Our parcel truck........yes, we get a special truck with 99% of our non-Amazon parcels, comes between 9am and 11am usually. As a result, all carries have to return to the PO mid-route to get parcels for area we haven't delivered. The RCA Aux has to take out all other priorities once he finishes his route.
Our former PM got ahold of district and told them they need to either change the Truck drivers schedule to get him here earlier or hire a separate truck to split up his route. We are the furthest PO from our P&DC, so we get our truck LAST. However, they pick up the mail in reverse, so our dispatch is FIRST.
ANYWAYS, when the PM talked to district head and said they need to fix this, they responded with, "I would have to hire another truck. If I do that, it will hurt my bonus."
To summarize, USPS pays a district head to intentionally delay mail resulting in multiple offices and dozens of carriers being paid almost daily extra trips, 2nd trips, wait time, mileage, etc. I did a quick, but thorough, review of the last years pay stubs and I was paid between $1500-$2000 for these tasks AND I am pretty sure I was shorted often. The RCA Aux estimated he was paid over $1500 in mileage alone and probably another $1500-$2000 in pay. That's almost $6000 in one year, with a tiny office of 1 J route and 1 Aux route. The office that gets its truck directly before us is only 10 minutes away. They have 2 full routes and a few city routes. However, they have an RCA scheduled every day to deal with this(if available). So you can count on a minimum $40 a day for the RCA between hours and mileage. Thats at least $200 a week, and probably $10k a year. Thats just the Rural side. I have no idea in regards to the city carries or added costs for clerks.
All of this is intentional so that the District Manager can get a bigger bonus. Does anyone wonder why the USPS hemorrhages money?
BTW, parcel truck arrived around 1130am Thursday.