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To: Colonel Kangaroo

RE: window clerks are only the tip of the iceberg.

In the, again, repeatedly-redundant village post offices ‘round here, 6 or 7 of ‘em within 15 miles of my house, the window clerk is the sort-and-distributor and the Postmaster/mistress and the janitor. And, again, they seem glad to see me when I walk in. Drop the paperback, pause the video game, yawn, stretch, etc...


46 posted on 06/01/2010 5:45:35 AM PDT by flowerplough (Damn the middle-class social conventions that require me to mow all those violets and buttercups!)
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To: flowerplough

I don’t doubt you a bit. You can only report what you can see. “Associate offices” like the one you speak of are usually a whole different animal than city stations with a full complement of carriers where the real fun comes in getting the incoming mail distributed and sorted to the carriers in time so they can get to the street in a timely fashion. Of course staffing decisions vary and that causes varied working conditions. A lot of the problem at the station we worked at was that it served a growing area and while the number of routes increased from 12.5 to 15, the USPS saw fit to decrease the number of clerks working there. Thus my coworker would think he had come in early on his own time to give himself a fighting chance to get his job done on time.


47 posted on 06/01/2010 10:00:18 AM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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