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Sun Mar 26, 2023, 12:16 PM

The USPS is really sucking bad lately

It seems worse than the last couple of years. Any news on getting rid of Dejoy? I don't think he gives a shit and his local postmasters are starting to reflect that attitude.

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Reply The USPS is really sucking bad lately (Original post)
SouthernDem4ever Mar 2023 OP
roamer65 Mar 2023 #1
FakeNoose Mar 2023 #5
montanacowboy Mar 2023 #9
MichMan Mar 2023 #19
kimbutgar Mar 2023 #2
bucolic_frolic Mar 2023 #4
roamer65 Mar 2023 #8
Silent Type Mar 2023 #10
Rebl2 Mar 2023 #11
friend of a friend Mar 2023 #25
Blue_Adept Mar 2023 #3
MichMan Mar 2023 #17
bucolic_frolic Mar 2023 #6
lindysalsagal Mar 2023 #7
redstatebluegirl Mar 2023 #12
CharleyDog Mar 2023 #13
MichMan Mar 2023 #18
CharleyDog Mar 2023 #31
stopdiggin Mar 2023 #21
SouthernDem4ever Mar 2023 #22
CountAllVotes Mar 2023 #14
stopdiggin Mar 2023 #15
SouthernDem4ever Mar 2023 #23
MichMan Mar 2023 #16
Amishman Mar 2023 #20
SickOfTheOnePct Mar 2023 #24
GenThePerservering Mar 2023 #26
4dog Mar 2023 #27
friend of a friend Mar 2023 #28
hermetic Mar 2023 #29
Samrob Mar 2023 #30

Response to SouthernDem4ever (Original post)

Sun Mar 26, 2023, 12:20 PM

1. The only thing that moves fast is Priority Mail.

Otherwise itís Snail Mail for me.

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Response to roamer65 (Reply #1)

Sun Mar 26, 2023, 12:27 PM

5. I agree and I have used Priority Mail often enough

As it is now, I don't mail many letters (First Class) during the year. When something is important enough to mail, I use Priority so that I have a tracking number, and the postal service has never let me down.



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Response to roamer65 (Reply #1)

Sun Mar 26, 2023, 12:33 PM

9. I sent a priority mail

Small envelope from Seattle to Bowling Green, KY and it took three weeks. It showed in-transit
For 2 weeks with no tracking city at all. finally it showed up on the tracking screen in Atlanta and days later finally reached destination. I had the usual $100 insurance but it was worth much more. Never again will I do that.

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Response to roamer65 (Reply #1)

Sun Mar 26, 2023, 01:16 PM

19. The vast majority of the time, priority costs the same or just a very marginal amount more

than First Class, plus you get insurance

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Response to SouthernDem4ever (Original post)

Sun Mar 26, 2023, 12:21 PM

2. I have had two checks I sent that were a large amount to pay a car insurance premium and a visa

Bill. It took 7 days for the check to be delivered. One check got lost it hasnít been cashed and I hope I donít get a late payment charge. This used to never happen now itís getting worst.

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Response to kimbutgar (Reply #2)

Sun Mar 26, 2023, 12:25 PM

4. There is a reason for so many to use ACH or Bill Pay /nt

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #4)

Sun Mar 26, 2023, 12:31 PM

8. I switched over to online payments because first class mail is shit now.

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Response to roamer65 (Reply #8)

Sun Mar 26, 2023, 12:40 PM

10. I think most of us switched to on-line because it's much easier, no stamps, no writing checks,

no addressing envelops, no recording in check register, etc. If the mail were delivered immediately, I'd still handle bill paying on-line.

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Response to roamer65 (Reply #8)

Sun Mar 26, 2023, 12:45 PM

11. I did it

years ago because I didnít want large checks being lost or late.

I think part of the problem is they canít find people that want to work there, so not enough employees. I remember years ago (late 90ís into 2000ís) they would offer people money to retire early. My husband retired a few years ago from the PO but they wanted him to stay. He was over 65 by a few months. They could count on him to do the work he did, unlike some of the other people he worked with.

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Response to kimbutgar (Reply #2)

Sun Mar 26, 2023, 01:36 PM

25. I don't pay any bills by check.

 

Whenever possible I put them on my credit card. A couple of services such as electricity are autopay from one of my checking accounts.

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Response to SouthernDem4ever (Original post)

Sun Mar 26, 2023, 12:21 PM

3. Must be a regional or local issue

I send a lot of media mail stuff out from the Boston area to across the country. That's a 7-10 day delivery and it's getting to texas, California, Florida, all within 2-3 days.

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Response to Blue_Adept (Reply #3)

Sun Mar 26, 2023, 01:02 PM

17. Same here

I expect Media Mail to be slow, but it has also been just a few days at most, even several states away.

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Response to SouthernDem4ever (Original post)

Sun Mar 26, 2023, 12:27 PM

6. Mail times are fastest for me between big cities, even coast-to-coast

But regionally, not so much, and into second and third tier cities times are so-so to poor. Floppy white mailing bags and parcels are slowest of all.

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Response to SouthernDem4ever (Original post)

Sun Mar 26, 2023, 12:28 PM

7. I've had bills lost in the mail. cost me late fees. They lose whole packages, too

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Response to SouthernDem4ever (Original post)

Sun Mar 26, 2023, 12:45 PM

12. We have had 5 different carriers in 3 months.

We get the wrong mail and our mail ends up at our neighbors or worse. Lots of lost mail. I pay everything online now.

