Instructed to open packages to remove broken vases if found on truck

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by XavierPA, May 7, 2016.

  1. XavierPA

    XavierPA New Member

    Just thought some of you might find this amusing...

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  2. Boulevard859710

    Boulevard859710 Active Member

    How would you know the vase is broken? It's like a variation on Sergeant Schultz, "I HEAR nothing!"
     
  3. ManInBrown

    ManInBrown Well-Known Member

    LOL. Now I've seen it all.
     
  4. Or I can scan as missed and put "poss dmg" in remarks.
     
  5. billerz

    billerz Active Member

    "I'm not certified to handle damaged packages, that's why we have clerks."
     
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  6. clean hairy

    clean hairy Well-Known Member

    Since when did the Company start issuing x-ray vision glasses and broken glass repair kits?
    So, the Driver is to rip open the box, repair the glass with non existent glass repair kit, and reseal the box with no tape, therefore, just leave the flaps of the box open?
     
  7. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Would you want your Mom to open a box of flowers that may or may not have a broken vase?
     
  8. 1989

    1989 Well-Known Member

    What do you do with the broken glass? Throw it on their lawn?
     
  9. clean hairy

    clean hairy Well-Known Member

    Really?
    My Mother who does not have the strength to brush her teeth or cut up her own food is going to be sent a box of flowers she has to try and arrange? Or, she has to impose on the staff to do it for her? Really?
    Considering all my Mother did for me when I was growing up, the least I can do is make a trip to the Florist, pick out a nice arrangement, and have it delivered to her.
    Heaven forbid I should ever be so busy I cannot take a small amount of time to do that for my Mother on her day!
    (just my own way of showing my Mother some appreciation!)
     
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  10. Boulevard859710

    Boulevard859710 Active Member

    As the training tells us to do but I've found out with this company they try to slam you for doing what the training tells you to do.
     
  11. DOK

    DOK Active Member

    Record as ni1 and bring back to the center and give it to damage clerk.
     
  12. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Yeah, nothing says "Happy Mother's Day" more than flowers delivered the day after.
     
  13. hellfire

    hellfire no one considers UPS people."real" Teamsters.-BUG

    this is the new ups, as long as its not on a report its ok
     
  14. iowa boy

    iowa boy Well-Known Member

    Nope, sheet as missed, "poss dam" in remarks, and return it to the building. (Per our diad training). I was told to not open packages as it would get me fired. My job is more important to me than a broken vase with flowers in it.
     
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  15. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    It's a car, not a truck.
     
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  16. Billy Ray

    Billy Ray God, help us all.....


    Wilted flowers at that.
     
  17. Sleeve_meet_Heart

    Sleeve_meet_Heart making the unreadable unreadabler

    Uh, seems like the oms was talking about securing broken glass inside the pc, not inside the package. Deliver the damage! :o
     
  18. BrownArmy

    BrownArmy Well-Known Member

    Shipper Release, right?
     
  19. joeboodog

    joeboodog good people drink good beer

    What are they going to do next? Instruct drivers to sign for packages or better yet, forge the consignee's signature? Just sounds like bad practice.
     
  20. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    All the flowers I had were shipper release. In my career, I have only brought back 1 shipper release package, that was a NSN. All the others were released, just as the shipper instructed us to do.