at $10 for a 90- day supply) * View Drug List. In additional you鈥檒l receive savings on non-preferred generics up to 65%, as well as 20% off brand name medications. 20% savings on flu immunizations and 10% savings on all other immunizations (e.g. shingles, whooping cough, hepatitis A&B, etc.). You can even get discounts on pet medications with a prescription from your vet.Target: The Target Prescription Savings Program entitles seniors (and others in the household) savings of 10-50% on prescription medications (off of retail). One membership works for everyone in your household, and you can use your card at any (Target) Pharmacy. In addition if you sign up for Target鈥檚 Pharmacy Rewards, and fill five eligible prescriptions, you鈥檒l get a certificate for 5% off a day of shopping.Senior Discounts For Restaurant DiningApplebee鈥檚: 10-15% off (varies by location) MAY require Golden Apple Card (60+) Arby鈥檚: 10% off (55+) A&W All American Food: 10% Senior discount varies by location Backyard Burger: free drink with purchase Ben & Jerry鈥檚: 10% off for seniors (60+) Bennigan鈥檚: discount varies by location (60+) Bob鈥檚 Big Boy: discount varies by location (60+) Boston Market: 10% off (65+) Burger King: 10% off (60+) plus additional discounts on coffee and soft drinks Bubba Gump Shrimp Co: 10% off for AARP Members Captain D鈥檚 Seafood: 鈥淗appy Wednesday Offer鈥 choice of 8 meals + drink for $4.99 or less- varies by loc. (62+) Carrabba鈥檚 Italian Grill: 20% off on Wednesdays to AARP Members Carrows Restaurants: Golden 55 Menu offers discounted bfast, lunch & dinner (55+) Chick-Fil-A: 10% off or free small drink or coffee (55+) Chili鈥檚: 10% off (55+) CiCi鈥檚 Pizza: 10% off (60+) Country Kitchen: Great Senior Menu (55+) Culvers: 10% off senior discount (60+) Dairy Queen: 10% off for seniors (15% for coaches) varies by location (free small drink at some locations) Denny鈥檚: 10% off, 20% off for AARP members (55+) Dunkin鈥 Donuts: AARP members receive a free donut with the purchase of a large hot coffee (at participating restaurants) Einstein鈥檚 Bagels: 10% off baker鈥檚 dozen of bagels (60+) El Pollo Loco: 10% off senior discounts varies by location (55+) Friendly鈥檚 Restaurants: Breakfast discount varies by location (60+) Senior List readers to confirm Fuddrucker鈥檚: 10% off any senior platter (55+) Gatti鈥檚 Pizza: 10% off (60+) Golden Corral: 10% off (60+) Hardee鈥檚: $0.33 beverages everyday (65+) IHOP: Great discounts on senior menu items (55+) Jack in the Box: up to 20% off (55+) Kagle鈥檚 Barbecue: 10% off (50+) KFC: Free small drink with any meal (55+) Krispy Kreme: 10% off (50+) Long John Silver鈥檚: Various discounts at locations (55+) McDonald鈥檚: discounts on coffee everyday (55+) Mrs. Fields: 10% off at participating locations (60+) Outback Steakhouse: 15% off AARP members for meals Monday through Thursday (alcohol excluded) Old Country Buffet: Daily discounts for seniors (55+) Papa John鈥檚: 25% off (55+) for online orders. Enter the code 鈥淎ARP25鈥 when placing your order Ponderosa Steak Houses: Senior Discounts Vary- Senior menu available (60+) Shoney鈥檚: 10% off Sonic: 10% off or free beverage (60+) Sonic: 10% off or free beverage (60+) varies by location Steak 鈥榥 Shake: 10% off every Monday & Tuesday (50+) Subway: 10% off (60+) Sweet Tomatoes: 10% off (60+) Taco Bell: 5% off; free beverages for seniors (65+) TCBY: 10% off (55+) Tea Room Cafe: 10% off for seniors (50+) Traditions Restaurant (East TX): Senior platter meal for $4.71 (50+) Village Inn: 10% off (60+) Waffle House: 10% off every Monday (60+) Wendy鈥檚: 10% off (55+) Whataburger: Free drink w/ purchase of a meal- varies by loc. (55+) White Castle: 10% off (62+)Senior Discounts on Retail & ApparelBanana Republic: 10% off (50+) Bealls Outlet: 15% off with free Monday Club Card (Mondays 50+) Belk鈥檚: 15% off first Tuesday of every month (55+) Bon-Ton Department Stores: 15% off on senior discount days (55+) C.J. Banks: 10% off every Wednesday (60+) Clarks: 10% off (62+) Dress Barn: 10% off Tues and/or Wed (call ahead-varies by location 55+) Goodwill: 10% off one day a week (date varies by location) Hallmark: 10% off one day a week (date varies by location) Kohl鈥檚: 15% off on Wednesdays (55+) Marshalls: 10% off on Tuesdays (varies by location) Michael鈥檚: 10% off on Tuesdays (with AARP card) Modell鈥檚 Sporting Goods: 10% off Rite Aid: 10% off on Tuesdays & 10% off prescriptions Ross Stores: 10% off every Tuesday (55+) The Salvation Army Thrift Stores: Up to 50% off (55+) SteinMart: 20% off red dot/clearance items first Monday of every month (55+) TJ Maxx: 10% on Tuesdays (varies by location) Walgreens: 20% off once a month (55+ and AARP) 鈥淏alance Rewards鈥 Card requiredSenior Discounts On Travel AirlinesAmerican Airlines: Various discounts for 65 and up (call before booking for discount) Continental Airlines: No initiation fee for Continental Presidents Club & special fares for select destinations Southwest Airlines: Various discounts for ages 65 and up (call before booking for discount) United Airlines: Various discounts for ages 65 and up (call before booking for discount) U.S. Airways: Various discounts for ages 65 and up (call before booking for discount)Car RentalAlamo Car Rental: Up to 25% off for AARP members Avis: Up to 25% off for AARP members Budget Rental Cars: 10% off; up to 20% off for AARP members (50+) Dollar Rent-A-Car: 10% off (50+) Enterprise Rent-A-Car: 5% off for AARP members Hertz: Up to 25% off for AARP members National Rent-A-Car: Up to 30% off for AARP membersHotelsBest Western: 10% or more for AARP or senior guests (55+) Candlewood Suites: Discounts vary (62+) Crown Plaza: Discounts vary (62+) Days Inn: Discounts vary (60+) Holiday Inn: Discounts vary (62+) Howard Johnson Hotels: Discounts off best available rate (60+) Hyatt: Up to 50% off (62+) Knights Inn: Up to 10% off (60+) La Quinta Inns: Discounts vary (65+) Marriott: 15% off (62+) Motel 6: 10% off (60+) Super 8: Seniors save 10% off (up to 20% with AARP card) Travelodge: Discounts vary (60+) Wyndham Hotels: Up to 20% with AARP card

