Silly Signs, Silly Rules –- Know Any?

Workplace rules exist for a reason. Some rules are designed to protect employees’ rights and their safety, while others protect the employer and workplace. Then there are some rules that are just plain silly, and we ask ourselves why are they even are in place.

Sometimes the best way to find these rules is to ask. Last March, Major General Michael Oates of the Army’s 10th Mountain Division asked for information on the stupidest rules or policies in the Army in his Mountain Sound Off blog. Soldiers commented on everything from uniform regulations to policies on leave. FederalTimes.com borrowed the same idea and asked its readers, “What are the dumbest workplace rules affecting you?”

Since we know you aren’t shy, we thought we’d ask you the same question about the Postal Service. What Postal Service workplace rules are hindering you from doing your job? Are there rules or processes in place that no longer apply or need to be changed to meet today’s business needs? Let us know what you think.

This blog is hosted by the OIG's Risk Analysis Research Center (RARC).

Comments (209)

  • anon

    One of several is-all the del confirm scans. PO box parcel is scanned "arrival at unit". Then it moves 20 ft in a cart and is scanned "arrival at pick-up point". Finally, as it goes on the shelf, it is scanned "attempted". For all the work, they should charge about $5 for del confirm. Once a simple and effective tool to find out when your package was delivered, the powers-that-be have turned del con into an excessive waste of time and money, slowing down the morning sort. And, out of nowhere, the morning box section uptime is moved back an hour for no reason? Tear the whole thing down and start all over, only was to fix this mess known as the USPS.

    Oct 01, 2009
  • anon

    1. Stop using so many Associate supervisors, just make them permenant or the service must not need them. There is so many in our plant. 2. Select the best for the supervisor Position, train them and make them one. Don't pull them to do it for 120 days every so often and then have someone else do it and then someone else and the cycle continues. 3. Big problem, Pieces At Risk. We have been going through this for years on our AFCS's. Well, these machines were made to run "new mail" into the mail stream. Have the offices to take out the open faced mail, mail with internet printed postage on it, mail that has already been processed and is being returned to office with wrong address, no such person etc.. on it and returned Bulk or presorted bussiness mail. We are expected to meet a goal that is unattainable under these conditions. There is no telling how much money has been wasted trying to get our pieces at risk down to no avail. I seen it very close hand today as I was looking for a few pieces to run out of a hamper that came in today.

    Sep 30, 2009
  • anon

    Our worst rule/regulation at the USPS is the fact that there are different crafts under different unions. We ALL work for the same company and should be able to bid on any position at the USPS without having to lose our seniority and start from the bottom up. 2) The fact that even though we HAVE empty carrier cases sitting in our offices, we cannot use ant of those cases as extra wings for cases that have been converted to 5 shelves. This makes NO sense at all, the USPS is not taking into account the many more repetitive injuries that may occur due to the 5 shelve system which could very easily be avoided by using an extra wing case and converting back to 4 shelves!!! 3) All supplies MUST be odered from certain companies that are contracted with the USPS, WHY? This does not allow the USPS to comparison shop and save $$$$$ 4) The need to wear ID badges inside the office, we all know who we are and it is pointless when there is no type of security system to enter the building. Anyone could easily enter our building at any time so what is the point of wearing badges?

    Sep 30, 2009
  • anon

    Also we have to leave our vehicle back door open at the end of the day so the supervisor can make sure nothing is left inside. We also a "check your case card" we have to leave on our case when we leave for the street. Then the supervisor comes around (sometimes) after we leave and also checks our case, then turns the card around to show that he or she has double checked. I guess they have to justify their jobs.

    Sep 30, 2009
  • anon

    No personal items at case. If I need a kleenex I go get one from my lock. If it gets too hot in the corner I go to my locker and get my portable fan. I was also informed that I take too many bathroom breaks on the street. Delivering mis-sequenced mail in the dps. Don't forget, no talking at your case.

