FedEx guy caught on camera throwing a $1,500 lens instead of walking 10 feet

Nov 18, 2019

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FedEx guy caught on camera throwing a $1,500 lens instead of walking 10 feet

Nov 18, 2019

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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Imagine someone casually throwing a box with your brand new pricey lens inside. It makes me angry just thinking about it, and this FedEx dude did exactly this. He threw a package containing a $1,500 lens because he was too lazy to walk the extra 10 or 15 feet, and he was caught on camera as he did it.

Photographer Greg Riegler shared the video on his YouTube channel. He ordered the lens, and his front door camera caught the FedEx guy as he threw it from the lawn onto the concrete steps. Also, Greg explains that the package was signature item so it wasn’t even supposed to be dropped off.

Greg posted the video to Reddit, explaining the case in more detail. “I’ve been in contact with FedEx and the local distribution center. It’s a contractor, and the guy tossing the box seems to be training, which is crazy he already doesn’t care about his job,” he writes.

“After the toss the other FedEx guy kicks the box over to open the screen door to put a door tag on. They leave the screen door ajar, which for the rest of the day sets off motion alerts to my nest camera as well as blocks half our view.”

As I mentioned, the package wasn’t supposed to be dropped off. Sadly, the FedEx guys figured it out only after tossing and kicking the box, so they picked it up and left. Thankfully, Greg writes that there was no damage to the lens. “Opened the box and inspected the lens in front of the camera after receiving, everything appears fine!”

“I know packages are supposed to be packed in a way they can handle drops and what not, but they shouldn’t be intentionally mishandled,” Greg writes on Reddit. And I definitely agree.

After watching the video, there’s one thing I don’t understand. The FedEx guy was too lazy to walk to the front door and he just threw the box. But he returned to the van to pick up the tag scanner, and then he walked straight to the door. It makes me wonder: why didn’t he walk to the front door the first time with the package and the tag scanner in his hands, and then put the box on the ground like a normal person? It’s not that hard, dude, really!

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68 responses to “FedEx guy caught on camera throwing a $1,500 lens instead of walking 10 feet”

  1. Marco Peixoto Avatar
    Marco Peixoto

    That’s what happens when you pay minimum wage… cant expect people caring on what they are doing. But we all want to pay as less as possible.

    1. Robert Hicks Avatar
      Robert Hicks

      FedEx pays more than minimum and usually I’d think someone should be competent at their job before wanting a raise

    2. Michael McLaughlin Avatar
      Michael McLaughlin

      Marco Peixoto most of these delivery drivers are earning 22.00 an hour

      1. Bruce Wayne Avatar
        Bruce Wayne

        I drove a FedEx Custom Critical truck off and on for a few years, I was paid a percentage of what the freight fee was per shipment. It varied with each shipment. The ground trucks are not owned by FedEx. Typically a guy buys the truck and leases it to FedEx Ground. I was told by one of the owners, who usually is the driver, that they are paid a certain amount per delivery, a dollar or two. It varies. The owner might eventually get someone else to drive his truck, or buy more trucks and then spend his time trying to find drivers. Difficult life, but it doesn’t excuse what these guys did. Most, but certainly not all of the drivers cared about being professionals. But I did work with one guy who cared more about playing dungeons and dragons. His most important priority for him job was to get a good internet connection.

    3. Matej Bajzik Avatar
      Matej Bajzik

      And what is he forced to do this job?

    4. Marco Peixoto Avatar
      Marco Peixoto

      Matej Bajzik

      This happens everyday on this type of jobs… so maybe its time for people to realize that something is really wrong and why is this happening?

      If he needs the money to eat and can’t find anything else then yes he is “forced”

      Doesn’t mean he should of course but why this is a recurrent thing on all of these Employees needs to be serious taken care of, of course it won’t because we all like to Order and get it next day even if it has to ship across the Country.

      Go check on how many Packages an Amazon worker has to deliver each day.

    5. Brant Dempster Avatar
      Brant Dempster

      Marco Peixoto No way. You’re spreading misinformation.

    6. Fred Oufredo Avatar
      Fred Oufredo

      Marco Peixoto this is not an excuse. Work ethic is work ethic. I have mine regardless how much I get paid.