Subject: What ever happened to Mr. Barksdale?

Gary Owens9/11/2015

What ever happened to Mr. Barksdale?

Dan Elliot9/12/2015

Dan Elliot Saw him a couple of years ago, he is still as sharp as ever!

Jimmy Glenn Burk9/12/2015

Mr. Barksdale is still on the FedEx Board; a vote was taken to allow he and FWS to remain on the Board since there was previously an age limit requiring them to retire this year. Winn Stephenson said he came to Memphis a few months ago to attend the Cook Industries IT reunion where he & many of the IBM staff came from. He is still Pres. of The Barksdale Group, but I understand his son is managing technology investments out of that group. He did an interview of the www.fedexlegends.info site a few years ago: http://fedexlegends.info/allvideos.html#jlb FedEx Legends fedexlegends.info

Gary Owens9/12/2015

Gary Owens I live down here Louisiana way and have lost track of things up Memphis way! LOL

Jimmy Glenn Burk9/12/2015

Jim & Donna Barksdale, Jackson, MS area. 2 路

Subject: I always loved to watch Fed Ex aircraft take off!

Gary Owens9/13/2015

I always loved to watch Fed Ex aircraft take off!

Melissa Leech Ziemer9/13/2015

Melissa Leech Ziemer Thank you for sharing. I still remember the great experience of jumpseating in the cockpit behind the pilot leaving Houston Hobby and flying right past the San Jacinto monument. It was the mid-1980's. 1 路

Tommy Johnson9/13/2015

Tommy Johnson I always enjoyed watching them come in at night nose to tail, One after the other after the other. Sometimes you wondered if they would ever stop coming. 2 路

Terrie Hoerning9/13/2015

Terrie Hoerning This never gets old 馃挏 1 路

Linda Cook Thorn9/14/2015

Linda Cook Thorn Beautiful sight! Thank you for sharing :-) FedEx has the most beautiful and colorful aircraft around. Then best feeling I ever got was jump seating and being in the cockpit with the crew :-) I loved the takeoffs and landings!

Jean Evans Kirksey9/14/2015

Jean Evans Kirksey So,so impressive... 1 路

Linda Cook Thorn9/15/2015

Linda Cook Thorn @brittonhibbard37 @kellonhibbard37 chriswaller37 This gives me goosebumps and it reminds me of times when I could jumpseat especially in the cockpit with the crew. So exciting taking off and landing with those guys Can you tell me what kind of aircraft this is?

