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2021-02-28 6:38:50 PM  
14 votes:

BumpInTheNight: This sounds a little excessive and heavily punishes many people who are following protocols and putting the older ones into increased risk making them travel through winter conditions just to get their mail.  Photographing and fining the maskless plague rats should be the resolution here.


Canada Post isn't doing this to punish people, and they wouldn't have any authority to impose fines on people; they're just protecting employees from an unsafe work environment. Photographing people wouldn't render airborne viruses inactive.
 
2021-02-28 5:37:36 PM  
13 votes:
How the hell is this even legal?

Some older people have their meds mailed to them ffs.
 
2021-02-28 8:14:11 PM  
10 votes:
FTFAStanciu said most of the residents wear masks in common areas and he noted that there are exemptions to mask wearing under the bylaw. He said there is no question that the building is safe.

This kind of uninformed-yet-wildly-overconfident statement drives me nuts.
 
2021-02-28 10:52:36 PM  
9 votes:

silverjets: trialpha: NM Volunteer: And tase anybody who approaches while filling the mailbox.

/wish the postal workers here would wear masks

These are apartment buildings, which will likely have mail slots that are filled from the back via a special mail carrier only room. The mail carrier only has to enter the building, go into that room, and then leave.

Given that, for mail carriers to be concerned about their safety in that building something has to be seriously, seriously wrong. Which makes the building's management's response all the more amusing.

Something is seriously wrong...in the mail carrier's head.  As you stated, they enter the building, go into the mail room (which only they have access to), shove the mail into the boxes (sometimes even managing to get it into the correct box), and then leave.

Their exposure to anyone in the lobby not wearing a mask is probably all of 5 seconds, but they're a unionized bunch of cry-babies so the apartment residents have to suffer.


The amount of anti union sentiment I've seen during this pandemic from people who generally deny science has more than convinced me unions are needed more than ever.
 
2021-02-28 8:11:34 PM  
9 votes:
Pictured: probable dumbass, who is mad

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2021-02-28 8:13:33 PM  
8 votes:

mateomaui: Pictured: probable dumbass, who is mad

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Looks like a mask under the nose type to me.
 
2021-02-28 8:43:30 PM  
6 votes:
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JUST STFU & WEAR IT IF YOU LEAVE YOUR OWN PERSONAL SPACE.......aka your home or car after that just put it on & live another day above ground instead of a pile of ashes that were scatteredto the 4 winds etc..........
 
2021-02-28 8:34:10 PM  
6 votes:

skatedrifter: How the hell is this even legal?

Some older people have their meds mailed to them ffs.


Worker protection laws REQUIRE it. Maybe the plague rats should follow the goddamn law.
 
2021-02-28 8:17:26 PM  
6 votes:
Solution:
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And tase anybody who approaches while filling the mailbox.

/wish the postal workers here would wear masks
 
2021-02-28 8:37:16 PM  
5 votes:

BumpInTheNight: This sounds a little excessive and heavily punishes many people who are following protocols and putting the older ones into increased risk making them travel through winter conditions just to get their mail.  Photographing and fining the maskless plague rats should be the resolution here.


Of the people who need their mail could always shame, otherwise socially pressure, sue, beat up, or lynch the Plague Rats. That would also work.
 
2021-02-28 10:17:20 PM  
4 votes:

slantsix: trialpha: NM Volunteer: They could still install those cluster boxes outside instead and stop using the mail room. I see them in my town for houses in denser neighborhoods, at each corner.

That box has 16 slots. My building has close to 500 units. And there are similar buildings all along the street. You'd have to line the street with the things.

Canada Post requires any building with 100+ units to have a locked mailroom (keys are literally not given to the building owner) with rear-loading mail slots.  Again - a dedicated, locked room with rear-loading slots. There's no reason to come into contact with anybody in that scenario.


Does the mail room have an exterior door, or does the postal worker run a gauntlet of maskless people walking from the front door to the mail room?
 
2021-02-28 9:28:36 PM  
4 votes:
Holy fark.  This shiat has gotten really farken stupid.
 
2021-02-28 8:48:31 PM  
4 votes:
BumpInTheNight:Unsafe work environment be damned, make this carrier do their trip into that building's mail room in a hazmat suit if needed, they're pulling up with a mail truck no doubt, easy to keep one stashed.

