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This Time It’s FedEx and Volcanoes

FedEx has gone and done it again. They have totally pissed me off. I was told that the strikes had ended last week and all was good. We even got some packages delivered at the end of the week. Well, this week they decided, “Nope, strike again!”  Now I am sitting around waiting for some time sensitive material and they don’t even care.  As punishment, I did not ship with them this week. That’ll teach ‘em to mess with me.

I can hear them now during negotiations, “If Ashley doesn’t ship using FedEx, our company can’t survive! Get her done!” Well, I hear that in my own kingdom, anyway.

So negotiations are on and in the mean time my packages were diverted to Germany. That diversion costs me a whole day!

Now, I not only have FedEx to deal with, but also the volcano in Iceland. Granted it is not as bad as last year and the ash clouds have not reached us, but they should be in France by the end of the week. No shipments thanks to possible airport closures.

I am on pins and needles (literally) to see what awaits me for the rest of the week!

But the worst is that due to no packages arriving, that cute FedEx guy didn’t make a trip to see me. I guess next week should be super special for me then!

Is The Fedex Strike Really Over?

Happily, the FedEx strike, here in France, seems to be over. So they tell me. I finally received all my packages today. Maybe these guys got wise and just gave their workers what they want.

Even though the many strikes that occur in France are such a pain in the butt for us commoners who can’t seem to get a dang thing done when one goes on, I must say, they are effective. I really do love that the French have the right to strike and make their presence and wants known. I confess that while the strikes are going on I am completely irritated, but I do try to look at it (once they are over and my life is back to normal) with an “outside the box” perspective. They have the right to exercise their rights!

I am, for sure, happier than I was yesterday (and the day before). Plus, le FedEx dude that delivers my packages is super cute. I guess it is hard to stay mad for too long when he comes in with a smiley face and delivers my stuff!

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