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- Location: United States
OP, to play advocatus diaboli for a second, you watched the postal worker drive up to your gated driveway, in the rain, and you stood there in the house waiting for what, exactly? Was he supposed to climb over the gate? Leave the packages in the rain? Compact them until they fit in the mailbox?
I don't think it's your place to complain about someone not doing their job when you've placed physical barriers in the way and don't even have the presence of mind to open the front door and waive or walk down to the gate to receive the packages.
People who work service jobs are there to perform a service, not to serve you. It's a subtle, but important difference.
And member: you, of all people, should understand that you can't judge the character of an entire class of worker based on the shenanigans of a few bad apples. The USPS actually runs very well, considering that we ask them to deliver pieces of paper across the country and over oceans for a few pennies and they do it within budget. Seem unbelievable? Subtract the idiotic (Republican) congressional requirement that the USPS prefund its pension obligations for the next 75 years and the postal service would be running a surplus right now. Yes, you read that right: the USPS is being forced, by the "party of private enterprise" to fund retirements for workers that it won't hire until after 2050. They haven't even been born yet.
And the private competitors? They managed to fail at their one job, delivering packages on time, over Christmas. They failed so hard that Amazon is looking for alternatives. Guess who Jeff Bezos is courting: the USPS.
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