Have any of you had bad experiences at USPS? If so, did you report them to USPS Customer Service or
made a report to your congressperson or better yet, a postal inspector?
The only problem I had is one day I was expecting a package-a digital camera that I ordered from Amazon. Usually, when I get something from the USPS, they either leave it on the front steps or on my porch if my door is unlocked. This day we knew it would be delivered and I waited all day for it. What I didn't know is that they left the package all the way up the driveway by the garage-this is the detached one that is quite a distance from the house. Maybe they left it there because the camera was an expensive one and the driver was worried that it would be stolen. My husband did call and complain since we could have done something during the day rather than waiting.
My step daughter had an issue where a package was delivered the next street over. The two streets had similar names. She called them because she thought the package was stolen. The driver got the package from the other address and apologized. Rather the driver making a mistake than somebody just stealing it.
I've lived at 400 Fuller Drive for almost 20 years. It's a red brick house, clearly a residence, on a quiet residential street. Down the block and around the corner is an office building, at 400 Fuller-Wiser Road, which houses, among other businesses, the Federation of State Medical Boards, which licenses doctors all over the country.
I get their mail at least once a week, and more often than that when the school year ends, and hoards of new doctors apply for licenses.
Twice a year, I take a fistful of misdelivered mail over to my local post office, and have a chat with the delivery supervisor. The mistaken mail issue is escalated by the fact that my neighborhood is the training route for new mail carriers, so I have a different one every day. There's a note on my address at the post office, and every time I go in to talk with the supervisor, a reminder goes to the carriers.
I don't think my congressperson or the postal inspector can fix this. Only a change in the numerical address of one building or the other would fix it.
The worse so far is that they left packages on 2 different occasions at my door without knocking. Just dropped a notepad sized package at my apartment door and walked off.
UPS is an xpensive courier service here so we seldom use the service.
Other courier service that we use locally are Gdex and Skynet.
These courier services are the cheapest and the most lousiest service that provided.
Good sent would take 7 days to arrive to my home.
Postal service took 2-3 days.
Complaints at FB were deleted and calls were not answered
Recently I mailed a copy of my manuscript to a Beta reader, hoping he would get it quickly and mark up corrections and make suggestions so I could get on with the revisions. It was sent out via Media Mail, which is the cheapest, but certainly not the fastest.
I tracked the package through the online Tracking app and for days, there was no update. Later, I discovered the package sat in the sending Post Office locally for nine days.
Although it was very frustrating, eventually, the book made it to the Dallas distribution center, on to Jacksonville and eventually, fourteen days from send-off, arrived at its final destination.
No, I didn't report it. Next time, I may use an overnight shipping method instead of Slow Boat to China.
by daskittlez696 years ago
With all of the technology that we have now and with the fact that the Post Office is losing money left, right, and sideways. Do you think it will survive?
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