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Lazy Postal Worker Burns, Buries Undelivered Mail (Drunk On-Duty Mailman Spends Workday at Bar)
48 News ^ | Mar 30, 2013 | 48 News

Posted on 03/31/2013 7:39:23 AM PDT by DogByte6RER

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Lazy postal worker burns, buries undelivered mail

BELFAIR, WA (KOMO/CNN) - A disgraced mailman is in trouble again after admitting to burying thousands of pieces of mail in his backyard.

Postal investigators state mailman Richard Farrell is accused of using a backhoe and burying the undelivered mail in a deep trench.

"Just because I was lazy, and I became a not very good employee," said Farrell. "I just wanted to get out of their as soon as possible."

According to court documents, in 2010, fellow coworkers discovered Farrell dumping mail in a recycling bin.

Those actions prompted investigators to follow him on a route. Investigators discovered that rather than delivering the mail, Farrell spent his shift at a bar before taking the mail home and burning it in a fire pit.

"I began drinking and everything else," said Farrell. "I became non-complacent and I just didn't really care anymore."

A search of Farrell's residence found nearly 8,000 pieces of mail in during that investigation. He was fined and sentenced to 120 hours of community service and three years probation.

A few weeks ago, Farrell found thousands more pieces of mail that were missed in the initial investigation in his storage shed. Instead of turning it in, he burned it.

(Excerpt) Read more at waff.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: governmentworker; lazy; lostmail; mailbox; mailman; obamavoter; postalservice; postalworker; postservice; ratcrime; undeliverable; usps
newman photo: newman newman.jpg I vaguely remember a similar story from a Seinfeld episode in the 1990s ...
1 posted on 03/31/2013 7:39:24 AM PDT by DogByte6RER
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To: DogByte6RER

2 posted on 03/31/2013 7:45:03 AM PDT by llevrok (Keep your arms out. It makes it harder for them to throw a net over you.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Each piece of undelivered mail should constitute a separate charge. The guy ought to be in jail!


3 posted on 03/31/2013 7:46:16 AM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: DogByte6RER

It’s a good thing I had my injectors sent UPS. Although the priority package of other needed parts came on time or sooner.

I loved the Seinfeld where Jerry delivers the mail and Newman gets busted because no mailman is more than 50% accurate.


4 posted on 03/31/2013 7:49:11 AM PDT by Lx (Do you like it, do you like it. Scott? I call it Mr. and Mrs. Tennerman chili.)
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To: DogByte6RER
Farrell spent his shift at a bar

From Cliff Claven, the mailman on Cheers:

“Well, you see, Norm, it’s like this. A herd of buffalo can only move as fast as the slowest buffalo. And when the herd is hunted, it’s the slowest and weakest ones at the back that are killed first. This natural selection is good for the herd as a whole, because the general speed and health of the whole group keeps improving by the regular killing of the weakest members.

In much the same way, the human brain can only operate as fast as the slowest brain cells. Now, as we know, excessive intake of alcohol kills brain cells. But naturally, it attacks the slowest and weakest brain cells first. In this way, regular consumption of beer eliminates the weaker brain cells, making the brain a faster and more efficient machine.

And that, Norm, is why you always feel smarter after a few beers.” 


5 posted on 03/31/2013 7:50:18 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Choose one: the yellow and black flag of the Tea Party or the white flag of the Republican Party.)
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To: DogByte6RER
We used to have a mentally slow postal carrier who would leave crates of mail hidden in the bushes of a neighbor's yard at the end of her shift if she didn't finish by 5:00 pm (which was much of the time). Her superiors would think she was finished and she usually retrieved the excess mail and delivered it the next morning. I have no idea how much of it got stolen overnight. Complaints went nowhere - she was apparently some sort of example of how the challenged can be successfully mainstreamed (this was Marin County, CA - go figure...)

We were glad when they finally promoted her to a job inside the post office in the next town. :)

6 posted on 03/31/2013 7:53:08 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: DogByte6RER

“I just wanted to get out of their as soon as possible.”

Good righting skills.


