06-03-2014, 01:07 PM
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Well, today the mailman delivered the mail to our apartment's grouped outside boxes, then drove away without relocking the master lock, leaving all the boxes wide open at the top. I telephoned a report of this to an operator at the national USPS number 5 hours ago, and so far no one has bothered to call me back or return to relock the boxes. I hope no one has any really valuable deliveries or personal identification mail sitting in their box.

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 06-03-2014, 01:12 PM
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Why not just get the building supervisor to use his key to lock the mail box. If the postman is the only one with a master key, the apartment owners need a slap.

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 06-03-2014, 01:50 PM
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I thought the USPS was the only entity allowed to have a master key.

That is really bad, John.

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 06-03-2014, 02:28 PM
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I'd be talking to the local postmaster general instead of some national operator.

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 06-03-2014, 02:58 PM
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(06-03-2014, 02:28 PM)SharpSpine Wrote: I'd be talking to the local postmaster general instead of some national operator.

That was a good suggestion. Through Yelp I found the number for the local station and reported the problem, and they said they would send someone out to lock the boxes.

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 06-03-2014, 03:09 PM
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(06-03-2014, 02:58 PM)churchilllafemme Wrote:
(06-03-2014, 02:28 PM)SharpSpine Wrote: I'd be talking to the local postmaster general instead of some national operator.

That was a good suggestion. Through Yelp I found the number for the local station and reported the problem, and they said they would send someone out to lock the boxes.

Awesome! I've actually met our local postmaster general and he's a swell guy, really on top of things. He told me that he knows things will happen but to definitely let him know when needed and he would take care of it. Glad you were able to get in touch with someone and I hope it gets fixed soon.

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 06-03-2014, 03:13 PM
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(06-03-2014, 03:09 PM)SharpSpine Wrote:
(06-03-2014, 02:58 PM)churchilllafemme Wrote:
(06-03-2014, 02:28 PM)SharpSpine Wrote: I'd be talking to the local postmaster general instead of some national operator.

That was a good suggestion. Through Yelp I found the number for the local station and reported the problem, and they said they would send someone out to lock the boxes.

Awesome! I've actually met our local postmaster general and he's a swell guy, really on top of things. He told me that he knows things will happen but to definitely let him know when needed and he would take care of it. Glad you were able to get in touch with someone and I hope it gets fixed soon.

The mailman just came back and locked everything up. Better late than never.

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 06-03-2014, 06:36 PM
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John, good to hear the problem has been resolved. Smile

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 06-06-2014, 10:56 AM
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I would have just called the local Post office where the mail person originates from and reported it to them.

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 06-06-2014, 11:49 AM
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(06-06-2014, 10:56 AM)slantman Wrote: I would have just called the local Post office where the mail person originates from and reported it to them.

Right - that's what I wanted to do, but local P.O. phone numbers are not listed in the telephone book or on the USPS web site. Fortunately, I found it through Yelp.

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 06-07-2014, 02:19 PM
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(06-06-2014, 11:49 AM)churchilllafemme Wrote:
(06-06-2014, 10:56 AM)slantman Wrote: I would have just called the local Post office where the mail person originates from and reported it to them.

Right - that's what I wanted to do, but local P.O. phone numbers are not listed in the telephone book or on the USPS web site. Fortunately, I found it through Yelp.

You should just be able to google "USPS Phone Numbers" and have the 2-3 closest ones to you come up at the top of the page with address and phone numbers. At least it works that way here.

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 06-07-2014, 02:26 PM
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Yes, but this thread was started by an internet illiterate.

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 06-07-2014, 02:53 PM
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(06-07-2014, 02:26 PM)churchilllafemme Wrote: Yes, but this thread was started by an internet illiterate.

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 11-04-2014, 06:03 PM
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And once again the USPS incompetence/laziness has struck. Two packages were supposed to arrive today and were out for delivery. Late today eBay posted for both that "Notice was left/Receptacle full or Item oversized." But my mail box was EMPTY, both items were VERY small (one a razor and one a plastic pill splitter), and NO notice was left whatsoever for either item. When I called the local P.O., they said yes, well, maybe the carrier thought they were too big and didn't want to bend them, blah blah blah. Absolute B.S. So now I have to go to the P.O. tomorrow to pick up my parcels. What idiots.

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 11-05-2014, 10:41 AM
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So today I drove to the P.O., stood in line for awhile, and picked up my parcels, each of which was less than 6" wide. My mail box is 6" x 6.5" x 16" inside - plenty of room. I asked to speak to the Station Manager and was told it would be a "few minutes," because they were "too busy." After waiting for 15 minutes I left.

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 11-05-2014, 10:53 AM
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John, I'm down here in Lacey, and there have been numerous issues out this way with the local USPS as well. Honestly, I think there are too many of the "professionals" retired and a lot of the newbies that they've hired rather quickly this past year, is a big reason as to why these issues are apparent.

One of my good church brothers works at the downtown Olympia facility and he has stated that no one seems to have been properly nor thoroughly trained in recent months.

I'm sorry you too have been going through this issue.

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 11-05-2014, 12:22 PM
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(11-04-2014, 06:03 PM)churchilllafemme Wrote: And once again the USPS incompetence/laziness has struck. Two packages were supposed to arrive today and were out for delivery. Late today eBay posted for both that "Notice was left/Receptacle full or Item oversized." But my mail box was EMPTY, both items were VERY small (one a razor and one a plastic pill splitter), and NO notice was left whatsoever for either item. When I called the local P.O., they said yes, well, maybe the carrier thought they were too big and didn't want to bend them, blah blah blah. Absolute B.S. So now I have to go to the P.O. tomorrow to pick up my parcels. What idiots.
I live in Texas and its not any better here. The other day I had a package that wasn't delivered because the postal worker didn't know they could leave it even though he put a pakage that was larger in my mailbox the same day. I was told he hadn't been prperly trained either.

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 11-06-2014, 05:34 AM
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John, sorry to hear about your experiences with USPS. That is a sad state of affairs with such careless attitude on display.

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 11-06-2014, 10:04 AM
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The latest in the sad saga: I went to the P.O. and picked up the parcels, then asked to speak with the Station Manager. I was told that I would have to wait a few minutes because he was "too busy." After standing and waiting for 15 minutes, I left without being helped. Today I sent off an angry letter of complaint to the USPS Consumer Advocate Office with a cc to the local Station Manager, for what little good it will do.

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 11-06-2014, 01:28 PM
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My relief carrier just told me 'No, I don't have a package for you' This was a CD shipped from just up the coast WITH TRACKING that said DELIVERED online before I walked down.
I waited, opened my box and there was the damned unable to deliver pink slip. Mailman is next door at the other APT complex. I walked over, demanded my package and told him off about his mother's profession, his body odor, lack of a sex life and work ethics of a used car salesman in south central L.A.
I left him shaking.

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