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Discussion in 'Flex' started by Peteza34, May 13, 2018.

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  1. Peteza34

    Peteza34 New Member

    Location:
    Philadelphia, pa
    When no one is home and there isn't a spot with a roof to leave the package, which is more important:
    Dry packages? Or your success rate?

    Toady I chose the latter when I saw a UPS package was already sitting there soaked.
     
  2. oicu812

    oicu812 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    LA
    Success rate is a mind game created by Amazon to make you believe you have to get as close to 100% all the time. In reality, as long as you're not below Amazon's cutoff for a driver, it doesn't matter at all. I'm sure 5% isn't a dealbreaker as the white van drivers routinely returns up to 5% of their daily packages.
     
  3. Bygosh

    Bygosh Active Member

    Location:
    WI
    Get some plastic bags? My station has rolls that they let us take.
     
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  4. Paladin220

    Paladin220 Active Member

    Location:
    Far West Suburbs
    more important than either of those is not having to return to the warehouse at the end of your block. If it's raining take some bags and get it delivered.
     
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  5. Peteza34

    Peteza34 New Member

    Location:
    Philadelphia, pa
    That is decent advice. I will stock some bags
     
  6. Bhupendra

    Bhupendra New Member

    Location:
    INDIA
    Get a ziplock bag to drop your package. That's a smart choice.
     
  7. uberstuper

    uberstuper Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Las Vegas
    Rain...I don't drive in it . Not in Vegas. Then again it only rains here few times a year
     
  8. oicu812

    oicu812 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    LA
    No one I know would spend their own money to get ziplock bags for customer packages.
     
  9. Peteza34

    Peteza34 New Member

    Location:
    Philadelphia, pa
    Meh, it is a write off. I have some restaurant friends that may be able to pinch me a roll of clear plastic trash bags.
     
  10. Frœsty

    Frœsty Active Member

    Location:
    Under a bridge
    I drove up to the warehouse and the new guy that was checking IDs said "It might rain today!" He handed me a brand new roll of 100 opaque trash bags. Without protest or any meaningful response, I thanked him and proceeded with pick-up and delivery of my route.

    It didn't rain.

    I haven't used a single god damn one.

    But when I decide to stop using grocery bags for trash... oooh. I gotsabout two years worth.

    Just ask a vest for bags. Or knick some if the vests are cheap dirtbags (looking at you in Vegas, HydrophobeHydrophobe.
     
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  11. Cynergie

    Cynergie Well-Known Member

    Location:
    San Francisco
    This is why you invest in buying plastic bags before having to deal with inclement weather.
     
  12. oicu812

    oicu812 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    LA
    No need to invest if you can just get it by the rolls from the station. I usually have a couple of rolls on hand. Just a couple of weeks ago, I see a box of rolls of the bags just sitting in the parking lot at the station. I guess the white vans took all they needed and left the rest behind.
     

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