    Sep 30, 2009
  • anon

    we can not buy from the local hardware store. we can not but from the local walmart. we used to be able to. the PM would pay the bill with a money order. now you have to buy from Postal Products or some other expensive company. we had to buy 12 straw brooms. we only wanted one but they had to be purchased by the dozen. recently we could not even get a printer cartridge without POOM approval. Now that is what the USPS needs. Aperson making $120,000 a year making a command decision on whether a printer cartridge is needed. good thing I don't have to ask her permission to go potty.

    Sep 30, 2009
  • anon

    You can still buy from local merchants, you just have to pay with the IMPAC card. If you can't find what you want thru EBuy, you can local purchase. You can order only one broom through one of the suppliers, I've done it. But if you can't find something, or if you find it significantly less expensive, or if you just need it right away, use the local purchase option.

    Oct 05, 2009
  • anon

    How bout putting in the end mileage in the scaner and then writting it down on a sheet on the other side of the office every night

    Sep 30, 2009
  • anon

    Stop everyone in the plants from spending most of their time running lottery pools, football pools, baseball pools, basketball pools....etc...

    Sep 30, 2009
  • anon

    and they do get bonuses just look it up in the budget.. "spot awards" http://php.courierpostonline.com/data_public/datauniverse/usps/

    Sep 30, 2009
  • anon

    The SW Area has implemented a rule sometime back that in order to bring in anybody on all day OT they have must higher level permission ON THE DAY OF THE NEED. No preplanning NSD OT. This results in mandatory OT of non-ODL carriers, a grievance and then a settlement for admin leave for the non-ODL carriers and applicable payments for the ODL/TE carriers who missed out on the opportunity to work the OT. So for 2 hours of mail delivery that was forced on a non-ODL carriers, the agency paid 2 hrs OT, 2 hrs admin, AND 2 hrs POT for a total cost of $216 when it should have cost only $96. Multiply that by the 500 plus grievances per year we handle and each grievance routinely deals with 5 + hours of mandatory...

    Sep 30, 2009
  • anon

    Western Area samething. Thousands paid for carriers to stay home to "SAVE" overtime. On orders from Area no 6th day OT. Borrow help from other AO's and pay the OTDL to stay home. This is not a business we are spending OPM.

    Oct 01, 2009
  • anon

    Wow...Ok...How about Valid DPS changes that "cant" be done because the authorized supervisor retired?...Truck repairs not being done unless hounded with safety rules threatened...VOMA supervisors cutting items from truck repairs to save money....Snow chains not authorized because they dont use them in other sections of the country but OUR roads aren't plowed till afternoon...Supervisors NOT picking up the phones or going to the windows for customers...EAS doing real estate deals on the clock...and disappearing en masse during the day....come on already...inspect.....

    Sep 30, 2009
  • anon

    How about the rule that when the usps buys a piece of equipment...it WORKS AND has to pass an acceptance test BEFORE purchasing? Me thinks they buy before passing witness the fss.

    Sep 30, 2009
  • anon

    where to start #1 - stop chasing numbers for higher level bonus (you know, the $$ that is directed to district and above staff while those who actually produce get the 'leftovers' - let's actually concentrate on the core mission. #2 - save paper and printing costs - isn't this info stored for access. #3 - mystery shop? - who in headquarters are tied to the contracts for this. again numbers. #4 - why staff any management at delivery units? - all direction comes from district office (did I mention these people don't touch a piece of mail and are concerned 'only' with numbers?) #5 - evaluate city routes - won't have to worry about numbers. #6 - drastically reduce headquarter and support staff - again these people don't touch the mail and the only support (ops) gives is to do things their way because they know your office better (long distance management.) #7 - other issues already addressed by other posts like spending $30 to make sure a $4 piece of mail is delivered just because of - you guessed it - 'numbers'. these are not 'costs of doing business' -it's why we're in this mess. #8 - all the above do not support our mission - they get in the way. #9 - obviously VOE surveys don't work.

