USPS Is The Worst

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Postby djrez4 » Sun Jan 05, 2014 9:03 am

otter wrote:But the USPS is the problem... most businesses are free to get rid of incompetent employees, but people who can't or won't do their job at the Post Office stay on for years and are never held accountable for their (lack of) work.

USPS is a regulated federal agency. If anything is the problem, it's Congress. And, if you think incompetent workers in the private sector are less prevalent and fired more often, I have a bridge to sell you.
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Postby otter » Sun Jan 05, 2014 9:39 am

I live in a "right to work" state... I have absolutely no problem firing incompetent workers even if that means being short-handed/working more hours myself. And those employees who DO their jobs right appreciate it. That's a major reason why I run one of the most profitable units in the company I work for and when upper management does their little graphs, I am at or near the top in nearly every category.

Sure, there are plenty of private companies with incompetent employees they don't/can't fire out there. Many of them eventually fail because of it. Government agencies who have incompetent employees don't fail because they have a monopoly on the services they perform. It's not like, for example, you get piss poor service from your local DMV and end up waiting all day for your driver's license- so next time you go to Acme Inc's Driver's License Service. You don't have that option; So you have to endure the government's bad service...

But in the private sector, you do have that option. If McDonalds gives you lousy service, you can go to the Burger King across the street from now on.

I'm not all down on the government...but the government which governs less and at a smaller level is much more effective. Take for instance, my example of the DMV above. I live in the least populous state so it is a small government by necessity. I recently had to switch my car title and registration over. How long did it take? Less than 15 minutes- compared to the three hour/all day ordeals I've had to put up with in larger areas (Miami, Orlando, Virginia Beach, Denver). Government should be looking for ways to get smaller/minimize their impact on people's lives, but that never happens. Instead government only gets larger and larger.
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Postby darkguy2 » Sun Jan 05, 2014 10:14 am

I agree with the small government thing.

I talked to the postmaster and it seems that the guy that has been delivering our mail lately has had a multitude of complaints against him and he has been working for USPS for over 20 years. Of course they said that they will take him off our route but they will not fire him, just transfer him to a new position.
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Postby MemberSince99 » Sun Jan 05, 2014 6:23 pm

Geez that is lame just shift the problem somewhere else. Kinda like instead of removing priests who are pedophiles, just send them to another parish so they can keep doing the same wrong thing. Nice. I'm not saying poor mail service is as bad as molesting children though.

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Postby chas0039 » Sun Jan 05, 2014 7:46 pm

I have started to see odd behavior with their new "tracking". Worst example is item being logged in at 5 am for same day delivey and then when they couldn't get to it, the log in time suddenly changed to noon.

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Postby mathman314 » Sat Jan 25, 2014 8:09 pm

I think I'm dealing with this now as we speak.

I live on campus where USPS cannot deliver to the dorms. I get that why dorms cannot accept USPS. When a package addressed to a dorm is put down and is being shipped by USPS, it goes to the Post Office of the school. I am also fine with that (kind of) as the shipment arrives withing 24-48 hours after it arrived.No biggie there, just wait patiently.

What I am not fine with is checking the Post Office at the school and them saying it's not there and going to the city post office and having them tell me that it's not there. Additionally, what I am not fine with is both of the tracking numbers (UPS & USPS) say that the package was delivered to a zip code when it clearly wasn't.

The address I put on the shipment was a dorm address on a street where USPS can actually deliver. What pisses me off is when USPS goes somewhere else to deliver it, which may have happened.
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