My son was expecting a delivery. By chance I went to an area of the 1st floor balcony of our house that I do not go to frequently. I discovered the AusPost "delivery" method. It must have been tossed up from ground level. There are a number of obvious issues with this delivery method (How long before discovery / Exposure to the weather / Damage from throwing.
My home office is at the front of the house where I can see the street. A Startrack van pulled up in our driveway. I started toward the front door to meet the driver. I had to walk out the front door and around to the side gate where I found him coming back from where he left the item at the side of the house. When I mentioned that we have a front door, he replied that it takes too long.
I have only experienced delivery issues in the last couple of years. I think it is probably because of one or more of the following:
- The driver is in a hurry to complete his deliveries as once they are done he is finished for the day.
- The driver is having more deliveries added to his workload and so he has to rush the job.
- They may be paid less per delivery so are trying to fit more deliveries into their day.
- They no longer care. This may be due to constant pressures from management or other influences.