Look, I agree with your sentiment, but that's not how hazmat suits work. Someone has to tape you in, you need an oxygen supply or gas mask. Someone has to wash the suit before you take it off, and clean anything the suit came into contact with. Even if you were willing to wear a hazmat suit for your entire rounds, the suit is still a fomite that could carry infection to other buildings. Lesser forms of protective gear don't buy you much.

You can make the case that the risk of entering the building is relatively small and/or is outweighed by the benefit. But a hazmat suit is not practical magic wand that will erase the risk.
 
2021-02-28 8:27:44 PM  
4 votes:

mateomaui: stuffy: Keep your government hands off my mail.

....they deliver it to you.


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"We need to reach across the aisle and find bipartisan solutions to our shared problems."
/see also, aggressive voter suppression efforts
 
2021-02-28 10:03:36 PM  
3 votes:

mateomaui: Pictured: probable dumbass, who is mad

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Consequences?  For my actions?   But I'm white?!

/Good
 
2021-02-28 9:36:39 PM  
3 votes:
Back in May, when I had finally wandered out of my apartment after quarantining for 4 weeks, the postal carrier walked into my lobby while I was out there (masked) watering the plants.  He wasn't wearing a mask.  I told him to step back because I wasn't comfortable and I wanted to get away from him.  He replied "no, you're good". WTF...no I was most certainly not good.  He didn't wear a mask for at least 4 months.  He's wearing a mask now so I assume people complained.


I understand he may have already had Covid at that point and recovered and he may have thought it was safe.  But still, wear the damn mask.
 
2021-02-28 9:02:13 PM  
3 votes:

NM Volunteer: They could still install those cluster boxes outside instead and stop using the mail room. I see them in my town for houses in denser neighborhoods, at each corner.


That box has 16 slots. My building has close to 500 units. And there are similar buildings all along the street. You'd have to line the street with the things.
 
2021-02-28 8:47:19 PM  
3 votes:

NM Volunteer: And tase anybody who approaches while filling the mailbox.

/wish the postal workers here would wear masks


These are apartment buildings, which will likely have mail slots that are filled from the back via a special mail carrier only room. The mail carrier only has to enter the building, go into that room, and then leave.

Given that, for mail carriers to be concerned about their safety in that building something has to be seriously, seriously wrong. Which makes the building's management's response all the more amusing.
 
2021-02-28 8:21:34 PM  
3 votes:

stuffy: Keep your government hands off my mail.


....they deliver it to you.
 
2021-02-28 6:02:09 PM  
3 votes:
This sounds a little excessive and heavily punishes many people who are following protocols and putting the older ones into increased risk making them travel through winter conditions just to get their mail.  Photographing and fining the maskless plague rats should be the resolution here.
 
2021-02-28 5:33:32 PM  
3 votes:
So a few people have to ruin it for everyone?
 
2021-03-01 1:13:30 AM  
2 votes:

wantingout: well thats dumb


No.  What's dumb is people still refusing to wear masks.
 
2021-03-01 1:08:11 AM  
2 votes:

BumpInTheNight: This sounds a little excessive and heavily punishes many people who are following protocols and putting the older ones into increased risk making them travel through winter conditions just to get their mail.  Photographing and fining the maskless plague rats should be the resolution here.


Just tell everyone "Bob in 4C and Gary in 2H are the reason the rest of you can't have your mail."
The problem will sort it self out. Like when the drill sergeant makes the whole platoon run 5 miles because Pvt Snuffy didn't make his bed. Some socks and some soap later, Pvt Snuff makes his bed now.
 
2021-03-01 12:28:17 AM  
2 votes:

NM Volunteer: slantsix: trialpha: NM Volunteer: They could still install those cluster boxes outside instead and stop using the mail room. I see them in my town for houses in denser neighborhoods, at each corner.

That box has 16 slots. My building has close to 500 units. And there are similar buildings all along the street. You'd have to line the street with the things.

Canada Post requires any building with 100+ units to have a locked mailroom (keys are literally not given to the building owner) with rear-loading mail slots.  Again - a dedicated, locked room with rear-loading slots. There's no reason to come into contact with anybody in that scenario.

Does the mail room have an exterior door, or does the postal worker run a gauntlet of maskless people walking from the front door to the mail room?


The door can be in either location. But there's not hoardes of people standing around, waiting to breathe moistly on you.
 
2021-02-28 11:10:17 PM  
2 votes:

NM Volunteer: Solution:
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And tase anybody who approaches while filling the mailbox.

/wish the postal workers here would wear masks


This should be the uniform

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2021-02-28 10:35:47 PM  
2 votes:

trialpha: NM Volunteer: And tase anybody who approaches while filling the mailbox.