    Sep 30, 2009
  • anon

    I would like to nominate M for Postmaster General. If he fixes the above and gets ride of the piles of useless reports he could save this company billions.

    Oct 01, 2009
  • anon

    Sirs: hiring process for management positions, no ergonomic changes in vehicles, start times, staffing, lack of information on anything from management,no leadership, smashing of packages by sortation design,no response from e-ideas program, regular boldfaced lying from management, lack of service standards, NO safety standards enforcement, no step awards for excelling, dirty working conditions, overall lack of any kind of truthfullness from management, lack of understanding between the field offices and headquarters, overall lack of TIMELY response from any kind of management, lack of interest in the real voice of the employee, marginalyzing of injured employees, lack of professionalism in management relations with employees, failure to adjust to new conditions on the part of management.

    Sep 30, 2009
  • anon

    We need a system to report management waste in the PO. If you have 7 managers and ll craft, they should be watched and reported as to how much time they are "down". 2 or more craft should write a report and send it to the state steward. Once a month the steward should send the combined reports to the POOM, Area Postal Headquarters, Washington Postal, and the local congressman. The next months report should ask why the previous months management waste was not corrected. Sooner or later things will become embarrassing. If a groundswell began to happen on a national level involving all unions these un-needed managers would begin to feel some heat. (just like we are feeling)

    Sep 30, 2009
  • anon

    If the work load distribution is done in a fairly there will be joy and harmony in post office but it's not happening unfortunately.

    Aug 02, 2016
  • anon

    I second the post about delivering out of sequence DPS. I've had to break off my route, drive 5-6 miles across town, just to deliver a piece of first class rent to own store advertisement, then drive 5-6 miles back to resume delivery. Also, having to dismount for a blocked rural box is a waste. I have the same rural boxes blocked on a daily basis, even though the customer has a place to park other than in front of the box. But our district, we have to dismount. I lose 5-10 minutes daily due to that. We cannot have items at our case, even though we use them every day. MLNA cards, COA cards, vacant house notices...all have to be removed from our cases. So, we have to walk around the office every morning looking for these items.

    Sep 30, 2009
  • anon

    I thought it was considered a safety hazard for rural carriers to dismount for a blocked box? We were told we couldn't have any of that stuff at our cases because we could hide mail in them?!?!?! Guess they don't trust us.

    Sep 30, 2009
  • anon

    try an get a silly rule eliminated. the PM or POOM may also believe it is silly or dumb, but tell you to do it anyway. we operate with so many silly or dumb rules because of lack of leadership. leadership is an art. they spent a lot of time especially in the military trying to teach leadership. the USPS lacks considerably in this area.

    Sep 30, 2009
  • anon

    Do away with the current version of the mystery shopper program; it is a waste and I personally find it unethical. Figure out how much money is spent chasing the EXFC goals. Don't do away with EXFC (service is what we sell) but lets find out the "true" cost. Stop delivering missent mail to offices when the carriers have already hit the street. Unless its express, it doesn't get delivered. Stamp stock limits! :-(

    Sep 30, 2009
  • anon

    even if you do not take a lunch, you still have to take a 1 click lunch because the DOIS program automatically deducts for a lunch if you work over 6 hrs. (and you know the USPS is not going to can the DOIS program)

    Sep 30, 2009
  • anon

    All your supervisor has to do is enter a no lunch code into DOIS. I believe its 093.

    Oct 05, 2009
  • anon

    Our office has designated (with signs because we are too stupid to remember which is which, I guess) an 'in' door and an 'out' door to and from the loading dock to avoid walking postal traffic accidents. Of course, at the end of the day, when we are equally busy going in and out, the 'out' door is locked for security reasons.