    7. Patrick Henry Avatar
      Patrick Henry

      Actually Marco, I worked years for FX ground and my last year before retiring I earned a little over $54,000 working less then 6 hrs. a day and a yearly bonus if I did my job and hit my marks. My medical coverage cost me $118 a week, out of my pay. So not great but not minimum pay. Unfortunately as in any business there are A**holes who don’t do their job correctly. What this guy did in the video is grounds to be fired.

      1. Noggin23 Avatar
        Noggin23

        I echo Mr. Henry’s comments; that guy can easily be fired for throwing anything. I work for the Express side of FedEx so I am an employee not a contractor and have been for over 25 years. It is not minimum wage and never has been but Mr. Henry is also correct that there are bad apples in any large business our size. There are numereous things wrong with how the guys in the video went about the delivery. The tossing is easily the worst.
        I have no illusion about what I do for a living but I do give a sh-t about doing a good job and so do my co-workers. We are not incompetent nor lazy. The job takes a while to get used to it and certainly can be physically taxing but it’s not rocket science. Also, I have no idea how many times I’ve apologized to customers for damaged packages because they were damaged before I ever touched them. There are numerous normal reasons why this happens but it’s the a-holes like those two dipsh-ts that make the rest of us look bad. Thankfully, f-cktards like them don’t last long because when they find out it actual work, they can’t leave fast enough. And to respond to anothers comment: management tells us repeatedly about all the cameras on us at all times.
        By the way, I am an amatuer photographer myself (Canon Eos 30D) so I am personally irked about what they did.
        I share everyone else’s frustration with morons like that and they will almost always get the spotlight while the good ones never get a second glance. I don’t bleed company colors and get quite pissed about some crap I and others have to deal with but my integrity remains intact because I want it that way. Those two sh-tstains couldn’t care less.

    8. Matej Bajzik Avatar
      Matej Bajzik

      Marco Peixoto So based on this when you came to restaurant and you get cold soup with raw potatoes and and second dish will be thrown on the floor 2 meter of the table it is also good cause also the waiter do have minimal wage. And you probably wont complain either, is that right..?

    9. Marco Peixoto Avatar
      Marco Peixoto

      You all are saying things I didn’t said…

      No its not Ok but hey it happens, frequently and here we are talking about it.

      I don’t live in the US and I had packages arriving totally wrecked too… so this is something that happens too frequently. Why? I already said why…

      Not everybody has good work ethics and the lower they get paid the worse it is.

    10. Jerry Avatar
      Jerry

      You have to show that you are WORTH making more than minimum!!

  2. Sebastiaan Bras Avatar
    Sebastiaan Bras

    Package delivering is really a hard job, you have so much to do in a short window.

    1. Sergi Yavorski Avatar
      Sergi Yavorski

      Everything is a hard job. So let’s do everything half-ass, yeah?

    2. Brenda Lee Arbeau Avatar
      Brenda Lee Arbeau

      Like any job, if you’re not capable of doing it properly, you should find another job.

    3. Neil Murphy Avatar
      Neil Murphy
  3. Del Robertson Somerville Avatar
    Del Robertson Somerville

    Should have used dpd. They pay well and their drivers give a shit due to performance bonuses.

  4. Peter Foote Avatar
    Peter Foote

    Every parcel gets this treatment.

    1. eqalizr@comcast.net Avatar
      eqalizr@comcast.net

      My daughter had STEEL exhaust pipes for her truck delivered, and they were BENT!! What the heck are these people doing???

  5. Duncan Knifton Avatar
    Duncan Knifton

    What gets me is that they come the door anyway to get it signed off??
    Idiots!!!

  6. Duncan Dimanche Avatar
    Duncan Dimanche

    An other article said that it was a 10k lens…. it could also be a teddy bear then…

    1. Bill Worley Avatar
      Bill Worley

      Duncan Dimanche that’s one helluva teddy bear that requires a signature for delivery.

    2. Duncan Dimanche Avatar
      Duncan Dimanche

      Bill Worley lol it could be a marble teddy bear ?

      1. pincherio Avatar
        pincherio

        Def not marble. Would’ve landed with a thud and crash if it was, not bounce around like it did.

