The original Tweet and Instagram post have been removed but the video remains on YouTube as you will view below.
According to the Business Insider, Amazon has begun an investigation into one of its delivery employees caught on camera spreading his saliva on a customer’s package. This is very dangerous because of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic and it’s unsanitary, to say the least.
I can’t help but wonder how many more delivery drivers and fast-food workers are doing this out of spite or a joke.
The video was captured on the user’s Amazon Ring device.
“I received the box and saw a big wet spot and then checked the camera!” the user wrote on Twitter and Instagram.
—Marcus Martinez (@mpium) March 27, 2020
According to a later update via the user’s Instagram, an Amazon customer service representative confirmed that the driver was from a third-party delivery service and had been reported.
“This is clearly not representative of drivers who deliver for Amazon and the care they take for customers around the world every day,” an Amazon spokesperson told Business Insider in a statement. “We are aggressively investigating to understand what may have occurred in this situation. If it truly was a malicious act by the driver, we will be sure he is held accountable, up through and including law enforcement action.”
The coronavirus outbreak has many people laser-focused on proper hygiene and sanitation efforts to prevent the spread of the virus. Though it is unlikely that the coronavirus can live on packages for more than a few days, experts recommend that those who are worried about contraction clean their packages after they arrive. [Business Insider]
Certainly, there were better ways to clean off the barcode, but that’s what is happening here. Pretty irresponsible to state otherwise and assume his spitting is intentionally harmful.
This pandemic has brought out the worst in humanity. Any deserted islands still for sale? How would you have handled this situation?
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