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FedEx Trivia Quiz
This is more of a question, without a definite answer...just to see what you remember of FedEx history:
Name something (product, thing, operatng system, application, group etc) that FedEx started and then shut down or stopped
Carl Wayne Hardeman: twice a year bonuses
Gary Phillips: Cost of living increases.
Marsha Terry Ride: r NOT PRISM, at least not YET!
Marsha Terry Rider: Tandem pipeline
Marsha Terry Rider: Wang Word Processing network ( I actually had to use that for a while)
Marcie Littles Moss: Hotel Pack! VERY short-lived.
Chris Bentley: 727 hush kits
Marsha Terry Rider to Gary Phillips: did we actually have COLAs? If so, that was before Dec.'85.
Molly Hale Moss: DTC Drive Through Centers
Gary Phillips: Use of the corp gas station.
Jon Peacock: Zap Mail and yes, Jumpseat!!!
Gary Phillips: They probably stopped around the mid 80s Marsha.
Marsha Terry Rider to Gary Phillips-
Gary Phillips: I didn't know anyone that was against the cost of living increases and I don't think anyone turned them down smile emoticon. FedEx was a lot smaller then and we got bigger increases, bonuses and more BZs with checks.
Sandra Allen Palmer: Corp funded Christmas Parties! In late 70 & early 80's we had several parties a year. Good ole days for sure!
Gary Phillips: I think I remember seeing Jimmy B dancing on the table at the last one we had in telecomm. smile emoticon
im Bentley: Commercial Satellite!
Jim McBryde: Maximum suggestion award. Which by the way, I received the maximum of 25k. Thanks Fred
Doris McInturff: Zapmail
Melissa Leech Ziemer: Business Service Centers (which I was hired for as a Service Agent in 1984) and most recently, this month, the Customer Experience Network (a Service Agent centric network that focused on monthly training videos & increasingly higher quotas for agents to sell packaging material & declared value to airbill customers, all with decreased working hours in accordance with Engineering analysis).
Brian Sneed: AGRIS, Air Ground Radio Integrated System. Pilots had a touch tone microphone that automatically speed dialed a phone lnk through company owned radio sites to flight dispatch. Replaced by cell phones.
Debora Williams Waller: ORBIT and COSMOS mainframe Domestic Rate Quote systems were retired,
Jimmy Glenn Burk Jim McBryde: what was your award for?
Kimberly Eyre: Zap Mail
Jim McBryde: We used to use a 3rd party to expedite and deliver missed pickups and missorts. We decided to see if the stations would do it instead of sky courier, who was later bought by ups. The stations were more than happy to assist by either doing it
Melissa Leech Ziemer: Family Briefings.
Jimmy Burk: On cost of living increases...this lasted about one year
Jimmy Glenn Burk:
Marsha Terry Rider: When I was hired I actually had to go see a company doctor for a mini-phyisical (Dec.'85). I don't think that lasted long.
Marsha Terry Rider: After the Tiger merger weren't we briefly technically a passenger airline until the military contracts that Tigers had expired?
Marsha Terry Rider: Seems I recall hearing of someone actually bidding on a flight attendant job for those flights.
Jimmy Glenn Burk: I remember we kept the 300 stewardesses employed to complete the charter flights, which I think were mostly military.
Marsha Terry Rider: DC-8s
Debbie Jenkins: Silver 7 aka Sunday Delivery Service
Molly Hale Moss: Silver Bells = We went into nursing homes just before Christmas and allowed the residents to call their loved ones thru the FedEx switch.
Marsha Terry Rider: Yes! Silver Bells! Thank you Molly for reminding me of that.
Sonny Holman: POLARIS....
Vicki Shirey Sanders: Zap mail