Friday, 22 September 2017

Amazon's Wealth Does Not Excuse Your Carelessness...

A delivery driver was forced to pay compensation to one of the richest men in the world when thieves stole his van and the Amazon parcels inside.
Why does it matter that the owner of the company incurring the loss is rich?
Vladimir Staev had to reimburse the online giant by more than £2,300 to cover the cost of cameras he was delivering in Brighton when William Westein and Jamie Beaver took his white Renault and 72 packages last month.
The 37-year-old first time father Mr Staev lost his job and even had to pay to pay police £100 to get his stolen van back.
This is perfectly normal when the police seize a stolen vehicle. It's not the fault of Amazon!
Amazon - owned by one of the richest men in the world Jeff Bezos - tried to recover the cost of the stolen cameras from courier firm Fast UK Parcel.
But they passed the cost of the stolen goods on to their former driver Mr Staev and made him pay for a replacement van.
Why did the company do this? Well....
Fast UK Parcel said it had a policy of not leaving keys in the ignition.
/facepalm
Mr Staev claimed the thieves watched him and took a chance when he dropped the keys.
Right. Yes. Thieves often follow around delivery van drivers for that sort of opportunity.

4 comments:

Pcar said...

A plausible scenario is Mr Staev arranged for his friends to steal his Fast UK Parcel van and then Mr Staev and his friends sold the cameras on black-market.

Key(s): a clue.

Tom F said...

As I read this, Amazon has sued Fast UK Parcel not this idiot. It’s the company that hired him that’s suing him for what they had to pay Amazon.

Amazon had probably never heard of him until he he started shooting his mouth off to the papers.

The Cowboy Online said...

Call me cynical but my first thought was very much along the lines of Pcar's.

JuliaM said...

"A plausible scenario is Mr Staev arranged for his friends to steal his Fast UK Parcel van..."

Quite!

"Amazon had probably never heard of him until he he started shooting his mouth off to the papers."

But at least now it's a warning to prospective employers!

"Call me cynical but..."

We're all cynical here, so you're in good company!