FXF pay DRF/application issues

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  1. archangelic peon

    archangelic peon Medium Load Member

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    ATTEMPTING to put in an application for city PU/DEL in Baton Rouge,LA, but the idiotic online form keeps crashing halfway through & there are no options to save application anywhere along the line besides the most basic of inputs on the account settings.

    Anyone else have this issue/fix?

    Also, it lists "Grade: DRF" on the position details - is this referencing pay/position type/etc?

    Does anyone have the pay sheet for that area for both city & road positions?

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  2. archangelic peon

    archangelic peon Medium Load Member

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    *update*

    After wasting ANOTHER 1.5hrs on restarting application 3 more times, I finally got to the end & submitted successfully.

    Absolute garbage system that doesn't let you save ANYthing at ANY point except what your browser chooses to remember - which doesn't include the biggest time users: the open box paragraphs for every little detail of every thought/action you have ever had/done.
    Even better, they have a "clear" & "close" button right near the "next" & "back" buttons that you use continuously to advance down the 40 something page application.
    The close one got me & yep, you get to start over.
    If you accidentally hit the "back" button on your Android phone - yep, you get to restart.
    If you switching apps to look for documents with your info to enter, the browser may just decide to refresh the webpage when you switch back to it & yep, you go to start again.
    (You can use split screen mode successfully though)
    Think using a regular computer makes it less likely to fail?
    Wrong - had it decide to refresh halfway through because why not?
    The page doesn't even HAVE a refresh button available unless you use the keyboard CTRL + R, which of course I did not do but it refreshed anyway & I get to start over.

    Maybe the point of it is just to frustrate impatient people into not applying - with modern psychology today who knows.

    Maybe the job is actually that infuriating that if you can survive 3+hrs of your time being wasted with nothing accomplished, you will be the perfect fit for what they want...


    Regardless, the deed is finally done.
    Still curious about the pay sheet/progression & if it will be worth it - the south doesn't have a reputation for stellar pay rates & I'm coming from TN so now I have to pay state income tax again...yep I am whining

    Does FedEx Freight have universally same insurance/benefits regardless of the region even if pay is different?

    Funnily enough, FedEx Express has a totally different website for their job applications for some reason - no jobs available so don't know exactly how different but hopefully a better system.
     
  3. McUzi

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    Don’t know why you had such difficulty with the application process. Simple easy and no issues for me applying via Chrome on a Mac.

    Express uses the same application system.

    Never figured out what DRF meant. Expect to start at $22.58 or $23.23 an hour.

    Attached are the current pay grades, 3yr progression. The city driver hourly rate is also the hourly rate for linehaul tasks. Not sure what GPD the center you applied to is in.
     

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  4. archangelic peon

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    The FedEx Freight application website was "brassring" & Express had me go to "myworkdayjobs" so that's what I thought was different.
    Then again, I never actually applied for any Express jobs so maybe they use brassring website too.

    Thank you for your info, pay sheet, & follow-up!

    Question for you all -
    Air Products Cryo local driver or FXF city driver if you had to choose & why?

    My neighbor has been with FXF for 16+yrs as a city driver & says things like pension, 10% 401k match, cheap good family insurance, etc - sounds tasty.

    Cryo has been highly touted as well but not sure yet how they compare or if they do.

    This would be in the Southeast - Louisiana area.

    Cheers
     
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    I'd take cryo if offered, air products has a great rep.

    Brassring also used by Estes and works better than it does with FxF. Same browser.
     
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    archangelic peon Medium Load Member

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    Right on, thank you!

    I applied to Air Products & had no problem with their brassring site, so IDK what the deal was when I did the FXF app.

    If you were able to save/continue/edit like air products let you, the crashing/refreshing would not have mattered much.
     
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  7. McUzi

    McUzi Heavy Load Member

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    Fxf does not match anywhere near 10%, FYI.
     
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    archangelic peon Medium Load Member

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    It sounded too good, could he be on an old contract?
    Brenntag used to be 10% I hear then they dropped to 8% I believe?
     
  9. McUzi

    McUzi Heavy Load Member

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    No.
     
  10. speedyk

    speedyk Road Train Member

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    I followed advice on here, visited and spoke with FxF TM a few times, he advised me on a position to apply for, wanted me to start ASAP.

    I could not get that app to finish although other ones had, let him and hr know, no help.

    I don't know if that was divine intervention or not, but one by one I've let the idea of working for a good LTL go and moved on.
     
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