7 posted on 03/31/2013 7:53:11 AM PDT by Rennes Templar
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To: Rennes Templar

And vocabulary skills too. ‘’I became non-complacent’’ instead of “I became complacent.’’ Yup, takes brains to deliver the mail.


8 posted on 03/31/2013 8:02:14 AM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: DogByte6RER
Not to worry it was mostly pre-approved credit card applications and other junk mail. Beside you can't fire him, he's union.
9 posted on 03/31/2013 8:05:17 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again,")
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To: llevrok

This a$$hole will probably be put on disability under the ADA.....


10 posted on 03/31/2013 8:08:16 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: DogByte6RER

Oxymoron: LAZY postal WORKER


11 posted on 03/31/2013 8:18:08 AM PDT by golf lover (goingf)
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To: DogByte6RER
On-Duty Mailman Spends Workday at Bar
One local watering hole I know is always full w/ carriers from 11 am - 1pm and 3:30 pm - 5 pm.
When the PO instituted a "check-in" system where carriers had to swipe bar codes at specific locations throughout their routes (like night watchmen), the carriers just copied the bar codes and swiped them while sitting in the bar.
12 posted on 03/31/2013 8:22:15 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Mr. Jeeves

I had a psycho mail carrier who always looked like he was one breath away from grabbing an AK 47 and climbing to the top of a bell tower.

My catalogues were never delivered (women’s wear) and he would send stuff back if the street was misspelled. (My 97 year old grandmother would sometimes spell out blvd and continue it on the next line on the envelope, sometimes leaving out a letter.)

Instead of confronting him, I called his supervisor and begged her not to tell him it was me and asked that my mail be delivered properly. She did tell him. The next day, he cornered me in our hallway and I was terrified. I ended up moving away within a year and my new mailman was one of the most wonderful people, keeping an eye out for all the elderly and always wishing Happy Birthday to us when we would get cards.

This POS, who was being paid to sit in a bar all day, should be held accountable separately for each piece of mail and spend the rest of his life in jail as a lesson to any others who are not doing their job- because you know there are probably many more just like him that have not been discovered.


13 posted on 03/31/2013 8:24:13 AM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: DogByte6RER
Being that I trash 99% of what comes through the regular mail these days, I personally want to thank this guy for doing some of my work for me.

In this age of email, text messages, electronic banking and direct deposits, and with private companies like UPS and FedEx handling package delivery just fine, I cannot imagine any reason why the U.S. Postal Service should even be necessary. Just shut the entire monster down, along with the entire federal welfare system for that matter.

When was the last time anybody received anything useful through the U.S. Mail?

14 posted on 03/31/2013 8:24:58 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: Cowgirl of Justice

Is the PO hiring? Sounds like a gig I could fit right in to. LOL!


15 posted on 03/31/2013 8:26:49 AM PDT by rktman (BACKGROUND CHECKS? YOU FIRST MR. PRESIDENT!(not that we'd get the truth!))
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To: fella
Beside you can't fire him, he's union.

Anyone else would be in prison for tampering with the US Mail. But this guy is protected by his union. What a farce.

How anyone can read about instances like this one and defend unions as protecting the working man against unjust punishments by employers is beyond belief.

16 posted on 03/31/2013 8:27:03 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: DogByte6RER

God help me, I’ve seen those. Yes, I was a postman very early in life. And i’ve seen postal workers playing football with an urn clearly marked, and falling dead drunk in the midnight heap of mail from the coast steamer :).

The more things change...


17 posted on 03/31/2013 8:34:03 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: SamAdams76

If the U.S. mail didn’t exist the IRS wouldn’t be able to send you their notices demanding the $2.00 you owe them.

So I say we shut the son-of-a-bitch down!


18 posted on 03/31/2013 8:36:49 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: Rennes Templar
Did your misspell “righting” on purpose. Clever.
19 posted on 03/31/2013 8:37:19 AM PDT by 4yearlurker (Hurry up Spring!!!!)
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To: Rennes Templar

Ha.


20 posted on 03/31/2013 8:39:08 AM PDT by Dysart ( Democracy is the road to socialism-- Karl Marx)
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To: SamAdams76

Me.


