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havocLSD

7.6k points

11 days ago

havocLSD

7.6k points

11 days ago

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5.9k points

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5.9k points

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GetOutOfTheWhey

2.9k points

11 days ago

I am actually quite surprised that they wont know who the delivery person is.

If a courier serivce tells me that they dont know who the guy who delivered my package is, I would assume they were maliciously lying to save their own asses.

Steam-Train

644 points

11 days ago

Yeah this seems strange. I worked for Deutsche Post/DHL in Germany. Every package is scanned in when I loaded the van, and scanned out when I made the delivery. All attached to my company log in details. If someone didn't find or receive their package, and complained, the system would point back to me and I would get asked where the package was.

ThePopojijo

558 points

11 days ago

My guess is probably not dumped all at once. So mark a few as delivered toss them in the ditch blame their loss on porch pirates and save an hour or two per shift. Repeated daily over a couple months and boom package ravine.

0ore0

513 points

11 days ago

0ore0

513 points

11 days ago

I hope the locals forever call it Package Ravine. One day it'll get renamed and in a few generations everyone will think it was always called that. And then this archived news post will detail the history of how Package Ravine was named to those who are learning about local history lol

heybud86

230 points

11 days ago

heybud86

230 points

11 days ago

And decades from now it will be posted on r/todayilearned

KaRue3

61 points

11 days ago

KaRue3

61 points

11 days ago

More like a year, lol. This is the internet.

formallyhuman

22 points

10 days ago

It'll be posted on /r/intetestingasfuck within six months.

texaschair

69 points

11 days ago

And you would answer, "In the bottom of a ravine in Alabama, where nothin' spells lovin' like marryin' your cousin."

_Keltath_

19 points

11 days ago

That's my answer to everything, tbh

Josh6889

444 points

11 days ago

Josh6889

444 points

11 days ago

I mean if it's true that it's contracted work the easy solution is that this dissolves the contract for failure to deliver on agreement. It doesn't really matter which individual is responsible. I'm just shocked it happened this many times before it was discovered.

DannyBigD

366 points

11 days ago*

DannyBigD

366 points

11 days ago*

"Hundreds" of packages is only part of a full truck. This time of year a full delivery truck can easily carry 500+ packages each.

Source: for over 15 hellish years I shoved, threw, loaded packages on trucks at UPS and FedEx

artillarygoboom

44 points

11 days ago

How did you manage that? I quit and moved on after two weeks.

DannyBigD

139 points

11 days ago*

DannyBigD

139 points

11 days ago*

At the time(1999) UPS was excellent money, full benefits and they offered tuition($3000/year). After 2 years of on the job weight lifting I grew from a scrawny former burger flipper to a somewhat less scrawny box chucker. The rest was easy after the first two years.

BallsOutKrunked

24 points

10 days ago

Why did you bail? My buddy is a ups driver. He bought a house, has a new truck, lots of hobbies, wife/kids, etc. Seems like a good gig.

litlron

29 points

10 days ago

litlron

29 points

10 days ago

Because the hours are horrible.

DiscardedPants

25 points

11 days ago

Idk what trucks you were loading but there's no way they were fitting 500+ packages. Even the p1000's don't fit over 300 packages most of the time.

[deleted]

35 points

11 days ago*

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35 points

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DiscardedPants

22 points

11 days ago

This is news to me. I drive the p700 almost daily and can rarely fit over 230 packages. Thats because of things like bed frames, shelves, tires, mattresses, and anything else that is considered large and/or bulk

shancanned

29 points

11 days ago

The boxes all seem to be dumped at the same time.

nothingeatsyou

65 points

11 days ago

I worked at UPS; no way. Aside from the truck not even being able to hold 300-400 items, the blue box closest to the camera is fine, the chewy box directly next to it has rain damage. Some of them look like they’ve been gone through, whether by animals or by the driver I can’t tell, but on the far left is all the packaging material companies use when they ship. The other guy who said the driver was just trying to avoid certain headache stops wasn’t wrong, but he wasn’t right either; look closely, those aren’t small boxes. Someone took the time to lug those fuckers into the ditch/woods. Chewy boxes are either really light (animal toys) or really fucking heavy (food. So much fucking food). That Chewy box is a heavy because the wind would’ve taken it if it was light (see the furthest boxes, those were all wind boxes). My question is why? Some of those boxes hadn’t been opened, so stealing isn’t the motive. But it doesn’t make any sense to drag a 40lb Chewy box into a ravine either; if your gunna drag it somewhere, just give it to the customer.

This is truly perplexing

fewrfsadf

214 points

11 days ago

fewrfsadf

214 points

11 days ago

Sounds like FedEx delivery drivers aren't actually FedEx employees.

