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(The Jersey Tomato Press)   Mailman forced to work til nightime so NJ Post office skips homes, blocks, delivers mail at 7 pm - and punishes local reporter for publishing article - by not delivering her mail. Mail scandal heats up in Jersey as D.C. congressman steps in to help   (thejerseytomatopress.com) divider line 60
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2014-03-14 05:40:30 PM
Everyone who offers a pension plan should be required to pre-fund their pension plan. That's just common sense.

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Plonk.
 
2014-03-14 06:15:11 PM

MythDragon: I've got a mailmain that is afraid to put mail throught the door slot (no boxes in my neighborhood) because my husky sniffs and my husky/chow barks. I guess he's afraid the 35 lb dogs will come through the  1 1/2 inch slot and get him somehow. Like Santa's Little Helper turning into some form of terminator liquid and pouring through the slot on the Simpsons.

One day I caught him trying to walk away without delivering the mail. I heard someone walking up, the dogs ran to the door, and then nothing. I open the door to see the carrier walking away with an envelope in his hand. I say 'Uh....is that supposed to be for me?" The guy stops, looks at me, and says "yes?" "Well...may I have it?" So he hands it to me and walks off as nothing was wrong.


It may interest you to know that carriers don't like to get their fingers bitten.  If your dog(s) snap at the carrier as he is putting the mail into the slot he's not required to deliver.
 
2014-03-14 06:33:28 PM

Le Bomb Suprize: MythDragon: I've got a mailmain that is afraid to put mail throught the door slot (no boxes in my neighborhood) because my husky sniffs and my husky/chow barks. I guess he's afraid the 35 lb dogs will come through the  1 1/2 inch slot and get him somehow. Like Santa's Little Helper turning into some form of terminator liquid and pouring through the slot on the Simpsons.

One day I caught him trying to walk away without delivering the mail. I heard someone walking up, the dogs ran to the door, and then nothing. I open the door to see the carrier walking away with an envelope in his hand. I say 'Uh....is that supposed to be for me?" The guy stops, looks at me, and says "yes?" "Well...may I have it?" So he hands it to me and walks off as nothing was wrong.

It may interest you to know that carriers don't like to get their fingers bitten.  If your dog(s) snap at the carrier as he is putting the mail into the slot he's not required to deliver.


Well don't shove your fingers in the hole. You've got 12 inches of envelope available to you to jam in there. Plus the 1 inch deep door slot the dogs can't get their teeth into.
 
2014-03-14 07:53:05 PM

MythDragon: Le Bomb Suprize: MythDragon: I've got a mailmain that is afraid to put mail throught the door slot (no boxes in my neighborhood) because my husky sniffs and my husky/chow barks. I guess he's afraid the 35 lb dogs will come through the  1 1/2 inch slot and get him somehow. Like Santa's Little Helper turning into some form of terminator liquid and pouring through the slot on the Simpsons.

One day I caught him trying to walk away without delivering the mail. I heard someone walking up, the dogs ran to the door, and then nothing. I open the door to see the carrier walking away with an envelope in his hand. I say 'Uh....is that supposed to be for me?" The guy stops, looks at me, and says "yes?" "Well...may I have it?" So he hands it to me and walks off as nothing was wrong.

It may interest you to know that carriers don't like to get their fingers bitten.  If your dog(s) snap at the carrier as he is putting the mail into the slot he's not required to deliver.

Well don't shove your fingers in the hole. You've got 12 inches of envelope available to you to jam in there. Plus the 1 inch deep door slot the dogs can't get their teeth into.


Well you're wrong on each count, but go ahead and continue thinking you're right.  That being said, roughly 20% of all letter carriers I've worked with should be fired for not being able to do their job at even a D+ level.  Part of me wishes a (R) would become President and privatize/break the union just to watch and laugh as a lot of deadwood gets culled, but I'll save those arguments for a different thread.
 
2014-03-14 08:28:34 PM

reaperducer: There are a number of places in Chicago that don't get mail service at all, or they don't get packages, or if they do get mail service it's not until 10pm because the carrier had to do another route first.  The TV news does stories about it every now and again.

The official reason from the Postal Service is that it can't find anyone to do those routes. (I've never understood why the carriers get to choose their routes; I guess it's a union thing.)

Unofficially, they're tired of getting shot at, beaten up, and attacked by gang pit bulls.

And anyone who says they don't need the Postal Service anymore is someone who either lives in their mother's basement or lives a very simple, boring, predictable life.


Actually? It's not just the bad neighborhoods.

