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#1 of 11 OFFLINE   RobertR

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Posted December 22 2011 - 12:27 AM

Astounding. The company is making amends to the customer, but how the hell does this moron get hired with such an attitude? http://finance.yahoo...ed-monitor.html

#2 of 11 OFFLINE   Al.Anderson

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Posted December 22 2011 - 02:05 AM

I think merchants have to be asking themselves how often this happens when there are not cameras there to record the deed. They have to pay for all that return merchandise, to say nothing of the lost goodwill.

#3 of 11 OFFLINE   mattCR

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Posted December 22 2011 - 02:07 AM

Yep.   I had a few instances of moments I shipped things to have them arrived broken.  It's frustrating for a customer, but for a business it's a killer.   You have to replace the item, and process an insurance claim with the shipper which can take forever, and in all that time the small business is out of pocket the money.

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I think merchants have to be asking themselves how often this happens when there are not cameras there to record the deed. They have to pay for all that return merchandise, to say nothing of the lost goodwill.





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#4 of 11 OFFLINE   Richard Travale

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Posted December 23 2011 - 03:19 AM

I wonder if there was more to it though. Was there a growling German Shepherd just out of camera view. Had there been issues with the recipient in the past? I am by no means, condoning what the driver did, but it just seems extremely odd.


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#5 of 11 OFFLINE   RobertR

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Posted December 23 2011 - 06:08 AM

I wonder if there was more to it though. Was there a growling German Shepherd just out of camera view. Had there been issues with the recipient in the past? I am by no means, condoning what the driver did, but it just seems extremely odd.

The customer said his front door was wide open, and all the idiot driver had to do was ring the bell at the gate. How much brainpower would that have taken, dog or no dog?

#6 of 11 OFFLINE   TravisR

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Posted December 23 2011 - 07:50 AM

I don't know FedEx policy but I imagine that there's some kind of protocol for the drivers to follow when a situation might be dangerous to the driver (be it a dog or threatening looking people or a rickety staircase, etc.) and it probably doesn't involve tossing the package over a gate. :)

#7 of 11 OFFLINE   Chris Lockwood

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Posted December 23 2011 - 12:08 PM

This does not surprise me at all. I worked at UPS for one day in college, and packages were treated with the same level of care a two-year-old would use in a china shop.

#8 of 11 OFFLINE   CRyan

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Posted December 23 2011 - 03:53 PM

Heh. Yea, I worked there for a year in college. Certainly the most physically demanding job I have ever had. I don't think people in general really know what a UPS hub is like in the summer. You only work 4 hours for a reason. Anyway, very very true regarding the handling of packages. If you come across a wall of boxes in a truck - Pull the bottom one and run! :) I now package my shipments with my previous UPS experience in mind.

#9 of 11 ONLINE   Adam Gregorich

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Posted December 24 2011 - 02:35 PM

I have to say that my FedEx driver is the best.  I have never had any issues, he has put up with the dogs (even has treats) and always has a smile.  My UPS driver is very good too.



#10 of 11 OFFLINE   Chris Lockwood

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Posted December 27 2011 - 11:11 AM

Heh. Yea, I worked there for a year in college. Certainly the most physically demanding job I have ever had. I don't think people in general really know what a UPS hub is like in the summer. You only work 4 hours for a reason.

Yeah, that's why I only lasted a day. It was FL in the summer, and I remembered I was going to college so I wouldn't have to do physical labor like that.

#11 of 11 OFFLINE   Mark Booth

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Posted December 27 2011 - 03:33 PM

Not to be outdone by FedEx, a UPS driver tosses a package AND flips the finger at a homeowner's surveillance camera! Mark