How concientious are your deliveries............

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by gman042, Dec 10, 2011.

  1. gman042

    gman042 Been around the block a few times

    You know when the package in your truck has the contents plastered all over the side of it. It is huge....say a play kitchen or a toy car. Where do you put it? Do you leave it on the doorstep and run thinking it is not your problem anymore? OR do you indirect to a neighbor and try to save some child's Christmas morning surprise?
     
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    If the family is home I will leave the pkg on the car, let them know what I have so that they can keep the kids away from the windows while I hide it in the garage or shed. If the family is not home and there is a neighbor I will try to indirect. If no one is home I will try to hide the pkg as best as I can and leave an info notice. If no one is home and there are no other options there is not much we can do.

    Keep in mind this is all done knowing I have another 100 or so stops to go.
     
  3. gman042

    gman042 Been around the block a few times

    Roger that! Can't spend too much time considering the alternatives. That is usually why when I have one of those packages I go directly to a neighbor that I know will take care of the situation for me.
     
  4. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    If they want to keep it a surprise, then they should ship it to their work, or a relatives house. I deliver it out of sight/weather and that's all I worry about.
     
  5. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    If I have time, I will make an effort to keep the kids from seeing it.

    It can get to the point, however, where the extra time I spend trying to hide it will simply result in another customer not getting their package at all. When it gets to that point, there isnt a whole lot I can do but just leave it.

    I only have 60 hours per week and I have to use those hours as efficiently as possible.
     
  6. Dizzee

    Dizzee ɹǝqɯǝɯ ɹoıuǝs

    I do everything I can to keep the sacred Christmas spirit going. I usually peel off the picture that shows the toy inside and write PORN on the side of the box in giant letters with a fat sharpie, just to fool the little ones (and neighbors). I think the customer really appreciates the extra effort. Surprisingly, my tips are down this year. Must be the economy.
     
  7. 728ups

    728ups offending people on the internet since 1995

    i have WAY too much work to do to worry about that. I instruct my helper to keep the the packages out of sight/weather as i don't want any presents stolen or weather damaged.
     
  8. Southwestern

    Southwestern New Member

    I agree with this. When I'm routinely going out with a load worth 10 to 12 hours (with a helper, mind you) and am running to exhaustion just to complete it (and twice this season I've had to have work taken off me), how can I be concerned about this? Obviously the shipper wasn't. And for all I know, it may not be a Christmas gift... perhaps even a re-used box filled with gay porn.
     
  9. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Agree 100%
     
  10. Covemastah

    Covemastah Suspension Ovah !!! Tom is free FU Goodell !!

    I allways did my best to keep the kids from seeing,I would notify customer what I had then they would keep kids busy and i would put in Garage or shed..Got $20.00 tip one year because I went right to fathers office across town with a Playstation 2!!
     
  11. worthlessdriver

    worthlessdriver New Member

    I once had a del. that had about six pkgs with all the pictures on them. There were electric scooters bikes and little electric Barbie cars. Of course when I got to the house the yard was full of children. I asked the kids to go get a parent so they all took off running inside. A few minutes later they all came back outside and told me that the father said that he was tired and would not come out. So I opened the back doors of the car and proceeded to play Santa out of the pkg car. They were more than happy to help me carry it up to the front door. You would have thought it was Christmas morning.
    The kids were excited but I bet the mother was p. o.ed when she got home.
    Hey! I tried.
     
  12. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    I remember trying to do what was right by the kids but ultimately I am not their parent, that I know of :wink2:, so I will not be held accountable for "ruining their xmas".
     
  13. gman042

    gman042 Been around the block a few times

    Yah....well.... I went a ruined some kids Christmas today. I had one send again signature required for an address and another came in today. Did not even pay any attention to second package. Kid comes to the door and says "hey, I don't think I am supposed to see that." I said....."Don't see it"
     
  14. RockdaleEddie

    RockdaleEddie Optimized

    402 stops today...just sayin
     
  15. What'dyabringmetoday???

    What'dyabringmetoday??? Well-Known Member

    Takes me a week to do that many.
     
  16. kingOFchester

    kingOFchester Well-Known Member

    I wish I had the time to figure out how not to spoil a Christmas gift that a parent didn't take the time to figure out alternate plans so they don't spoil their little ones Christmas. Self responsibility is what is missing nowadays.

    Parent could have it delvd to work....to family member....to friend....to neighbor.
     
  17. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    I had a little girls bicycle the other day that I assumed was a Christmas present. Hid it around the corner of the house next to the garage side door and left an info notice on the front door.
     
  18. Tmerritt530

    Tmerritt530 New Member

    Haha, one of the business stops on the trucks i load is an adult video store. Got eleven big ol boxes with the genres in big letters right on the box plain as day. Trouble is some of em sounded nasty
     
  19. AssistantSanta

    AssistantSanta New Member

    I successfully completed my job as a seasonal helper. It was fun. It's Xmas eve and I'm sore everywhere and lost like eight pounds. Once the driver and I got a hang of each other, my stress level dropped a ton and we were one productive team. I am thankful that I got to work every single day during peak and my driver made sure I got full day's work whenever possible.

    Conscientious? Very much so, but not in the same way as the thread starter.

    It was my responsibility to make reasonable precautions to keep myself safe, not make a mess for driver or the company but not spoiling some kids didn't even cross my mind. I used discretion and did things my way within reason but only when its helpful to those goals.

    In tight resi where practically every house got something, the driver dropped me off with a few houses of while he delivered other stuff . He picked me up after a few minutes.

    I did what I was supposed to do. Deliver correctly and quickly. Since the area I'm in got hit by a wave of theft, the extra time I did have went to make sure to protect the goods like hiding them from thieves, not kids.

    Doorbell got rang as soon as I got to door, then I lined things up on porch so I can scan them up without getting rained on. If they get to the door before I'm done, they just watch me scan and wait till I'm done and it allowed me to finish the stop as "MC Man/Woman" whenever possible. If its the last delivery before the driver picks me up and he's not back yet, I told the consignee that there are xxx packages and to please sign. It makes me look like I give a damn while not wasting any time.

    I'm not of those brainless idiot helper. I believe the helper board I used (Diad 4) has a GPS, so I'd prefer to utilize it in my favor so missing items don't get blamed on "some dumb xmas helper left it at a wrong house"