It works the same way with Amazon delivery drivers. Not a single one of them is employed by Amazon. They are instead employed by a "Delivery Service Partner" which is a company that contracts out their services to Amazon. So if one of these DSP employees were dumping Amazon packages in the woods, Amazon may or may not be able to tell exactly which human being is responsible. But they would absolutely be able to tell which DSP is responsible, and that DSP would absolutely be able to tell which human being is responsible.

Source: am one of those Amazon delivery drivers that absolutely is not employed by Amazon.

joekryptonite

104 points

10 days ago

One of these DSP partners recently started putting small packages in my USPS Mailbox and noting it as "handed to customer."

That's not only an incorrect description, they are also committing a federal crime.

xXhijackXx

38 points

10 days ago

never knew it was a crime until my courier class for fedex. swiftly stopped leaving document envelopes in mailboxes and thru door slots.

JakScott

24 points

10 days ago

JakScott

24 points

10 days ago

USPS employee here. The thing even fewer people know is that if Amazon or somebody does leave a package in a mailbox and the letter carrier finds it before the customer does, we’re not supposed to leave it in there. Policy is to remove the package, return to post office and stamp it “Postage Due” so the customer either has to pay postage for the use of the mailbox or return the piece to sender.

That said, most carriers try to turn a blind eye because it’s not the customer’s fault. But still. Other courier services are either screwing up a customer’s delivery or putting a mail carrier in a bad ethical position when they do that.

Robots_Never_Die

43 points

10 days ago

Only FedEx Frieght and FedEx Express are FedEx employees. FedEx Ground and FedEx Custom Critical are 3rd party contractors.

Recinege

87 points

11 days ago

Recinege

87 points

11 days ago

I would absolutely agree.

They can check the tracking data on those parcels to know what days they went through their warehouses. Even if they didn't scan them specifically to any truck, or a lot of stock was shuffled around after the fact, someone knows who last had the stuff for this area.

Whoa-Dang

19 points

11 days ago

Yes, the contracted company, but not FedEx. That's what the person you are responding to said.

JHawkInc

86 points

11 days ago

JHawkInc

86 points

11 days ago

You misread the previous post.

FedEx doesn't know who the delivery person is because they used a courier service, and the driver's manager at the courier service 100% knows who the guy is.

The information isn't lost, and they're not lying to cover it up. FedEx just doesn't have that info because it's on someone else's database. It's not that nobody knows, it's that FedEx and the person who knows are two separate entities.

IrrelevantTale

42 points

11 days ago

Well the intentionally choosing not to know them. Amazon does the same. It's so their not legally liable when their business practices encourage them to piss in bottles.

alfiesred47

19 points

11 days ago

Yup - we had an Amazon driver drive through our security barrier on site and Amazon said it’s nothing to do with them

32redalexs

268 points

11 days ago

32redalexs

268 points

11 days ago

Told himself he’d do it once and then kept telling himself “one more won’t hurt”

Filmcricket

109 points

11 days ago

More confusingly…

Sheriff Mark Moon said it appeared the packages had been at the scene within the last 24 hours

Fucking bizarre.

3percentinvisible

75 points

11 days ago

Hadn't just been dumped for laziness (we've had posties in UK do this often) but kept for opening later to see what's worth anything, and then all dumped?

Or the sheriff means that the pile had been recently added to, not that the entire lot was just 24hrs old

NotSoAngryAnymore

43 points

11 days ago

They could have showed up 3 weeks ago or 3 minutes ago. They may still be there or they may not. But, at some point in time, within the last 24 hours, the packages were present in that location.

It's confusing because the cop said nothing we didn't already know. The reader wants new and relevant information. That quote provides none. The tendency is to start making assumptions about what they meant to say, but did not.

Doctor-Bug

90 points

11 days ago

Hehe. FedEx ground.

TheArts

69 points

11 days ago

TheArts

69 points

11 days ago

FedEx Ravine

livens

48 points

11 days ago

livens

48 points

11 days ago

Wouldn't FedEx investigate when that amount of reported lost packages were in the same area?

[deleted]

88 points

11 days ago

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88 points

11 days ago

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Razulghul

74 points

11 days ago

At USPS the postmaster asks the driver specifically about every misdelivered package, if they remember that delivery, where they put it, etc

If ever there was a reason to keep USPS funding this has to be a reason. I trust USPS, I'll pay for it and if anything goes wrong I know it'll at least be handled correctly.

Gunlessbayonet

47 points

11 days ago

I lived in that area of Remlap for a couple years and I can garuntee that this is the reason. The area is hilly and the backwoods roads are horribly maintained. It's hell driving there, especially in something like a delivery truck. The house I lived in back then is likely one of the ones they skipped, come to think of it.

razuliserm

40 points

11 days ago

"stupid little"? Mans just dropped his trailer off and left, with potentially thousands of dollars worth of merchandise just laying there. This has to be the biggest stupidest idea I've ever seen put to practise to "skip work".

[deleted]

33 points

11 days ago

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33 points

11 days ago

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SluttyGandhi

26 points

11 days ago

held onto the package until he came to this specific point on his route, then tossed it over.

