It has happened to all of us. The gift you never saw coming and would never use. Mine was a Thighmaster (Yes. THAT Thighmaster!) A well intentioned aunt (to remain anonymous) wrapped and shipped what she thought was the perfect holiday gift for yours truly. I unwrapped the paper, opened the box and wow, if that was what she thought was the right gift for me, perhaps I should lay off the Christmas cookies! She meant well, but one look and I knew this gift was one that would never leave the box (along with the roasting pan my grandmother gave my cooking “challenged” wife the year before). So I did what a lot of us now do – I returned that unwanted item.
As much as Superstorm Sandy took away from millions of people, uprooting lives and devastating neighborhoods, it has also inspired, in the worst of times, the best in people – a determination to give. The courage to face rebuilding shattered communities, even in the immediate wake of the hurricane, inspired all of us who watched from afar. We ached at the misfortune of fellow Americans. Even from thousands of miles away, we couldn’t help but see them as neighbors.
Every year, the Back to School season brings a flurry of activity for me both at work and at home. At our FedEx Office stores we see students, parents, and teachers buying school supplies, making "welcome back" posters and banners, printing classroom materials, and even packing and shipping all the essentials (like hot pots and Ramen noodles) to dorm rooms across the country. At home, my daughter is busy getting ready as well as she prepares for her freshman year of high school.
Have you ever been far from home and needed to print a document for a business meeting? I often receive important files from the office on my smartphone while I'm on the road visiting our team members. Whether I'm in Sacramento or Orlando learning firsthand about what is happening at our FedEx Office stores, there are many times I need to print files quickly and conveniently.
At FedEx Office, we have a number of different customers who are constantly on the go, whether they are traveling for business, en route to a parent/teacher conference or rushing to meet with a potential client. One thing we've learned, though, is that we all want the same thing - easy-to-use and convenient printing solutions...
Like many great places to work, FedEx Office makes it a priority each year to recognize the hard work and success of our team members. The annual Team of the Year competition – in place since the 1980s, when the company was known as Kinko’s – is reserved to honor the best-of-the-best in our organization. One cluster, or group of stores, and one standalone center are selected based on their record of customer service, team member retention and financial performance. We also honor the top sales team in the nation for their hard work, sales performance and commitment to customers.