SeC, that sucks
Hopefully you get squared away. Sounds like you've got some real winners down in your area
hex, as for just shipping things, when I worked for UPS, one of my jobs was being the person taking packages and I was pretty strict. I fought with customers all the time. I've had them call me just about every name in the book, yell/scream/curse at me... even had permission to tell
a select few that they could go to FedEx
(ie- we don't WANT you here no mo'!) But I was that way for a reason. I made sure that every package that I took was going to make it (at least to the best of my abilities). One highly abusive customer even came in at a later date and apologized after she realized that what I was doing was for her
What "rules" does FedEx have? I don't recall ever having shipped through them before, so I've got no clue. Received plenty from them (thank you, compuexpert.com/gogamer.com
), though. My litmus test was this:
-If I shake it, will it break?
-If I turn the box end over end (basically, the 6-sided test), will it break?
-If the box drops onto the floor from about counter/waist level, will it break?
Some of that's official UPS and other intangible parts were my own (like looking at customers' faces and gauging their responses. Surprising how poor some are at lying!).
As for FedEx boxes, many people brought USPS or FedEx boxes in thinking I'd give 'em new boxes. Pffffffffftp. I thought it was hilarious. Didn't bother me to use someone else's box
paid for it! (well, I guess, as a taxpaying citizen, I
helped pay for the USPS box- might as well not waste it)