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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Need I say more about the U.S. Postal Service?

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  1. Next thing is that the USPS SWAT team will show up in revenge for filing a complaint and shoot their dog.

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    1. I wouldn't be surprised. There always seem to be repercussions of some kind when you try to correct aberrant behavior on the part of some government agency. Now that driver knows those people "ratted" on him, and since he will certainly continue to be their driver, I would expect they will have a lot of problems with "lost" mail from now on.

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  2. Harry,

    (captaincrunch)

    I got a postal service couple living next door to me and they both suck as humans and neighbors.
    I nicknamed the boyfriend "Sasquatch" (because he is tall, dark skinned and has a ragged beard) The girlfriend only got her job because her daddy is a postmaster in a nearby town. The girlfriend got the house in a divorce and she's also a certified drama queen and her she lives her life in complete disarray. Several years ago, the girlfriend was driving down our street and speeding in the postal jeep and another neighbor yelled at her to slow down, she then flipped him off (in her postal uniform while on the clock) of course our complaints at the local post office were ignored.

    The only solution is to catch bad postal workers on video.

    As per Sasquatch and his girlfriend, I am planning a on building a fence between our front yards so I don't even have to look at the bastards.

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    1. Jobs are handed out here in our post office based on who you know and who you are related to. We recently had a job opening, which they are required to post. Several hundred people applied, of course, because the post office pays extraordinarily well for our region, and has great benefits. After the woman who runs the post office vetted all the candidates, she found the sister of one of the women already working there to be the most qualified. Indeed, so qualified was she, that it was not felt necessary to give anyone else an interview. I was surprised, since the successful candidate is a carbon copy of her sister, and her sister is an obtuse and sullen individual. But what do I know?

      Those people you are talking about are the reason I don't have any neighbors at all.

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  3. I like that standard response "Being investigated" Tell me what's to investigate other than confirming which worker was driving? Fire them.

    A couple years ago a part time position was supposedly available at our little local PO. It was perfect for me and I tried to apply for it and was told you had to go online. The position was never actually posted although they claimed it was. It was eventually filled by the niece of a neighboring towns post master. Hmmmmmm.

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    1. He will just get a transfer to another area.

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    2. That's how they fill jobs here, although they do post them on line it's just a facade.

      It's impossible to fire a postal worker unless they go berserk and shoot up the post office and kill a bunch of people. And then you have to be able to document that they have previously been counseled about killing coworkers on at least three previous seperate occassions. ;- )

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  4. The whole mess should have been privatized years ago.

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    1. I agree. Unless there is motivation to do a good job and please customers, then nobody does a good job. Even the ones who start out trying to do right get dragged down by the "to hell with it" malaise.

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  5. I am sure this won't effect his merit raise.

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    1. No, I'm sure he has stirling performance evaluations. Because if he got one that wasn't, he would file a complaint and what supervisor wants to fool with that?

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  6. None of my written complaints (on their forms) were ever acknowledged much less answered.

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    1. I didn't get any love from them until I informed them that I had an arrest warrant out on the postman..... you have to go for the throat.

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    2. I am trying to get some of the money back their inept performance cost me on this latest fiasco. So far, it seems pretty hopeless. I am mainly pursuing it because I have the time and I hope to make them angry. Small consolation.

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    3. I'm sure they filed your forms in the circular file as soon as they got them.

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  7. You have had some bad experiences! I confess that I really like our postal worker. She's always been very nice. And our little post office has sometimes called on holidays if we had an important package, and let us go pick it up there, sneaking us in the locked door to get it. They seem to go above and beyond, but I think it may be because we're so rural, and they are just nice people.

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    1. My carrier is pretty nice. She does a good job. The people at the post office are morons and not pleasant at all, for the most part. Also, when I get angry I am the most hideous person, the customer from hell. I acknowledge it. My wife says I would be a lot better off if I just let a lot of things go and didn't get all wrapped around the axle. Then I remind her we moved here 30 years ago because I never "just let things go." As I get older though I don't have as much energy to devote to Quixotic adventures.

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  8. Gee whiz! That's horrible. I know they do that, but I want to say, "Get off your ass, and do your job!"

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    1. I essentially did that some time back and they told me to get out of the post office or they would call the police. It was an interesting exchange of views.

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