Hermes courier gets it wrong

I worked for TNT for a couple of weeks, they were also shit with parcels.

I regularly had items marked 'heavy two man lift' on top of 'fragile' items and thats before I treated the roads of Wiltshire as a racetrack
 
The MyHerpes bloke who delivers in my area is great: He's a retired bloke (I think he might have been a Peeler) and drives a brand new Volvo XC90. Never an issue with them/him.
 

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LE
A cpl years after i left the mob i went back to college & was working 5 hrs a night for securicor on their parcels sorting in the depot. Easy job, good money. Did it for 18 months with last 6 on the bulk freight side of things......40ft trailers full of high end elec kit that they had the contracts for moving all over the UK. TV's, video recorders, BFO (Delboy type) vid cameras....none of this HD, flat screen lark then........we'd be lobbing tellys down the wagons trying to keep up with the converyor belt driven loaders we used. Seen epic foul ups when things would back up but the conveyors didn't auto cut off.......these things were about 12 ft up in the air designed to cantilever into the back of artics.........loads of BFO CRT tellys, falling off as they piled up behind each other. The CRTs going with a massive BOOM as they hit the deck.......floor supervisors running like fcuk to hit the red button cut offs...which we peons werent allowed to touch.
 
If we have any trouble with a parcel delivery company, it’s always Herpes. Every time. The one round our way carries a meter cupboard opening key with him & jams your parcel in there amongst the cobwebs & damp. He also left it in the dustbin on bin day (that’s why it was out). Luckily I got home before the bin men came, otherwise it would’ve ended up in the tip.
I've confronted him about it, but it’s met with a shrug.
Is there a way of telling who will be delivering a parcel before you order, from say, Amazon?
 
Worst place I ever worked.
Before every wagon goes out, security open the trailer and check a few parcels to see that they are going to where the paperwork says they are.
As drivers don't give a fuçk and will often pick up the nearest trailer.
So one time I threw the shutter door up and had to jump back as an avalanche of parcels fell out including a 52inch telly which very loudly smashed.
Told to just throw it all back in.
Just remember 99% of people working in those parcel hubs are minimum wage agency staff who don't know from day to day if they are working the next day or even if they'll work if called in.
Hermes will tell the agency they need 180 worker for x shift.
180 turn up, hermes pick 60 and tell the others to go. Think they get 2 hours pay.
Now the Warrington hub is served by a bus...3 times a day
05:30---for 0700 start
13:30---for 1400 start
21:30---for 2200 start

So if they get turned away they have to walk to Burtonwood village down unlit country lane with no paths or cross the M62 junction (An adventure itself) and walk to the Gemini retail park a 20+ minute walk.
Hermes permanent staff are without exception are what I call nasty cuñts and treat the agency like scum.
 

Ritch

LE
It would seem the Yorkshire depot has a bit of a problem.
Sorry for the bad link, the York Press is shite and limits the number of online articles you can read unless you pay.

We had one who was an absolute nightmare. He used to chuck parcels at us and was generally rude and aggressive. One day, he got a bit smart with me as I noticed the box was heavily damaged and made a comment like "It's had an eventful journey then? I hope the contents aren't damaged." He didn't like it and was trying to step in the house, saying I was accusing him (he didn't say what I was accusing him of). My old dog was in the living room, a gentle Malinois until she thought her owners were being threatened - then she turned into a furry crocodile - and she came shooting out of the living room, teeth flashing and he went haring out of the door and legged it to his car.

After that, he dropped parcels off by leaving them by the door and knocking on the window before jumping back in the car. No signatures needed...
 
Courier work is shite. Its no surprise their drivers are the dross. Only those who can't get a better job stay at it.

I've recently opened a distribution hub in the midlands.

We got one ex-amazon van driver in through the agency less than two weeks ago, since he started we've had 7 more of his mates enquire about jobs. He's calling them up and telling them that there is better work out there.
Until we have an O Licence on the site its all van work but we've scooped up a Class 1 and a Class 2 driver who are simply desperte to get out of courier work.