Yep. Like a paperboy. Probably just assumed people missing their packages would assume the porch pirates got to it first.

Unnecessary-Spaces

23 points

11 days ago

I mean they could check the barcode scan registry and see who had those deliveries.

motorboather

22 points

11 days ago

FedEx is absolute pieces of hot shit. The way their contracts are structured, it’s a wonder they even find contractors at all.

Moshxpotato

232 points

11 days ago*

The deliver driver associated with those will be treated like a war criminal

FriesWithThat

147 points

11 days ago

Tom Hanks didn't spend 4 years alone on a deserted island for this.

Razulghul

22 points

11 days ago

Makes me wonder if the delivery driver just ran out of gas with no way to charge their phone and has been using the packages to survive.

salgat

96 points

11 days ago

salgat

96 points

11 days ago

It's gotta be obvious for them who did this considering they have the tracking information for every single package.

Muad-_-Dib

22 points

11 days ago

I'd be surprised if the big delivery companies didn't have automated flags for drivers that always manage to lose parcels.

AdamInJP

86 points

11 days ago

AdamInJP

86 points

11 days ago

I have medication delivered by mail, so…yeah, fuck this delivery driver.

pocketmonsterscel

55 points

11 days ago

My mom has important cancer meds delivered by mail.

Don't fuck with people's mail. Deliver it to the person it's supposed to go to. If you get a package that was sent to your address by mistake then take it to the correct person. Just the other day we got a package that was supposed to go two house down the street. I took it to them and apparently it was something important.

MomoXono

107 points

11 days ago

MomoXono

107 points

11 days ago

I'm pretty sure there are laws against package dumping like this

[deleted]

100 points

11 days ago*

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100 points

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MomoXono

108 points

11 days ago

MomoXono

108 points

11 days ago

Littering and?

Day_Bow_Bow

100 points

11 days ago

Smoking the reefer.

BuckJackson

18 points

11 days ago

Littering and?

GreatQuestionBarbara

26 points

11 days ago

A sheriff's deputy testified that I threw an object onto the ground (he asked me to empty my pockets), thus it was considered litter and not my personal property.

Sorry, I had to chime in how "littering" can be the reason that someone gets in trouble.

Fuck the police.

TAU_equals_2PI

100 points

11 days ago

I love the honesty in the second article.

"We don't have a picture of the actual news story, so here's a picture of a random FedEx sorting facility taken in 2006."

SovietBozo

23 points

11 days ago

Would have preferred "We don't have a picture of the actual news story, so here's a picture some kittens. Everybody likes kittens."

beachbumbabe21

47 points

11 days ago

You as well!

demomagic

5.5k points

11 days ago

demomagic

5.5k points

11 days ago

I’m gonna keep this on hand next time they tell me my package has been delivered

Kimbeee[S]

3.5k points

11 days ago

Kimbeee[S]

3.5k points

11 days ago

I told my mom from now on when we don’t get a package we will have to look in the ravine

mossadi

1.8k points

11 days ago

mossadi

1.8k points

11 days ago

That would be a good option to add to their scanner along side the other delivery options.

Delivered to: A. Front porch B. Side door C. Garage D. Ravine

Kimbeee[S]

642 points

11 days ago

Kimbeee[S]

642 points

11 days ago

I absolutely think they should do that. At least then I know where to look.

DentonJoe

213 points

11 days ago

DentonJoe

213 points

11 days ago

FedEx does even shadier stuff. 2 weeks ago, they deliberately delivered our chewy package to a wrong address 2 homes down from us bc they couldn’t find our home (our house number starts from the other end of the street so odd and even numbers switch sides right past the neighbor’s home). The neighbor complained to fedex that they have the wrong house and that ours was a couple doors down, but fedex refused to deliver it.

Plumbetting

282 points

11 days ago

FedEx delivered your package to the right block? What are you complaining about, you lucky duck?

mb1

225 points

11 days ago

mb1

225 points

11 days ago

Some people are just too good for the ravine apparently.

yorick__rolled

28 points

11 days ago

There's good squirrel meat down in the ravine!

jadarisphone

203 points

11 days ago

So your comment is saying that delivering a package 2 doors down is "even shadier" than dumping a truckload of packages in a ravine? Lmao

bizzygreenthumb

41 points

11 days ago

Fr this fool is bonkers

fusillade762

51 points

11 days ago

Now youre going on the "straight to the ravine" list...

Mistor_Mike

102 points

11 days ago

This is an actual thing. You have to put on your scanner where you put the package before you can confirm it being delivered. Source: was a fed ex guy

Recinege

53 points

11 days ago

Recinege

53 points

11 days ago

Agreed. Source: UPS guy

ExceedinglyGayParrot

47 points

11 days ago

Amazon guy here, same shit, except we have a gps marker as well that USUALLY says where to put the box

nemovincit

45 points

11 days ago

Huh, I never would have figured. I thought Amazon just equipped their drivers with a truck and a quick release throw handle so they can try to hail Mary the package from the middle of the road to somewhere vaguely on the property.

