Anyone else notice USPS's quality of service has severely declined?

Haystack

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The postal service is terrible here, whether it be packages or mail. We get our neighbors mail all the time and they get ours. Sometimes things just never show up. I got an envelope about a month ago intended for a neighbor about a mile down the road. When I took it to him, he said it was rent money from a rent house he owned.

I've filed a couple of complaints over lost mail, but it does zero good. Both our carrier and the post master have the BLM chip on their shoulder.
 

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Been terrible in my area for 20+ years. Stood inside our office door one time and watched our carrier writing a note which was then left in the mailbox. Went out to get mail and the note said they were unable to deliver package because there was no one in the office. Not an isolated incident.


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It is not just the USPS, every business is using covid to give piss poor service. I went to get a haircut a Supercuts yesterday which usually opens at 9:00 am and there was a sign on the door that said they were having summer hours and did not open until 10:00 am. I have been going there for years and never before have they has summer hours. Another covid casualty.
 

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When I lived in DC, it could take three weeks to go from one side of the district to the other - a distance usually less than 10 miles. Couriers did a booming business because contracts, checks, etc. (often for multi-million dollar deals) taking three weeks to go across town was unacceptable to the businesses.

At the Brentwood postal facility - the one that was closed due to anthrax - they found semi-trailers of mail that had been sitting from six weeks to three months. It was a circus.

And it does not help that the Postal Service helps folks with connections get hired despite lower scores on the test.
 

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Probably most of you are not old enough to remember but in the 1960's if you mailed a letter from a "starred" (had a large star on it) mailbox it was guaranteed to be delivered the next day (and it was). Now if I mail a letter to my next door neighbor it will maybe be delivered in 4 days, maybe.
 

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Although I would say that service has gone down over the years, it especially has gone down since the so called "15 days to slow the spread". Many times packages will sit at a location until they get enough for a load for the destination. My GF sent a package to her daughter, which she also spent extra special delivery costs. Took almost a month to finally arrive after countless calls to USPS.
 

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USPS is by far the slowest. I'm on a contracted rural route and we have good carriers. I often see them delivering up & down the road. On more than one occasion, they've recognized my truck and stopped me on the road to give me a package that was too large to fit in the mailbox. My gate is 1/4 mile from the mailbox and USPS won't leave packages there - Amazon and UPS do so regularly.
Unfortunately, Amazon often sublets my deliveries to USPS. When I see it has shipped USPS, I know it is going to take several days longer, and that if it won't fit in my oversized mailbox, I'm going to have to drive 15 mi to town to the post office to pick it up the next day.
 

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USPS is by far the slowest. I'm on a contracted rural route and we have good carriers. I often see them delivering up & down the road. On more than one occasion, they've recognized my truck and stopped me on the road to give me a package that was too large to fit in the mailbox. My gate is 1/4 mile from the mailbox and USPS won't leave packages there - Amazon and UPS do so regularly.
Unfortunately, Amazon often sublets my deliveries to USPS. When I see it has shipped USPS, I know it is going to take several days longer, and that if it won't fit in my oversized mailbox, I'm going to have to drive 15 mi to town to the post office to pick it up the next day.

This is exactly why I quit buying from Amazon. My house is 1/4 mile back in the woods and the mail carrier refuses to use my gate code and come to the house. She just leaves a package on the ground beside the gate. More than one package has disappeared that way.
 

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Those phuktards.

In the last 90 days I've had my social security froze and 3 creditcards froze cause my mail has been returned to sended as I didnt live here anymore.

A bunch of flying monkeys phucking flash footballs.

Just give amazon the usps contract already and disband the union.
 

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