(Closed) Legal (or Other) Bees: Postal Carrier "Threatening" Us, Recourse?

posted 5 years ago in Legal
Post # 3
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1854 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@pfinarffle:  I work for the post office, so first off, I’m sorry this is happening to you. We have a lot of meeting about employees that might bwe “going postal” It’s not usually an issue but its something that happens.

 

You’re going to have to get mad to get their wheels moving. Ask to speak to the head station manager-not just the window clerk or the supervisor. If he’s not in, make an appointment to see him. He’sthe big boss, and he’s who you want to talk to.

 Be honest with them and let them know that you feel threatened and violated by th carrier and that if it continues you will be going to the authorities.

If she has an issue with being a carrier, she needs to put her big girl pants on. If she’s worked ONE holiday, then she should know how to handle a high work load. And if she doesn’t finish her route on time, then they send others to help her finish. We’re never supposd to take it out on the customer. I wish I could sed back every card with candy in it with a note that says “WHY OH GOD WHY”, but you don’t. It’s rue and uncalled for.

Post # 4
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5428 posts
Bee Keeper

I kew a postal worker and she used to not deliver packages, she would just hide them in a closet in her house. She was delivering to a country area where the mailboxes were those stand up ones on the corner of the street.

 

 She had a nervous breakdown so after 2 years all the magazines, packages in her closet were delivered.

Post # 6
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2651 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

Well, isn’t  that just delightful.  I don’t even know what to say that I am sorry this is happening?

Post # 8
Hostess
7561 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

She sounds crazy but not dangerous. The only way I could see the situation escalating is if she finds out you got her in trouble/fired. This is a terrible situation and things shouldn’t be this way. Still, as long as she keeps on delivering the packages, I would try to ignore the crazy notes. 

Post # 9
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845 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@AlwaysSunny:  You never know who is dangerous. 

 

Take precaution and don’t stop until you get a new carrier for your building.

Post # 12
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3626 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@pfinarffle:  I wouldn’t suggest counseling to her in person. That would come off as very rude and insulting, and I imagine it would escalate the problems. Let her work managers handle that.

Post # 13
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1830 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@redheadem:  If somebody writes rude and insulting messages on my mail, I think etiquette towards them may go out the window.

Hearing impaired, bad day, whatever, I don’t really care. If she does shit like that and only thinks it’s not acceptable because she got called out on it and could be in “big trouble”, she deserves to be fired.

I get that people do stupid stuff in the heat of the moment. But if she was actually ashamed or sorry, she would have a) apologized after the first package and b) not written the second message. Clearly she’s just covering her ass.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@pharmy:  I agree that manners aren’t the priority, but if the OP is scared of retaliation, I just don’t think direct confrontation is the way to go. There is no non-offensive way to tell a stranger that they need counseling.

Post # 15
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7904 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

Can you ask her to leave a package slip for you to pick these items up at the post office whenever she has a problem leaving them for some reason? We get such notices all the time because our complex doesn’t have enough mailboxes for packages.

This woman is definitely working against the best interests of her employer. USPS is trying really hard to attract and keep package delivery customers and I prefer to use USPS for this over UPS or FedEx because it’s usually cheaper for faster delivery.

Good luck!

Post # 16
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11327 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

Well hopefully now that she knows “you’re onto her” she’ll do her job properly now. Seems like a totally crazy situation!! I get that it might be annoying to her if you’re often receiving heavy packages she has to take upstairs, but that’s sort of the job. So maybe this will help her reevaluate that she needs to either suck it up, or change to a less physical job.

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