Management, not carriers, is a problem with Postal Service
I recently read two letters in the FLS regarding the postal service. Mr. Young says he uses the post offices in our area. The lucky guy. He doesn’t mention the one about Princess Anne who delivers my mail.
My postman is a hardworking person and gives way more than I suspect he gets. I’ve heard from various sources that nobody works overtime and everyone has to take time off. Does that make sense to you? I would guess this gentleman will come home around 9 p.m.
However, for the first time in my adult life, we haven’t received any mail about four times. I think the old saying about rain and snow doesn’t apply to the Princess Anne Post Office.
I think the problem is administration. Why shouldn’t they pay overtime and let the freight forwarders take it off when they don’t have that many freight forwarders?
Why should they require the carriers to deliver packages first? Do you have to go back to Princess Anne and pick up the other post, which is about 15 miles there and back? Perhaps the management could save the gas money and work overtime for its hardworking porters.
As a retired government employee, if I had made it like Princess Anne’s managers, I would have been fired. Maybe we should go back to the Pony Express.