Gary Owens9/15/2015

Gary Owens MD-11

Linda Cook Thorn9/15/2015

Linda Cook Thorn Thanks Gary! :-)

Charlotte Benton Hieronymus9/15/2015

Charlotte Benton Hieronymus The most exciting was jumpseating on the Falcons!

Gary Owens9/15/2015

Gary Owens I only worked for Fed Ex for a short period of time but the memories will last a lifetime!

Tommy Johnson9/15/2015

Tommy Johnson Does anyone have a picture of the really small (BD5) planes for remote deliveries?

Tommy Johnson9/15/2015

Tommy Johnson This was a very small one seater plane with a small area in the back to packages. I was like the old bd5 planes. 1 路

Charlotte Benton Hieronymus9/15/2015

Charlotte Benton Hieronymus It was always AWESOME flying in to Memphis and seeing the planes all lined up at the hub! 1 路

Subject: Beautiful night @ the Zoo Rendezvous, didn't burned up, or get wet, or freeze. They usually have sev ...

Jimmy Glenn Burk9/13/2015

Beautiful night @ the Zoo Rendezvous, didn't burned up, or get wet, or freeze. They usually have several animals to meet & greet at the entrance. Only saw one, a 20 foot long snake...I declined to make his acquaintance....Saw the following FedXR's at the Zoo: ... Jonathan Burk ... Brett Bonner Jr ... Scott Struminger ... Fred Smith

Subject: Where in the World is Steve Stewart?

Jimmy Glenn Burk9/13/2015

Where in the World is Steve Stewart?Steve is currently in the Chicago area doing Technical Consulting. Steve wrote the software for the Epson meters used in the early 80's to collect billing data for customer automation on micro cassettes. He then worked for many years in SIS (Strategic Integrated Systems) on many scan and technology development projects. (He has also been known to play bagpipes)

Subject: Gary Owens > FedEx ITD Retiree Breakfast Club

Gary Owens9/13/2015



Subject: FedEx'r sighting:

Jimmy Glenn Burk9/14/2015

FedEx'r sighting:went to pick up some lunch for grandkids and got to see Chuck Seigfried. Chuck's son works for sprint and interfaces with one of my sons, which both work at FedEx.Chuck wrote a nice article (The Good Ole Days") about his tenure at FedEx which can be seen here:

Jack Brown9/14/2015

Jack Brown Chuck, I enjoyed reading your article about the "Good Ole Days". Thanks for sharing.

Gary Phillips9/14/2015

Gary Phillips Everybody sees Chuck. He's everywhere nowadays.

Gary Owens9/15/2015

Gary Owens I worked in secondary one sort and also worked as a heavyweight handler on the day sort. 88-92. Enjoyed my time there as well!

Linda Shelley Morton9/15/2015

Linda Shelley Morton Chuck Siegfried....great article you wrote...very proud of you.....always supportive of your people...you made a difference in my life.

Subject: Another of my favorite videos of Fed Ex aircraft! Enjoy and comment if you like!

Gary Owens9/15/2015

Another of my favorite videos of Fed Ex aircraft! Enjoy and comment if you like!

Buddy Johnson9/15/2015

Buddy Johnson Cool. What airport is this?

Gary Owens9/15/2015

Gary Owens Cork Airport, Cork Ireland!

Subject: Proud to be a member of this group! Here is what I would call a mini tour of the Cessna 208 Fed Ex F ...

Gary Owens9/15/2015

Proud to be a member of this group! Here is what I would call a mini tour of the Cessna 208 Fed Ex Feeder plane. Enjoy!

Subject: In Vancouver to catch a train over the Rockies. Big FedEx Sales Rally here. A sales guy told me that ...

Jimmy Glenn Burk9/17/2015

In Vancouver to catch a train over the Rockies. Big FedEx Sales Rally here. A sales guy told me that Mike Ducker is consulting for 6 months and will then retire. I always enjoyed working with Ducker and Bronzack.

Larry Tieman9/17/2015

Larry Tieman After years of attending big meetings I can tell you that less than 10 ever made any difference. But one of those was a meeting on the future of International in Paris chaired by Mike Ducker. Held in the early 2000's, maybe 2002, it clearly set the direction for International at least through 2010 when I retired. Mike is great and I enjoyed working with him.