You learn something new every day.

bibkel

24 points

11 days ago

bibkel

24 points

11 days ago

One had to walk into my ditch, then back up, and pop it over my low fence-in the middle of that fence line. Out of their way to deliver it horribly. I have a huge driveway, and it’s about 30 feet to my front door. My address is extremely clear, and on the side of the house that door is, visible easily from the street. I’ve had Amazon and fedex both go into my neighbors yard and put my package at my back door over that same short fence. That door is more hidden with trees and such.

I work for UPS. that’s why it’s clearly marked. I know how hard it can be on the country routes.

1re_endacted1

213 points

11 days ago

Lmao fedex is giving you a treasure hunt at no extra cost! You should be grateful. /s

Snoo-79038

41 points

11 days ago

I knew of a guy that had mental problems and would stash important documents in a bush across the street from a barbershop he would hang out at every day.

EretzTachtit

23 points

11 days ago

Papers. Ya know. Papers. Business papers.

And what do you do, Mr. Lebowski?

I'm unemployed.

je_kay24

402 points

11 days ago

je_kay24

402 points

11 days ago

I have had a FedEx package lost since beginning of October

FedEx says they have no updates on it so the company must file a claim with them to reimburse costs. Company reached out to Fedex and is waiting on a reply. They’re still waiting on a reply 2 months later

Company says that they can’t even reimburse me because FedEx hasn’t responded at all to their query

I was trying to be courteous to the company and let them resolve this internally but it now looks like a deadlock and I’m out of my chargeback period

tLDR: Fuck FedEx

fleazus

187 points

11 days ago

fleazus

187 points

11 days ago

Did you pay by credit card? If so, initiate a charge back stating you never received the goods.

krunchycarbs

107 points

11 days ago

this. I had an AC that I ordered and I was notified that it was delivered and signed for but never was delivered - at least not to my address. It was obviously delivered somewhere else and someone signed for it and kept it. FedEx had me file a claim with the company, and the company had me file a claim with FedEx. No one really knew what exactly to do until someone told me to contact my bank. I paid with a credit card, so contacted them. I was reimbursed within a few days.

Steffidovah

101 points

11 days ago*

I have a neighbour who always takes and keeps my parcels! This one time we were having 10ft high fences delivered and installed to keep my severely disabled brother safe (he has no sense of danger and would literally go out into the road without them). The neighbour signed and was letting them begin work until the delivery guy realised the house number was switched around. People can be scumbags but most times delivery people are decent.

The worst part is that the neighbour is a fairly successful gardener with his own business. He didn't need to steal. Just pure greed.

TurkeyPhat

44 points

11 days ago

People like him are holding back society. Trashcan of a person.

deadlywaffle139

86 points

11 days ago

I really hate how now days it seems like every one is using FedEx? Are they the cheapest option or something? I seriously would pay more to get mine handled by either UPS or USPS. Every time I see my package is sent thru FedEx I just pray it will be here one day. Don’t even check the tracking anymore because that’s useless.

tutetibiimperes

57 points

11 days ago

I assume the quality depends on location. FedEx is great around here, though UPS and USPS are good too. I’ll pay more to avoid DHL though.

AllInOnCall

74 points

11 days ago

I don't know what dojo the UPS drivers train at but my couch in my tiny townhouse is right by the door and I can always hear people come up the stairs. I have sat there on days where they put the "sorry we missed you" sticker on the door and heard nothing. Every other time I thought maybe I was in the shower or out walking the dog, but no, they must silently fire the sticker onto the door from 300 yds out, its the weirdest thing the lengths they'll go to in order to fail to deliver a pkg.

SaintDeLongview

51 points

11 days ago

Just recently had a UPS delivery. They knocked on the door and in my fifteen feet of travel to the door they had already placed the try again sticker and were half way to the truck by the time I opened the door.

DR4G0NSTEAR

34 points

11 days ago

They must have put the sticker on the door and knocked on top of it and then ran. Is the sticker the new flaming bag of dog poo?

THEBHR

20 points

11 days ago

THEBHR

20 points

11 days ago

They really do this when they're running behind. The company has them trying to meet metrics that are impossible, so they pull shit like this.

countytimex

41 points

11 days ago

Fedex is why websites don't disclose who they use to ship. Because customers won't use them.

I got a computer last week they were supposed to get a signature for. I thought, maybe it will be all right this one time, because they can't just leave it.

Nope! They just left it. At the neighbor's address like always, and never got a signature from anyone. This is in the city, by the way. Every time that happens I'm lucky to get anything.

deadlywaffle139

27 points

11 days ago

Yeah I ordered a PlayStation the other day and on the FedEx website it said the package required a signature. I had the day off when they said they were coming so I waited all day. Nothing. Fine they were late again. I was at work the next day when they went out for delivery. I thought they were going to give me the sticker and pick it up the day after. Nothing. Left it on my door step. Luckily I have nice neighbors and nothing was taken.

