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(WCCO)   Post office will lose, damage or misdirect more pieces of mail today than any other day of the year   (wcco.com) divider line 98
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2004-12-20 02:05:08 PM  
mattybdogeater

is there anyway we can make this a flamewar, im teh bored today with the stories so far.

STFU troll! You're what's wrong with America!

/your turn
 
2004-12-20 02:07:48 PM  
 
2004-12-20 02:07:58 PM  
Big_Bad_Dad:

You know I hate when people biatch about the USPS. They will pick up a letter at your house, drive/fly it across the country and deliver it so someone elses door, usually in a reasonable amount of time..FOR 37 FRIGGIN CENTS!!!

I beat you to it.
 
2004-12-20 02:07:59 PM  
He who controls the mail...controls...information...
 
2004-12-20 02:08:40 PM  
"STFU troll! You're what's wrong with America!"

mexicans are lazy!!

k, go
 
2004-12-20 02:09:42 PM  
At least, they follow their own farking rules. That's more than I can say for UPS. "Adult signature required" doesn't mean sign for it yourself (cause that's what the delivery person did) and leave the package on the front porch - in plain sight.

I ordered my wife an xmas gift from Dillards online. UPS was delivering with "signature in person" required.

Guess what? UPS had 2 different stories. #1 they left it on the porch, & #2 they left it with the neighbor.

I was home all day waiting for this package to arrive. They never knocked on my door, I even had the tv turned down low so I wouldn't miss it!

UPS swears it was the correct address they delivered to, I say no way. Dillards wouldn't ship me another, unless they charged me again for it. So now I've got 2 charges & Dillards won't remove one until they find out what happened from UPS...what a pain!
 
2004-12-20 02:11:46 PM  
Mines bigger, Nader, (not that size matters.)
 
2004-12-20 02:11:53 PM  
I was expecting a big christmas bonus - already paid the downpayment on the pool - and instead I get enrolled in the Jelly of the Month Club!

Classic! My favorite xmas movie. I just watched it the other night on TBS I believe. I had the DVD, but the kids lost it. That was a sad day.
 
2004-12-20 02:12:33 PM  
just so long as they don't lose my hot cocoa sampler box, all will be forgiven.
 
2004-12-20 02:14:32 PM  
mattybdogeater

"STFU troll! You're what's wrong with America!"

mexicans are lazy!!

k, go


That's what they said about Hitler!

/your turn
 
2004-12-20 02:14:50 PM  
Excuse me, Kaie, but do you think you really have the extra time to be FARKing around today of all days?
 
2004-12-20 02:15:11 PM  
mattybdogeater:

is there anyway we can make this a flamewar, im teh bored today with the stories so far.

The USPS was created by Benjamin Franklin, who loved the French and spent much time in France, negotiating things like the Treaty of Paris. Benjamin Franklin was fat, as is Michael Moore. Benjamin Franklin is famous for flying a kite in an electrical storm, in order to capture electricity - in F911 Michael Moore used images of children flying kites in Baghdad.

/tried
 
2004-12-20 02:15:53 PM  
UPS left a $1100 Colt AR-15 semi-automatic assault styled rifle on my porch once. I gave them hell for it, got a blank stare.
 
2004-12-20 02:16:28 PM  
With nary a word on how much mail
That they'll deliver without any fail
It's human nature to dance and song
Not when things go right but when they go wrong
 
2004-12-20 02:19:49 PM  
mattybdogeater

"STFU troll! You're what's wrong with America!"

mexicans are lazy!!

k, go

"That's what they said about Hitler"

And he was a underachiever!! an.. an.. lincon was a satanist and the virgin mary had a gambling problem. and she hated mail.

eh, go
 
2004-12-20 02:22:12 PM  
"You want to pick up that mail, don't you, Mr. Kramer?"

"Y-y-y-y-yes"
 
2004-12-20 02:23:54 PM  
Postage stamp glue is made from toad mucus.
 