    Sep 30, 2009
  • anon

    We have doors like that in our office. Two sets of double swinging doors that open in or out. The exit doors are always blocked with the wire cages that the parcels came in that morning. Everybody has to go out the in door, with big signs over them saying "Do not exit."

    Sep 30, 2009
  • anon

    Well, I have read alot of the previous posts. I agree on several. As a clerk in a P&DC, I have seen my share of "what is that all about?" But this post from OIG wanting to know stupid work place rules, I need to be more specific. #1) light duty clerks; have the supervisor (s) and a steward diligently find ALL the light duties possible within a plant, ie: putting labels in trays for automation, and manual, etc. I mean go over the daily operations with a fine tooth comb and assign all the details possible within their limitations. If plants would do this initially, then make it a process nationally. #2) grievances out the roof, union and USPS dont have this kind of money to throw away on the same old song and dance. If supervisors want to issue discipline like candy, have the steward, supervisor and employee meet to resolve. get into an adult way of thinking. Whats negotiable? Is this a hard working employee whose feeling slighted, overworked? overstressed? Did you offer them time off if feeling overburdened? Is is possible? work it out. #4) Leave without pay; many employees do like to leave early, they can stand to take a few hours LWOP each day even to just take care of business. Is this being offered? You would think its a no brainer. #5) The supervisors NEED to keep the employee informed on whats going on, but most times the supervisors dont know themselves. Is the operation having problems with turn around? why? how often? whats the consequence? slacking in turn around times? Are there employees who are just not pulling their own? set up teams, but dont put ALL the burden with those employees who work the hardest to pick up the slack for those who just wont! giving the message that less productivity from an employee is rewarded with 3 more employees!! Have the employees be responsible for their work locations, give it to them, tell them what you would like to see and believe me, you will see it. Just back off of us. and #6) I am sure alot of people would disagree but crossing crafts is a tender subject, if the mail cannot get out because it isnt a mail handler function, or if the mail cant get processed because it is isnt a clerk function and overtime must be allocated to that particular craft, in this postal climate when overtime is evident, then cross crafts. Its the same business. #7) give the overtime to meet the needs of the service to THOSE who are actually known to 'work' for it, AND not to just use up the budget for the office #8) Why doesnt each office have a website such as we are using here to put in their own solutions? No bickering allowed, just simple ideas that may or may not work? But the mere suggestion is a step in the right direction. USPS you cannot afford not to let your employees help you pull youselves up, giving their input on a regular basis pertaining to the needs of the offices they service. We are all in this together, and if you go down, we go with you. At least, give us that chance!

    Sep 30, 2009
  • anon

    Here's stupid for ya:...Postmaster comes to your case while you are casing your morning mail and hands you a printed report of a "possible" misorted letter that is in your dps mail and tells you to stop your work, walk to the other end of the building and search through your dps to find the ONE letter that the computer has found. Now when I return from my route in the afternoon with almost a foot of missorted letter mail from dps the PM just shruggs. Waste of time and therefore waste of money.

    Sep 29, 2009
  • anon

    I fix strobe lights for the Cincinnati District on a quasi-official-unofficial basis. On thurs, my office will not have any maintenance hours budgeted. Hence I expect offices that have a broken strobe lite will pitch it, and order a new one for $80-90 dollars since they will not be able to send them to me. even better is the fact that the individual offices have been left to fend for themselves on strobes. as a result I have worked on 23 different models. 95% of the strobes I work on come from one particular company. I have told my superiors not to buy from them as they put out junk. you guessed it-DEAF EARS.

    Sep 29, 2009
  • anon

    My PM has to order all "supplies" from a single outfit contracted by the USPS. He pays over $8 for a single ream of paper,...that could be bought at Office Max for $3. And even less at Wal-Mart. How many thousands of reams are used by the PO every year? Not to mention all the other high priced stuff. I guess the relative of somebody high in the PO owns that company huh? There are thousands of ways for the PO to save money, IF that was of interest to them. But of course, we know it isn't.