21 posted on 03/31/2013 8:40:59 AM PDT by TEXOKIE (We must surrender only to our Holy God and never to the evil that has befallen us.)
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To: DogByte6RER; Tax-chick
"Just because I was lazy, and I became a not very good employee," said Farrell. "I just wanted to get out of their as soon as possible."

Wrote the lazy/not very good journalist.

22 posted on 03/31/2013 8:43:07 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: DogByte6RER
I know a former letter carrier who was fired for throwing away junk mail back in the 1980s. Till this day he thinks he did nothing wrong because in his words, “everyone was doing it, they just picked on me”. He was hauled into federal court where he was allowed to plea bargained the charge down so that he wouldn't serve time. He was fined and on probation for a few years and hasn't found decent employment since.
23 posted on 03/31/2013 8:44:13 AM PDT by Wiggins
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To: Baynative

WA ping


24 posted on 03/31/2013 8:45:06 AM PDT by ShorelineMike (Constituo, ergo sum.)
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To: DogByte6RER

What did you expect from the USPS and any of our institutions run by the feds? Billions of dollars in debt and mismanaged horribly. Why should this example of incompetence be any surprise to anyone? We don’t exactly have rocket scientists running that operation.


25 posted on 03/31/2013 8:48:45 AM PDT by dowcaet
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To: oh8eleven

“On-Duty Mailman Spends Workday at Bar”

If this was in Michigan, the Postal Worker would have had to fight the UAW goons for a stool at the bar.


26 posted on 03/31/2013 8:50:40 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: TEXOKIE

How do I get on a route where the carrier throws away junk mail


27 posted on 03/31/2013 8:56:57 AM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: DogByte6RER
“”I began drinking and everything else,” said Farrell. “I became non-complacent and I just didn't really care anymore.””

Anyone else see an ADA suit coming over this one. . .can't fire me because I am ILL, ILL I tell ya!

Examples like this guy are all too common.

I never use the USPS for any mail that simply has to be delivered. NEVER.

UPS, Fed-Ex for letters and other documents of value. Never the USPA.

And given someone, somewhere in the USPS is defacing my National Review Mag (and a few years ago my American Spectator), to heck with the lot of them.

Oh, I did complain to the USPS, was told “we'll investigate and get back to you” . . . and years later. . .asked about the status of the complaint and was told to re-file it.

I called NR and they told me what I experience is not uncommon.

Shock, I know, to find out the unionized lazy Holder's People at the USPS would not deliver mail, destroy it and deface it. . .and demand a raise and Saturday's off!

28 posted on 03/31/2013 8:57:08 AM PDT by Hulka
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To: Mr. Jeeves
Some years ago, a wave of new hires and changed assignments played havoc with the mail deliveries on local postal routes and in my folks' neighborhood. There were unpredicatble and late delivery times, missing mail, and some days without any mail delivered at all. Repeated complaints were ineffective -- until my mother assembled a collection of our new mailman's empty miniature liquor bottles that he had a habit of dumping into the hedge at the end of my folks' driveway.

My mother went to the local post office and did the velvet hammer routine. She politely and at length recounted to a manager at the front counter the lapses that had occurred with the new mailman. She then handed over a clear plastic bag containing some of our mailman's discarded liquor bottles for use in counseling their employee.

My mother also sweetly explained that if the problem was not soon solved, to make sure they had the backing of the people above them, she would go to the big post office downtown and talk to the area postmaster and give him more of our new mailman's empty liquor bottles. This prompted a call for the senior manager to come and hear the story, which resulted in promises that the problem would be promptly taken care of.

A few days later, our old postman was back and made a point of ringing the bell at my folk's house. He told my mother that there would be no more mail problems. He also thanked her for getting his old route assignment back, which had been taken from him as part of an affirmative action shuffle. Later, my mother was told that without a route and assigned to closely supervised mail sorting and the like, the problem mailman soon quit.

29 posted on 03/31/2013 9:03:14 AM PDT by Rockingham
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To: SamAdams76

This is very true. 90% of what I receive from the Post Ofice is junk mail. The one thing I would like to receive, a $100 rebate that I am owed from S&W, has failed to show up yet. My carrier was probably at the pub the day it showed up.


