The genious who's supposed to deliver packages in my hood parks his truck & never gets out. I asked him once about my package & he said it's not his job to deliver whan it''s too hot or too cold. Needless to say, my package was sent back to places unknown.
Didn't any of you see Goodfellas, just tell him next time he does it he's gone in the oven....
Just wanted to say, in case it hasn't been posted (too lazy to check page 1) that the street guys came back and pressure hosed the whole street. They also left us thank you notes for our patience. My foot is in my mouth.
The mailman is still a douchebag liar, though. We had a different guy come yesterday and he actually delivered the package and showed more emotion than a robot.
USPS 2001 Comprehensive Statement on Postal Operations (1.A-1):
We are mothers and fathers. And sons and daughters. Who every day go about our lives with duty, honor and pride. And neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night, nor the winds of change, nor a nation challenged, will stay us from the swift completion of our appointed rounds. Ever.
Mitchell Lodge #296
That's the theory, but my mailman hasn't delivered mail on Fridays for 16 years.
I just felt I had to add a positive story amidst these negative ones. This weekend, I mailed a large envelope with some things in it for my daughter at sleep away camp. I put it in a mailbox a few blocks from my house. A couple of hours later, the doorbell rang and it was the postman who had opened the box. The envelope was coming open and he walked over to the house with it (guided by the return address), saying he didn't want me to lose something. He waited while I taped it closed better and went on his way. I think there are some post carriers who (like in any profession) do the least possible, but in my experience most--like this guy--try to be helpful.
This is a damn shame. My normal postman is amazing. The guy who delivers packages in the truck and the one who fills in for my guy when he's off are absolute train wrecks. I watch the guy in the truck multiple times get out with no packages just slips and go from door to door sticking the notes on without knocking or ringing and then drive away. The other thats sometimes a woman does the drop slip in the box, ring and run. My normal guy is amazing. One time I had a time sensitive package that I took the day off from work to get and the asshat in the truck did the tag and walk. I complained to my guy on foot when he came later in the day and he said he would put it aside and hand deliver it himself the next day. He actually drove over on his way home that night and hand delivered my package.
My favorite is when the guy in the truck leaves the note and it has the option to say where to leave the package if you sign and set up redelivery. I'm an end unit with a small fence on the side, so I signed it and said to throw it over the fence. Next day another note was left when I got home. I called up to complain and the bitch at Southwark says "it's not our postal workers job to go walking all over your property to deliver a package" and hung up on me. Why have the god damn option on the paper then!?!?
Once again my guy who delivers daily on foot saved the day and told me if I can catch him to let him know a package is coming that's not fragile and he'll throw it over the fence for me... One time I told him something fragile was coming and he went as far as to climb my fence and put it in my back door. I love this guy and if there were more people like him the postal service probably wouldnt be going bankrupt.
There's my rant lol.
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I take it back. I caught him today putting the missed package slip in my box, knocking, then walking away. Then, after I got my package from him, I come inside and get a notice from ebay that I "missed" another package that I was expecting somehow. I'm sick of this guy and complaining, of course, has done nothing. I've resorted to praying that USPS just gets shut down.
The USPS did not deliver my last two bank statements which is annoying but not that big a deal. I just switched to Estatement and the Post Office just lost more revenue. I know the small amount it costs the bank to mail them is not much but if enough people go to online banking it adds up. The P.O is cutting their own revenue stream. I did get my 1099, go figure.
Ok, now I got a knock on the door. I got there in 7 seconds (I counted). USPS re-delivery guy this time. He was already walking away (20 ft from my door). Knock on the door. Seven seconds. Almost around the corner and gone. I feel like they're playing a prank on me now.
Oh, UPS came to my door when I was two flights up. I almost fell down the stairs running to get to the door thinking it was USPS. He was still waiting at the door. This has never, ever happened with UPS or FedEx. With USPS, it happens more times than not.
I'm going to kill myself dealing with USPS in general. I just went to my PO on Dickinson and I was told, get this:
"If the website says we missed delivery at 6:59pm and that you should come in to pick up your package or re-schedule delivery, it really means that since they are not allowed to make deliveries after 7:00pm, they'll deliver the package the next day...Or the day after."
Well if you like the USPS you're going to love the Affordable Care Act. Now seeing your doctor will be just like using the USPS, going to the DMV, riding SEPTA, or taking AMTRAK. And everybody in the office will be unionized and entitled! Forward!
I called many times to complain about the guy, but no action was ever taken. I still see him. Sometimes he's genuinely working hard, sometimes not. It's a living I guess.
Our main carrier is really friendly and good about waiting, but of course he's retiring. (Or trying to. He has his own problems with the P.O.)
I used to get those orange slips with no knock all the time, and I got used to walking to the main post office and waiting in a long line.
These days it doesn't happen as often but when it does, I schedule for redelivery. When it's the 2nd attempt, I usually have better luck. Sorry to read about the 7-second wait mentioned above for redelivery. That sucks!
Here's an article that came out shortly before the recent stamp price hike. It makes you admire the post office overall, even if there's a lot of neglect here in Philly.
Post Office Business Trouble - Why We Should Save the Post Office - Esquire
Where is Bob Head? He is far and away my favorite.
Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for. -- Will Rogers
My mailman on foot is the most hardworking and kind person I've ever dealt with in my life. He constantly goes out of his way to make sure we get our packages. He's even scaled our back fence to leave packages in the back storm door for us knowing how hard it is to get a package pickup at the actual postoffice.
This leads me to the guy who drives the truck to deliver larger parcels. This guy i've watched multiple times, pull up, get out with a handful of slips, and then walk down the block and back the other side tossing them in mailboxes and then get in his truck and drive away without even knocking. And I can almost promise you, it's the same guy you're having a problem with. This guy is lazy and he's always cursing about his job whenever I pass him on foot. miserable guy.