Jim Bentley9/17/2015

Jim Bentley I will never forget that when Mike was in Houston as (Station Manager??), the employees would answer the phone "Duckers Express" LOL 3 路

Subject: Where in Memphis can we get flu shots covered by Cigna? Walgreens is not contracted to provide them.

Laura Ladd Beard9/17/2015

Where in Memphis can we get flu shots covered by Cigna? Walgreens is not contracted to provide them.

Marsha Terry Rider9/17/2015

Marsha Terry Rider In the past Rite-Aid has. Next month's Retiree Club meeting is the Health Fair. Last year Walgreens gave the shots and filed with Cigna. So, I wonder who is doing it this year? 1 路

Laura Ladd Beard9/17/2015

Laura Ladd Beard I called Cigna and they said walgreens was on the list. They even gave me the address of the Walgreens where I was. I will try another location.

Debora Williams Waller9/17/2015

Debora Williams Waller For several years Walgreens was not in network but a couple of years ago Walgreens came back in to network. They likely have old information which is too bad, they could be loosing customers. 1 路

Laura Ladd Beard9/17/2015

Laura Ladd Beard Debora Williams Waller i agree. i called while i was at the store and told them what cigna told me. their systems must not be updated.

Debora Williams Waller9/17/2015

Debora Williams Waller You can get flu shots at the Retiree Benefit Fair October 8th in MEM. http://www.ferc1.org/index.php FedEx Retiree Club ferc1.org 2 路

Where in Memphis can we get flu shots covered by Cigna? Walgreens is not contracted to provide them.

Carol Gassaway Kabakoff9/17/2015

Carol Gassaway Kabakoff Kroger 1 路

Laura Ladd Beard9/17/2015

Laura Ladd Beard Thanks, I plan to go to Kroger tomorrow.

George Moore9/19/2015

George Moore I got one at Walgreen's the last three years. Have not been this fall yet. I use the Walgreen's at St. Elmo in Bartlett. Edited 路

Laura Ladd Beard9/19/2015

Laura Ladd Beard I always get mine at Walgreens. I really think it was a system glitch. However, I went to Kroger today and had no issues. 1 路

Subject: Is there an official definition of "FedEx Retiree?" I was with FedEx from Jan 1984 to Nov 2003 and I ...

Tom Jeanette9/18/2015

Is there an official definition of "FedEx Retiree?" I was with FedEx from Jan 1984 to Nov 2003 and I'm drawing my pension, but I understand I'm not "official."

Dany Hsch9/18/2015

Dany Hsch That's baloney . Says who? Trump? Lol Edited 路

Subject: In 1994 Auburn Calloway attempted to hijack flt 705 from Memphis to San Jose, Ca. and use the aircra ...

Gary Owens9/18/2015

In 1994 Auburn Calloway attempted to hijack flt 705 from Memphis to San Jose, Ca. and use the aircraft in a suicide by crashing it into the Memphis Facility. He was not successful and the crew regained control of the aircraft. Here are the ATC recordings from that fateful flt. Just thought some people would be interested in hearing them.

Debora Williams Waller9/18/2015

Debora Williams Waller Very hard to listen to. Sad, sad day. 1 路

Subject: Back from 8 day Canadian Rockies trip in Banff, Alberta, Canada...retiree life is still good........ ...

Jimmy Glenn Burk9/25/2015

Back from 8 day Canadian Rockies trip in Banff, Alberta, Canada...retiree life is still good.........

Peggy Dawson Black9/25/2015

Peggy Dawson Black Lovely! Both the view and the couple!

Buddy Johnson9/25/2015

Buddy Johnson That's (Canadian Rockies) some of the best scenery in North America!!

Irene Williams9/26/2015

Irene Williams Traveling the Canadian Rockies was and still is my all time favorite trip in North America. We drove it from Calgary to Jasper with lots of side stops. I know you enjoyed the majesty of it all. 1 路

Subject: FedEx Trivia 9/25/15

Jimmy Glenn Burk9/25/2015

FedEx Trivia 9/25/15

a. FedEx booked a launch on the Space Shuttle, what two things was that shuttle going to carry?

b. FedEx was the owner of FedEx Spacetran to launch satellites...for what reason other than launching satellites, did FedEx own this company?

c. FedEx owned FITC...what did FITC do?

d. FWS wanted to either build/buy the fastest ship, the slowest airplane, or a blimp? why?


Jim Murray9/25/2015

Jim Murray A) ?, B) Zapmail, C) ?, D) Trans oceanic crossing slower than aircraft, but faster than shipping.