2004-12-20 02:25:29 PM  
Thanks JKulp42757 , the wife will love it.

\\stashes Dillard's box under coat
 
2004-12-20 02:33:18 PM  
My post office is so inefficient that they've taken to delivering mail on Sundays - just the stuff they already have piled up and didn't get to during the week. So the next time you fume over the cost of a stamp just think of Raleigh NC and the overtime crackheads working on Sundays to bring you your junk mail.
 
2004-12-20 02:36:48 PM  
MajorHopper:

There really is no fast way to get it to the troups to Iraq unfortunately. The USPS takes the package to several destribution sites, and the military takes over from there. I think the recommended time to get a package to overseas for christmas is like 2 months prior. Things may have changed in the last couple years though...

/used to be one of those that would view 1200-1500 images an hour to (mis)direct :)
 
2004-12-20 02:47:54 PM  
I just want to mention that Royal Mail over here in England has now given up trying. They just leave anything that was intended for me on my doorstep, they don't even put it in the little post box (marked "Post") by the door or anything. They just dump it somewhere in the vicinity of my door and run, like a 10 year old with a flaming bag of dog shiat. Add to that dustbin men that leave the wheelie bin laying overturned in the middle of the driveway (and that's even after you tip them at christmas, because you don't want to know what happens if you don't) and a council that cleaned the road once in six years, and only then because the Queen drove through about 3 miles from here, and I'm starting to get a little pissed off. I won't do anything about it though, because I'm British. Stiff upper lip, and all that.

Dammit, Christmas makes me grumble a lot.
 
2004-12-20 02:52:43 PM  
2004-12-20 02:33:18 PM Elvis Nixon

My post office is so inefficient that they've taken to delivering mail on Sundays - just the stuff they already have piled up and didn't get to during the week. So the next time you fume over the cost of a stamp just think of Raleigh NC and the overtime crackheads working on Sundays to bring you your junk mail.

Those overtime crackheads might get a bit more if the Post Office gets their rate increase. Fedex and UPS could deliver your mail for 37 cents too if they were allowed to continuously run deficits every year. Good thing the government has laws prohibiting anyone from undercutting the price of a first-class stamp, lest their constitutionally-protected monopoly might actually have to face competition. But we all know that the gov't doesn't want that, especially in light of the fact that the only reason Priority Mail and Express Mail exist is because they were losing customers to UPS.
 
2004-12-20 02:58:27 PM  
and I'm starting to get a little pissed off. I won't do anything about it though, because I'm British. Stiff upper lip, and all that.
I'm American, and we are all armed, and we do not hesitate to kill each other.
I'm sure you've already heard...
 
2004-12-20 03:01:49 PM  
I'm American, and we are all armed, and we do not hesitate to kill each other.

Also, we're all fat and we all love Jesus.
 
2004-12-20 03:04:28 PM  
Anybody forced to deal with the American public on a daily basis has nothing but my utmost sympathy. AND these public servants also get treated like dogshiat on their shoe by their bosses; without even a token hot cocoa sampler box to make amends.

/hats off to all of 'em today
 
2004-12-20 03:06:22 PM  
DRTA, but, I bought something on eBay on NOVEMBER 7th from the U.K. and I STILL haven't received it...damn post office!

anyone have any words to make me feel better?
 
2004-12-20 03:07:19 PM  
I work at Fed Ex Ground, and we're supposed to leave any and all packages on doorsteps unless its signature required.

I received plenty of hell from one individual over leaving a package that was over $1000 worth of coins- so the man said. I told him unless it was a signature required (which it wasn't) I can stop, drop, and run it. He began to get very angry and repeat his story about how these are so expensive you have no idea blah, blah, blah.

I just told him next time to pay the little extra if he wanted me to not drop it and run. Then I hauled ass off, not my farking problem.

If it is sig. required, I don't leave the stuff. Plain and simple.
The reason UPS probably dumps alot of the packages is because they work about 8am to 8-9pm everyday during peak season, if they want to actually try and get everything off their van.