    3. Neil Murphy Avatar
      Neil Murphy

      The contents of the package are irrelevant.
      NOTHING should be treated that way.

    4. Duncan Dimanche Avatar
      Duncan Dimanche

      Neil Murphy what if it’s a pillow ?

  7. Duncan Dimanche Avatar
    Duncan Dimanche

    I don’t even understand his actions…
    Walk to the house with the parcel… then throw it to the door..

    Then walk allll the way back to your truck to grab your equipment….

    Then walk allll the way back to the house…

    1. Marko Avatar
      Marko

      Lazy AND stupid!

    2. Jerry Avatar
      Jerry

      They both need training!

  8. Brant Dempster Avatar
    Brant Dempster

    I’ve had deliveries in the grass, porch steps, porch railing…meanwhile there is no walkway available to the front porch and the driveway takes you to a ground level rear porch. Duh. I guess they’d rather trudge through snow and grass.

  9. Dave Goldman Avatar
    Dave Goldman

    What do you expect from someone that makes like 5 bucks an hour lol

    1. Gill Morris Avatar
      Gill Morris

      Dave Goldman to do their job like everyone else.

    2. Dave Goldman Avatar
      Dave Goldman

      Gill Morris you are asking for way to much my man lol

      1. TampaScotty Avatar
        TampaScotty

        I’m guessing you are really bad at your job.

    3. Adrian J Nyaoi Avatar
      Adrian J Nyaoi

      Dave Goldman the waitress earn less in many places, but we do not expect them to throw our food on the table.

    4. barbaraebj Avatar
      barbaraebj

      LOL. What makes you think they make 5 bucks an hour. That’s funny. FedEx and all the rest of those delivery companies pay more than $20 per hour to their deliver people. I am amazed that you would think that is a $5 job, especially since minimum wage is higher than that now.

    5. Dave Goldman Avatar
      Dave Goldman

      Na they just spit in your food when you act like an ass

      1. Sandy Bartlett Avatar
        Sandy Bartlett

        They make 18.00 to 20.00 an hour. Don’t be ignorant.

    6. Brenda Lee Arbeau Avatar
      Brenda Lee Arbeau

      Dave, so don’t act like an ass?

    7. Vic Hernandez Navarrete Avatar
      Vic Hernandez Navarrete

      Dave Goldman

    8. Geoffrey Sprague Avatar
      Geoffrey Sprague

      Would you like to know what I expect from someone that makes like TWENTY TWO DOLLARS and EIGHTY THREE CENTS and hour?

      EL. Oh, EL

  10. Fazal Majid Avatar
    Fazal Majid

    All FedEx Ground delivery people are “contractoirs” in the gig economy sense of “really employees but we don’t want to pay proper benefits to”.

  11. W Douglas LeBlanc Avatar
    W Douglas LeBlanc

    Pizza delivery is better! ?

  12. James B Avatar
    James B

    Why don’t FEDEX distribution managers tell their employees that this is a “Big Brother” society now, & EVERYONE has a camera? Do something wrong, & somebody has already seen you.

  13. Nicholas Papa Avatar
    Nicholas Papa

    How dare this minimiz wage slave throw my shit!! Does he know who my father IS?!?! I’ll have him fired by morning…. Every white person ever

    1. Sandy Bartlett Avatar
      Sandy Bartlett

      Ignorant, repulsive post. He makes more than double minimum wage. And you obviously believe throwing around someone’s expensive property is a good thing. I hope karma bites you in your ass.

    2. pincherio Avatar
      pincherio

      You don’t deserve minimum wage if that’s how sloppy you do your job. Fuck that. You don’t deserve a job.

  14. Jerome Gabriele Avatar
    Jerome Gabriele

    I’ve seen some people try and justify the FedEx guys’ actions with “they don’t pay them enough”. Well, let me tell you all something: if you think that you need to be paid however much you think to do your job properly, you’re what’s wrong with society, and you don’t deserve a job. Pay doesn’t matter, do your job properly or don’t do it at all.

    1. Timothyf7 Avatar
      Timothyf7

      Exactly! This person accepted whatever they offered him to do a job as instructed. If he doesn’t feel he gets paid enough, then he could do like all the other people that live in their parent’s basement… quit!

