Mails A Thousand Papers But Doesn’t Get The Message

| Finland | Working | October 18, 2013

(I used to work in a small, private courier/mail delivery company. My ex-coworker calls me at 6 am in the morning a week after I quit.)

Coworker: “Hi, I’m just calling ahead to let you know that there is double the amount of papers to deliver today.”

Me: “Um, what?”

Coworker: “We just got a new customer, and their stuff is going to be delivered today, too. I’ll be at your place to unload the papers in about 10 minutes.”

Me: “I quit last week. I’m not coming down to open any doors and I’m not going to be delivering anything.”

Coworker: “But boss has put you on duty for the next three months. He won’t let you quit before that.”

Me: “NO! I quit and won’t be working anymore.”

(I hang up and go back to sleep. Later, when I go downstairs I find loads of newspapers in the hallway of my apartment building. I call my boss and say there is no way I’ll deliver those since I’m not employed anymore. He says okay. A week later…)

Caller: “Hi, this is [Name] from [Company]. One of your coworkers will bring you some items to deliver later today. They need to be delivered by 7 pm.”

Me: “What the? I don’t work for [Company] anymore.”

Caller: “Yes you do. You are listed here for three more months.”

Me: “Oh no, I’m not working there. I quit three weeks ago.”

Caller: “You are listed, so you work here. Now when can we expect you to be home and ready to receive the items?”

Me: “For the last time! I. DON’T. WORK. THERE. I quit! I won’t be taking any of your stuff.”

Caller: “Well this list say work here, so stop messing about and tell me when we can bring these to you.”

Me: “If you bring that stuff here I will make sure our janitor throws all of it in the trash. I quit, and I’m done having you people call me every week about some deliveries that have nothing to do with me.”

Caller: “But we NEED you to do your job.”

Me: “It isn’t my job anymore.”

Caller: “But you don’t even have a good reason to quit.”

Me: “I’m not going to continue this any further.” *click*

(They keep calling me every week until I change my number. Why did I quit? They never got their delivery routes right, never had the work schedules right, and most of the time failed to provide a cart to help with the 500-1000 copies of newspapers and magazines I had to deliver twice a week.)

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