UPS & Fedex rough riders
I've been fortunate enough to have never had to endure a flattened packaged by UPS or Fedex- all mine have been unscathed it seems.
When I read horror stories, I couldn't really envision them. Until now.
For your morbid curiosity:
Game of horse shoe?
Throwing the monitor over the gate like that is just ......... well opening up a can of butt kicking. He deserves to be fired and black balled from doing delivery work.
Butt kicking already in progress: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...ube-video.html
Originally Posted by N5YPJ
Not just on the delivery --- on pickup too
"looks like he's throwing garbage"
I don't want to know what's in that huge box he chucks
If the sellers PROPERLY PACK the item in plenty of bubble wrap and foam peanuts, double boxed, NOTTA PROBLEM! All items SHOULD be packed as if they are going to be dropped out of a passing plane! Judging by the boxes I get, this is Commonplace, especially from the post office, who PUNT the boxes into my yard from the 50 yard line!
Some comments found on that thread
"Don't blame the guy who makes $10/hr. Blame the guys who introduced project management techniques and strict processes. They laid off excess resources (people, humans) and made the remaining resources (assets/people) work twice as hard in half the time. It's called "increased efficiency" by the new breed of corporate goons. Yes, it's enabled large houses to weather the recession without sacrificing holy profits, but it's come at the cost of decency and basic humanity. This guy has to deliver packages on a schedule and route set by a computer. If he falls off schedule, the computer doesn't forgive, and the lateness goes on his performance review. The delivery man did the right thing according to the project managers that rule his world."
"These guys are on a tight schedule and don't have time to wait for someone to answer the door. It's sad but that is our world we live in. i use to work for airborne express and that is how we are trained to deliver packages. no signature required leave at door. priority mail must be delivered by noon people or company's lose $ and reputation to competition doing the same type of delivering. get a job at any of the delivery place and research for your self. the monitor comes in foam wrap so there is know way it could get broken from his toss of it. it gets tossed at the stores wear house first that's another story to look into. - alsvegas, orange usa What utter rubbish you spout. If you can't or won't do a job, you don't take it. Ruining deliveries won't help either the companies or the economy and indirectly, anyone. Use some sense!"
I don't in any way condone this handling, but that just is the way it is. And Also why so much of the stuff I get in from Ebay is so badly damaged!
Not only do they mishandle packages, but they park right on the busy highway and block traffic instead of parking in the driveways. They should be fined for blocking traffic on a busy highway.
73 de Jim
When I order my pair of 3-500zg tubes I hope they pack them good.
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I thought they were all UPS training videos. You should see their sort facilities...
The driver-for-a-while on the route for my qth would put packages right in front of a downspout and in front of the garage door where backing out the car would run over the package. USPS and FedEx typically put packages on the covered front porch.
Almost every UPS delivered box I get has significant damage to it. FedEx deliveries all arrive undamaged. All but one USPS package has been delivered without damage.
That one was supposed to be a DC power supply but all I got was a plastic bag containing the box top with the delivery address. The rest was gone. The guy who shipped it wisely insured it and eventually the PO paid.
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In 2011 I had 9 UPS damaged packages with a total worth of $6,872 every claim was denied cause improper packaging on every claim. Even the one where a fork on a forklift ran through a box same deal luckily all of these were items shipped to me. So all had to be returned to sender to file the claim and fight UPS over them most of this was ham gear and computers. I hated the used ham gear I had bought only to have it destroyed that way and all of it was 95% or better items the fork lift deal was a radio I bought for $3,000.
I asked all shippers to not send items UPS to my area I think it's happening at the local hub for the most part. So the majority of deliveries average 3-4 times a week come Fed Ex ans so far this year no damaged items. Oh I forgot the new lady UPS driver that left a new Dell laptop computer in front of the overhead garage door where I keep my car that worked out real bad, Dell wasn't happy either they sent me a new one overnight. I bet UPS paid them quickly!
73 de Fred N0AZZ
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