...drove past our cluster mail box three times today.
He was speeding on our street and completely missed his stop. No mail
today since he whizzed by just before 6:00 p.m. on his last attempt to
deliver mail. Four tries, nah?
What a hoot.
If the USPS could have figured out some way to have Chinese, Indian and
Filipino workers do the job, they would be doing it and we would be in real
trouble. I've gotten my mail as late as 7:30PM on somedays. I guess
they're proving the "gloom of night" part of the postman's creed - "Neither
rain, nor sleet . . ." I'd rather get it at 7:30PM than have a carrier
stack it up in his garage as many have done in the past when they felt
Even the regulars don't do that anymore. I also asked the regular one
day why the mail is usually folded. He said they are allowed to only use
one hand so if more than an envelope is involved they will fold it say
inside the flyer for carpet cleaning or whatever else came that day and
not close the lid.
I get letters in folded advertising, but it seems the thing to do.
I once went on a post office job testing. Two hard days. Was for
electronics job. Out of the 600 of us, I came in 50 . I got offered a
position, but I was not going to change my living location.
I wonder if, at home, they don't put
the TS down after a wee wee?
Christopher A. Young
Learn more about Jesus
We have fill-ins that don't close the MB lid.
Of course it's always when
No, not at all... What you are experiencing is
the impact of a shrinking workforce dealing with
an ever expanding number of customers in the
Some postal workers end up doing two routes
per day because they finish their "assigned"
route and go back to sort and deliver another...
Since this pool of workers is made up of
those who are able to finish their own area
early and volume fluctuates it is not always
the same carrier delivering to those routes
designated as "seconds" from day to day...
In its attempts to fend off Republican efforts to destroy the Postal Service
through unreasonable funding of pensions 50 years into the future, the
Postal Service has reluctantly cut back on employees. This means that there
is less training for carriers than there used to be. Used to be that the
supervisor rode with the carrier for a couple days to make sure that all
stops were made and that mail was picked up from the pickup boxes on time,
etc. My dad was a mail carrier, so I know about this stuff. Today,
however, they've eliminated a lot of supervisors and "swing" carriers.
Many Americans are opposed to allowing any government-related entity to
do anything that makes a profit -- partly, perhaps, to help the
for-profit entities that compete with them, and partly, perhaps, so that
they can complain about how inefficient government-related entities are.
To deal with the USPS specifically...
1. I recall that 30 or so years ago, the USPS announced that it did not
need the postage increase that Congress had authorized.
2. First-Class mail rates were supposed to subsidize the cost of
delivering magazines, books, catalogs, etc., but First-Class mail volume
3. Over the past two or three years I have ordered from online vendors
items that were to be shipped by the particular vendors' "economy"
method. Some have been picked up by UPS, some by DHL, and some by FedEx,
BUT all have been delivered by USPS. IOW, USPS can deliver items more
cheaply than these "commercial" services can, even when the latter have
to transfer items from their own facility to the USPS facility instead
of delivering them themselves. Perhaps the USPS rates have been
"clamped" to aid these "commercial" services -- remember that the USPS,
unlike FedEx, etc., cannot fix its own rates.
Our former person-person (formerly mailman) always had time to stop and
chat. I asked him about that and he said he doesn't walk the route as it's
laid out by his betters. He said he devised his own route and usually
finishes by 1:00pm.
"What do you do then?" I asked.
"I find a shady spot for my lunch and study my law books for four hours. I'm
in my last year of law school" he said.
"What kind of lawyer do you plan on being?"
"After I pass the bar, I hope to go to get a job with the US Postal Service.
That way I'll never have to work again."
Nice to meet a man with a plan.
they may have been using that location for training.........
the postal workers I know are hard working all except one:( a fellow
who works the window
the mc night post office zip 15237.......
that jerk has ONE SPEED GLACIALLY SLOW.......:(
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