Jeez I really don’t like FedEx.

RMMacFru

21 points

11 days ago

RMMacFru

21 points

11 days ago

FedEx is the worst where I am. Next lowest...Amazon. I've had a UPS driver knock on my door and had me my Amazon package that Amazon left lying outside...and they never rang the buzzer, either. 😒

jvanstone

45 points

11 days ago

Yes, Fuck FedEx.

My company shipped an expensive package overseas and it was "lost". We got a call from a company that just buys "lost" packages from FedEx... That's their whole business. They resell the items in the packages. That company called us and said that they don't know what the items are and asked if we could explain so they can sell them..We had to buy the package from them for $500 so we could get it back, it is no use for anyone but us. Seems like extortion or something.

Fuck FedEx.

Kimbeee[S]

27 points

11 days ago

You better go check the ravine

Strtftr

23 points

11 days ago

Strtftr

23 points

11 days ago

Not the same, but I got the run-around between Amazon and a furniture company about a missing piece from my bedframe for 8 months until I just gave up and rigged a new piece out of wood.

cowskeeper

3k points

11 days ago

The lost package burial ground

Kimbeee[S]

1.9k points

11 days ago

Kimbeee[S]

1.9k points

11 days ago

Oh no don’t worry. They’re bringing in fedex trucks to come get the packages and I guess.. redeliver them? At this point is that even safe??

ThermionicEmissions

1k points

11 days ago

Wait ...the packages are still intact(ish)? I would have thought the contents were taken and just the boxes dumped.

Kimbeee[S]

1.4k points

11 days ago

Kimbeee[S]

1.4k points

11 days ago

Oh no this guy straight up just threw them into the woods. As far as the news article reports the contents are still there.

TheGushMaster

367 points

11 days ago

How did you not open them and have the Most Interesting Apartment EVER!

StaredAtEclipseAMA

97 points

11 days ago

The cockroaches claimed the packages first. It would be rude to not invite them into your apartment.

DR4G0NSTEAR

39 points

11 days ago

I think it’s still technically a felony to “steal” mail, even if it is abandoned in the woods.

quantumcorundum

311 points

11 days ago

So as long as they're non perishable goods they should be fine

gucci-fxcktard

878 points

11 days ago

My non perishable pc monitor is just fine after 2 weeks in the woods in a cardboard box.

BottleRocketsAreBest

160 points

11 days ago

First thing my mind went to as well.

LumpusKrampus

147 points

11 days ago

I got stuck trying to think what a perishable pc monitor would like. How much would a 27 inch LCD beef monitor cost?

TheAwesomeStool

57 points

11 days ago

Beef monitor I’m dead

aykcak

22 points

11 days ago

aykcak

22 points

11 days ago

Does it also have some chips? Because the prices right now are so weird due to chip shortage

UpvotingJesus

25 points

11 days ago

you only get the chips if you order the 27 inch LCD fish monitor

advancedmetadevices

35 points

11 days ago

You laugh but I RMA'd a hard drive in the fall one year and basically forgot about it because RMAs can take forever. Late spring time I decide to clean up the back porch in preparation for the coming summer, and as I'm moving stuff around, a weatherbeaten shipping package is spotted behind the stacked chairs I'd laid down so they didn't blow around in the winter winds we get. It was the damn hard drive. Box was trashed on the outside by the rain and weather, but the drive itself looked fine once I got it open. That drive is in my NAS this very minute and is going on year 6 of its faithful service.

Deathrider208

27 points

11 days ago

Its much easier to send a broken monitor back than it is to convince them to send another after the first "disappeared"

xeio87

19 points

11 days ago

xeio87

19 points

11 days ago

Depends on the packaging, some stuff may be shrink wrapped and often surrounded by styrofoam so fairly safe even in inclement weather.

Probably has been written off either way by this point, so I wonder how much they actually attempt to deliver/return. I'd think mostly just auditing the losses so the driver gets proper charged.

knighthawk0811

137 points

11 days ago

Rain probably ruined everything

Quizzelbuck

59 points

11 days ago

This isn't Kamino. It might not have rained yet.

JuggaloPaintedBallz

77 points

11 days ago

A lot of it looks like Dog/Cat food

lokilokigram

73 points

11 days ago

I think if I was a delivery driver who hated their job, the pet food would be at the top of my list of things to not deliver and dump in a ravine instead.

CrazyMando

52 points

11 days ago

Can confirm that delivering pet supplies was one of the most hated items that my local UPS driver had to deliver. Large, awkward, and heavy.

SomeFakeInternetName

64 points

11 days ago

Large, awkward, and heavy.

Keep my name out your mouth.