/wish the postal workers here would wear masks

These are apartment buildings, which will likely have mail slots that are filled from the back via a special mail carrier only room. The mail carrier only has to enter the building, go into that room, and then leave.

Given that, for mail carriers to be concerned about their safety in that building something has to be seriously, seriously wrong. Which makes the building's management's response all the more amusing.


Something is seriously wrong...in the mail carrier's head.  As you stated, they enter the building, go into the mail room (which only they have access to), shove the mail into the boxes (sometimes even managing to get it into the correct box), and then leave.

Their exposure to anyone in the lobby not wearing a mask is probably all of 5 seconds, but they're a unionized bunch of cry-babies so the apartment residents have to suffer.
 
2021-02-28 10:28:18 PM  
2 votes:

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JUST STFU & WEAR IT IF YOU LEAVE YOUR OWN PERSONAL SPACE.......aka your home or car after that just put it on & live another day above ground instead of a pile of ashes that were scatteredto the 4 winds etc..........


Just stay in your safe spaces. The world is too dangerous.
 
2021-02-28 10:24:37 PM  
2 votes:

BumpInTheNight: T Baggins: BumpInTheNight: This sounds a little excessive and heavily punishes many people who are following protocols and putting the older ones into increased risk making them travel through winter conditions just to get their mail.  Photographing and fining the maskless plague rats should be the resolution here.

Canada Post isn't doing this to punish people, and they wouldn't have any authority to impose fines on people; they're just protecting employees from an unsafe work environment. Photographing people wouldn't render airborne viruses inactive.

I know its not being done to openly punish, but the action is still punishing a lot of people who are complying with the protocols.  And I know Canada Post employees cannot issue the fines, but the people they speak to when they call 311 to report mask violations sure can send someone who does.  Repeat as needed until the plague rats comply.

Unsafe work environment be damned, make this carrier do their trip into that building's mail room in a hazmat suit if needed, they're pulling up with a mail truck no doubt, easy to keep one stashed.

We all have to face situations where we're brushing closer then we'd like with a maskhole, it sucks, but in this case its better then making the likely hundreds of people who live in that building have to go far off to another just to get their mail.


Maskholes, awesome! Waaah that person 20 feet away isn't wearing a mask! Waaah!

Yeah, maskholes fits.
 
2021-02-28 10:02:39 PM  
2 votes:

trialpha: NM Volunteer: They could still install those cluster boxes outside instead and stop using the mail room. I see them in my town for houses in denser neighborhoods, at each corner.

That box has 16 slots. My building has close to 500 units. And there are similar buildings all along the street. You'd have to line the street with the things.


Canada Post requires any building with 100+ units to have a locked mailroom (keys are literally not given to the building owner) with rear-loading mail slots.  Again - a dedicated, locked room with rear-loading slots. There's no reason to come into contact with anybody in that scenario.
 
2021-02-28 9:40:33 PM  
2 votes:

wantingout: well thats dumb


Yes, it is farking idiotic that people are STILL refusing to wear masks in public spaces and farking over their fellow residents.
 
2021-02-28 8:49:44 PM  
2 votes:

trialpha: NM Volunteer: And tase anybody who approaches while filling the mailbox.

/wish the postal workers here would wear masks

These are apartment buildings, which will likely have mail slots that are filled from the back via a special mail carrier only room. The mail carrier only has to enter the building, go into that room, and then leave.

Given that, for mail carriers to be concerned about their safety in that building something has to be seriously, seriously wrong. Which makes the building's management's response all the more amusing.


Yet both urban apartment buildings I lived in had boxes that all opened from the front, so if you went down during mail delivery, you were entirely in the way.
 
2021-02-28 8:48:41 PM  
2 votes:
well thats dumb
 
2021-02-28 8:46:32 PM  
2 votes:

Mr. Fuzzypaws: The carrier here doesn't wear her mask properly. You'd think she would as there is the constant reminder of the girl that died from COVID in the mail room.

A Christmas card was put in the wrong box so it sits on top of the boxes now. Someone thought it would be a good idea to open it for the dead girl.


Fark needs a sad button :(
 
2021-02-28 7:44:02 PM  
2 votes:

T Baggins: BumpInTheNight: This sounds a little excessive and heavily punishes many people who are following protocols and putting the older ones into increased risk making them travel through winter conditions just to get their mail.  Photographing and fining the maskless plague rats should be the resolution here.