Jimmy Glenn Burk9/29/2015

D. is correct.....FWS wanted to find a product that could be shipped between the cost of ships and air.

Jimmy Glenn Burk9/29/2015

a. the Zapmail Satellite and one employee to travel wth it

b. NASA shuttles were supposed to be fast turnaround and were to launch every week....NASA was going to outsource the scheduling of these launches to another company...Federal Express was looking at bidding on this contract maybe thru FedEx Spacetran

c. FedEx was an International carrier like AT&T and MCI...so they could buy circuits cheaper 路


Subject: FedEx ITD Trivia 9/25/15

Jimmy Glenn Burk9/25/2015

FedEx ITD Trivia 9/25/15Since the mid 1970's FedEx has had many Network Managers (Data, Voice, Video, Satellite, Radio, Admin)Name any/all that you can:

Jimmy Glenn Burk9/25/2015

The first ones that Jimmy remembers: Jack Cochran -voice Ancel Hankins - data Jim Moore- Radio/DADS Gary Ragsdale-Voice Susan Wright-Admin Chuck Jowers-Support John Schwarzmann -Sr. Mgr of the above Edited 路 1 路

Gary Phillips9/25/2015

Gary Phillips Ray Peek - Net Cntl Bob Massie - Net Cntl Tom Medlin - Net Cntl Terry Cox - Data Net Eng Mike McCarty - Data Net Eng Roy Beard - Net Eng Denise Wood - Net Eng Dale Browning - Net Eng Louis Hailey - Net Cntl Edited 路 1 路

Chuck Siegfried9/25/2015

Chuck Siegfried Me. The longest standing and only dumb one left Lol 9 路

George Moore9/25/2015

George Moore Far from dumb Chuck, your still getting a real paycheck. 1 路

Jimmy Glenn Burk10/6/2015

and Irene Williams, David Pike, Everett Meadow, Richard Dunn, Bruce Lindow, Mike Morgan, Buddy Williamson Edited 路 1 路

Jim Bentley10/6/2015

Jim Bentley How could you leave Jim Moore, Doug Baker, andTyson Payne out?? LOL

Jim Bentley10/6/2015

Jim Bentley Did not see them all

Gary Phillips10/6/2015

Gary Phillips Who? I couldn't think of Tyson's last name.

Jimmy Glenn Burk10/6/2015

you are right Jim......can't leave JimM out.....and Keith McGarr, Gwen Parrish, Laura Beard, Diane Tuttle, Johnny Wong, Dick Braley,Gary Ragsdale, Randy Roy, Angie Maynard, David Flanagin, Dick Collard and many others that I can't remember their names Edited 路

Daria Faye Ellis10/14/2015

Daria Faye Ellis Terry Ray, Don Dupew, Anthony Kong, Les Wilcox, Greg Fruitt, Brenda Cox, Paul Mason, Mark Grice

Gary Phillips10/14/2015

Gary Phillips Forgot Terry, Antony Kong, Los and Brenda.

Subject: Some Alan McArtor (former SVP of FedEX) comments on Airbus investing in glider with goal to reach th ...

Jimmy Glenn Burk9/25/2015

Some Alan McArtor (former SVP of FedEX) comments on Airbus investing in glider with goal to reach the Edge of Space

Glider backers report successful test in quest for stratosphere

Subject: Anyone remember Tucker Taylor.. he was a VP for awhile somewhere between 1974-1978..just wondering w ...

Peter Carabetta9/26/2015

Anyone remember Tucker Taylor.. he was a VP for awhile somewhere between 1974-1978..just wondering where he is now..

Jimmy Glenn Burk9/26/2015

http://www.bloomberg.com/research/stocks/people/person.asp?personId=619372&ticker=PVNX Tucker Taylor: Executive Profile & Biography - Businessweek bloomberg.com 1 路

Peter Carabetta9/26/2015

Peter Carabetta Wow Jimmy.. thx so much for tracking down Tucker Taylor for me. If I think of any others I'll let you know.. take care. . :) 1 路

Kathy Jones Crockett10/1/2015

Kathy Jones Crockett I loved that man! I loved working for him !!!!! 2 路

Subject: FedEx Trivia

Jimmy Glenn Burk9/30/2015

FedEx TriviaWho are these two gentleman....and in what year did they both work at FedEx?

Peggy Dawson Black9/30/2015

Peggy Dawson Black Jim Barksdale on the right. 2 路

Peter Carabetta9/30/2015

Peter Carabetta Is that Tom Oliver on the left? ? 1 路

Subject: FedEx Trivia Quiz Some of these have been listed before. Answer any of the acronyms listed below, an ...

