Jackie Moon"There was nothing breakable in the package," she said. "That wasn't my point. He had no idea what was in the package … it could have been something breakable. It was just the way that it was delivered to us, the carelessness that he too
April 9, 2014 (Newswire) - You have mail was a popular saying with AOL back in the 90's and now a new term is going viral "air mail". Thats what people are calling it in Maryland anyways, after a Fedex employee was caught throwing a package 20 feet onto a concrete porch. The package which only contained "American Girl" doll clothes went unharmed during the event. However the damage has been done, and Jackie Moon of Charles County Maryland did not think "air mail" was funny at all. She called up Fedex and had them review her security system glendale footage of the incident. The video clearly shows the Fedex employee throwing the package and you can even hear the loud "thud" sound the package makes as it hits the concrete pavement.
Jackie Moon"There was nothing breakable in the package," she said. "That wasn't my point. He had no idea what was in the package … it could have been something breakable. It was just the way that it was delivered to us, the carelessness that he took in delivering the package to our family."
One can speculate that a package that was light and airy, would feel different that say a package holding candle holders. You could also speculate that an employee of over 10 years experience handling packages with Fedex would be able to feel the difference between a throw-able package and one that needs to be set nice and neatly on the porch. That did not stop Fedex however from firing the employee, a move Jackie Moon definitely feels is justified using her security camera glendale.
Fedex claims they were "stunned" by the actions of their employee and that employees are taught to handle every package the same, regardless of size and shape. Fedex also states the employee should have completed his walk up to the porch of 20 more feet and placed the package safely on the porch.
A quick internet search will bring up several recent articles and videos of UPS and Fedex employee throwing packages without regard for what is in them using their security system anaheim. Employees typically will take the big packages and line the back of the truck with them creating a wall, then throw the remaining small packages in the middle and fill in the rest of the space. After reading interviews from several current and ex Fedex and UPS employees, its evident that "air mail" is not the newest viral sensation after all, but yet, pretty common practice to save time and blow off some steam. Amazing how a simple security camera can make Fedex and UPS have to go into damage control mode and claim that these are "isolated incidents" and not common practice in their industry.