30 posted on 03/31/2013 9:04:45 AM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: DogByte6RER

My mail carrier once left me a note saying he wouldn’t deliver my mail unless my sidewalk was shoveled to his satisfaction.

I redid my walk and then left a note in my mailbox saying I wouldn’t pay his salary unless my mail was delivered to my satisfaction.

Never heard another word.


31 posted on 03/31/2013 9:08:19 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Blather. Reince. Repeat.)
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To: Cowgirl of Justice

For whatever reason, II read something about 25 years ago that said letter carriers were just about the most content workers in the world. My brother and his wife both worked for the Post Office in inside jobs, and they hated it.


32 posted on 03/31/2013 9:08:24 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (What word begins with "O" and ends in economic collapse?)
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To: 3Fingas

a $100 rebate that I am owed from S&W, has failed to show up yet
= = = = = = = = = = = = =
Not saying that the mailman didn’t do that etc
BUT
I kind of think those rebates are ‘timed’ to sort of bypass the return date so the ‘smarter’ among us don’t buy the product, get the rebate, then return the product.

Normally by the time the rebate arrives, I forget what it was for ...(of course 1939 may have something to do with that)....<:


33 posted on 03/31/2013 9:26:33 AM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 --I turn 75 next year- but remember, that's only 24 Celsius. (TKS R. Reagan))
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To: fella

“Beside you can’t fire him, he’s union.”

I haven’t seen anything that says he was fired, but I did find that he is a “contract mail carrier”.....making it unlikely that he’s a union member.


34 posted on 03/31/2013 9:36:36 AM PDT by Gator113 ( ~just keep livin~)
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To: vette6387
If this was in Michigan, the Postal Worker would have had to fight the UAW goons for a stool at the bar.
Standing room only ...

35 posted on 03/31/2013 9:38:54 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: jmacusa

I think he meant “non-compliant,’ but could be either, I sppose. The spelling/vocab are off.


36 posted on 03/31/2013 9:42:53 AM PDT by EDINVA
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To: DogByte6RER

He was fined and sentenced to 120 hours of community service and three years probation....Now I’M ashamed. As a cop in 1976 I arrested a guy for stealing his wife’s alimony check out of her mailbox (which was always replaced by whoever he sent it to, first)and the poor bastid got seven years in Federal Prison. (I doubt he did it all). But a Postal Union member got 120 hours of ‘community service’? WHAT the Hell is wrong with this country? He should have spent a year in jail for EACH piece of mail he destroyed and TWO for the junk mail pieces. I should have let the dumb ass I caught off with a wrist slap and said “Some day the UPS is gonna go broke, ya know.”


37 posted on 03/31/2013 9:52:10 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Wait till the bureaucrats get their hands on our healthcare. You ain’t seen nothin’ yet!


38 posted on 03/31/2013 10:24:31 AM PDT by Spok
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To: dowcaet
What did you expect from the USPS and any of our institutions run by the feds?

Imagine what Obamacare is going to be like.

39 posted on 03/31/2013 10:30:24 AM PDT by ladyjane (For the first time in my life I am not proud of my country.)
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To: Twotone

Each piece of undelivered mail should constitute a separate charge. The guy ought to be in jail!

His people on the route should give him a party. Thank you for not delivering all the junk we get in the mail. I think he did more good than bad. /sarc (sorta).


40 posted on 03/31/2013 11:49:53 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: napscoordinator

How many checks were amongst the junk? How many birthday cards & letters from families that never got delivered? I know your post was sarcastic (sorta), but this is outrageous behavior & a year’s worth of community service wouldn’t be punishment enough!

Maybe I’m just in a really bad mood today...


41 posted on 03/31/2013 12:59:46 PM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: DogByte6RER

If this happens four or five more times they might fire him.


42 posted on 03/31/2013 1:02:02 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs, you've likely misread the situation.)
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To: DogByte6RER

I don’t care to hear from anyone anyway...Besides the only mail there is nowadays are bills and junk mail.

I keep telling these fools I never get their mail....

Please Mr. Postman, continue to throw all this cheet away.


43 posted on 03/31/2013 1:07:25 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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