Jimmy Glenn Burk10/1/2015

FedEx Trivia Quiz Some of these have been listed before. Answer any of the acronyms listed below, and also list if you happened to work on that project:

1. What is REDS?

2. What was SATURN?

3. What was ISIS?

4. What was GEMINI?

5. What was SUN?

6. What was GENISYS?

7. What was BROKER/SELECT?

8. What was TORTES?

9. What was PRISM?

10. What was ZODIAC?


Gary Phillips10/1/2015

Gary Phillips 3. A Muslim terrorist group :) 3 路

Peggy Dawson Black10/8/2015

Peggy Dawson Black Haha. Funny!

Ben Moore10/1/2015

Ben Moore GEMINI - Zap Mail TORTES - Truck Online ReporTing and Execution System (clone of FORTES) PRISM - PeRsonnel Information and System Management What about BABO? Edited 路

Melissa Leech Ziemer10/1/2015

Melissa Leech Ziemer Xx bleed off. Can't remember the first half.

Ben Moore10/1/2015

Ben Moore Bypass And Bleed Off

Melissa Leech Ziemer10/1/2015

Melissa Leech Ziemer Broker/select gave the recipient the option to choose their own Broker vs. FedEx Broker

Melissa Leech Ziemer10/1/2015

Melissa Leech Ziemer 1. REDS was the cash handling software for the field.

Buddy Johnson10/1/2015

Buddy Johnson FORTE.....no S!

Buddy Johnson10/1/2015

Buddy Johnson prism was just a name Schmiedicke dreamed up to stand for 'an array of services', just like the colors of a prism.... 1 路

Jimmy Glenn Burk10/8/2015

1. What is REDS? Remote revenue entry, looked at key coding airbill info before the next morning(looked at keyers at the station, keyers via Satellite in Coal mining areas, and offshore via satellite; even looked at zapmail machines to transmit airbills to keying sites)

2. What was SATURN? Project to use Tandem computers at stations or close to stations to collect COSMOS IIB scanning data and perform other station appls.

3. What was ISIS? a variant of Broker Select running on a small unix computer

4. What was GEMINI? Codename for Zapmail

5. What was SUN? The satellite system to transport Zapmail information location to location in the future

6. What was GENISYS or GENESIS? Project to scan all airbills at the station and transmit to Memphis to be OCR'd

7. What was BROKER/SELECT? answered

8. What was TORTES? answered

9. What was PRISM? answered

10. What was ZODIAC? SIS project to scan/image airbills and ASTRA labels for the primary sort to increase the package volume in the SuperHub 路


Subject: Call Center -1979

Jimmy Glenn Burk10/1/2015

Call Center -1979

Patty Dugger10/1/2015

Patty Dugger Great memories

Subject: Who remembers this commercial? ? :)

Peter Carabetta10/1/2015

Who remembers this commercial? ? :)

Penny Hitchcock Hopper10/1/2015

Penny Hitchcock Hopper I remember when he came to FedEx Marketing's Christmas party and recited The Night Before Christmas in about a minute. 2 路

Peter Carabetta10/1/2015

Peter Carabetta Oh Penny Hitchcock Hopper..I bet that was sooo cool.. :) 1 路

Don Rose10/1/2015

Don Rose I remember that too Penny. That guy was fast! 2 路

Cheryl Bowen10/1/2015

Cheryl Bowen The old commercials were classics! Edited 路 1 路

Subject: Jimmy Glenn Burk > FedEx ITD Retiree Breakfast Club

Jimmy Glenn Burk10/3/2015



Shirley Lovelace Williams10/3/2015

Shirley Lovelace Williams Fun times.

Subject: https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=1&v=GVNYdPjG180

Jimmy Glenn Burk10/4/2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=1&v=GVNYdPjG180

Connectedness: A Tale of Two Networks | Robert B. Carter | TEDxMemphis

Subject: Who made this statement around 1990???

Jimmy Glenn Burk10/4/2015

Who made this statement around 1990???

Peter Dangerfield10/4/2015

Peter Dangerfield Charlie Brannon or Ron Ponder? 1 路

Sherry Little10/5/2015

Sherry Little Miss Charlie

Peggy Dawson Black10/4/2015

Peggy Dawson Black Ronny J 1 路

Dave Hansen10/4/2015

Dave Hansen We are still doing this with cloud computing and virtualization.

David Warren10/4/2015

David Warren Yep, and the security issues cloud computing introduces represent the "debris" today......

Jimmy Glenn Burk10/6/2015

Answer: Dr. Ron J. Ponder; Charlie Brandon left around 1979-80 timeframe.

Subject: Where in the World is ......?

Jimmy Glenn Burk10/8/2015

Where in the World is ......?Who is this past FedEx employee?