Hell I'm home by 6:30 every day at the latest.
 
2004-12-20 03:11:25 PM  
Zyklon B. Goode Mine was in first, and THAT'S what really matters. ;)
 
2004-12-20 03:11:54 PM  
Jesus is the official US religion.
Who's dad's name you think that is on our money anyway?
 
2004-12-20 03:15:13 PM  
Zyklon B Goode
Jesus is the official US religion.
Who's dad's name you think that is on our money anyway?


you're a farking moran!
"GOD" is not the sole property of Jesus + Christians.
all religions have atleast one "God".

GOD is a word, Jesus is a name...
 
2004-12-20 03:23:27 PM  
well crap. my passport is off to south carolina for amendments. this is really reassuring.
 
2004-12-20 03:28:57 PM  
One Nation Under God !! Say It !! Say You Love Jesus !!
 
2004-12-20 03:31:28 PM  
I have a great UPS guy. My neighborhood's relatively safe so we usually have a stack of signed release forms sitting under the mat and he leaves the packages on our front porch. But after I ordered a new computer a couple years ago he rang our bell at about 8:00 p.m., saying he'd figured we probably wouldn't want that sitting out there all day and saved it until the end of his route.

And I have to say I'm very pleased with the USPS, overall. I bet they take way more blame for lost mail than they actually deserve, since most are probably either never actually sent ("oh yeah, I mailed that check out, uh, last week or something!") or look like they were addressed by a monkey on crack.
 
2004-12-20 03:31:39 PM  
Can't help myself, Zyklon



Same my name, biatch!
 
2004-12-20 03:31:40 PM  
GOD is the name of the Christian Jesus god. Other gods have funny names like Allah, Zeus, YHWH, Ganesh... etc. Those are all fake gods, who are smaller than GOD.
 
2004-12-20 03:39:53 PM  
I had a Polish co-worker who was pretty amazed that I regularly sent & received checks by mail (bills payments, etc) and received my charge cards by mail. Apparently they have a plague of theft by employees. He was reluctant to even drop off his paycheck at the bank's secure payment box, much less mail it in as a deposit, because he wanted a receipt for his deposit on the spot.
 
2004-12-20 03:43:16 PM  
Why the hell aren't they delivering mail on thursday? I work for the government, we have work on Thursday. Nothing special about the 23rd of dec. Hardly anything special about the 24th except that it's a proxy for Christmas being on Saturday...
 
2004-12-20 03:48:27 PM  



 
2004-12-20 04:06:35 PM  
Worked for the USPS for 17 yrs...it was the most G*d*mn horrible job I ever had. Postal Service managemment is the ultimate oxymoron. All PO managers are promoted from within the system, and nepotism is the watch-word here. I have had managers that literally could not read or write in any language. I have been on jobs where 6 managers were supervising two employees. Too many cheifs, not enough injuns.

Discipline is out of control: a fellow employee, a good man, was once threatened with termination for the crime of "urinating without flushing." I kid you not. I have even seen preganant employees suspended for passing out sick on the workroom floor. Another co-worker was suspended for 14 days (w/o pay) simply for taking time off from work to attend her mother's funeral; her request for annual leave was denied without explanation. Sadly these stories are commonplace within Ye Olde PO.

Postal mis-management is incredibly overpaid as well. Persons without high school diplomas are being paid over $30,000.00 a year IN BONUSES over and above their $80,000.00 yearly incomes, whether the mail actually moves or not.

It's a horror show, and frankly I'm amazed that anyone gets their mail.

See here's the thing... I don't have the exact numbers, but I know for fact that the vast majority of the mail is business mail; well over 90%...maybe even 99%. The Old PO makes practically all it's money from junk mail, and your puny little first class letter simply does not matter in the grand PO scheme of things. Businesses get premium attention, your letter goes largely ignored. That's the hard and fast economics of it, like it or not.

