So what is it about UPS drivers, anyhow? Are they all morons?
Because I’m self-employed as a freelance writer, and because I write reviews of software and hardware, I occasionally have packages delivered to my home. What I have found is that UPS drivers in particular are apt to toss the package on the front porch and walk away without ringing the doorbell.
This morning I got an expensive package from Mark of the Unicorn. I only noticed it was being delivered because I happened to glance out the window and see the UPS truck driving away. The doorbell never rang. If I hadn’t noticed, the box might easily have been stolen, because the porch is rather exposed.
I know the doorbell works. I also know from experience that UPS drivers tended to do this at the last house I lived in too.
I can’t ask shippers to require a signature, because I’m not always here. If I sign a tag and leave it on the doorknob, we’re back where we started — the package can be stolen, because they’ll just drop it and walk away. But if I don’t sign the tag, I have to drive all over hell and gone to pick up the package.
I guess it’s unrealistic to ask a big company like UPS to actually provide customer service in the form of scheduled delivery times. They don’t give a crap about customer service.
But at least they could stop hiring guys who are too stupid to find the goddamn doorbell button.
Yeah sure lump all Drivers together. Why just the other day I stood in the pouring rain (no covered porch ) banging on the storm door( door bell lit up but does not work), while the dog is barking up a storm and running back and forth. after banging the third time this lady walks into the room and is startled to see some one at her door , says she didn’t hear me. This happens all to often, Yeah we as drivers would like to get a sig. but that would mean I would have to go back to about 40 stops a day and that would compound daily and amount to about 250 extra stops on Fridays because some morons dont hear a doorbell or a loud knock.
God loves you and I’m still tryiong