    Sep 29, 2009
  • anon

    IZ TEN ENUFF 1. Once we tried a flexible reporting time where the carrier knew his route and had 30 min before or after the scheduled time to report and it worked perfect. Poor management had to think too much to calculate each routes hours everyday. The ivory towers said no and that was gone. Stupid.! the current claim is that carriers might have to wait around for mail if they come in early. If the Ivory tower can make us waste time and spend ten dollars redelivering one piece of missorted DPS, then why can't they make the standing around guy record his time so it can be removed? If he wants to come in 4 hours early and there is no mail then record "-4 hours" on his trip sheet. How hard is that? 2.Today we can't hang our coat beside our case because it could have a bomb in it? The Ivory tower now does not permitpersonal items at case, of course, unless they need for you to have them: scissors; pens, etc. We even have to waste time walking to a bathroom to get our raincoats. Yet management has have everything personal they need at their desks. 3. The security badges are stupid and a waste of time: if someone were going to shoot postal workers, this would easily identify them; the people who work there already know you; this wastes time and money. Once I made a fake one with the roadrunners photo on it and wore it for a week and no one noticed. Fabrication of these is a no brainer and lends itself to greater ease of entry in that regard. 4. We have to waste time marking UBBM mail that is always beside our case...yet any idiot that walks by our case everyday knows it is our UBBM? 5. We have to put an orange card in the sorting case after our last pull of mail to show that we got it all...yet any idiot that walks by that case can see that we got it all without the card? 6. All of a sudden, after years of not recording mail volumes, which proves no one was really needing the figures, we have to record it again.....so no one can read it again? 7. My Postmaster recommended that I buy my own plastic trays if I needed more ....so I did, so I could leave a few in my car and would not have to carry them all in at one time ....only to be told that I could not leave them in my car because they were 'personal items'....in my personal car! Really stupid! I sold them and vowed never to buy or give anything for the benefit of the Post office again. 8. In my last paycheck I received a photo and statement saying I should turn in fraud when I see it. I am honest, but I will never turn in any working Postal Worker for anything as long as tax cheats like Charlie Rangle and Daschle, etc are not prosecuted. 9. Once my fellow carrier did 204b duty for the day and was bored to death claiming there was only 1.5 hours of work to be done. He quit and went back to carrying. With all of the scanning the peons have to do, why not make management scan in and out as they come and go? When they arrive to a meeting have a barcode waiting. GPS them. Let's just see who is really wasting PO time? 10. Just keep management away from me...they have never so much as opened a door for me....they have never asked my opinion about my job.....just put me on the back porch and I will do an honest days work for an honets days pay as I alway have. I have a logical way that would save the Post Office millions every week that no one has ever mentioned ...to my knowledge, no one ever thought about.... but I'll never tell it unless I am personally asked! Look what you are missing by not respecting your people !!!

    Sep 29, 2009
  • anon

    the DOIS system automatically takes out a 1/2 hour lunch if a carrier works more than 6 hrs. Unfortunately in my office, the carriers do not take a lunch. this messes up the system. hence,the one click lunch. in some offices carriers are forced to take a lunch.

    Sep 29, 2009
  • anon

    "No Lunch Punch" code 093 in DOIS. Can be done any time during the day.

    Oct 05, 2009
  • anon

    Tracy , iguess each district is not the same. we are not allowed to have anything personel on cases, but we did make PM remove pictures from his office

    Sep 29, 2009
  • anon

    When a carrier calls off we have to pivot routes. When a supervisor is out, they make a carrier a 204-b and we have to pivot that route. Why can't the PM who is in his office doing nothing most of the day, pick up the slack for the missing supervisor, so we can avoid overtime by having to pivot.