We are getting decent drivers simply by being a reasonable employer.
 
Ours are pillocks. They'll leave cardboard boxes in the bin store in a puddle. Stepson ordered books for Uni and spent a day drying one of them out.
If I order off ebay I ask the seller what firm is being used to deliver, Yodel and Hermes are atrocious so if they tell me its either of these two companies then I don't order and I'll let them know why.

Royal mail, to be fair to them are VERY good. Our postman will leave any parcels under a cover in the log store and posts a card through the door.
 
It would seem the Yorkshire depot has a bit of a problem.
You never worked at Bicester supply depot did ya? Now, that would be a story ;)
 
If we have any trouble with a parcel delivery company, it’s always Herpes. Every time. The one round our way carries a meter cupboard opening key with him & jams your parcel in there amongst the cobwebs & damp. He also left it in the dustbin on bin day (that’s why it was out). Luckily I got home before the bin men came, otherwise it would’ve ended up in the tip.
I've confronted him about it, but it’s met with a shrug.
Is there a way of telling who will be delivering a parcel before you order, from say, Amazon?

Before I retired, I used to buy a lot of plumbing gear from a place in Birmingham.....

After a couple of incidents I rang and said no more DHL.

The Tuffnells lad was an absolute star, always put me first, I could ring in the afternoon, and the bugger would wake me up at 7 the next morning, with his truck beeping as it reversed.......
 
Hermes, lying forging bastards. A parcel was supposedly delivered to me just before Xmas and signed for. Nothing delivered, but hermes adamant it was delivered and signed for. I pointed out that the signature on the system wasn't mine, and to cap it I live on TBK and a courier needs to be escorted on. I pointed out that, not only had not been escorted on but cctv showed they weren't there on the date and time claimed. Company went onto radio silence and ebay refused to reimburse as the sender could prove the gift went to hermes. C**ts the lot of them.
 
Hermes, lying forging bastards. A parcel was supposedly delivered to me just before Xmas and signed for. Nothing delivered, but hermes adamant it was delivered and signed for. I pointed out that the signature on the system wasn't mine, and to cap it I live on TBK and a courier needs to be escorted on. I pointed out that, not only had not been escorted on but cctv showed they weren't there on the date and time claimed. Company went onto radio silence and ebay refused to reimburse as the sender could prove the gift went to hermes. C**ts the lot of them.
I don't see how they can refuse, you can't be responsible for it until you have signed for it ?
 
If we have any trouble with a parcel delivery company, it’s always Herpes. Every time. The one round our way carries a meter cupboard opening key with him & jams your parcel in there amongst the cobwebs & damp. He also left it in the dustbin on bin day (that’s why it was out). Luckily I got home before the bin men came, otherwise it would’ve ended up in the tip.
I've confronted him about it, but it’s met with a shrug.
Is there a way of telling who will be delivering a parcel before you order, from say, Amazon?
So your bin was on the side of the road, or your binmen come and get your bin or you are confused...
 
I don't see how they can refuse, you can't be responsible for it until you have signed for it ?
They claim they have a signature, therfore I'm a lying twat. Truth is under GDPR I can't demand the cctv for such a reason, so I cant prove they didn't deliver. The fact that I know the guards and convolutedly I'm part of their CoC, I trust them when they say there's been no delivery.
 
So your bin was on the side of the road, or your binmen come and get your bin or you are confused...
No confusion this end.
My bum was on my drive. I have to drag it out from behind the house on bin collection day.
I got home from work before the bin men emptied it. Herpes had left a note saying “in bin”.
I opened bin, swore under my breath, retrieved parcel & took it into the house.

Verstehen?
 
No confusion this end.
My bum was on my drive. I have to drag it out from behind the house on bin collection day.
I got home from work before the bin men emptied it. Herpes had left a note saying “in bin”.
I opened bin, swore under my breath, retrieved parcel & took it into the house.

Verstehen?
freudian slip?
 
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