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Amazon driver throwing packages

Discussion in 'Flex' started by Iann, Apr 15, 2018.

  1. Iann

    Iann Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Portland, Oregon
    Driving:
    UberXL
     
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  2. oicu812

    oicu812 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    LA
    I've done it to get it onto a enclosed balcony since it was the only safe place to leave the package.
     
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  3. Just Another Uber Drive

    Just Another Uber Drive Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Inland Empire/LA
    Have done it to get a package over a fence and past a dog or five.
     
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  4. Chicago-uber

    Chicago-uber Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Chicago
    Lol. I’ve done something similar. Even the instructions said to throw it over the gate.
     
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  5. jester121

    jester121 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Chicago
    If you don't want it thrown, order something heavier.

    I never throw bags of dog food... all others fair game.
     
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  6. Flexist

    Flexist Member

    Location:
    Houston
    Rofl.
     
  7. kbrown

    kbrown Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Arlington, VA
    Love it. I had to laugh. What do they expect, for you to deal with that happy dog and waste all that time climbing stairs?
     
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  8. Cynergie

    Cynergie Well-Known Member

    Location:
    San Francisco
    ...or explicitly say not to in the customer delivery notes. Lol
     
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  9. jester121

    jester121 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Chicago
    Yeah, that's as useful as Fragile stamped on a UPS box. (i.e. "don't do it")
     
  10. CatchyMusicLover

    CatchyMusicLover Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Las Vegas
    Driving:
    UberX
    I actually had a lady today who claims to have video'd me and gotten my license plate because I was "throwing boxes" and she "hoped there was nothing fragile in them". I might have dropped them a few inches, true... but in the year and a half doing this I think I've ever recieved two emails about 'mishandling a package'.
     
  11. Peteza34

    Peteza34 New Member

    Location:
    Philadelphia, pa
    Gotta keep that success rate up
     
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  12. TheWanderer

    TheWanderer Well-Known Member

    Location:
    San francisco
    Also I refuse to drive back to that warehouse. I ain't getting paid to drive back.

    I also was afraid that was me.
     
  13. oicu812

    oicu812 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    LA
    You are paid to drive back. As long as your block hasn't gone past the duration, you're getting paid for it. Even if it goes past, you can email support to extended your block length and get paid.

    I suspect that there will be more deactivations for failure to return packages in a timely manner.
     
  14. Woohaa

    Woohaa Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Flex drivers are NOT paid past their blocks. At least not in SoCal. The service rep actually said to just return any packages back to the warehouse that you didn't deliver in the alloted time. That in itself is a bad idea though.
     

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