Video shows postal worker throwing package containing baby’s first Christmas present

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -A viewer in Birmingham submitted surprising video of a United States postal employee throwing a package at her front door. The video was captured by a home security camera. The viewer says the package contained her baby’s first Christmas present. She filed a complaint through customer service.

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  • Antonio Ponce

    People would be so surprised to see how packages are sorted at postal, UPS, Fedex and other facilities. They are tossed and thrown all the time. I delivered mail for many, many years and was sorely tempted to toss packages when in a hurry but I never did. Mainly because I always thought if anyone saw me it would look terrible. It is simply unprofessional. However the postal service is going more and more to a part time unprofessional workforce. You get what you pay for.

  • Liam Skye

    Every package gets dumped on conveyors from huge bins and receives much rougher treatment than that light toss dozens of times during processing. Are people really so dumb as to think each package gets handled with kid gloves at every step of its processing? Get real.

  • Poor Richard

    Leave it to USPS management to come up with a slick ad campaign complete with posters to tell us letter carriers who are visible to the public’s eyes NOT to throw packages. I agree it is not proper to throw packages. I treat them like I would want mine to be delivered, and I always set them down on the porch gently.

    However, if the USPS really cared about how packages are treated, they would be using more care INSIDE the post offices and processing centers, which are out of the public’s view. This is where the real damage occurs, before they arrive to their destination.

    I’ve been a letter carrier for nearly 33 years, and I never damaged a package to the likes I have seen many times BEFORE they arrived to me. We have a well-used rubber stamp in our office that says, “Arrived In Bad Condition,” but I don’t think we have one that says, “Damaged By The Carrier” anywhere.

    I had a personal package of mine returned last year in sh*tty condition with the endorsement, “Contents destroyed original packaging.” Geeze… I guess I shouldn’t have put anything in the package, huh?