post office rants
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#1 Mar 18, 2013
i am now retired, got my first retirement check from opm, no one at the the post office controls my future, so if they don't like what i say they can bite the big one.
dogs in the post office ? you see the signs in business , no pets allowed except for service animals, i believe that is a health department law, not a suggestion. so in the course my career , i inform customers to leave the dog outside, never had a problem with people bring in in cats, ferrets or snakes. but THEIR DOG , is special. i have been bitten by 3 dogs that never bit anyone else before. so i inform a lady, she goes hyper, complains to my supposed superiors, and retails answer is to take the no pets sign off the door. just to shut the old lady up. so come one , come all bring your pets in the post office, make some money , maybe somebodys dog will bite you while you are standing in line and you can sue the post office for ignoring health department laws. stay tuned, campers, i got 40 years of post office time done, i'm gonna tell it like i saw it.
#2 Mar 19, 2013
how do you like the long lines at the P.O. now ? in case you haven't noticed, upper management does not want you coming in now. they are trying a new business model, THE UNITED STATES POSTAL SELF-SERVICE. before long you will be able to mail anywhere and buy stamps everywhere but the P.O.
the guys actually in the building have no control over this this, the on site managers get an email or sit in on a phone conference and are told what to do. the big boys , who have never delivered a piece of mail or waited on a customer on the front counter make decisions on artificially generated data.
#3 Mar 19, 2013
don't mis-interpet my posts. i am not an bitter ex postal worker. i am a disgusted, frustrated ex-employee, when i started i actually believed in the propaganda. i thought i was part of the system, performing public service , binding the nation together. i believed there was honesty, honor and integrity in the postal service. i did believe my management people would take the high road for the greater good of the american people. i have seen so much dirt swept under the carpet that you can't get in the door now.
#5 Mar 21, 2013
When the nimrods in the Postal Service upper management took the stamp machines out, I knew that there was something rotten in the management of the P.O.
The people wanted the stamp machines, but the big shots in the upper management decided to remove them, despite what the people wanted and needed.
So now we have to wait in line forever just to buy a stamp.
No wonder they are going broke. They have dummys for upper management.
#6 Mar 23, 2013
remember !!! you heard it here first. the day will come when you walk into the post office and you will see 6-8 of the automated post office kiosks like you see at walmart or krogers , with one postal clerk to help someone with their self service.
now if you have any money to invest, check out IBM, those kiosks are owned by IBM, and leased to the post office for $4,000 each a month. IBM also has the service contracts to maintain and repair them. think about it, when was the last time you saw any kind of press on IBM ?
somebody in D.C. has more or less sold the post office to IBM. the post office will soon become the bitch of corporate america, IBM owns the machines and will set the rates..
BUT, if IBM owns the post office eventually , will that be to big to fail ? then will the post office get a government bailout ? or will the taxpayers have to buy the post office back from IBM.
#7 Mar 24, 2013
That sounds about right. More government waste and corruption.
I dont think Ben Franklin would approve of the mess that the Post Office has become, would he?
#8 Mar 24, 2013
ben franklin was a very complex man, first of all he would not approve of career politicians, the idea of a welfare state would appall him. imagine that, a paycheck for life, making laws that do not apply to yourself, free medical for the rest of your life, FOR ONE TERM OF SERVICE ?? how the hell did that happen ? oh yeah, they made it a law themselves.
it is called THE UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE, so who decided the service part had to go ? in 40 years i have seen so much waste, so many "bright" ideas implemented and watched them fail. the funny thing is no one is the author of these failed plans, yet millions of dollars were spent to try them. AND, i say AND the so called genius who thought them up is give a big bonus.
the floor supervisors collect data every morning, they measure the mail, decide how much mail has to go out that day, they tell the letter carriers what to take to the street. the carriers are supposed to be back and off the clock in 8 hours.
what goes out is determined by a magical formula generated by a computer program. data used for this is manufactured and erroneous, they have people come in to inspect routes. these people are told by their bosses what kind of numbers they will find, they come in and spend a few hour yukking it with supervisors and postmaster, go to shoney's breakfast bar, and by golly , their inspection comes up exactly with what they we told to find. if the numbers are factual and do not agree with what the bosses want them to say, the inspector does not get to do it again.
