Fed up of FedEx

@p1kef1sh (45640)
November 19, 2012 5:31am CST
I went up the garden to hang out some laundry and was gone probably 10 minutes. When I came back there was a card pushed through the door saying that said Fedex had tried to deliver two parcels. The time on the card was three minutes earlier than when I took the card out of the door. I would have heard the delivery person bang on the door and so I suspect that no real attempt was made to leave the parcels. I think that they are make up for my daughter so I'm not going to lose too much sleep over them. However it is annoying when delivery operatives creep up on the house in the manner of special forces personnel! Silent and unseen.
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@GreenMoo (11842)
19 Nov 12
I think they wait at the door for miliseconds before heading off again.I suppose they're in a hurry, but perhaps a pay structure which included bonuses for actually DELIVERING parcels (to the right people!) might help. Our local water supplier managed to sneak up on my other house and disconnect the water whilst our tenant was inside a few months ago. Didn't even both to knock on the door.
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
19 Nov 12
That was a very mean act by the water provider. I might not have heard but I bet that they didn't spend much time knocking.
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@GreenMoo (11842)
19 Nov 12
In the case of the water provider, I think it's a cunning way of making a few bob. You see, I owed the water company the vast sum of 5.50 which my tenant was all primed to pay them on the spot. By sneakily disconnecting the water, they can now charge the vast sum of 95.50. Insert rude word of your choice *here*.
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@Raine38 (9195)
• United States
19 Nov 12
You're not the only one! I experienced one time when I ordered some purses and it's supposed to be a gift for a arty tomorrow morning. I was coordinating with the seller and true enough the items will be delivered the day before at around noon. I stayed in the huse all day, I'm just watching movies the volume isn't even loud. Come 4pm I called the seller again that the items weren't delivered yet and when she checked they said they've been to our place. When I opened the door, there they were, the tell-tale cards. They didn't even ring nor knock. I think they're just too lazy, or probably filled up those cards even before their trip and just decided to drop the cards instead of making an actual delivery. Sighs.
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
19 Nov 12
You would Think that they might make a bit of an effort. Otherwise they have to cart the parcels around with them for the rest of the day.
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@dragon54u (31636)
• United States
19 Nov 12
Oh, that used to drive me crazy!! (it was a short drive) The deliver guys here come up on your porch and ring the doorbell. They leave the package on the porch where it can be seen from your door but not from the street. They do not wait for you to come to the door! They just want to get rid of their cargo and be on their way. My dogs can hear the bell but I can't and since it's usually treats for them, they go nuts. Plus, I usually hear the thundering truck if I'm outside as it pulls away--I don't know why they are so loud but at least I know they are there. I don't understand why yours would not make an effort--it would save them a trip!
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@jdalaqui (1074)
• Philippines
19 Nov 12
oh that's bad, unethical and suspicious. Could it be that they are spying on you? (nah, just kidding.) I suggest that you should report this to the office so that their people will be reprimanded accordingly.
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
19 Nov 12
They are coming back tomorrow.
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• United States
19 Nov 12
I was employed briefly by a merchandising company and they had to send me materials to complete certain jobs, but two weeks ago, it was horrible! I kept getting packages every day, even after I told them that I was too ill to complete some of them (I was ill)! Except for one day, when I had to sign for one package, they never knocked! Even one day, the driver opened the front door, not realizing it opens straight into our living room! The least they could do is a 'knock and drop'-that way if you're home and awake, you're likely to see who's there and spy the packages. UPS does that.
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
19 Nov 12
They sound like slave drivers. I wish that they had waited and delivered though.
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• United States
19 Nov 12
I left the merchandising company and a week later, I was still receiving packages! I couldn't fathom the amount of work they wanted me to complete for only $10 an hour; previous jobs of the type paid me $11 or more! Did Fedex say when they'll be back with your daughter's makeup?
