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(The New York Times)   Amazon's first CFO killed by Amazon delivery truck   (bits.blogs.nytimes.com) divider line 67
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2013-09-20 07:52:07 AM
Since when is Amazon using Mazda minivans as delivery trucks?
 
2013-09-20 08:07:07 AM
How was work, Doug?

Don't ask.
 
2013-09-20 08:13:22 AM
Chief Flattened Officer?
 
2013-09-20 08:15:42 AM
While in the Amazon?
 
2013-09-20 08:17:38 AM
fortunepostcards.files.wordpress.com

I'd plow in to her too.
 
2013-09-20 08:17:39 AM
"Ms. Covey, an avid bicyclist and outdoorswoman, "

It's like raaaaaaaiiiiiin on your wedding day...
 
2013-09-20 08:17:40 AM

Radak: Since when is Amazon using Mazda minivans as delivery trucks?


In some cities with nearby distribution hubs they use local courier services.  Depending on the company they use it can  pretty awesome; I have ordered something at 11PM and had it on my doorstep at 7:30 the next morning.
 
2013-09-20 08:18:18 AM

Radak: Since when is Amazon using Mazda minivans as delivery trucks?


Amazon's fast/cheap shipping is done via what I can only describe as Ghetto Couriers...3rd party delivery companies who pay people shiat wages to drive shiatty used minivans around making the deliveries.  At least thats how it is in Northern Virginia, I assume its the same everywhere.

Also... if I ever manage to become a millionaire, I will  not be riding a farking bicycle anywhere.
 
2013-09-20 08:19:56 AM

Radak: Since when is Amazon using Mazda minivans as delivery trucks?


third party service working as a contractor for Amazon
 
2013-09-20 08:22:20 AM
It's the Amazon "retirement plan".
 
2013-09-20 08:26:32 AM

Derigiberble: In some cities with nearby distribution hubs they use local courier services.


Alonjar: Amazon's fast/cheap shipping is done via what I can only describe as Ghetto Couriers


Voiceofreason01: third party service working as a contractor for Amazon


Aaah, okay.  I didn't know they were doing this.  I don't live in an area served (easily) by Amazon, so anytime I've ordered from them, it's come via regular international mail.
 
2013-09-20 08:27:22 AM

Alonjar: Amazon's fast/cheap shipping is done via what I can only describe as Ghetto Couriers...3rd party delivery companies who pay people shiat wages to drive shiatty used minivans around making the deliveries.  At least thats how it is in Northern Virginia, I assume its the same everywhere.


It's not.  99% of my Amazon deliveries come in a brown UPS truck.
 
2013-09-20 08:28:05 AM

Harry Freakstorm: [fortunepostcards.files.wordpress.com image 614x400]

I'd plow in to her too.


images.bwbx.io

Ummm, nope.
 
2013-09-20 08:29:30 AM
See, using contracting will end up being a bad financial decision.   Hire more permanent employees!
 
2013-09-20 08:34:36 AM

rev. dave: See, using contracting will end up being a bad financial decision.   Hire more permanent employees!


Well., she was permanently flat...
 
2013-09-20 08:35:19 AM
"Ms. Covey left Amazon in 2000, as the dot-com boom was ending. Survivors include a young son."

Her son can't be that young if he survived the dot-com bust. I'm glad he survived, though. Many perished.
 
2013-09-20 08:37:22 AM
Yeah, I really do think......

i1180.photobucket.com
 
2013-09-20 08:41:09 AM
And I cannot believe I am the first one here to do this... You guys are slacking

i1180.photobucket.com
RIP Joey Lawrence
 
2013-09-20 08:55:59 AM
www.robin-williams.net

- "He was quite fond of the drink. It was the drink that killed him."
- "How awful, he was an alcoholic?"
- "No, he was hit by a Guinness truck, so it was quite literally the drink that killed him."
 
2013-09-20 09:02:34 AM
He probably would have made it if he didn't choose the Super Saver Shipping to the hospital.
 
2013-09-20 09:03:39 AM
amindtat: She probably would have made it if he didn't choose the Super Saver Shipping to the hospital.

/ftfm
 
2013-09-20 09:12:37 AM
But it was a "contract driver", not a contract driver.
 
