Tales from the 800 #

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by chadwick, Mar 22, 2013.

  1. chadwick

    chadwick New Member

    Hi UPSers! I take calls on the 800 # every day and wanted to share some stories and ask some questions (since the 800 line is sort of disconnected from the centers and drivers)

    The #1 reason people call in to complain is when the driver doesn't knock/ring... Do you always knock/ring? Is there anytime you don't knock/ring?

    Also not receiving a notice is a big one.

    People also get ticked off if they leave a note for the driver and the instructions aren't followed (leave package, leave with neighbor, etc)

    I've heard from some customers that the driver won't deliver to their neighborhood without "security"...can anyone shed some light on this? Assuming it's very unsafe area, but any other specifics on why this would be? Who is the security? Another driver or sup?

    What's the deal with missing packages? Do they count against you in any way? Or after a certain number of lost packages, you get disciplined? How does it work?
  2. alwaysoverallowed

    alwaysoverallowed Active Member

    As TO once said "Get your popcorn ready!"
  3. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    No disrespect but are you a troll??
  4. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    You believe the caller is always telling the truth????
  5. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    These are all just misidentification stories. They are actually FedEx or post office packages.
  6. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    I love the he didn't leave an info notice ones. I have to scan it. Why wouldn't I leave it? :censored2: happens they blow away its wet they won't stick. List goes on.
  7. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

  8. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Maybe if people cleaned their nasty windows/doors they would stick better.
  9. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Same thing with ringing and knocking. If NO driver EVER rings, maybe your doorbell/buzzer is broke.
  10. chadwick

    chadwick New Member

    No, I'm not a troll, just curious...

    I don't always believe the caller, they make up crap all the time. You wouldn't believe the stuff people call in for. I had to take a complaint from a guy because he moved his car for the driver to get access and the driver didn't wave back...
  11. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Ill admit on rural route I leave 75% of the stuff at the garage door if the weather is nice. Most don't use their front door much anymore and if they don't hear my 30 seconds of honking while backing because they have nowhere to turn around they probably would t hear the doorbell.
  12. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    I love the liar's that call in and say they didn't get a delivery notice. A few I have even called them out on it too. They just want us to come back and make another attempt so they either don't have to travel to the center to pick it up or stay home another day to wait for said package.

    And like I said, if it's someone I at least kind of know I will ask them why they lied and said I didn't leave a notice and then make them feel bad for it by telling them that I will now have some sort of discipline brought upon me by my supervisor because a customer called and claimed I didn't do my job properly. It only happens once.
  13. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    When someone lives in a 750k home and the doorbell is broken, physically cracked to the point it could cut you, I don't ring. I will however knock on the 12ft tall door as I leave the package at the front door, walking 120yrds back to the truck, dodging dog poop the size of cow patties. These are the people that were in the west wing of their house selling their UPS stock in fears of a strike that called in to you, telling you their x-wife's, brother's, cousin's golf caddy knows Scott and wanted to know why the driver didn't ring the bell.
  14. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    I'd also like to touch on the point of the "didn't follow directions". You see this?
    When I check this box it means this, the part I highlighted.

    Fully read the instructions here and pass this information to your fellow co-workers that we aren't responsible to teach people 4th grade reading comprehension. Putting "void" across the signature line doesn't help when they simply pick another option or hand write a note for me to leave it xxxx. This is when they get a second note with the same instructions and half of them get the message on the third delivery.
  15. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    I thought this thread was going to be about calling the UPS Helpline?
    Six of one, half dozen of another.
    Equally effective.
  16. upschick95

    upschick95 Member

    I am sorry but the 1 800 number is a jokes. Those poor people have no clue as to what really goes on anywhere in operations of UPS. And I think it's BS that they knowingly pass along a BS complaint.
  17. chadwick

    chadwick New Member

    I know that notice like the back of the hand, and have to explain it to people all day every day, trust me, I know.

    Customer calling at just after 5: "Where is the driver? He said he'd be here between 2-5."

    Infonotice marked C: "Yeah what are your drivers smoking? I signed the back of this notice for him to leave it and the driver ignored it and stuck another notice over the first one!"

    However, when there's no sig req by the shipper, and the notice is marked B people get :censored2:. Or if it's marked A or B and they leave a neighbor's address (within walking distance) and it's ignored.
  18. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    I do not mark a time anymore. PAS/EDD has made it pretty much impossible to predict when someone will be back at a resi stop.
  19. chadwick

    chadwick New Member

    We have to send a concern to the center if they're upset about the Infonotice not being filled out (a/b/c/d boxes or estimated time)
  20. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    Sometimes I just mark all the times. Who knows who is going to have it tomorrow and when they will get there.