Priority mail is the biggest scam of all. If it is lost/damaged/destroyed/stolen, then you are most definitely sh*t out of luck. Priority Mail is also worked in the standard mailstream (and alongside the cheap-*ss mail), and is given no form of special handling whatsoever.

So what makes today special? It isn't. The PO loses or destroys a sh*tpot of mail everyday, thanks to automation. Practically all aspects of mail sorting take place on machines. The machines are fast, but they're highly inaccurate. If a machine gets an accuracy rating of 80% that's considered exceptionally good. The machines are also very, very rough on all of the mail, but their favorite food is parcels. We used to collect several hospital hampers worth of destroyed mail at the end of every shift, and every single day. Hampers full, even on slow days; think about that. Today will be a very busy mailing day, with lots and lots of parcels. The "percentage destroyed" will remain the same, it's just the machines will have a much wider buffet of mailings to dine from.

I could write a book, but no one would believe it.

/used to be gruntled
//an insane response is sane in an insane place
 
2004-12-20 04:14:39 PM  
majorhopper--

APO is like the secret mail scheme in The Crying of Lot 49. Fastest way to get look to APO addresses is to get it to the distribution center quickly (e.g., express mail), and then let the APO folks take it over.

I've gotten APO stuff to Antarctica in a matter of two weeks or less. Imagine how quickly things will get to Iraq. I mean, there's a war going on over there, which means lots of mail flights.
 
2004-12-20 04:14:56 PM  
Sweet! The ONE time I mail a package this year, and the package itself has nothing to do with Giftsmas. Bah, at least I got insurance on it, if that's likely to help at all.
 
2004-12-20 04:20:25 PM  
Guido Libido

That sounds about right. Now I don't feel so bad for getting so pissed off at the USPS cretins from my side of the counter.
 
2004-12-20 04:26:25 PM  
Guido Libido
...
See here's the thing... I don't have the exact numbers, but I know for fact that the vast majority of the mail is business mail; well over 90%...maybe even 99%....


So, its just like e-mail eh? Why can't the USPS sue all those junk mailers then for Billions and billons?

Or for that matter, come with a round number for cost of stamps. 41 cents? WTF?

\Bleh, don't care about boring stories like this.
 
2004-12-20 04:36:25 PM  
Why can't the USPS sue all those junk mailers then for Billions and billons?

Why would the USPS sue junk mailers? That's free money for them. We should be suing the junk mailers.
 
2004-12-20 04:49:18 PM  
Guido Libido:

See here's the thing... I don't have the exact numbers, but I know for fact that the vast majority of the mail is business mail; well over 90%...maybe even 99%. The Old PO makes practically all it's money from junk mail, and your puny little first class letter simply does not matter in the grand PO scheme of things. Businesses get premium attention, your letter goes largely ignored. That's the hard and fast economics of it, like it or not.

I was a carrier for 5 1/2 years. Any route with businesses on it has to be set up so they get their mail first. The big routes like that are the most desirable too because you would spend a hell of a lot more time sorting mail than delivering it. And you'll never see more morans assembled in a room than when USPS managers get together.

/used to be disgruntled
//never carried a sidearm
 
2004-12-20 05:32:38 PM  


Mr. McFeely unavailable for comment.
 
2004-12-21 07:49:42 AM  
2004-12-20 01:52:14 PM moops


Just wait until the Post Office is privatized, then they will really screw you.

"You're mailing a letter to Fargo, North Dakota? That will cost you $4.95. Our next delivery will be in 2 weeks."


yep that's what the republicans want. Little do these fark morons know but no tax money ever goes to the U.S. postal service... look it up cheeps... it is a private company.

2004-12-20 02:15:53 PM Zyklon B. Goode

UPS left a $1100 Colt AR-15 semi-automatic assault styled rifle on my porch once. I gave them hell for it, got a blank stare.


Are you sure that was not for two rifles? They are only $6oo bucks last time I checked. You got ripped off.
 
2004-12-21 04:17:05 PM  
They'd better not lose or delay any of my Netflix DVDs!!!
 
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