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Response to SouthernDem4ever (Original post)

Sun Mar 26, 2023, 12:53 PM

13. Our letter carrier is unhappy, he is overloaded with packages,

In our rural area, he has to deliver packages to the door (if too big for the community mailbox). So many packages!
He's a man sitting in a little truck with packages up to his neck. He's stressed out too. Why do we have to work people this way?

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Response to CharleyDog (Reply #13)

Sun Mar 26, 2023, 01:04 PM

18. You could do all your shopping local to make it easier on him.

At least he wouldn't have to deliver any to your house

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Response to MichMan (Reply #18)

Wed Mar 29, 2023, 01:12 PM

31. Yes, thank you for that idea. Duh. I do my best, yet I live

in a tiny town (less than 5000) with few stores.
The thing is, Amazon made a deal with USPS to deliver packages, and
the USPS didn't hire more workers.

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Response to CharleyDog (Reply #13)

Sun Mar 26, 2023, 01:25 PM

21. yes. not sure why this is such a mystery for so many.

there's been a sea change involving the internet and retail over the past 20 years. And it is accelerating. Doesn't everybody know this? The business that USPS is handling today - is completely different from the model they were running prior to the internet.

People upstring here are talking about not mailing their checks ... Well, yeah?? Neither do I - and neither does about 85-90% of the population ... Ditto medical, government, banking, personal correspondence .... Are we starting to see some correlation here?

(Having said that - the USPS is completely indispensable to the operation of our economy and government, and to a certain degree our social fabric - and if it requires a degree of subsidization - just like our schools, roads, public transportation --- SO BE IT!)

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Response to stopdiggin (Reply #21)

Sun Mar 26, 2023, 01:31 PM

22. I completely agree that it is indispensible

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Which is why we need someone running it that gives a shit. All Dejoy wants to do is streamline and cut things to make it more cost effective and much much less efficient.

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Response to SouthernDem4ever (Original post)

Sun Mar 26, 2023, 12:54 PM

14. BAD is right!

My disabled placard was delivered to the person next door.

They also delivered a check I was expecting to someone else it seems.

I rec'd a bunch of mail with other peoples names/addresses on it!

ENOUGH of this crappy service already!



& recommend.

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Response to SouthernDem4ever (Original post)

Sun Mar 26, 2023, 01:00 PM

15. my only real measure is eBay purchases

and experience there has been mostly superior. (and no, never 'Priority' - regular delivery is working just fine.

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Response to stopdiggin (Reply #15)

Sun Mar 26, 2023, 01:33 PM

23. I have a tracking number for a small package that was mailed 8 days to, they just changed the

delivery date to 3 days later. The package is going from TX to GA. It should not take that long.

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Response to SouthernDem4ever (Original post)

Sun Mar 26, 2023, 01:01 PM

16. Mine has been excellent

I live in a rural area, but all our mail gets routed to Detroit for processing. It has been very fast and prompt the last several months in particular. My local post office told me that Detroit upgraded all their processing equipment.

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Response to SouthernDem4ever (Original post)

Sun Mar 26, 2023, 01:20 PM

20. Yup, utter garbage here

We get mail two or three days a week, we don't have daily service.

They also refuse to bring packages up to our house, and just stick the damn pink 'pick up your package at the post office' slip in the mailbox every time.

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Response to SouthernDem4ever (Original post)

Sun Mar 26, 2023, 01:33 PM

24. Our local post office

has always had a donít-give-a-shit attitude, or at least theyíve had it for the 18 years weíve lived here. I avoid using USPS unless there is no other choice, and that is rarely the case.

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Response to SouthernDem4ever (Original post)

Sun Mar 26, 2023, 01:40 PM

26. I run a small mail order company

And ship thousands of mail pieces. The USPS has been coming through for me with fast transit times, even on first class and media.

Sorry, no complaints here.

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Response to SouthernDem4ever (Original post)

Sun Mar 26, 2023, 01:40 PM

27. Missed delivery of signature mail, they left paper with link to arrange redelivery...

So I go to the page and fill out the info, and the page fails to let me send. Retried twice, no different.

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Response to SouthernDem4ever (Original post)

Sun Mar 26, 2023, 01:41 PM

28. We are in rural NC, but we get our meds by mail in 2 days from Fayetteville NC.

 

We use the USPS app to track our mail.

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Response to SouthernDem4ever (Original post)

Sun Mar 26, 2023, 01:41 PM

29. Makes me furious

Last year I sent my son a birthday card and check and he never got it. Had to pay $35 canceled check fee. Mailed all my Christmas cards last year in November. Pay ALL my bills online now. The U S mail service used to be something to be proud of. Now, thanks to drump, it's basically worthless. A pox on DeJoy.

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Response to SouthernDem4ever (Original post)

Sun Mar 26, 2023, 01:48 PM

30. The GOP wants it to fail. Probably the most respected Fed agency at one time. Became Independent

agency of the Executive Branch in 1970. Before that it was a Federal agency itself and a cabinet level agency at one time.

It historically was the best bang for the buck and the most efficient government agency until conservatives figured out that it was what you might say, too "woke." It was at one time the biggest equal opportunity employer in the country. Thus, it became a target for cutting and privatizing. (Couldn't have all those "others" in relatively good paying jobs with good benefits, right?) Check out the history for yourself but check to be sure it isn't AI fooling you.) Oh, yeah, Nixon was President when it became and "Independent" agency. As close as they could get to privatization at the time.

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