Wednesday, July 16, 2014 11:06:37 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.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 7:34:51 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?
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 7:11:41 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.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 5:34:30 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.