2013-09-20 09:30:05 AM
"It was revenge for that stupid review she did on the Banana Slicer, and a lot of other things. And there was nothing that we could do about it. The boss was the head of the board, and Joy wasn't. And we had to sit still and take it. It was among the Package Jockeys. It was real delivery shiat. They even suspended her Prime account so her mother couldn't watch season three of Breaking Bad."
 
2013-09-20 09:35:57 AM

farkmedown: But it was a "contract driver", not a contract driver.


It was more of a contact driver.
 
2013-09-20 09:43:34 AM
An empire built on low-pay no-benefit wage slaves hired from temp agencies?
She was the very model of a modern capitalist entrepreneur.

Stupid way to go, too.
derp.
 
2013-09-20 09:44:00 AM

Alonjar: Radak: Since when is Amazon using Mazda minivans as delivery trucks?

Amazon's fast/cheap shipping is done via what I can only describe as Ghetto Couriers...3rd party delivery companies who pay people shiat wages to drive shiatty used minivans around making the deliveries.  At least thats how it is in Northern Virginia, I assume its the same everywhere.

Also... if I ever manage to become a millionaire, I will  not be riding a farking bicycle anywhere.


Yup.  Fark "Lasership" right in the ass.  Worst company ever.

I'm guessing you live in Arlington or close to the city.  They seem to do more business closer to the city.  Further out in the burbs, it looks like UPS does most of the deliveries
 
2013-09-20 09:44:50 AM

Archie Goodwin: farkmedown: But it was a "contract driver", not a contract driver.

It was more of a contact driver.


You get what you pay for.
"Send us your freaks," indeed.
Then get killed by them.
 
2013-09-20 09:46:02 AM

Alonjar: Radak: Since when is Amazon using Mazda minivans as delivery trucks?

Amazon's fast/cheap shipping is done via what I can only describe as Ghetto Couriers...3rd party delivery companies who pay people shiat wages to drive shiatty used minivans around making the deliveries.


In DFW, one courier company hired independent contractors to drive their personal vehicles and pay them per delivery.  My ex delivered for Amazon and Amway this way.  Describing the courier company as ghetto is too generous.
 
2013-09-20 09:47:07 AM

Alonjar: Also... if I ever manage to become a millionaire, I will  not be riding a farking bicycle anywhere.


Huh? Can you associate the relationship between being a millionaire and riding bicycles?

/wondering if I should stop riding a bicycle anywhere
 
2013-09-20 09:58:33 AM
Not irony.
 
2013-09-20 09:59:26 AM

Alonjar: Radak: Since when is Amazon using Mazda minivans as delivery trucks?

Amazon's fast/cheap shipping is done via what I can only describe as Ghetto Couriers...3rd party delivery companies who pay people shiat wages to drive shiatty used minivans around making the deliveries.  At least thats how it is in Northern Virginia, I assume its the same everywhere.

Also... if I ever manage to become a millionaire, I will  not be riding a farking bicycle anywhere.


Well, what's the point of being rich if you can't be smug?
 
2013-09-20 10:06:24 AM

hovsm: Not irony.


thank you.
 
2013-09-20 10:11:51 AM

LandOfChocolate: Yup.  Fark "Lasership" right in the ass.  Worst company ever.

I'm guessing you live in Arlington or close to the city.  They seem to do more business closer to the city.  Further out in the burbs, it looks like UPS does most of the deliveries


I'm actually about 40 minutes or so outside of the city.  I believe the amazon distribution center is in Chantilly, so thats probably the center of their coverage area.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-09-20 10:28:09 AM
Since when is Amazon using Mazda minivans as delivery trucks?

A week or two ago I was walking down a residential street and saw a four door car with the front passenger buried under a pile of Amazon boxes. The car was pulled over and the driver was apparently trying to figure out house numbers. I took him to be a delivery driver rather than a package thief.
 
2013-09-20 10:30:26 AM
Had a guy in an enterprise rent a truck (more like a minivan) deliver a package yesterday, I think the label said fedex. Is this a common practice? There's a lot of ups and fedex deliveries here, maybe this was overflow?
Come to think of it I haven't seen a fedex branded truck in a while.
 
2013-09-20 10:31:59 AM
Courier hate wins out over cyclist hate?  Not sure if disappointed...
 
2013-09-20 10:33:39 AM

lelio: Had a guy in an enterprise rent a truck (more like a minivan) deliver a package yesterday, I think the label said fedex. Is this a common practice? There's a lot of ups and fedex deliveries here, maybe this was overflow?
Come to think of it I haven't seen a fedex branded truck in a while.


