• Reply to: Silly Rules   5 years 6 months ago

    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.

  • Reply to: Silly Rules   5 years 6 months ago

    EXFC in NYC is done by giving an employee a fistful of $ for Subway and Bus Fare to visit every other office dropping a missent letter or 2. The $10 in postage collected doesn't nearly cover the expense.

  • Reply to: Silly Rules   5 years 6 months ago

    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?

  • Reply to: Silly Rules   5 years 6 months ago

    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?

  • Reply to: Silly Rules   5 years 6 months ago

    How about 3 or 4 of your MSP scans placed on vacant houses on your route just because we do not listen to letter carriers? Dumb and time wasting.

  • Reply to: Silly Rules   5 years 6 months ago

    Our managers have been turned into specialized clerks. Too bad, a few have some good skills and talents motivating workers.

  • Reply to: Silly Rules   5 years 6 months ago

    Good point. They used to pay overtime to deliver 5 letters all over the city after 5 pm. Now they use part-timers so they can get their 20 hours. I say let the light duties do this dumb work. Better yet scrap the program.

  • Reply to: Silly Rules   5 years 6 months ago

    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

  • Reply to: Silly Rules   5 years 6 months ago

    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!

  • Reply to: Silly Rules   5 years 6 months ago

    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.

  • Reply to: Silly Rules   5 years 6 months ago

    Golden Hour... so the supervisor can nap...

  • Reply to: Silly Rules   5 years 6 months ago

    without a doubt, that is a "silly" rule, not to mention a waste of money. if an employee is okay with less hours/less money, usps should be grateful.

  • Reply to: Silly Rules   5 years 6 months ago

    it creates double-handling and it is a waste of time by having, in essence, to case each piece twice. once in the office and again on the street. i had a high-volume route(it was 50% NDCBU) that we single-celled precisely for that reason and it definitely helped to reduce street time. plus you are better able to manage holds, forwards, vacants, etc.
    it should be a no-brainer, but higher-levels know best, not the carrier! yeah, right!

  • Reply to: Silly Rules   5 years 6 months ago

    Paying 4 supervisors when two are only working other are at home getting paid to sit at home.......if a supervisor or pm wants to walk with a carrier just get in the truck why should we waste money paying them for gas when half the time they are just doing errands anyway.....please put more bar codes on the street no better time wasting practice than having to walk to a house thats on hold to scan the bar code and supervisors stop telling me it only takes a minute my job is time and everthing takes time stop trying to justify your jobs

  • Reply to: Silly Rules   5 years 6 months ago

    We have to back our personal cars in to our parking spots in the employee parking lot. No customer cars in the lot ,just employee cars. Makes NO sense to me.

  • Reply to: Silly Rules   5 years 6 months ago

    I think we should scrap the whole VOE surveys. 20 years of surveying and we keep getting the same answers. We do not reward the good or punish the bad. There has been no fix so let's just get to the job of processing mail. There must be millions to be saved with this program.

  • Reply to: Silly Rules   5 years 6 months ago

    we have 7 supervisors for 11 craft,

  • Reply to: Silly Rules   5 years 6 months ago

    HQ needs to get rid of 1/2 the Area offices, revert back to the old 5 regions. With this volume decline....too many staffers at the Area levels to support the sinking Titanic.

  • Reply to: Silly Rules   5 years 6 months ago

    Read on an UPS carrier message board the other day that UPS has figured out it's cheaper to have us deliver their stuff for $2 shot than pay their people OT to do it. If that's correct, watch out come Christmas time. We'll be swamped with stuff from UPS.

  • Reply to: Silly Rules   5 years 6 months ago

    The ELM, M-41, and M-39, and most likely every other manual, need updating to reflect the 21st Century and human conditions of today. One of the best rules is in the M-39 which instructs supervisors to take into consideration employee's ideas of work methods. Unfortunately, I've only met three supervisors who have actually read and understood what it meant. I spose I should be thankful having met one every ten years of my postal employment. That might be a higher ratio than other employees can attest.

  • Reply to: Silly Rules   5 years 6 months ago

    We had a 204-b that used to let the phone ring endlessly. The phone was at her desk, in the middle of the work room floor, within arms reach of her. She would never answer it. But, if anybody else tried to answer the phone, she would yell "Get back in your case." Wonderful customer service.

  • Reply to: Silly Rules   5 years 6 months ago

    LOL RC!!!!!!That was a good laugh!!They should use the no talking rule.. even though the rule is so, so elementary! They should remember that rule, when they come to us with stupid things to say. Orrrr, we should say no talking to Management!

  • Reply to: Silly Rules   5 years 6 months ago

    PARS blows. I don't know how many times I've had people forward their mail, that I never knew about. Until, sometimes, months later. I just had someone's kid move. The kid checked "family" on the COA. Now everyone's mail is headed to Florida, from Oklahoma, and there's nothing I can do about it. Eventually it will be fixed. But for now their mail is wandering all over the lower 48.

  • Reply to: Silly Rules   5 years 6 months ago

    Using such a small sampling of a City Carriers mail to establish the size of a route, then the millions of dollars wasted trying to manage to this unrealistic view of the time required to serve the route. Switch City Carriers to an evaluation system like we do for Rural Carriers. Also, we all are not theives and liars.

  • Reply to: Silly Rules   5 years 6 months ago

    Why are we required as Rural Carriers to turn over our DPS tray on our case before we case it? It is so annoying the letters are upside down and uneven. It might have been useful years ago when letter were same size. Now with letters varing so much in height and width this is so ineffecient, to try and pick up a stack of letter readjust them so you can case your DPS.

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