#9 Jan 12, 2016
Let's talk about the stuff the public doesn't realize. All new carriers are hired in as part time. They are made to take a 5 day leave once a year to avoid paying them benefits. Yes, after the President promised healthcare for employees of business of a certain size, they have let the 2nd largest employer and largest government employer off the hook. So as a postal employee, they determined that my route is just over 3 hours and I get to do that 5 to 6 days a week, but it's a flat out run to get it done in anything under 3.5 hours. I can not become full time until someone retires and the hours are split between a bunch of part time employees with only one full time carrier our of the whole staff. I get paid 12.00 an hour LESS than a seasoned employee, have no benefits, no retirement, no built up holiday or vacation pay because it's cashed out once a year when I'm essentially fired and rehired. This is what the post office has become. Time and time again I hear how great we get paid, how tax payers have to foot the bill, when the post office doesn't receive any government funding, and the concern is focused on faster faster faster, rather than doing the job right. I have no time to even take a bathroom break and have complained over and over, I now have to carry a cup with me in the truck...just in case... I think the public has this view of the postal job being one that is well paying and that they treat their employees with such respect and provide a good living....well that might have been the case in the past, but it's not the case for the new carriers coming into it. Not only am I trying to pay for my healthcare out of pocket and survive on 16 hours a week, they want me to "not leave town" because I may get called in to float in a 50 mile radius at anytime during postal hours....it's not an option to take the call to duty, if I decline I can be fired. If I have to be available from open to close and in close range of the office, normally this is called "on call" and requires an employer to pay "on call pay"... Last week I worked 8.5 hours and my scanner tells them every move I make. I didn't take a lunch because there was no time to take one and I was told that I had to pick up my pace in order to get the packages delivered and back to the office in order to make the truck...but I got automatically deducted a 30 min lunch. I told this to a supervisor and was told that it's an automated process, even though they can pull up my scanner and see that I never slowed down to eat, I got charged for a lunch..this is against the law in any other business. The USPS has bent every law that our government puts in place to keep other business from treating their customers unfairly...yet it's just another day at work at the post office. It makes me sick to hear anyone tell me to push harder or go faster when I'm giving them 110 percent. We are given specific details on how to carry a route and told if it is done differently it's grounds for termination and then on the backside of this they know it can't be done in that time without cutting corners and so that is also told under the breath but just don't get caught...The USPS is by far the worst employer I've worked for when it comes to bending and breaking the rules, setting their employees up for failure and fair treatment for wages. I still can not believe that I can work up to 40 hours a week for 360 days a year and have to stay close to my office from open to close, "just in case" and I'm made to basically quit 5 days a year just so they can keep from paying me benefits...it's our government that won't provide benefits for my job and the same government that will charge me at the end of the year if I don't provide my own....if it were truly part time I would be able to take a second job and couldn't loose my job for not being available at their beckon call...again, not the case.
#10 Jan 12, 2016
Postmaster General of the United States
Chief Executive Officer of the United States Postal Service
The U.S Postal Service Postmaster General and Chief Executive Officer official portait
since February 1, 2015
United States Postal Service
Appointer Board of Governors
Term length Indefinite
Inaugural holder Benjamin Franklin
Deputy Ronald A. Stroman
Salary $276,840*****Bet She Has Benefits and Retirement*****
Makes sense to me if you're looking so hard to cut cost, you could start with your own salary that is well above a quarter Million Dollars a year as posted in 2011 (5 years ago)...bet that didn't get cut down and benefits dropped...but she sure took them away from the carriers..hope that all we do on a daily basis while being told to do it faster for less money and no benefits, helps put a bonus in your pocket at the end of the year...screw the workforce and continue raising your own salary. Hope my hard work and struggle makes you proud Megan. In the meantime, I'll keep working to pay my benefits since you decided that I don't deserve to be treated as a "regular employee". What's sad, you carried the mail and were provided benefits during your time as a carrier with the same company that you now run and decided we are no longer worth the same treatment as you deserved. Explain to me how I'm suppose to respect you?
#11 Jan 13, 2016
I also am a Retired Postal Employee after 33 years, and the Post master General who is appointed by the President of the United States has tried to destroy the Post Office for years. George W.Bush wanted to give all of the Business from the Post Office to UPS and FED -Ex.
They took all of the OUTside mail boxes down except in front of the mail Post office. No more stamp machines in Lobbies,Not Enough employees in front window as the Post Master smokes and holds a cup of coffee as Jim Wheeler in Cookeville and with dummies as Tracy Molfield one of his supervisors and Both of these men if you can call them that, are morons,idiots and stupid.
Molfield cause a very Good Supervisor to have a breakdown on her job because he didn;t know what the hell was going on,I hear now he has left that job ,I hope he was fired.because all he wanted to do was to screw one of the women inside the post office and get his pay.
Everyone needs to write the Post master general In Washington and Demand better service and stamp machines back in each lobby in each Post office in Tennessee and this nation.
#13 Apr 19, 2016
The Donelson Pk Post office only has 1 clerk at the counter most of the time.
I asked for a Postmaster at 4 visits and was advised no Postmaster in building, where are they?
#14 Apr 19, 2016
I am retired also and ever Since George W.Bush appointed the Post Master General he has tried to break the post office ,cut service,and delaying mail.
Then Nashville puts people as supervisors as Tracy Mofield, and Scott Tinsley as neither one could sell a stamp but told employees to cut server,delay mail, and give UPS and Fed -Ex the Business.
The Republicans Party hates the Post office and have tried since King Reagan who was dumber then a rock,trying to Break the Post office and give it all away.
And not one cent of tax dollars comes from Taxpayers, Employees ,trucks,building,utility bills are all paid by stamps customers buy and pay the salary of dumb ass supervisors as Tracy and Scott and Harley McCowan. McCowan was to dumb to fill out his own application and yet he was made a postmaster. In Cookeville.
#15 Jun 14, 2016
Mr. Henry is such a bitter bitter man.
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