Jimmy Glenn Burk10/9/2015

This is David Flanagin who managed much of the video conferencing at FedEx. Nickname was sometimes FlannelVision.

Subject: Where in the World is....?

Jimmy Glenn Burk10/8/2015

Where in the World is....?Who is this past FedEx employee???

Roge Rogers10/8/2015

Roge Rogers The none other Mr. Chris Albers

Clayton Roderick10/8/2015

Clayton Roderick Getting ready to board one of the Corporate Jets to Colorado Spring - Chris Albers is comparing the lenght of his nose to the Challenger's nose, 1989 He's got a honker 3 路

Gary Phillips10/8/2015

Gary Phillips Chris (Punkin) Albers 2 路

Shirley Lovelace Williams10/8/2015

Shirley Lovelace Williams Gary, do you know where Punkin is?

Gary Phillips10/8/2015

Gary Phillips I don't Shirley.

Jimmy Glenn Burk10/8/2015

Chris is in Sterling Heights, Michigan working for BullsEye Telecom 1 路

Jim Bentley10/8/2015

Jim Bentley Hmmm, I always thought it was P Chris Albers!! Had to have the P

Gary Phillips10/8/2015

Gary Phillips There was a story behind Punkin. He hated being called that. That wasn't the name by the way.

Gary Phillips10/8/2015

Gary Phillips How does a guy from Texas end up in Michigan?

Subject: Where in the World is...?

Jimmy Glenn Burk10/8/2015

Where in the World is...?Who is this former FedEx employee?

Akita Hank10/8/2015

Akita Hank Run, run Ronniie (Foster). Looking good buddy.Looks like you haven't visited our barber friend lately. 1 路

Gary Phillips10/8/2015

Gary Phillips Ronnie in Springfield, MO.

Subject: Where in the World is .......(in Ponder Texas)?

Jimmy Glenn Burk10/8/2015

Where in the World is .......(in Ponder Texas)?Name this former FedEx'r

Waddell David10/8/2015

Waddell David Gary Renfro

Waddell David10/8/2015

Waddell David He lives about 45 mins from where I live. Edited 路

Angela Maynard10/8/2015

Angela Maynard I graduated high school with him.

Linda Brigance10/8/2015

Linda Brigance His beautiful daughter works at Capital Grille.

Ronnie Campbell10/8/2015

Ronnie Campbell Fro 1 路

Subject: Where in the World is ? Name this former FedEx'r (the one on the right......)

Jimmy Glenn Burk10/8/2015

Where in the World is ? Name this former FedEx'r (the one on the right......)

Gary Phillips10/8/2015

Gary Phillips Susan 1 路

Denise Pate Spencer10/8/2015

Denise Pate Spencer Susan Goeldner 1 路

Jimmy Glenn Burk10/8/2015

Denise is correct! 1 路

Pat McKnight10/8/2015

Pat McKnight And she is in Colorado!

Chris Apalodimas10/10/2015

Chris Apalodimas Nice to hear of Susan. . she worked in the SuperTracker group in mid-late 80s and forward . .We had lots of fun doing roll-outs of ASTRA.

Jimmy Glenn Burk10/12/2015



Subject: How about this one. Where in the world is................ ?

Gary Phillips10/8/2015

How about this one. Where in the world is................ ?

Shirley Lovelace Williams10/8/2015

Shirley Lovelace Williams Gary, Is this Tom Snyder?

Gary Phillips10/8/2015

Gary Phillips Yeah it is. 1 路

Subject: No longer making doughnuts........

Gary Phillips10/8/2015

No longer making doughnuts........

Jim Bentley10/8/2015

Jim Bentley Dick Winter!! 1 路

Chris Bentley10/8/2015

Chris Bentley I miss those donuts. 1 路

Subject: Where in the World is .....? Name this former FedEx'r

Jimmy Glenn Burk10/8/2015

Where in the World is .....? Name this former FedEx'r

Gary Phillips10/8/2015

Gary Phillips Dale Browning

Jimmy Glenn Burk10/8/2015

Gary is correct!

Subject: Where in the World is....? Name this former FedEx'r

Jimmy Glenn Burk10/8/2015

Where in the World is....? Name this former FedEx'r

Akita Hank10/8/2015

Akita Hank Big, bad John Schwarzman, Sr Mgr Data Engineering, Dir

Sheila Turnage Harrell10/8/2015

Sheila Turnage Harrell Yes - it is big John.

Phyllis Schwarzmann10/9/2015

Phyllis Schwarzmann Hey - I know that guy - John "do it my way" Schwarzmann!