  15. Leon Flanary Avatar
    Leon Flanary

    Funny how the “Comrades” state their complaints about poor pay and lack of benefits as a scripted response. They are the most predictable and spineless creatures on earth. Pay is negotiable and benefits are not a right. There is absolutely nothing to respect about socialism. Lazy, arrogant and demanding.

  16. Neil Murphy Avatar
    Neil Murphy

    UPS delivery drivers are UPS employees
    FedEx delivery drivers are private contractors.

    That is the big difference.

    1. David Turner Avatar
      David Turner

      That’s not true. And I’ve seen just as much junk done by UPS drivers as any other. They flung my friends $2000 laptop onto her porch like a frisbee only for it to fall off into some bushes and get rained in a d ruined.

  17. Geoffrey Sprague Avatar
    Geoffrey Sprague

    To the misinformed and misinforming (Marco Peixoto and Dave Goldman for instance):

    “Data based off of GlassDoor and Indeed-dot-com shows that the average OTR UPS driver earns $27.83 an hour, while the average FedEx truck driver earns $22.83 an hour. The total compensation for a FedEx driver is $47,492 a year, while UPS pays their drivers significantly more at $57,866 a year on average”

    So, do your homework before coddling incompetent and/or lazy workers.

    https://www.truckdriverssalary.com/ups-driver-salary/

    1. Dave Goldman Avatar
      Dave Goldman

      Geoffrey Sprague dude you are a fool. I said 5 bucks and hour sarcastically lol. What a moron

  18. Bruce Hughes Avatar
    Bruce Hughes

    I’ve never seen an unmarked FedEx van before.

    1. Bruce Wayne Avatar
      Bruce Wayne

      The extra freight load during the holiday season means they hire full or part time temporary employees or contractors, and some come with unmarked vehicles. I took a UPS delivery yesterday, 11/18 and watched someone’s car drive up and stop. I wondered what was going on until a guy dressed in UPS ground got out and pulled out a heavy package. He bought it to the door and asked me if I wanted him to carry it inside my porch. Nice guy and considering the weight he was carrying, a hard worker. One year they drove golf carts with trailers in local neighborhoods to make deliveries.

  19. Marko Avatar
    Marko

    ‘Cause he’s a lazy m-f’er!

  20. Scott Avatar
    Scott

    Also adjust the auto closing mechanism on your screen door…

  21. Brian Stelter Avatar
    Brian Stelter

    Did the box have a fragile label?

    1. David Turner Avatar
      David Turner

      Shouldn’t matter. You don’t throw ANY package!

  22. Amit Avatar
    Amit

    Did anyone noticed that they took the package back with them….????

    1. David Turner Avatar
      David Turner

      They had to take the package back. It was shipped that it wasn’t supposed to be delivered unless someone signed for it. They weren’t supposed to leave it in the first place

  23. Jerry Saunders Avatar
    Jerry Saunders

    This is why if I want to buy from an online retailer and they only ship via FedEx it’s a thanks but no thanks from me. I’ve had so many problems with that incompetent company it’s ridiculous.

  24. Jerry Avatar
    Jerry

    I’ve been a delivery driver for 40+ years and I have never seen people so lazy and careless ! ! Maybe THAT’S why they don’t get ” PAID ENOUGH”!!! Quit!! Go get a better paying job !! But he probably won’t because he has NO RESPECT for others possession’s so how could he respect anything else?? He must want to get to the bar after work , or his video game console is calling him from his mom’s basement!! Grow up!

  25. Stephen Baumbach Avatar
    Stephen Baumbach

    Oh if the lens can’t take a toss, it’s not worth having.

  26. Silveira Rodrigo Avatar
    Silveira Rodrigo

    I want robots doing my delivery, idc if they kill me later after they take the world, thank you.

  27. eqalizr@comcast.net Avatar
    eqalizr@comcast.net

    The same thing happens at my house. The delivery guy ( it’s ALWAYS a guy who does this s**t), stands on the public sidewalk and hurls the package onto the front concrete porch. And ring the bell? Fuggedaboutit!