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Date: 07/15/15 01:50 PM

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    ElectricEye Male 50-59
    2729 posts
    July 15, 2014 at 10:41 am
    Link: 10 Confessions Of The Working Class - The FedEx one is gospel. Do not ship FedEx, ever.
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    Naz14 Female 18-29
    1520 posts
    July 15, 2014 at 3:40 pm
    The Target one, that applies for Walgreens as well. Why? Because, unless you saw the customer conceal an item, you legally cannot approach them or stop them at the door when it beeps. Sure, they are there to "scare people" into not stealing, but eventually they figure out that no one does anything about it!
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    AvatarJohn Male 30-39
    1059 posts
    July 15, 2014 at 3:47 pm
    Sure, FedEx is crap, but "slave laborers"? Really with the hyperbole? So, they`re actually not allowed to quit and are hunted down and whipped if they do? Riiiiigghhht...

    Also, USPS sucks balls. The carriers can`t seem to be able to read, since mail is constantly being put in the wrong boxes and the people at the post office are surly and SLOW as molasses! Ever post office I`ve ever been to - basically DMV-like hell.

    UPS all the way!
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    keith2 Male 30-39
    2589 posts
    July 15, 2014 at 4:01 pm
    Can confirm. Source: Worked for FedEx once..
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    blechistan Male 18-29
    13 posts
    July 15, 2014 at 4:13 pm
    The Sam`s Club liquor without a club card is dependent on state law. I`ve done this in California at Costco, but it only works because of the same law that makes all of California ineligible for booze related contests.
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    punk7634 Female 18-29
    191 posts
    July 15, 2014 at 4:43 pm
    In PA, Sam`s club doesn`t sell booze because we just have the god damn worst liquor laws ever. State run stores suck ass.
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    katluver Male 18-29
    321 posts
    July 15, 2014 at 5:42 pm
    Naz14... I worked at Walgreens for many years. I can say this is utterly true. Not sure about how your store is, but I saw, irrefutably, a customer conceal something, and we still couldn`t do poo about it. Scare people my a$$, it`s to let you know when Loss preventions is coming to town!
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    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
    3289 posts
    July 15, 2014 at 5:45 pm
    Agreed with @punk7634... You can thank the Johnstown Flood of 1889 for the archaic liquor laws...

    Also, in Sears, and I assume KMart, complain enough, demand a manager, and you`ll pretty much get what you want.

    I`ve seen my manager give a $2500 tractor a $750 off because the guy complained enough.
    And if the Sears has loss prevention personnel, they can only stop you once you leave the store. So steal stuff, and don`t flee right away. Watch if someone is following you from department to department. If there is, drop your stolen merch and then walk out the door.
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    Grendel Male 40-49
    6267 posts
    July 15, 2014 at 6:38 pm
    Having heavy experience in shipping fragile and dangerous goods, this is my experience with the three top postal services:
    FedEx will get it there on time and in one piece.
    UPS will get it there in its sweet time and in any number of pieces.
    USPS `may` get it there, one day, or it may arrive on multiple days, or not at all.

    As for tracking, FedEx will tell me where it is, UPS will tell me where it was two days ago and USPS will tell you, `tracking?`.

    And for UPS, anything with orientation arrows (the `this end up` arrows) means `throw it THIS way`.

    And someone needs to research what the term `slave labor` actualy means.
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    LadyMorgue Female 30-39
    1517 posts
    July 15, 2014 at 6:40 pm
    I`d like to add as an ex Burger King employee, if you act like an ass in the drive through, expect your food to be tampered with.

