USPS, again, again

Discussion in 'General Chit Chat' started by kaiser715, Dec 3, 2019.

  1. kaiser715

    kaiser715 Doing hard time

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    I had an amazon order due in on Saturday. We have a (great) rural carrier that sometimes does packages, but when they get busy they have subsitute carriers that handle packages only.

    This package didn't arrive on Saturday. The tracking update on my phone said "hold at post office at customer request". Same thing on Sunday. Same thing happened on Monday.

    About 10 this morning, a car pulls up in front of the house (remember, we are 1/3 mile off the paved road). Honks the horn and just sits there. I don't recognize the car, so I just watch for a few minutes. Honks the horn again. I go out...it's the USPS delivery driver. She was afraid to get out of the car. There are no dogs or anything around. It's not dark. No stars and bars hanging on the porch. It's 20 feet from the drive to the front porch.

    So...she's been to the house four trips, and given up every day, until I was home to walk out to her van and get the package. On a rural route.

    Not gonna be racist or anything, I'll let you guess.

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  2. RHSCTJ

    RHSCTJ Well-Known Member

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    I hate usps. That is something my regular rural carrier would do.
     
  3. cranbiz

    cranbiz Well-Known Member

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    My carriers are great up here in Wentworth. Helps that two of the 3 drive Jeeps.

    My main carrier has a RHD JKU and has grabbed my dog and brought her home when she strayed too far from the house.

    Now the substitute carriers in Durham did suck a$$ but my primary one was also really good.
     
  4. LBarr2002

    LBarr2002 Well-Known Member

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    I had an amazon delivery that was supposed to be delivered Saturday before Thanksgiving. It was "delayed" and I got the message from amazon saying it would be there Friday or Saturday. I was pretty annoyed because it was something I actually needed in a hurry.

    I didn't check the mail Thursday because Thanksgiving, but my niece went to the mailbox first thing Friday morning, before mail was delivered, and it was in the box. Amazon shows it was delivered on Thanksgiving...
     
  5. CasterTroy

    CasterTroy Motarded

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    I'm surprised "this person" actually drove all the way to your house. Even if the gate is open, there's enough going on before you even crest the hill to see your house to discourage many folks from venturing too far from the pavement.

    Must have been that big Trump 2020 flag flying from the porch :smokin:


    The amazon trucks were rolling all day thanksgiving AND sunday in our neighborhood. Hell I saw 5 different mail trucks this AM on my way to work at 6:30am
     
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  6. rodney eppes

    rodney eppes Well-Known Member

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    If it happened to me, I'd be raising hell with the PO Manager. Especially after the Lie of "customer request"! But I see a lot of PO complaints, & it seems to be a "Area" thing. The area Your in, & the PO that serves you. When i was in Charlotte, with a mailbox on the street, I never had a problem. Been 20 years in Mount Holly, with front porch delivery, & Never had a problem. Service at the PO can be slow, if your mailing something or getting stamps. But that's due to only having 1 or 2 counter workers. They're always pleasant to you.
     
  7. JSJJ388

    JSJJ388 GREEN GREMLIN

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    We have a great carrier, and a shitty substitute. We had our sons birth certificate mailed to us. The sub FOLDED it (not bent slightly, but folded neatly in half), stuck it in the box, and then left the mail box open. She has left packages sitting by the mailbox, in the rain. our house is maybe 60 ft from the road and its only maybe 30 ft from driveway up to the porch. Our regular carrier will put things in my garage to keep them dry.
     
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  8. Caver Dave

    Caver Dave Just holdin' it down here in BFV Moderator

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    You think the USPS "subs" are bad... our FedEx "route" gets auctioned off 2-3 times every *WEEK*!
    The "drivers" are the package vendor equivalent of SWIFT... :rolleyes:


    @Tater says that even Brown Santa is using a POV (Personally Owned Vehicle) "fleet", attempting to keep ahead of BF/CM/Holiday volume...
     
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  9. anvilrubi

    anvilrubi Well-Known Member

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    What’s wrong with the stars and bars?
     