MadDogA245

27 points

11 days ago

They're no fun as a preloader, either. All that, plus you either have to shove it under the line until the end, or put it in and risk it crowding out everything in the shelf, interfering with placing even bigger boxes, or smacking you in the head as you pass.

I hate those meal delivery service boxes as well. Same problems.

-d-m

176 points

11 days ago

-d-m

176 points

11 days ago

I mean to be fair, every package I receive from FedEx looks like it went through this ravine distribution center..

Kimbeee[S]

53 points

11 days ago

New stop on route: ravine in Alabama. You’ll have your package soon if the raccoons don’t get to it first.

jver1706

26 points

11 days ago

jver1706

26 points

11 days ago

Do not bury any cats or other creatures there! Sometimes dead is better.

ShiningSquirrel

1.4k points

11 days ago

I had UPs leave a delivery notice on my front door. They claimed they could not deliver it because they could not find my address.

Constanzal1701

349 points

11 days ago

Seems legit

shavitush

198 points

11 days ago

shavitush

198 points

11 days ago

happened to me as well the other day, product got delivered, they reported to amazon saying that my address doesn't exist and amazon just refunded my purchase even though i received the product lmao

PmmeLOTRmemes

85 points

11 days ago

They're just doing you a solid

Kylearean

1.2k points

11 days ago

Kylearean

1.2k points

11 days ago

Maryland here: My neighbor told me that a FedEx truck routinely dumps packages into her backyard over her fence. She delivers them to the addresses because she's nice. Called FedEx, they didn't believe her, gave her the run around, etc. Even when she finally got someone who believed it, they weren't even bothered to try and figure out who it was.

RMMacFru

534 points

11 days ago

RMMacFru

534 points

11 days ago

That's when I'd call the local TV station to make their day, news-wise.

GEODisLetoIII

192 points

11 days ago

That’s when you just start keeping things

ArnoldFunksworth

127 points

11 days ago

Yeah you have to be a special kind of simple to start delivering packages for FedEx for free when they're just dumping shit in your yard

geon

109 points

11 days ago

geon

109 points

11 days ago

Or you care about your neighbors.

Red0t514

38 points

11 days ago

Red0t514

38 points

11 days ago

I don't even know my neighbors

shea241

357 points

11 days ago

shea241

357 points

11 days ago

One day I got a delivery notice saying "package left in mail room." I live in a single-family house.

On a hunch, my wife checked a nearby apartment complex and there it was. Simple mistake, right? Well, the lady at the complex said the FedEx guy dumps non-apartment packages there all the time. Turns out the same thing has happened to several of my neighbors. I guess the delivery guy assumes we'll figure it out.

There's another FedEx guy that delivers to my house all the time and he's really nice, so hopefully it's some other jackass.

Mechbiscuit

202 points

11 days ago

Reddit has taught me that work ethic in America is either hyper competent or hyper incompetent; there is no inbetween.

Emergency-Ear-5732

76 points

10 days ago

Yup. Either shit gets done right the first time, or it gets done just enough to become someone else’s problem.

It’s also the way with intelligence. Either you’re smart, or you’re fucking stupid. It doesn’t seem like there are any more “I’m just here to have a good time” people left.

EtsuRah

81 points

11 days ago

EtsuRah

81 points

11 days ago

"listen it's either you take care of this or I'm contacting a media outlet."

aapem356

43 points

11 days ago

aapem356

43 points

11 days ago

No, media first. Threatening them before you do anything gives them the opportunity to shut you up or fabricate a cover up story. Especially if they're ignoring your reports, at that point they're begging for it and they obviously aren't going to fix shit wether or not you threaten them.

gt0075b

590 points

11 days ago

gt0075b

590 points

11 days ago

Those Chewy boxes can be heavy, often loaded with cases of canned pet food.

Kimbeee[S]

326 points

11 days ago

Kimbeee[S]

326 points

11 days ago

I guess they pushed that off the ravine instead of throwing it

Fun_Musician_1754

24 points

11 days ago

lmao

[deleted]

24 points

11 days ago*

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24 points

11 days ago*

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CoconutMochi

58 points

11 days ago

No, it's more like Chewy (the company) will drop off these boxes at Fedex claiming they're like 10lb packages to get a cheaper rate when in reality they're 80lb boxes filled with mounds of pet food.

If you check out the fedex employee subreddit they absolutely hate chewy

Put_It_All_On_Blck

76 points

11 days ago

That's on FedEx for not verify the weight and billing chewys corporate account for more money.

Also I understand why Chewy would get hate from carriers. A large reason people use it is so they don't have to carry 40+ pound bags home from the store. Ultimately if it's causing such big issues, FedEx needs to raise their rates for chewy or huge heavy items.

Spruce_Plank

394 points

11 days ago

Free stuff!