Subject: FedEx Trivia:

Jimmy Glenn Burk10/9/2015

FedEx Trivia:What year was this written? A. 1978 b. 1979 C. 1980 d. 1981

Don Rose10/9/2015

Don Rose I'd say 78 1 路

Chuck Siegfried10/9/2015

Chuck Siegfried 1979 I do believe.

Peter Dangerfield10/9/2015

Peter Dangerfield My memory isn't that good! 馃槪

Peggy Dawson Black10/9/2015

Peggy Dawson Black 1981

Dan Elliot10/9/2015

Dan Elliot I'm pretty sure it was one of those...

Jimmy Glenn Burk10/9/2015

Peggy is correct...1981................dan is also correct..... 1 路

Peggy Dawson Black10/9/2015

Peggy Dawson Black Yay! 1 路

Subject: FedEx is planning a big merger with TNT Express of Europe. It will give them a bigger share of the m ...

Gary Owens10/10/2015

FedEx is planning a big merger with TNT Express of Europe. It will give them a bigger share of the market overseas. Plans are still being finalized.

Subject: FedEx Trivia: FedEx bought a manufacturer of vans called the Z-Van... What type fuel did Z-Vans use?

Jimmy Glenn Burk10/10/2015

FedEx Trivia: FedEx bought a manufacturer of vans called the Z-Van... What type fuel did Z-Vans use?

Jimmy Glenn Burk10/10/2015

Jim Bentley: Diesel 2 路

Jimmy Glenn Burk10/12/2015

Jim's answer is correct.

Charlie Derrick10/12/2015

Charlie Derrick IVECO

Subject: FedEx Trivia Quiz

Jimmy Glenn Burk10/10/2015

FedEx Trivia QuizWhat person was in charge of the COSMOS IIa rollout (which started scanning of everything in/out of a station and hub?

Peggy Dawson Black10/11/2015

Peggy Dawson Black Harry Dalton

Jimmy Glenn Burk10/12/2015

Initially Tom Bullion, and with Harry Dalton brought in as the Manager.

Subject: FedEx Trivia:

Jimmy Glenn Burk10/10/2015

FedEx Trivia:At one point while selling Zapmailer II's to customers, customers were offered a special lease price of something like $150/month? and 25 cents a page(when it was costing FedEx about a $1 a page in dial comm costs)....why did marketing and sales do this?

Jim McBryde10/11/2015

Jim McBryde Tom oliver was desperate? 1 路

Jimmy Glenn Burk10/12/2015

It was the old adage....who is going to buy the first telephone? there is no one else to call....Even with 1500+ Zapmailer 1's at stations and 6,000 plus Zapmailer 2's at customer locations, there weren't enough destinations to send to for most people needing a fax machine. this pricing and marketing was an effort to sell or lease the other 5000+ units in the warehouse and to increase the destinations...even at a loss.

Subject: FedEx Trivia Quiz:

Jimmy Glenn Burk10/10/2015

FedEx Trivia Quiz:1. What was the computer programming language of the first Customer Automation Device? 2. The first programming language for the SuperTracker and COSMOS IIb?

Don Beethe10/10/2015

Don Beethe I know the language for the tracker was called Forth.. Cosmos IIB started out on Tandem,but then with death of zapmail, moved to the mainframe in COBOL.. I was hired for IIB.. :) 1 路

Buddy Johnson10/10/2015

Buddy Johnson Basic 1 路

Jim McBryde10/11/2015

Jim McBryde Yep basic automation.

Subject: FedEx Trivia DADS was just one of the major initial projects developed by the company . It allowed d ...

Jimmy Glenn Burk10/10/2015

FedEx Trivia

DADS was just one of the major initial projects developed by the company . It allowed dispatches to be transmitted wirelessly to the couriers in about a minute after the customer request.

Which of the following are NOT TRUE concerning why this system was developed?

a. Our competition was buying radios with our crystals to listen to our dispatches and get customer addresses

b. We could only transmit about 10-20% of the dispatches by radio by voice, couriers had to find phones to call

c. We had to staff the stations with dozens of employees just to answer courier phone calls

d. Fred wanted it. The larger stations were burning overtime hours and getting in really late

f. FedEx wanted to be more technical that UPS


Penny Hitchcock Hopper10/10/2015

Penny Hitchcock Hopper C.

Melissa Leech Ziemer10/10/2015

Melissa Leech Ziemer B.

Peggy Dawson Black10/11/2015

Peggy Dawson Black A. My wild guess!

 

Jimmy Burk:


F is the only item NOT TRUE...the others influenced the project...led by Jim Moore & Richard Dunn with expert programming & design by Jim Bentley & Jimmy Burk & later Gary Holmes

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