    The reason is, the entire kitchen (and most customers) get to hear you when you are at the speaker so if you crank your bass up, sit there and chat with other people in the car while ignoring the cashier, or just yell at your kids, we take our frustration of having to hear it out on your food.
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    Linkenberger Male 18-29
    1164 posts
    July 15, 2014 at 7:46 pm
    As a former Best Buy employee, I can tell you no matter what you`re buying, if you express interest in the extended warranty but say you can`t afford it, you will get a deal. 100% of the time.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14654 posts
    July 15, 2014 at 7:50 pm
    USPS message is laden with intentional sarcasm
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    handimanner Male 60-69
    2095 posts
    July 15, 2014 at 8:22 pm
    I`m considering carrier pigeons.
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    Roland Male 30-39
    299 posts
    July 15, 2014 at 10:06 pm
    Bullpoo about USPS. I think I`d crap my pants if I ever saw them crack a smile when dealing with a customer.
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
    11741 posts
    July 15, 2014 at 10:13 pm
    Sam`s Club not only requires you to show your card when you walk in (unless you tell them you`re there to get a card), they also scan it before every (EVERY) purchase. So you can`t buy booze or anything else (except maybe food from the concession stand...if you get that far) without a card.
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    randomxnp Male 30-39
    1293 posts
    July 16, 2014 at 12:14 am
    I`ve worked for most of he large parcel companies either on contract or for ad hoc flights. Employees of the companies assisted in loading in most cases. There is no time for them to care what is in your packages or written on them, and to take much care anyway. In fact most of the heavy handling done with them in large mail sacks, so don`t bother writing "fragile" on them.

    Some care was taken not to leave oddly-shaped parcels vulnerable to pressure from others, but what could be done was limited.

    Some enterprising internet scientist send accelerometers through a couple of the companies` system, and found that those marked "fragile" had higher peak readings, but in my experience that is probably coincidental. They are thrown around in sacks, all together.
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    randomxnp Male 30-39
    1293 posts
    July 16, 2014 at 12:17 am
    I should add from my experience as a customer waiting for an AOG (aircraft-on-ground, ie. plane needs part for repair to get airborne) spare, never use UPS if time is important. Ironically we worked hard to get spares to them on time when we did AOG work for their (rather larger) aircraft!

    I would personally use DHL.
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    ZapTheSheep Male 30-39
    101 posts
    July 16, 2014 at 5:34 am
    Don`t know about every state and every location, but I worked as an assistant baker for Panera in Ohio during college. We did not microwave anything. It was all hand made. At our location, we would make all the products for most of the city. These would get packaged and trucked to other locations in the city. We would start around 9pm and go until about 3am.
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    broizfam Male 60-69
    4891 posts
    July 16, 2014 at 7:11 am
    "Do not ship FedEx, ever."

    Agreed. They wreck your personal possessions and, somehow, the person you need to talk to about getting your money back is always not there today or on another line and will call you back, but doesn`t. They`re fckuking thieves, nothing less.
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    Grendel Male 40-49
    6267 posts
    July 16, 2014 at 7:34 am
    broizfam-"Do not ship FedEx, ever." Agreed.
    The only issue I`ve ever had with FedEx is over a dissagreement with federal regulations concerning the usage of orientation arrows on hazardous materials.

    I read the regulations as orientation arrows are only required on combination packaging (multiple packages inside a bigger package) or overpacks.

    This particular lady also thought a 5-gallon Jerrican constituted an `overpack` and kept returning the package if I didn`t apply the orientation arrows. After many discusions (in which her management agreed I was correct), it was just easier to apply the arrows so it would ship.

    UPS, on the other hand, managed to lose my Jeep Transmisssion. How the hell do you lose a transmission?
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    broizfam Male 60-69
    4891 posts
    July 16, 2014 at 9:20 am
    My experience, obviously, was somewhat worse.
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    reija Female 30-39
    55 posts
    July 16, 2014 at 11:06 am
    I work for a company that does TONS of shipping with Fedex. The secret is that there`s a special phone number that the general public doesn`t get. We call it, type in a code, and get a live person on the line within 30 seconds. For us, they jump through hoops and get issues (lost/damaged shipments) resolved within 24 hours. For anybody else? fat chance.

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