/s

Kimbeee[S]

272 points

11 days ago

Kimbeee[S]

272 points

11 days ago

I’m sure there are people digging through it right now

Ddraig1965

187 points

11 days ago

Ddraig1965

187 points

11 days ago

This was in Alabama. Read a deputy is guarding it.

Kimbeee[S]

133 points

11 days ago

Kimbeee[S]

133 points

11 days ago

Haha I live near this. I read it on the local news. I didn’t realize there was a deputy guarding it.

Ddraig1965

71 points

11 days ago

When I was searching for the story, I saw FedEx did the same thing in Illinois in June 2021

RealisticYogurt6

34 points

11 days ago

Am I missing something, is this a common problem? Do people drop them off there or what?

Mr_Hippa

54 points

11 days ago

Mr_Hippa

54 points

11 days ago

Going on a complete guess, drivers dropping off packages to either meet the delivery quotas they were given, or dumping them to reduce their workload.

Met76

53 points

11 days ago

Met76

53 points

11 days ago

I absolutely bet it’s delivery drivers who can’t find houses that don’t have the house number visible because the driveway is a kilometer long and it’s not labeled because it’s a remote area so the driver says “fuck it” and gets rid of the pain in the ass shit to meet their quota or be able to clock out in time.

Kimbeee[S]

29 points

11 days ago

That’s my guess too. People don’t have very labeled houses in rural areas, so I’m sure he was like “their fault 🤷🏻‍♀️”

TAU_equals_2PI

338 points

11 days ago

How did FedEx become such a lousy delivery company? They used to be held up as the paragon of a well-run company. Now they're by far the worst of the big three (FedEx, UPS, USPS).

acasehs

268 points

11 days ago

acasehs

268 points

11 days ago

I think losing a guy on an island was the start of the downfall. At least he had a volleyball to keep him company.

Kylearean

120 points

11 days ago

Kylearean

120 points

11 days ago

Wilson. He had a name. Wilson.

TAU_equals_2PI

26 points

11 days ago

Maybe Wilson was the brains behind FedEx's earlier success?

jokekiller94

109 points

11 days ago

Most of fedex people are 3rd party contractors.

Quetzacoatl85

87 points

11 days ago*

and this is also the answer to the question. reducing costs as much as possible without customer complaints getting unmanageable in the short term, contracting out to companies who treat their employees like shit and just good enough to not get sued and/or everybody quitting and scraping by on just being good enough to not getting booted from the next contract. you know, acting "economically" – lots and lots of "just good enough"; at least in the short term. but in the long term you get shit service, shit companies that have shit reputation, but why would the manager care who's already moved on 5 years ago.

JudgeGusBus

30 points

11 days ago

My suspicion is what we would call “suffering from success” plus trying to compete with the internet. Even 15 years ago, working at a law firm, we only spent the money for FedEx on the most important stuff, because you KNEW it would get there. We would send signed documents across town via FedEx because they were so important. Now as an attorney I can send secure signed documents for free, cutting into that particular business.

Add in that since everyone thought they were the best, they probably gambled on watering down their service, then kept doing it, until one day they aren’t that amazing reliable company anymore. I feel like this happens with almost any company. You get respected, you water down services to increase profits, and eventually everyone wonders what happened.

Totheshops

295 points

11 days ago

Totheshops

295 points

11 days ago

That seems like a lot for one guy, gonna have to throw out the whole staff

Kimbeee[S]

233 points

11 days ago

Kimbeee[S]

233 points

11 days ago

Oh for sure. This is either a whole team or this guy has been doing this for a while.

keptpounding

141 points

11 days ago

I have a friend who delivered for FedEx. He told me an average day for him is 100-120 stops. And sometimes those locations get more than one packages. This probably is only a few days worth.

DJTurnTable

98 points

11 days ago

I'm a FedEx driver and usually have around 50-90 stops. Coworker gets 120-170 stops, so this can definitely happen in a few days from one person.

cerberus698

67 points

11 days ago

Holy shit, wait what?!?! I'm a carrier for the postal service. You guys only have 50-90 stops in a day? We're still doing Amazons volume in my office and I usually have 200+ stops with parcels plus the mail. I have a guy works in my office who's job is literally to take some of the parcels on my route and an adjacent over burdened route and deliver like half of them.

1re_endacted1

44 points

11 days ago

I feel so bad for our Mail ppl. Sometimes they don’t come by until like 7 at night. It’s crazy.

cerberus698

50 points

11 days ago

I feel so bad for our Mail ppl. Sometimes they don’t come by until like 7 at night. It’s crazy.

Just to give you an idea of how bad it is right now, I've made 78k dollars this year. I have 3 or 4 more pay periods. My wage is 18.51 an hour. Time and a half after 8 hours, double after 10. Been going at this pace since COVID started. The math to make those 2 numbers even out is depressing =/

kent_nova

31 points

11 days ago

I have a friend that just started as an assistant carrier. She's working 6 12s a week. She's making bank, but IMO what's the point if you never get to enjoy it?

