I ordered two things from Amazon Prime the last couple of days. Yesterday’s package was delivered by a guy driving a four door Chevy Malibu with the back seat crammed full of a jumbled bunch of Amazon packages. After extracting my box from the mess in his back seat, he logged the delivery on an app on his personal cell phone (I could tell because he was talking on it the whole time). This was about 3:30 PM yesterday – I’m sure he was driving until the sun set, given that he had at least 100 packages left (there were a bunch of envelopes on the front seat).
Today’s package will be delivered by an insured, unionized UPS driver in a real delivery van.
I’m just going to shoot in the dark and guess that the first driver doesn’t have good health insurance, that he won’t have a retirement that looks anything like the UPS driver’s, and that his hourly pay, after deducting wear and tear on his vehicle, is probably below minimum wage. But, god damn, did my cheap Chinese shit get delivered to my door quickly.