Hermès delivery driver “who went the extra mile” loses job after pickup truck theft
A delivery driver in Rotherham lost his job after his van was stolen.
The delivery driver, known only as Sue, was employed by Hermes and was delivering packages to Waverley, Rotherham on May 4 when his van was stolen, along with a number of packages which had been stored at the back.
Residents living in Waverley were shocked to learn that Sue no longer worked for Hermes.
Matthew Rimmington, who saw Sue regularly when delivering her packages, said: “She was delivering packages when her van was stolen, so a few of Waverley’s customers lost their packages as well.”
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Last week Matthew, 28, decided to set up an online fundraiser to help raise funds for Sue in the hopes that she could buy another van.
But in an update released yesterday on fundraising, Matthew said Sue lost her job. So he told South Yorkshire Live that he now wanted to “raise awareness” and help him get his job back.
The fundraiser has already raised donations of £ 1,920 as other members of the local community gather to help the popular delivery driver.
Matthew said: “She is a very good delivery person, she always loved to mess with dogs and always goes the extra mile to get your package to you on time and apologizes if she is late.
“You can tell she is still working really hard.”
Sue had sent Matthew a heartfelt message thanking him for organizing the fundraiser and telling him that she had “cried buckets and buckets” for the kindness shown to her.
She said she “couldn’t believe” how nice her clients had been and told Matthew how much she loved her job.
Sue even left a bouquet of flowers on a bench in Waverley, thanking community members for their support during this difficult time.
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“To all the nice people of Waverley. Thank you for your support x” reads the card attached to the flowers.
If you would like to donate to Sue’s fundraiser, you can do so here.
A Hermès spokesperson said: “We can confirm that this independent courier is no longer delivering on behalf of Hermès, but this decision is not directly related to the ‘alleged’ vehicle theft.
“Our Service Provider Complaints Panel allows couriers to challenge decisions made about their service and raise any complaints they may have.”
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