    Sep 29, 2009
  • anon

    Stupid Rules: 1) Managers waste time picking through DPS every morning to pick out 1 missorted letter. 2) Offices are not trusted to cull their own outgoing mail for AVSEC compliance flats. The flats must be left in with letter mail. Extra work for A/O's and plant personel. 3) We just added 20+ minutes of F-4 a day to all 18 and above because we now have to scan every parcel as arrived. Delivery Confirmation tracks Delivery, it is not Express. 4) We just added a scan for mail distribution up-time. We should be stream lining oporations and trust our managers to manage. Not adding extra work for our clerks. 5) There are outrageous prices on e-buy items we are required to purchase on-line. We could save a lot of money if we could buy more locally. Don't give us so many choices on e-buy. A pen is a pen. Purchasing personel have to weed through 50 choices to find the best item for their money. 6) Stop putting thousands of dollars into LLV's that are falling apart. Fuse panels are not substitute water falls displays during a rain storm. 7) Put a stop to the practice of chasing mail halfway across the country. We pay milage for this ignorrant practice. Treat missorted mail as such and hold the plants accountable. 8) Cancel secondary HCR trips that contain 1 cage of mail. We could do this by consolidating cages at the plants. 9) Spend money to fix broken equipment. We pay more in the long run after an employee is injured by this equipment. 10) Dumb rule number 10 say s no LWOP without District appoval. LWOP saves money and improves morale. I will leave you with those 10, there are many more

    Sep 29, 2009
  • anon

    Here are my 2 favorite silly rules. 1. No coffee at our cases in the morning. You can have water, juice or tea - but NO coffee! 2. Bandaids have been removed from the first aid kits because employees have been using them.

    Sep 29, 2009
  • anon

    I haven't seen any first aid kits on the work floor. We once had them, now they are gone.

    Oct 02, 2009
  • anon

    Let us configure our cases as we see fit, give us as many sections we need to make casing quicker and more accurate. forcing us to go 5 shelves only makes us case with both hands one piece at a time. it also forces us to crush and bend flats that aren't meant to be bent. 2 stops per cell just makes it more difficult on the street, used to be able to have the largest flat as the last piece at each stop, but now you have to dig behind that large flat to pick at the little cards that were cased in behind it because you have two delivery points in one cell. also the 3rd bundle system on walking routes makes no sense, the 20 minutes it takes me to case in a walk sequence mailing is a lot less time than it takes me to fumble in my satchel trying to pick out one thin flyer in the winter with gloves on or try to handle them on a windy day. office time pay is the same as street time pay, so whats the difference if we spend a little more time in the office to save some time on the street?

    Sep 29, 2009
  • anon

    A silly rule is the blanket push not pull moving equipment. Pushing an OTR is dangerous, you can't really see clearly where you are going. The rule needs to be changed to push when practical and pull when it is the only way you can see clearly.

    Sep 29, 2009
  • anon

    If it costs the same to heat, cool or light the post office whether carriers are in or out, then why would you want to increase street time (mounted routes) and decrease office time? We burn more gas and increase the chance of accidents while sorting DPS, runs, etc. which could be done in the safety of the office. Later starting times translate into deliveries in the dark during winter. There is absolutely no common sense in management.