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@natliegleb (5184)
• India
19 Nov 12
really surprising to hear about the world no 1 service provider and messenger but sometime they do disappoint,talk with the manager or drop a mail at fedex branch,so they can acknowledge you for sure
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
19 Nov 12
Do you work for them? They are coming back tomorrow.
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• India
19 Nov 12
no i dont,but i am just giving you a tip?its good for you
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@BarBaraPrz (20738)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
19 Nov 12
As soon as they've delivered all their parcels, their work day is done. That's why they don't wait more than a millisecond. Doesn't matter if not all were received, they just have to show that they "tried". They tried all right, tried to get out of work early.
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
19 Nov 12
Spot on I suspect.
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@pumpkinjam (5801)
• United Kingdom
20 Nov 12
I've had similar problems with several couriers. Sometimes I have had notes through the door saying that there was nobody in even when there was. I even had an argument with someone once trying to say that they'd been, left a card, rang the doorbell and knocked the door. I was sitting in front of a window at the time and would have seen a van as well as heard a knock. This was at our old house. I don't think the doorbell was working! Anyway, so I said that nobody had even attempted to deliver. I wonder if the drivers get paid extra for re-deliveries? Because even where I live now, we've had cards come through saying they've delivered and nobody was in when somebody was in. You can hear a knock at the door from anywhere in the house. Some don't knock at all and others I think are impatient and leave after a matter of seconds because they can't be bothered to wait. This morning, I had a parcel delivered. He turned up around 9am so I was just returning from dropping off my little man at school. I saw the delivery driver walk up to my house and knock at the door. Almost immediately he had done so, he began looking around the house, towards the upstairs windows. I'm sure that, even if I had been in, it would have taken more time to reach the door than it took him to get impatient (and my door is directly behind where I usually sit at home).
@p1kef1sh (45640)
21 Nov 12
Some companies are excellent, often it is the big name ones that don't seem as conscientious. They have made no attempt to redelivery the parcels either!
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@RitterSport (2452)
• Lippstadt, Germany
20 Nov 12
hi dear P1ke, sometimes its same here too. You are home and when you get the mail you find these cards and no one even bothered to ring the doorbell. Our Mail people have an even weirder way of working, if something is too big to fit into the mailbox, they try to squeeze it in and then the idiots ring the doorbell. What for, considering that the mail comes around 2 pm over here and then almost everyone still is at work.....
@p1kef1sh (45640)
21 Nov 12
Our mail used to come before 8am. Nowadays we are lucky if they get here at all! LOL.
• Canada
20 Nov 12
I have the same problem, but around here it's UPS. I've often said that if FedEx and UPS merged, they could call themselves Fed Up! haha No one bothers to buzz our apartment to let us know we have a package. Not just UPS, but our stupid postal office too. Because those dipsticks don't feel like doing the jobs for which they are paid, we have to suffer. I have to spend $15 for a cab there and back, to go pick up packages for which I've already paid. MADDENING!!
@p1kef1sh (45640)
21 Nov 12
That is truly maddening. FedEx still haven't delivered the parcels and their number is 'unavailable'.
@kingparker (9698)
• United States
3 Jan 13
Do you think the Fedex delivery personnel enter your house without permission? They shouldn't creep in your house without invitation, that is against the law. They should leave the note at the door, or you can call their regional office to file a complaint about it. They should give a warning to their delivery personnels.
@coffeebreak (17820)
• United States
21 Nov 12
You are not alone! Our FEDX delivery doesn't even ring the bell sometimes! I have learned to follow the tracking if I order anything as FEDX and USPS give estimated delievery days and I try to be home and watch for it...leave the front door open with the screen door closed so they know someone is there...but still...if no signature is required...I have seen them drive up and knew they were there and would start my way to the door expecting to get there as they ring the bell...and the guy just put the package on the doormat and walked away...no bell, no knock, nothing! And there have been times that I haven't seen them there or missed seeing them in the driveway...and later go out the door or just open it...and there's the package. I know they have a time schedule and all...but a couple loud knocks on the door or ring the bell couple times and then drop and run...at least do something!