I live in a decent neighborhood, west side. Pulaski/Milwaukee area. We used to have amazing mail service. Our mail carrier was an awesome woman, who did her job, was friendly and always took care to make sure she did her job the best she could. Then, she was injured. Broke her ankle. The trouble began then. We have not had reliable mail service going on 6 months now. Priority mail with tracking? I get "delivered" notifications when the carrier did not even bring it on the truck. I get "delivered" notifications when mail hasn't even been delivered on our street in a few days. We have gone 4-5 days without any deliveries at all.

My street now has some of the most deplorable mail service imaginable. We sometimes don't get mail til 10 PM. Packages are sometimes also marked as "delivery attemped" when people are home, with no sticker/note left on the door or in the box.

I have endured one pathetic excuse after another from the "manager" at our local PO. He's a waste of oxygen that says exactly what he needs to say to get you off the phone as quickly as possible. My neighbors have the exact same issues. Our street is clean, everyone shovels their walks on our street (which is a rarity, despite it being the law) and we don't even have dogs in front yards on our street. Yeah, we had a nastier than usual winter, but this is Chicago. We *do* winter here....every year. It's brutal, it's cold, but we muddle through it. Even without blizzard and -35 days...the mail has been utter crap.

The USPS is imploding. Rates go up, service goes down. The people running it are freaking morons. It's gotten to the point that I don't buy or do business with anyone who ships via USPS. They just cannot be depended upon anymore.
 
2014-03-14 08:37:44 PM
I can't believe how poorly written that article was, but I didn't see anything about the author's postman refusing to deliver her mail after the story was published.


So, did that actually happen?
 
2014-03-14 11:30:55 PM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Trying to read that headline made my head hurt.


I thought it was a sponsored link advertising Alphabetti Spaghetti.
 
2014-03-15 02:53:01 AM

Nana's Vibrator: I think it's pretty well known that junk mail generates the most money - but revenue does not equal profit, nor does it indicate a sustainable model. That revenue might only be supporting a larger mess. The entire thing needs to be taken back and stripped down.


As someone said, the USPS is not out to make a profit, but... you are right, it is a -lot- larger mess, most of it caused by... management. The big-wigs have no clue what goes on in the middle, and the middle hasn't a clue about the floor. You have people promoted to supervisor within the 90-day "provisional" period, Managers that get lopped off to god-knows-where whether they do a good job or not, and (my personal fave) supervisors moved to other departments with no training at all on how the operation works. The only ones that know -how- the operations and system works are the ones with 5+ years experience (and also learn how to skirt or cheat the system).
 
2014-03-15 07:15:28 AM

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: MythDragon: I've got a mailmain that is afraid to put mail throught the door slot (no boxes in my neighborhood) because my husky sniffs and my husky/chow barks. I guess he's afraid the 35 lb dogs will come through the  1 1/2 inch slot and get him somehow. Like Santa's Little Helper turning into some form of terminator liquid and pouring through the slot on the Simpsons.

One day I caught him trying to walk away without delivering the mail. I heard someone walking up, the dogs ran to the door, and then nothing. I open the door to see the carrier walking away with an envelope in his hand. I say 'Uh....is that supposed to be for me?" The guy stops, looks at me, and says "yes?" "Well...may I have it?" So he hands it to me and walks off as nothing was wrong.

I busted our mailman teasing my dog with the mail through the slot, waving it back and forth. I was wondering why all of a sudden, all our mail was getting torn up by our dog. I reported him, and the next day, we had a new carrier. It really irritated me because we hadn't raised our rottweiler to be aggressive at all, and that farker put it in his head that he had that capability.


Sorry to break it to ya, but he does have that capability, maybe lease your farking dog.
 
2014-03-15 09:49:49 AM

dandude28: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: MythDragon: I've got a mailmain that is afraid to put mail throught the door slot (no boxes in my neighborhood) because my husky sniffs and my husky/chow barks. I guess he's afraid the 35 lb dogs will come through the  1 1/2 inch slot and get him somehow. Like Santa's Little Helper turning into some form of terminator liquid and pouring through the slot on the Simpsons.

One day I caught him trying to walk away without delivering the mail. I heard someone walking up, the dogs ran to the door, and then nothing. I open the door to see the carrier walking away with an envelope in his hand. I say 'Uh....is that supposed to be for me?" The guy stops, looks at me, and says "yes?" "Well...may I have it?" So he hands it to me and walks off as nothing was wrong.

I busted our mailman teasing my dog with the mail through the slot, waving it back and forth. I was wondering why all of a sudden, all our mail was getting torn up by our dog. I reported him, and the next day, we had a new carrier. It really irritated me because we hadn't raised our rottweiler to be aggressive at all, and that farker put it in his head that he had that capability.

Sorry to break it to ya, but he does have that capability, maybe lease your farking dog.


Thanks for the advice, dandude28, but the opportunity has long since passed, along with the dog 20 years ago. Thank you though. You've been very helpful. Bless you for caring enough to respond, you dog-whisperer, you.
 
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