Is it just me or is the USPS Falling apart

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  1. 6Actual

    6Actual Southern Backwater Mafia

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    It seems the Postal Service is Falling apart. Or they’re just screwing with me personally
    In the last two months I’ve had several pieces of mail just simply vanish. And several packages that seem to have made their way around the United States two or three times before arriving at their destination or getting lost altogether. I’ve had more problems with the mail in the last two months then in my entire 60 odd years. Anybody else experiencing similar?
     
  2. Tahmail

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    Same thing here. Waiting on an item for 2 weeks that went from Wyoming to Washington DC to get to CO and its still not here. I had the contents stolen from a package in June. I mailed it from the PO and it was going to a PO box in FL, never left USPS control. They delivered an empty, mangled box wrapped in plastic with a note they were sorry for the damage.....no contents.
     
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  3. GWG19

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    They have been falling apart for years.
     
  4. PatinAz

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    I've had decent luck with them. Orders are showing up a day ahead of schedule.
     
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  5. SevenSixtyTwo

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    No problem here with our home address or PO Box.
     
  6. dhodgeh

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    Not only delayed or damaged packages, but there are a couple days each week where we have no mail delivered due to the carrier not being able to work overtime to complete their routes.

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  7. GlockPride

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    Well, they are an indication of the government as a whole. Bloated, bureaucratic, run by a union, old and inefficient, not worried about costs because they don’t have to turn a profit. Are there some great and caring people that work for the USPS? Sure. But the system is not good. Anything the government does just costs so much extra and everyone wants their cut.

    Solution: privatize the mail system.
     
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  8. deputy tom

    deputy tom Gringo Viejo

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    Yes, same stuff happening here. Worst service I've seen in decades. tom. :fred:
     
  9. GeorgiaGlocker

    GeorgiaGlocker Philippians 4: 6-7

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    I mailed a letter last month that never made it to its destination. I can't remember this ever happening before. The USPS has been hemorrhaging money for several years now.
     
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  10. BradD

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    Same here, suddenly over the last month or so.

    One payment took two weeks to get here from Nashville. Typical would be two days.

    Another took five weeks. When it showed up, it was torn in half, and only the left half arrived in a plastic bag.

    Both of these are very unusual. IIRC, I've had only one other envelope that took two weeks in the last couple of years. I had never had one shown up damaged.

    I have eight outstanding invoices. Some are getting pretty old. I wonder how many of those were sent.

    One more screwup and I will probably start sending a UPS or FedEx envelope to the client.
     
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  11. FireMedic-50

    FireMedic-50 Silver Member

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    Yep.

    Worse the last 6 months...

    I actually had an item go to Puerto Rico, before coming here. WTH
     
  12. Wishoot

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    Over 7 days to mail a small birthday card from Milwaukee to Detroit. I never remember it being this slow.
     
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    Ghost doctor N.R.A life member. G.O.A member

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    USPS has been losing, and misdirecting my stuff for years now, the jerks.
     
  14. thewitt

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    But no worries, they will handle an additional 50 million pieces of mail for the election, no problem.
     
  15. Renoc

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    probably being broke so it can be fixed.
     
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    Best idea. Once they are no longer controlled by Congress, they could actually do what needs to be done to cut costs.
     
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    Actually, it's you personally.
    I don't know what you did but your name comes up on internal memos all the time.
     
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    When you are billions in debt yep, you are falling apart

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    When the pandemic was first taking off here in the US, I had bought a gun off GB and it was shipped the next day....took 3.5 weeks to go from OR to FL!