*stands up* Yes, I work for the US Postal Service. In fact, I work for them at a P&DC (Main Plant),
here in Fresno, California. I've ordered my fair share of items. Like you, I am shocked it takes so
long to get a package! I live in central California and I had a package sent from San Francisco.
Figuring that I would have it sent to me via Priority Mail. It took TWO WEEKS! Oh, am I shouting?
I have no idea what happend to it. Just that it had to have been "wrongly handled" and "tossed" into
an OTR (Over-the-Road big alluminum bin on 4 caster wheels), and sent out-of-state. This happens
all too many times. Employees not paying attention to their job and paying too much attention to
whatever conversation is in their face (Sports, life in general, whatever). Or, they're just plain in
a hurry up state (believe me, they've got their supervisors at times, rushing them on! Just things
like this happens.
Always room for improvement... always. Now, I run the automation machines and put letter carrier
routes into delivery order, so the letter carriers (aka Mailman/Mailwoman) can "grab their respective
route trays", and go on their routes. I don't handle packages though. I've noticed a few letters that
were addressed to me, but when I "expected" them to arrive... they NEVER did. Even though, lol..
I seen them with my own 2 eyes. Nothing I could do. Luckily, they were 3rd Class letters.
From the "inside" looking "out"... I can tell you this, we're dying. I am realistic. I see the writing
on the walls. Just all I ask my fellow grognards... please be patient. Oh, before I close... A fare
word of caution!
DO NOT USE "Delivery Confirmation" !!! It's not a true tracking system! Many times I won eBay items
and was told by the eBay Sellers, they used "Delivery Confirmation". I have called the USPS and
complained about the (hmmmm....), slowness and had the so-called, "Delivery Confirmation" number.
I get told, "Sorry, Delivery Confirmation is not a way the USPS uses to track your letter(s) or parcel(s)".
If you want that service you need to use "Certified, Registered or Express Mail".
Again, a word to the wise out there! You are now as informed as me!
"Before Guadalcanal the enemy advanced at his pleasure. After Guadalcanal, he retreated at ours".
"Mama, There's Rabbits in the Garden"