Skip to comments.Lazy Postal Worker Burns, Buries Undelivered Mail (Drunk On-Duty Mailman Spends Workday at Bar)
Posted on 03/31/2013 7:39:23 AM PDT by DogByte6RER
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.
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Each piece of undelivered mail should constitute a separate charge. The guy ought to be in jail!
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.
From Cliff Claven, the mailman on Cheers:
Well, you see, Norm, its like this. A herd of buffalo can only move as fast as the slowest buffalo. And when the herd is hunted, its 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.
We were glad when they finally promoted her to a job inside the post office in the next town. :)
“I just wanted to get out of their as soon as possible.”
Good righting skills.
And vocabulary skills too. ‘’I became non-complacent’’ instead of “I became complacent.’’ Yup, takes brains to deliver the mail.
This a$$hole will probably be put on disability under the ADA.....
Oxymoron: LAZY postal WORKER
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.
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?
Is the PO hiring? Sounds like a gig I could fit right in to. LOL!
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.
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...
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!