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    Rant against the laziness of UPS

    My suggeestion to everyone is to NOT use UPS for any of your shipping needs.

    I expected a package today according to the UPS tracking system. As of 5:47am today the web site said the package was out for delivery. So I took off work to stay home to get it.

    All days goes by, no UPS. Finally at 6:45 PM I check the tracking again, which says a delivery attempt was made at 5:29pm and no one was available to sign for the package.

    First off, that's total bull. Second, there's no little yellow sticker on my door to let me call to have the package held at the shipping center tommorow. Can't just call UPS with a tracking number to have that done apparently, you need the little yellow stick number. So I go to the UPS shippin hub, which closes at 7pm. I get there at 7:01pm and cant' even get the ugly stupid lazy ***** inside to acknowledge I'm there. I don't expect her to stay for another hour to find my package, but it'd be nice if she'd have at least taken the time to say they were closed and when they opened in the morning or to take the tracking number so the package could be help there in the morning.

    So some lazy *** jerk of a UPS driver wants to go home early so he decides a number of his packages are to people who aren't home so he gets to go home early. Then the lazy ***** at the store won't even acknowledge my existence more than a nasty glare to signify that I'm not important.

    So my suggestion to all of you, never use UPS. They've been good to me in the past, but I'm done with their lazy, non caring asses now.

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    So that's a vote.... against? Sorry, your message is a little vague.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chairboy
    So that's a vote.... against? Sorry, your message is a little vague.
    Yeah I need to learn to stop beating around the bush and just say what's on my mind.

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    I know the aggravation you speak of. The regular office hours here are until 5 or 6 PM, which make it virtually impossible for those of us who work in Manhattan to pick up a package. I used to curse UPS until I found out that I can do the following:

    If/when I miss a OOPS package, I can call them with either the tracking or infonotice number and ask them to hold the package at the hub for afterhours pickup, where I can pick the package up until 10PM. That works better for me at this point than FedEx, who only stay open til 8PM.

    Peace!

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    Well Fed-Ex drivers apparently work off of commision, were as UPS have an hourly wage.
    I remember my professor talking about it in an Economics course. Apparently the driver pays for his own truck and delivers as many packages in a day as he can. And if he cant make the deliveries he will sometimes hire a contractor to drive the truck for him on those days. I wish it were that easy to just go with Fed-Ex.....I'm not to fond of DHL either, if your address doesnt show up on their GPS map, they dont even bother. You just gotta go with whatever the company your ordering from uses.

    I've never really had that sorta issue happen with UPS.....the only problem i've had with them is the driver for my neighborhood hit my mailbox 4 consecutive times. Nobody else has ever hit our mailbox. Just that dumb****. Well....havent seen him in a while....wonder why.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peoples
    I've never really had that sorta issue happen with UPS.....the only problem i've had with them is the driver for my neighborhood hit my mailbox 4 consecutive times. Nobody else has ever hit our mailbox. Just that dumb****. Well....havent seen him in a while....wonder why.
    I'm not surprised.

    The must not do driving history checks or something.. I've got a buddy who works for UPS, and I can't believe they let him drive! He drives like a frickin madman and has wrecked every car he ever owned.. his last accident was when he was messin around, doing 80 in a 30 in the rain, and then lost control - he literally rolled his car sideways through one of those 20' lamp posts, and then through a Friendly's parking lot. Fortunately for him a) the lot was empty and b) he escaped without any life-threatening injuries, although I believe he might have broken his back or something along those lines.

    Funny thing is there was a cop sitting in a parking lot across the street waiting for people to speed by. D'oh!

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    I'm not pleased with UPS either. I put together an Athlon 3800 system a few months ago and had around $1000 of the parts shipped with UPS. Knowing the package was coming, I put notes on my doors telling the driver to leave the package in the porch next to the garage. Friggin driver took the note but left the package on my front step in plain view of the neighborhood!!!!!
    On top of that, it was raining that day, but the eaves of my house kept it dry.

    I've had a dozen Fedex packages in the past two years and I don't even have to leave notes any more - the driver remembers my house and always places the package in the porch.

    UPS was good for a while, but their quality is seriously dropping...
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    It all comes down to knowing your ups driver. on day's that i'm expecting something i'll work outside so that I can meet them at the truck and sign for it. after awhile they tend to figure out that you like to make sure that your stuff is signed for.

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    Why do I like FedEx? Because they are oodles cheaper than UPS.

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    FedEx has better product placement.
    UPS has bigger trucks that do cool mid-traffic ***-to-*** space docking transfers (I kid you not, it's neat)

    Tough call. I'm reminded of the following bash.org:
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    <Zenith> So I was at work today, signing for a package from UPS..
    <Zenith> When the FedEx guy walks in with a package of his own.
    <Zenith> And at that EXACT moment, a customer changes the channel to TBS and the Mortal Kombat movie is on, right when the fight theme music starts.
    <Nigma> Did they break out into a delivery duel to the death?
    <Zenith> I was prepared for parcel projectiles and fedex fatalities.
    <Zenith> They eyed each other, and I knew something was about to happen...
    <Zenith> But then the guy changed the channel to "Trading Spaces" and the fight was over.
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