    Sep 29, 2009
  • anon

    CPMS LOGS/COLLECTION BOXES - CARRIERS SCAN, THEN THEY SIGN CPMS LOG THAT THEY ACTUALLY TURNED IN THE MAIL, THEN MGMT MANUALLY RECORDS THE TIME CARRIER SCANNED, THEN MGMT PRINTS REPORT CONFIRMING ALL; THEN MGMT HAS TO INPUT ON WEB PAGE THAT THEY PRINTED THE REPORT THAT VERIFIED THE SCANS THAT THEY PRINTED AND SIGNED THAT THE CARRIER SIGNED, THAT THEY ACTUALLY TURNED IN THE MAIL THAT THEY COLLECTED. AND THEN - MGMT REQ'D TO ROUND DATE AND SIGN EACH PAGE OF CPMS REPORT. WHY? ALOT OF REDUNDANCY - CAN FALSIFY ROUND DATE - SO WHY? PRINTOUT FROM COMPUTER ANNOTATES DATE AND ID OF MGMT PERSON PRINTING REPORT; WEB INPUT NOT NEEDED - ALREADY ON WEB FROM INITIAL CPMS REPORT; 2ND - HAVE TO YELLOW HIGHLIGHT ARRIVE AT UNIT SCAN ON EACH BARCODE; THEN HAVE TO PINK HIGHLIGHT ATTEMPT; WHY? SCAN IS SUFFICIENT AND DOES THE JOB; THIS IS NOT KINDERGARTEN. MGMT CAN BE GIVEN DISCIPLINE FOR ANY OF THE ABOVE - EVEN THOUGH IT IS NOT THE TASK THAT DOES THE JOB - JUST AN EXTRA ACCOUNTABILITY STEP THAT IS NOT NEEDED BUT THAT CAN BE USED AS DISCIPLINE IF NOT DONE. MGMT HAS ENOUGH WORK - WHY ARE WE CREATING MORE?

    Sep 29, 2009
  • anon

    Instead of highliters, we have orange "SCANNED" stickers that we have to use. They are totally pointless. What does the sticker tell you? That it was scanned, that's it. What scan? Arrived at unit? Attempted? Delivered? Arrival at pick up point? None-Just scanned. A total waste of money at $30 a roll. NONE of these stupid ideas are going to improve scanning, you can just as easily miss a scan and mark the piece scanned, so what's the point?

    Oct 01, 2009
  • anon

    Stop giving excessive discounts for work that can be performed cheaper in-house. The USPS has single handedly created the pre-sort industry and it is time we stop giving potential revenue to other companies. We give a 10 cent discount for work that postal employees can perform for 1 cent. Where is the sense in that?! Who knows recapturing some of that volume would also eliminate the alleged "excess capacity" in some of our plants. If we are going to try and be a business, then make the smart business decision capture additional work instead of giving it away.

    Sep 29, 2009
  • anon

    How come everytime District sends people down to tell us how much money we are losing, they always send at least 2 upper management types who make $100,000 plus a year?

    Sep 29, 2009
  • anon

    In the Indianapolis district, tons of money is spent picking up missent priority mail and then delivered on that same day. I've seen people from two offices drive 60 miles one way to make this exchange. Wouldn't it make better sense to can the idiot who is in charge of the Priority Mail processing at the plant who allows all this nonsense to happen DAILY in the first place? What sense does it make to spend $18 to deliver a piece of mail that the customer spent five or six bucks on?

    Sep 29, 2009
  • anon

    wow..where to start..i think the two most important stupid rules are..not allowing the carrier to see the COA's..and not pulling hold, forward, and vacant mail out of the mailstream..this is more important then ever with all of the pivoting...i've carried 23 yrs and nothing makes a customer crazier than having their mail delivered a) to the wrong address b) delivered when they are on hold, c) continuing to deliver it after they have moved..in the name of making the numbers..they are trashing what's left of the "service"...help us

    Sep 29, 2009
  • anon

    why do we have to keep our vehicles locked up in a secure garage and lock up the keys also let them have the piece of crap they wont get very far before it breaks down!

    Sep 29, 2009
  • anon

    As we know all rules are to be adjusted and manipulated to suit management on any given day, like no 801 with overtime unless it is saturday and they have given enough OT to keep you out past the trucks leaving time, then you can 801 but Tuesday when you have to take your kid to an appointment and ask to 801 you are told no that would be a violation of the rules. This example is done over and over with all kinds of rules. I agree the no pictures at your case, is not only a stupid rule but a rule that is specificly for carrier/craft, because the bosses can have pictures and other personal items on their desks or offices. You ever wonder why people "Go Postal" believe me it is warranted with ignorant management.

    Sep 29, 2009

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