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By Gary Brookins and Susie MacNelly
Mar 10, 2012
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    doc white  almost 6 years ago

    Yep,only once.

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    BigChiefDesoto  almost 6 years ago

    And I want that insured BEFORE you stamp it “FRAGILE”!!!

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    AshburnStadium  almost 6 years ago

    At different times in my career, I have worked for both United Parcel Service and the W. Atlee Burpee Co. gardening giant. UPS has a strict quota on how many packages have to be loaded or unloaded from a tractor-trailer, 1200 an hour (one every 3 seconds).When I worked for Burpee seeds, I got at least two independent complaints from customers that their packages, clearly marked “LIVE PLANTS”, were treated as soccer balls by “Under Paid Slaves”!

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    WaitingMan  almost 6 years ago

    As a former UPS employee, I can say they pay well, but you have to be willing to work in prison camp conditions.

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    dfowensby  almost 6 years ago

    on /. i saw an experiment run where they put impact sensors, and gravity devices (accelerometers and compression/direction change). FedEx did best all-around, with USPS next, and UPS worst for violent position change and shock/impacts to packages marked FRAGILE, and not much to say about any of them for events occuring to normal, unmarked stuff. Result? you want the best treatment, don’t put stickers on them.

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    prrdh  almost 6 years ago

    There’s really no point in wasting ink marking packages ‘fragile’ or ‘protect from extremes in temperatures’ if you’re going to hand them over to UPS. They don’t even pay attention to ‘this side up’. I don’t have enough experience with FedEx to know if they’re any different, but certainly UPS treats all packages as if they were indestructible.

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    Sandfan  almost 6 years ago

    Those of you who like to pop bubble wrap [and who doesn’t?], you can get your fill Here.

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    danlarios  almost 6 years ago

    sandfan that was kool I feel louser already

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    chrismaple  almost 6 years ago

    I watched as the postman I gave a package prominently marked “FRAGILE” threw it into a bin.

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    rgcviper  almost 6 years ago

    I like the arrow pointing up in the “FedUp” logo, like the one between the E and the X in the “FedEx” one. Nice touch.

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    ShadowBeast GC Insider almost 6 years ago

    Wait isn’t Fedup suppose to parody Fedex? looks more like UPS.

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    NELS BALWIT GC Insider almost 6 years ago

    My Son and Daughter both worked for a major shipper at a distribution center. The packages were in mounds 20 or more feet high to be sorted. Everything was thrown dropped kicked etc. Not out of anger but lack of time. So when you ship anything package it accordingly.

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    RadioTom  almost 6 years ago

    Overall, I’d have to take exception inre UPS – they do a MUCH better job that Fred’s Ex…

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    michae7983  almost 6 years ago

    You do know that fragile means drop once, kick twice don’t you?

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