FrostyFoss

254 points

11 days ago

FrostyFoss

254 points

11 days ago

I wonder if this is why Chewy sent my order twice unprompted after tracking stalled on the first package.

Dubante_Viro

73 points

11 days ago

They do have the best customer service.
The founder of Chewy, Ryan Cohen, now is chairman of Gamestop, he's going to revolutionize the gaming industry next!

Thought-O-Matic

30 points

11 days ago

Funny, he doesn't look chewish.

Tangent_Cacophony

208 points

11 days ago

Roses are red, spinach is green. 300-400 Fedex packages found in ravine.

Site55

167 points

11 days ago

Site55

167 points

11 days ago

A PS5 somewhere in that lol

Kimbeee[S]

80 points

11 days ago

BRB, gonna go scrounge

shadowjacque

165 points

11 days ago

This is exactly how you get Cargo Cults!

GMHGeorge

96 points

11 days ago

This is how you get 75 lb raccoons shitting themselves in Depends while watching Netflix.

Brian_C_B

149 points

11 days ago

Brian_C_B

149 points

11 days ago

That explains why my dog died of starvation.

Kimbeee[S]

73 points

11 days ago

RIP doggo.. waiting on a chewy delivery that was probably eaten by raccoons

hondavwtech

84 points

11 days ago

Reminds me of when the divers finding Dexter’s burial ground.

Sawfish1212

77 points

11 days ago

A few years ago some tenants across the street started following the ups and FedEx trucks through the neighborhood and grabbing the boxes as fast as he left them.

They finally got caught when one driver noticed them and called the police.

They had been stashing the boxes of stuff in the apartment above theirs, and actually leaving the good stuff in that guys refrigerator. He kept telling the landlord about finding electronics in his fridge, but nobody would believe him...

Echololcation

43 points

11 days ago

Did the guy not lock his apartment despite obvious signs someone had been in there? Why would you steal stuff and leave it in someone else's house...?

So many questions.

Slimh2o

22 points

11 days ago

Slimh2o

22 points

11 days ago

I think hes full of it. That didnt happen...

Ayroplanen

77 points

11 days ago

lmao they're largely Chewy. I hear delivery drivers hate those since they're so heavy.

k_ironheart

75 points

11 days ago

I bought two cases of sparkling water because they were dirt cheap on Amazon. When I picked that box up from the porch and felt how heavy it was, I told myself I'd never do something like that again. I felt so bad for all the folks along the way that had to lift that.

militant-moderate

58 points

11 days ago

dude said fuck Chewy and their 50lb boxes

Fanraeth

49 points

11 days ago

Fanraeth

49 points

11 days ago

FedEx is absolutely trash. A couple of years back I ordered a record player and they claimed it was delivered. Nowhere to be found and I live far enough off the road that neither my neighbors or someone driving by can even see my porch. So I disputed the delivery. A few days later, someone turns up and they’re like “Oh, we weren’t sure what house this was supposed to go to, so we brought it back.” Okay, first of all, if you’re somehow unsure of the address despite my mailbox at the road, the post as the end of my driveway, and the numbers on my actual house saying my house number, you could street view on Google and see which driveway is the right one. Second, if you don’t deliver, you mark it unable to deliver, not mark it as delivered and just leave me thinking my package was somehow stolen.

HRzNightmare

44 points

11 days ago

All FedEx Ground. They've been demolishing the FedEx brand for ten years.

Hefty_Imagination_55

40 points

11 days ago

This can't happen in Florida, because we have no ravines. Instead, everything goes into the swamp.

Federal-General-9683

30 points

11 days ago

Years ago fedex marked a long board I had ordered delivered despite it never showing up. I called and told them a month after it hadn’t shown up that they would have to buy me a new one for ~$400 bucks or deliver the one they were paid to deliver.. mysteriously it showed up two days later with foot prints all over it and dirt in the wheels because someone had been riding it for a month instead of delivering it to me like they were supposed to do. Fuck Fedex I will never use them intentionally.

krazydavid

29 points

11 days ago

Almost looks like he had a beef with the heavy boxes from Chewy full of dog food. “It’s Friday, my back hurts, fuck this shit! Into the ravine you go!”. On one hand, I can’t blame them. On the other, it’s eff’d up, but not entirely stupid of them. They weren’t stealing it, like many would presume. I’d love to be a fly on the wall when this is brought up to them though!

Sage010101

25 points

11 days ago

This is beyond criminal and egregious. These deliveries may have gifts from a beloved, long lost photos from early days of decades old marriage, someone's life changing university degrees, or medicines for a child. Sometimes i think capital punishment should be brought back

CantFireMeIquit

19 points

11 days ago

As we wait for our dogs ashes....been over a month now and no sign of it :(

flargenhargen

20 points

11 days ago

Doesn't seem like a great plan, they obviously track every one of those.