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  10. kaiser715

    kaiser715 Doing hard time

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    From my perspective, nothing at all.
     
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  11. kaiser715

    kaiser715 Doing hard time

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  12. jcramsey

    jcramsey Well-Known Member

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  13. UTfball68

    UTfball68 Well-Known Member

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    Recent thing I’ve noticed with our mail is the damage. Particularly, both of my girls are part of ‘book of the month’ clubs. The last couple months I’ve had HARD back books folded in half to ‘fit’ in my mailbox...and attempted to be bent again if there’s more than one book. I had a small box of various parts come in about a week ago, it was wedged in sideways in my mailbox with the ends damn near ripped off. The kicker is, the box was narrow enough, if it was turned 90*, it would have fit just fine...even with the other mail.
     
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  14. Hitdogg

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    Ours is just the opposite. We have great substitutes, and a shitty regular. He's scared of our dog, I get that even though she won't bite. He doesn't blow the horn if she is outside. Lately his trick is to drop it package out his window if she is outside, weather be damned. He was just leaving pink slips in our mailbox if she was outside. And him doing that would in turn cause the substitutes to do that. His excuse was that we lived too far off the main road. Lie. We live less than a .1 of a mile. I told the woman that was filling in for the postmaster that it was very easy to see why the postal service was in financial trouble. I've also heard USPS has lost the Amazon contract. Can not confirm that though.
     
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  15. kaiser715

    kaiser715 Doing hard time

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    Several of my recent Amazon deliveries have been on an amazon box truck. Mostly, if it's bigger than what would fit in a padded envelope, it comes via their truck. We'll see how long that lasts...so far they haven't screwed anything up.
     
  16. Blaze

    Blaze The Jeeper Reaper

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    Same here, but our Amazon guy consistently leaves my packages behind my trashcan next to my garage, where I never see them.
     
  17. scrubber3

    scrubber3 Well-Known Member

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    Maybe he's trying to make sure your package isn't stolen
     
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  18. Blaze

    Blaze The Jeeper Reaper

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    No, he's just lazy. He doesn't have to walk around the house to the front door that way.
     
  19. Tacoma747

    Tacoma747 Well-Known Member

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    Well the manager (or one of them at least) at Sanford is as sorry as they come so I wouldn't expect it to get any better. The USPS has a union, so it pays to be a pathetic employee, those are the ones that move up the chain. The manager I speak of has been fired a couple times already from USPS, but union got him his job back.

    Unions just breed lazy employees
     
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  20. obullfish

    obullfish Carolina Trail Blazers

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    Management is not union. The union fights management and their shitty policies. I am a union member and far from lazy but there are plenty of lazy SOB’s that I work with.
     
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  21. Tacoma747

    Tacoma747 Well-Known Member

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    Well the manager in question was fired multiple times before he got promoted to management. Crazy how that works.
     
  22. obullfish

    obullfish Carolina Trail Blazers

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    More they screw up the more they seem to move up.
     
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  23. UTfball68

    UTfball68 Well-Known Member

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    Incompetence in ‘power’ positions sets the bar low for everyone else, making quotas and attainment bonuses easier to get. It also tends to be easily manipulated, don’t need a ‘power’ role going rogue and gain a following when it comes time to vote. Literally had that conversation with Jimmy Hoffa Jr during Teamster negotiations.
     
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  24. Loganwayne

    Loganwayne #BTL

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    man i guess i should feel lucky my USPS lady is super nice and does a good job. she usually comes around when im home for lunch so the dogs are out and she always gives them a treat now. now FedEx can suck a big one. they deliver the whole streets packages to my house.... my house is in the middle of the street. and ive got video of him stopping on the road and throwing small packages at my porch from the road.
     
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  25. NickMaul

    NickMaul Well-Known Member

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    I live in an apartment in Norfolk. The best thing I have done is redirect fedex packages to the Walgreens right down the road. Never have to worry about theft or shitty delivery. Not sure if UPS does that yet.


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