Post # 1
Ok, so perhaps “ruined” is just a weeeeeee bit of an exaggeration, but definately its made things difficult.
There are still wedding invitations that have not arrived. Its mostly family, so I am sending out an email with PDF copies of the info. Its not nearly as pretty, but it will get my family there…and they can oooh and ahhhhh over the invite when it FINALLY arrives (probably in September).
I also have foreign invitations that have YET to arrive. WTF? They may be stuck in German customs because I sent them the first week of May. Those people will also be getting an email invite -they will NOT be impressed!
I’ve been trying not to order too many things online over the past week for the wedding just to be safe, but I do have a few things yet to ship. I honestly thought they would all be here by now, but I guess things have been that slow.
I’m more annoyed about all the things I can’t buy online -I’ve been eyeing some groomsman gifts that probably won’t come to fruition because other methods of shipping are prohibitive.
I won’t get my American Orchid Society magazine -you have NO IDEA how deeply this IMPACTS my every being. Seriously. I may die…at least my soul will a little.
MOST importantly -I ordered a photobook for my bestfriend for her birthday. Its the best damn birthday present EVER. That was over a month ago -its still not here. Probably stuck in postal limbo. Her birthday is tomorrow. 🙁
…see my life is clearly ruined. Isn’t yours?
Post # 3
I feel ya.
Can’t believe this strike is happening!
I’ve been waiting for my tax return of almost $2000. And apparently it “got lost in the mail”… aint that some shit?
So I had to wait 2 weeks for a form from them in the mail to sign saying I never recieved it and then send it back in the mail. But now the mail isnt working!
So now not only can I not get my form back to them, but I can also not get my check.
Post # 4
I am so sorry for you guys- *yikes*
Post # 5
this makes me sooo mad. I hate strikes
Post # 6
this makes me sooo mad. I hate strikes
Post # 7
My invitations have recently been ordered…. I have no idea when they’ll come. They have to go out at the end of next month, so hopefully they won’t take too long. 🙁
I have clutches I’m looking at from Etsy, waiting to get fabric swatches from the girl, again, no idea when I’ll get those…
Ugh. It’s a little depressing.
Post # 8
I can’t believe a judge hasn’t stopped this strike yet. It’s absolutely ridiculous that something as important as the mail can go on hold so that a bunch of people who already make too much money at their cozy government jobs can strike for even more money, vacation days and various other benefits they already have too much of.
Post # 9
@DeathByDesign: I agree with you completely… It really is ridiculous!
Post # 10
Oh, good. I just found out the bags I ordered got returned to the seller because they were waiting somewhere for too long (I don’t know all the details, but I had a tracking number and this seems accurate). So, I can either wait and have her send them via mail when things clear up, or cough up 20 bucks for Fexex. I’m going the fexex route, and I’m just thankful the seller has them…but still!
Also, I volunteer for a not for profit that was going to start sending out their campaign material this week. I really fear this will hurt their fundraising efforts, and I know they aren’t the only ones. We’ve got back up plans for email & volunteers to phone, but the mail campaign is cheap & always gets good results so its Frustrating!
Post # 11
To those who are going to criticize the postal workers who are on strike, the least you could do is be accurate about what they are striking for.
They are NOT striking for more money for themselves. They are striking to protest management’s plan to ROLL BACK starting wages and benefits. That means they are striking for US_ mostly young people- who would be affected by this plan.
Those people out on the picket line are losing money to try to maintain a decent living wage for young people who will work at the Post Office in the future.
They have a particularly hard job running an effective job action because there are so many alternatives to the mail these days.
We are lucky to live in countries where people are allowed to withdraw their services and go on strike, instead of being born in countries where they still have horrendous working conditions.
When Unions negotiate better benefits for their members there is a trickle down effect, and those of you who are not Union members will eventually get improvement in your benefits also.
Post # 12
I dont know why they haven’t done something by now, mail is sorta important!!! I have to get my invites out next week and I just heard that they issued a national lock out 🙁
Post # 13
Keep in mind that it is management who issues lockout notice not the employees!
This move is designed to get the government to legislate them back to work, instead of the Employer having to negotiate a settlement with their employees.
Post # 14
Thanks for all the information!!! Please keep us updated since you seem to know a lot about this! 🙂
Post # 15
I just finished hand making all my invites and was supposed to send them out this week, now I’m not sure when I’ll be able to get them out. Plus my bridesmaids’ gifts were sent out Monday and are now in Canada Post limbo. I seriously hope Canada Post knows what they are doing with this lockout.
Post # 16
I sent out my invitations mid-last week. I’ve been notified that some have arrived, but I imagine some distant (non-Ontario) ones have been stuck in transit I hope back-to-work legislation is enacted soon!