Delivery Drivers

United States
November 26, 2023 4:36am CST
I saw on the news last night about the sufferings of delivery drivers, they would go to a home and deliver a package, and in returning to their trucks, they helplessly watched as it was being stolen. The news showed one driver bring held at gun point. The cases of smash and grab is nearly enough to make you not want to go to the store. I feel for the drivers just trying to make a living. A lot of people won't get packages this year. So sad to even that such a thing like this even exists.
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@GardenGerty (156309)
• United States
26 Nov
Hearing these stories makes me wonder why anyone would even try to be a delivery person or do Uber or Lyft.
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• United States
27 Nov
I know, I'm sure this will cause a grave impact on the industry. I just couldn't do it.
@snowy22315 (166689)
• United States
26 Nov
Why are they watching helplessy when they could be calling the police? They could give a description or take some video.
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• United States
27 Nov
Yeah, they should. But it's headed that way.
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• United States
28 Nov
@snowy22315 For that I'm thankful.
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@snowy22315 (166689)
• United States
27 Nov
@popciclecold I think it depends alot on where you live. I couldn't even imagine something like that happening in this area. I don't like to give people a bad impression of our country, they hear enough on the news..and the majority of the US doesn't deal with these kinds of problems, at least not all the time. I couldn't imagine this happening here or where my sis or parents live either, even friend who lives near a major city.. Although people have broken into cars a time or two so I hear where they live.. I know in big cities things like you describe could happen, but in rural areas you are much less likely to see that kind of thing.
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• China
26 Nov
I feel for them too ! Delivering a package is their bread-and-butter,they work from dawn to dusk,however sometimes their lives are in danger !
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• United States
27 Nov
Yes, it is really a very bad thing. Just like the smash and grab at these stores.. Really sad.
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@wiLLmaH (8807)
• Singapore, Singapore
27 Nov
It's truly disheartening to hear about the challenges that delivery drivers are facing, especially with the rise in theft incidents. It's a reminder for all of us to be vigilant and look out for one another.
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• United States
27 Nov
You are so right about that.
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@wolfgirl569 (91665)
• Marion, Ohio
26 Nov
I feel bad for them. I wouldn't want the job
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• United States
27 Nov
Neither would I.
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@Ronrybs (17694)
• London, England
26 Nov
I've been watching on the US News and it seems like these gangs can overwhelm the drivers and shops staff and begone before the police can intervene or even turn up in large enough numbers
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• United States
27 Nov
Exactly. I sure hope I'm never in a store when that happens.
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• United States
28 Nov
@Ronrybs Exactly.
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@Ronrybs (17694)
• London, England
27 Nov
@popciclecold Very true, you'd probably be lucky to get away with just being knocked over
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@allknowing (130112)
• India
26 Nov
The drivers I assume should take good care of their ware when they leave their vehicle
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@RasmaSandra (71530)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
26 Nov
People just do not think of the consequences they do what they have set out to do, I am sorry to hear this it makes it so hard for people especially during the holidays,
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@LindaOHio (149140)
• United States
26 Nov
Crime is so rampant these days. No one is safe. Have a good week.
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@dya80dya (32355)
26 Nov
Does this happen often there?
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• United States
26 Nov
No, but from the looks of it won't be long. This is in big cities. I live in a very small rural town.
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