Is it just me or is the USPS Falling apart

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  1. lesgeaux

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    With all the rioting going on, it is hard for the young postal employees to get up in the morning after a nights activity, give them a break.
     
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  2. buddyd157

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    i get most of my mail daily.

    i get some packages on time.

    however, some packages, like my meds, which come from Arizona, are ALWAYS delayed a few extra days. (maybe due to it being a hot spot????)

    now here is something my letter carrier told me.

    his branch does not want to pay over time.

    but yet, they get sent out early in the morning, with NO packages.

    when they finish delivering the mail, they have to go back, and get the packages, and then deliver those.

    so i asked, "are you getting over time now"?

    he said..."yup"

    so much for not paying over time.
     
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  3. Tahmail

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    The PO will deliver firearms? Thought FedEx was the only carrier?
     
  4. Renoc

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    You know i do remember when mail moved by trains. One day service to many cities across the country. Of course we did not have all this bulk mail crap that just pollutes the system and increases the load to landfills. Ever wonder about that? How many people really go over that stuff? It really ends up in the recycling bin or just goes in the trash. Meanwhile the letter carriers handle each piece of that stuff.
    Reduce or eliminate that crap and just handle real mail, and I think the problems would be greatly reduced

    My grandfather and father both worked at the USPS. But during the times it went smooth and efficient.
    During WWII my father was at a training camp in Alabama before going overseas. My grandfather was superintendent of mails.
    He supervised all the mail going to the trains. He knew the routes and schedules.
    Trains handled mail very efficiently.
    He fried some chicken, wrapped in up tight and insulated the box with a lot of newspapers.
    Took it to the station, got in on the train EXPRESS. Shipping it to Alabama, Got there withing hours not days. Dad said the chicken was still warm.

    I used to have a small business, we shipped everything priority mail and it worked fantastic.
    Plus international orders went via either UPS or USPS.

    A lot of these post office problems are no different than any other business you visit today.

    Everyone wants a big reward, lots of benefits, but very few want to work for it.

    Curmudgeon attitude today
     
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  5. Trench Sweeper

    Trench Sweeper On the day of your birth death began stalking you

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    I have never had such horrible experiences from them before. But in my case UPS and Fedex have been just as bad. I had a gun shipped via fedex to a member of the forum. It was actually in his state then for some reason sent to another state where it sat at a hub for 5 or 6 days.
    I will admit I was getting nervous when he said he got it. I was wondering if it was going to be a brick in the box or something when it finally showed up.
     
  6. 45caldan

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    A FFL can ship to another FFL with USPS....
     
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  7. Trench Sweeper

    Trench Sweeper On the day of your birth death began stalking you

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    This is the only message I get when i track a package that was guaranteed 6 days ago.
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  8. DrewBone

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    No problems here.
     
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  9. billorights

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    Main problem we have is the carrier. He is a jerk that I know has several complaints on him. He will not walk ten steps to put a package at the door. If he can crush a package enough to get it in the mailbox he will. Some times it is difficult to get a package out he has forced in. He will leave a package laying in the yard or propped against a tree. A week ago, we had a package that was narrow but about 4 feet long. He stuck it in the box so three feet of it was sticking out almost to the street.
    Sometimes there is no mail for several days, then the box is stuffed full. Slightly suspicious huh?
     
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  10. Trucker3573

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    They have always provided less quality service and tracking info. Get what you pay for. In all fairness though right now all parcel delivery services are swamped and have been for several months. They are all running behind and providing a lower quality of service. Usps is no different the low quality is just much more apparent right now.


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  11. elkhart

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    Past 2-3 months it has been bad. Some days not getting mail at all, or the mail carrier not showing up till 6-6:30 in the evening.
     
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    I have been satisfied so far. All the packages USPS from Amazon show up on time. On the meds from Arizona, the pharmacy notifies it has been shipped a couple days before they actually deliver them to the post office- don’t know why they do that.
     
  13. slackercruster

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    5 years ago was told USPS is hiring mainly part timers...no benefits.

    I vote it is going downhill.
     
  14. ChuteTheMall

    ChuteTheMall Wallbuilder and Weapon Bearer

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    Who cares?
    It's only junk mail.
     
  15. Doc Holliday

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    Just the USPS? Seems this whole country is falling apart and going off the rails...

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  16. MuscogeeDawg

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    If the carriers that service my neighborhood are any indication, they are hiring the same caliber people that work the drive thru at McDonalds. These clowns are constantly on their phones instead of concentrating on mail delivery. It is a joke for sure.
     
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    Mail - in voting?
    No problem!
    We have our primary on Tuesday (CT). Our town told us the middle of last week that if we still have our absentee ballots, not to mail them because COViD and Isaias will prevent them from arriving on time. Ballots to be returned to drop-box at Town Hall.
    This in a town where more people than not have no power, roads are closed and trees and lines are down everywhere. And this for a presidential primary where both parties are running essentially uncontested candidates.
    Oh, and we had no mail delivery for two days last week.

    Does anyone really think mail - in ballots this November are anything but an overt attempt at massive fraud?
     
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  18. kahrcarrier

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    I have had very few issues, and my delivery woman is great. But if you do have them, good luck on getting it resolved. It isn't like they have to answer to the customer, their funding and benefits are guaranteed. Lots of shrugging at the P.O.as an answer.
     
  19. Crane1

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    It's not just the OP. I've been having issues with them for years. I once thought it was mainly the local crew, but they're all gone now. The new crew was doing OK until Rona, now it's a nation wide Charlie Foxtrot and the local crew is falling apart. I've had several conversations with the Post Master and I think he's really trying. He seems to have lots of systemic issues, some of them being employee related.
     
  20. as400guy1

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    I've had no.problem with the USPS
     
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