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14 November 2012 @ 05:36 pm
Hi all,

First, a little about my background. I'm an LPC that has been with the company over eight years...before that I operated copiers in a couple of corporate environments for about the same length of time. So I know a little bit about copy work, plus picked up some Photoshop and Illustrator knowledge along the way.

I've been a lurker on this board for a long while--almost as long as I've been working for Kinko's-FedEx office. The last few years I have been actively seeking other related employment, but not having any success. I've re-written my resume more times than I care to count, but have not been able to secure any interviews.

My question: Is having FedEx Office on my resume the job-seeker's equivalent to "box-office poison?"

Would like to share thoughts with others in a similar position to mine, or those of you that have already dug their tunnel and escaped F-Off.
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Teh Sancho: Doc Brown 001bobgenghiskhan on November 16th, 2012 02:27 am (UTC)
I left the field, but having Kinko's on my resume never hurt.
chicagojoe57 on November 16th, 2012 09:45 pm (UTC)
I would say to get your resume professionally done because you are not getting the attention that you need to get an interview. Yes, it costs a lot, but it is worty it. A good resume writer can make your job experience stand out. We at Fedex made people's resumes print good, but we are not professional resume writers.
domoxeroxdomoxerox on November 18th, 2012 07:37 am (UTC)
I don't think that having Kinkos on your resume would hurt your chances of getting another job of a similar type. On the up side you might be dodging the bullet of having to take a job at a worse place than f-off on having to deal with a nutty ass boss. My friend told me her ex-boss at staples who worked at the elk grove hub (which has been closed for a while) said her boss did not want to hire anybody who knew more than she did. This was on top of her being being a flake because she was stalking/spying on current employees and prank calling ex-employees by phone. Maybe because of your experience you are avoiding having to deal with that type of boss.

Some places you can try if you did not already are Glassdoor.com - not only would you see what others posted about a given company but they also having listings as to who is hiring. I do not remember if you have to write a review or not about your current company. Then there is the good ole Google search for copy center + jobs which might yield something. Just keep in mind that a few of these copy centers are run the same way, where a few people are doing the work of many. The name may have changed but it is the same crap.

Mail room jobs also have similar aspects to printing like kinkos like coping and book binding but the highest pay I have seen was around $10hr for that type of work but that may have changed.

Good Luck on your search!
(Anonymous) on January 14th, 2013 06:25 am (UTC)
What do people here think about the so-called Fedex early retirement/buyout that's supposed to start this February? Is there any way a F-Off employee can *volunteer* for such a buyout?
(Anonymous) on January 26th, 2013 05:51 am (UTC)
So you won't post anonymous questions and comments? So big deal. I can go to the Brown Cafe forum now if I want to post questions about Fedex Kinkos. Screw you.
ptking: pic#48143095ptking on January 26th, 2013 10:08 am (UTC)
Sorry, that must have been a setting I missed. So who's the asshole now?
iren11_smith: pic#120366015iren11_smith on March 19th, 2013 10:14 am (UTC)
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