As a UPS supervisor, can confirm. Regardless of how many times I tell my employees to not throw packages, it inevitably happens.
@Anditazz, you guys need more chinese at the hubs, I hear they are good at building walls
@Anditazz, I'm just glad I know my dad always tried his hardest because he cared. Probably took a huge load off you guys and he got the 25 years safe driving patch to show for it.
@Anditazz, we use UPS to collect our parcels at the end of the day... some customers have received it damaged.. and the manager and the boss being the dumb useless backwards men they are they akes the blame when clearly UPS throws them about without a care. It annoys us cause they damage parcels and we loose our bonus for it
@Anditazz, as a former ups box sorter can confirm that if it’s yeetable it will be yeeted
@A Math Dealer, nice! Most of the drivers are respectful of packages, it’s the unloading and loading crew that are the worst. Not just at the distribution hubs either, we get destroyed packages on our trailers all the time.
@Tis but a scratch, that completely sucks. But is overall good customer service. It’s also probably just easier for your managers to claim responsibility too.
As a FedEx employee, i can say that fragile stickers mean nothing, especially if it’s heavy. Now if you put a live animal warning on it, you have a %50 chance it won’t be yeeted.
@The Unfortunate Cow, 30% if it says live tarantula
@The Unfortunate Cow,
*puts in one unfortunate cow in box*
*live animal warning*
Is that so?
@The Unfortunate Cow, what if it has a ups 70lb+ sticker?
@aminalFacks, as a former ups employee, that just means it might weigh 5lbs, or 205lbs. Some places put them on everything they ship to avoid lawsuits so if some pussy hurts him/herself lifting, they could just say "well why didn't you ask for help?"
@The Unfortunate Cow, as a package handler, I try to be good with the fragile boxes. But I'm still kinda new
I can confirm that we dont really pay extra attention to stickers. We lock them in walls. We spend 10 seconds max with your package. We prevent them from falling in transit by locking them into walls.
@TheWhiteGuy3, heh, yeah, lock them in walls, heh. Until all the iron comes at the end of the shift
I heard this years ago but I was advised by postal workers to not put a fragile sticker on my packages because they would indeed ho out of their way to be rough with the boxes
So there’s no way to keep the package safe....my computer arrived with a fist sized hole in the box. The funny part was the computer box was about 2 1/2 feet wide and the box it came in was about 4 feet wide with a single sheet of brown paper as cushioning. Like why even bother pretending you cared about the safety / condition of the package at that point. The only way I would’ve laughed harder when I opened the box was if they doodled a middle finger in there.
I can confirm.
As an ex Amazon employee can confirm this for them as well. Way understaffed always with no time to care what's in the package. Required to load 600+ packages per person an hour spread out amongst 20+ trucks.
@The Silly Band, I'm assuming you had pallet jack's though. UPS didnt. And the actual dock was above the ground floor
edit: I read that as 600+ pound packages. Yeah we had to stay above 300 or get written up. If you were doing less than 500, you were considered a slacker
@Not him again, we had pallet Jacks yes. But we only loaded a couple pallets at the end. The rest came down a conveyor belt and were hand loaded into walls.
@The Silly Band, my dock didnt load pallets, so everything was by hand. Did you guys have the auto rollers or the manual ones that would chop off a finger if you weren't paying attention while pushing them in?