FedEx home deliveries are subcontracted out too, most people dont know that.  Only the Express deliveries come on corporate trucks.
 
2013-09-20 10:58:52 AM
The real irony of this is that the bay area likes to tout itself as "Bike Friendly"...HA.

Makes me sad, she sounded pretty brilliant.

/is this why
//we can't have
///nice things?
////slashies?
 
2013-09-20 11:00:40 AM
Amazon also farms out to the US Postal Service for slow deliveries.

/Package took 10 days to central Virginia from Nevada. Crazy slow.
 
2013-09-20 11:01:44 AM

bmwericus: The real irony of this is that the bay area likes to tout itself as "Bike Friendly"...HA.

Makes me sad, she sounded pretty brilliant.

/is this why
//we can't have
///nice things?
////slashies?


Not brilliant enough.
Want to die?
Ride a bike in the states.
 
2013-09-20 11:07:49 AM
Alonjar:

Also... if I ever manage to become a millionaire, I will  not be riding a farking bicycle anywhere.

I don't think she was riding her bike because of transportation needs LOL
 
2013-09-20 11:08:14 AM

Derigiberble: Radak: Since when is Amazon using Mazda minivans as delivery trucks?

In some cities with nearby distribution hubs they use local courier services.  Depending on the company they use it can  pretty awesome; I have ordered something at 11PM and had it on my doorstep at 7:30 the next morning.


If you order from Amazon.ca you can get it in a few minutes
files-cdn.formspring.me
 
2013-09-20 11:25:31 AM

vudukungfu: How was work, Doug?

Don't ask.


Ha! Sucks to accidentally kill an important person. Even if you may be going through serious trauma nobody cares. That article made not like the hapless driver either. Poor bastard.
 
2013-09-20 11:32:06 AM

PainInTheASP: "It was revenge for that stupid review she did on the Banana Slicer, and a lot of other things. And there was nothing that we could do about it. The boss was the head of the board, and Joy wasn't. And we had to sit still and take it. It was among the Package Jockeys. It was real delivery shiat. They even suspended her Prime account so her mother couldn't watch season three of Breaking Bad."


Perfect.
 
2013-09-20 11:35:44 AM
oi40.tinypic.com

/might be obscure for many of the younger folk
 
2013-09-20 11:41:22 AM
Having lived in silicon valley, as well as Portland, worked in Seattle, and now living in Austin, I have some views on bikers, especially biking-as-a-lifestyle-bikers, in urban areas.  In fact, I was a bike commuter myself for several years.  In my experience, many - perhaps most - of these individuals are traffic scofflaws who believe the laws of the road don't apply to them.  Whenever I hear about a cyclist getting hit, my first thought is "bet they were doing something dumb to deserve it."

In this case, I'm bemused.  What I've seen is that in bike-car accidents, the onus is almost always on the cager. I note the article only states that the investigation is ongoing and the identity of the driver was not released.  That's surprising, especially where death is involved.   I'd expect then, to see a statement saying the cyclist was the cause, but when you couple it with the high profile/personal wealth of the victim (200 million+), suddenly you see reasons for police not coming out and stating they cyclist was the offender, even as the wording of the incident "her bicycle collided with a delivery van" seems to imply she is the culprit.

The problem isn't bike-friendly cities being not-so-bike friendly.  It's bikers riding illegally and being real a-holes.
 
2013-09-20 11:41:49 AM

HotIgneous Intruder: Amazon also farms out to the US Postal Service for slow deliveries.

/Package took 10 days to central Virginia from Nevada. Crazy slow.


I ordered an item on the 10th whose delivery is now projected at the 25th of next month.
/third world postage.
//maybe I don't need that hand made Turkmenistanian scarf.
///why yes. I do know my credit card will be maxed out in some filthy little shaithole any day now.
 
2013-09-20 11:42:56 AM

The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: It's the Amazon "retirement plan".


LOL
 
2013-09-20 11:42:59 AM

DontMakeMeComeBackThere: hovsm: Not irony.

thank you.


That's the joke about the Ironic tag about 90% of the time.

Same for the Obvious tag. Now that I understand this, they are much more amusing.
 
2013-09-20 11:47:08 AM
Sheesh. NO ONE has posted this yet?

"Kind of ironic, me being hit by a rib truck when I was poisoning the ribs."
"What do you mean?"

One of the classics!

i1.ytimg.com
 
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