Canada Post isn't doing this to punish people, and they wouldn't have any authority to impose fines on people; they're just protecting employees from an unsafe work environment. Photographing people wouldn't render airborne viruses inactive.


I know its not being done to openly punish, but the action is still punishing a lot of people who are complying with the protocols.  And I know Canada Post employees cannot issue the fines, but the people they speak to when they call 311 to report mask violations sure can send someone who does.  Repeat as needed until the plague rats comply.

Unsafe work environment be damned, make this carrier do their trip into that building's mail room in a hazmat suit if needed, they're pulling up with a mail truck no doubt, easy to keep one stashed.

We all have to face situations where we're brushing closer then we'd like with a maskhole, it sucks, but in this case its better then making the likely hundreds of people who live in that building have to go far off to another just to get their mail.
 
2021-03-01 7:42:51 AM  
1 vote:
Was reading this article to one of my co-workers yesterday.  He didn't understand why people are so upset about this.  One of his comments just proves that he is a stupid ass millennial who has no clue.  And I quote:

"I don't see what the problem is, why can't the people who live there get their packages and prescriptions emailed to them like a normal person?"

If it hadn't been for the 6ft social distancing requirements and the fact that he doesn't seem to wash his hair, I'd have Gibbs slapped him.

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2021-02-28 11:16:11 PM  
1 vote:
Awesome.
 
2021-02-28 10:13:23 PM  
1 vote:
Karen says everyone wears a mask, Keith says some people don't.

Typical TV ' breaking news' reporting. ' We don't know what's going on here, but we will continue to broadcast our opinion until someone makes up the facts.
Back to you Ted.
 
2021-02-28 9:53:22 PM  
1 vote:

skatedrifter: How the hell is this even legal?

Some older people have their meds mailed to them ffs.


THIS.
 
2021-02-28 9:42:40 PM  
1 vote:
Good. I have friends in high rises and the police and bylaw officers are doing nothing. Toronto is now plague rat central.
 
2021-02-28 9:00:32 PM  
1 vote:

skatedrifter: How the hell is this even legal?

Some older people have their meds mailed to them ffs.


Is mailing prescription drugs legal in Canada? It's not clear from the Canada Post website, it says mailing drugs in illegal but does not qualify the type of drug, the next sentence talks about canabis.

In any case why would one trust required prescription drugs to the postal service or any shipping company when many pharmacies deliver?
 
2021-02-28 8:55:37 PM  
1 vote:

trialpha: NM Volunteer: And tase anybody who approaches while filling the mailbox.

/wish the postal workers here would wear masks

These are apartment buildings, which will likely have mail slots that are filled from the back via a special mail carrier only room. The mail carrier only has to enter the building, go into that room, and then leave.

Given that, for mail carriers to be concerned about their safety in that building something has to be seriously, seriously wrong. Which makes the building's management's response all the more amusing.


They could still install those cluster boxes outside instead and stop using the mail room.  I see them in my town for houses in denser neighborhoods, at each corner.
 
2021-02-28 8:52:00 PM  
1 vote:

thepresence: BumpInTheNight: This sounds a little excessive and heavily punishes many people who are following protocols and putting the older ones into increased risk making them travel through winter conditions just to get their mail.  Photographing and fining the maskless plague rats should be the resolution here.

Of the people who need their mail could always shame, otherwise socially pressure, sue, beat up, or lynch the Plague Rats. That would also work.


Yup because angry mobs have done a great job of solving problems in the past year.
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2021-02-28 8:27:45 PM  
1 vote:

T Baggins: BumpInTheNight: This sounds a little excessive and heavily punishes many people who are following protocols and putting the older ones into increased risk making them travel through winter conditions just to get their mail.  Photographing and fining the maskless plague rats should be the resolution here.

Canada Post isn't doing this to punish people, and they wouldn't have any authority to impose fines on people; they're just protecting employees from an unsafe work environment. Photographing people wouldn't render airborne viruses inactive.


I don't fart in crowded elevators to punish people, I do it because I enjoy their helplessness.
 
2021-02-28 8:14:59 PM  
1 vote:

skatedrifter: How the hell is this even legal?

Some older people have their meds mailed to them ffs.


Unions!
 
2021-02-28 8:11:54 PM  
1 vote:
In Alberta they specifically excluded apartment buildings from mask laws. Canada Post can do whatever the fark they want as far as I'm concerned. 99.9% of their job is delivering junk mail.
 
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