Impact on rural carriers on increased parcel numbers

Skierstmoritz

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Over on Delphi forums there is a link to the oig inquiry wledge into rural struggles with the parcel increase. As the poster says it is a grim read. I don't have the knowledge to set up the link.
 

DB.Cooper

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Wow, just wow.... PLENTY of rural carriers got on the OIG website and stated pretty clearly how dorked up the parcel situation is... will anybody listen or care??? I know what I think... :rolleyes:
 

charlie

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Like every other department in usps land, I'm afraid that OIG does pollyanna reports where they just want to look good. OIG has done plenty of reports where they see all the problems in management. You know, the ones where they can't get the mail to us in a timely and appropriate manner. The ones where they show that management has the tools to do a better job, but then, OIG lets them off the hook. ......But we can do something which will at least make us feel a little better. When I post some of these audits, go to the OIG website and comment on the reports and how bad they are. They also have a section called "Audit asks".They put up where they are thinking of doing an audit. You can comment there also.
 

DB.Cooper

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As I was reading comments on the parcel overload report... I noticed there was some fellow named "Charlie" that made a few comments about the report... does anybody know someone by that name??? :unsure:
 

charlie

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As I was reading comments on the parcel overload report... I noticed there was some fellow named "Charlie" that made a few comments about the report... does anybody know someone by that name??? :unsure:
Are you talking about the OIG website? If the "Charlie' was a sarcastic bastard/ Yeah that'd be me. OIG has even denied my comments a couple of times... Guess I got a little too sarcastic or a little to close for their own comfort. When it comes to management's fragile pshycie I follow the old latin phrase: Paene caremus....translation...we almost care.
 

charlie

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Yeah, they looked about like something you (or I) would write... :unsure:
DB.... I started watching the oig site a few years ago... It's nice to be able to quote an OIG audit now and then to your pm. You know, like, gee...did you read that OIG report which burned our district manager's rear end? Bet he/she is not a happy camper." Or..."how about that OIG report which shows that plants can't get out of their own way.. You know... Like how we never get our deliveries on time and in the proper mix. Imagine if someone told the OIG about our plants."..............Nothing like putting a little fear in a bad PM.. Just knowing you know something he/she doesn't know rattles their confidence and phsycie... Play with their minds and it is harder for them to try to play with yours..
 

btdtret

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All -- might as well get prepared for the dreaded Christmas Crunch / Christmas No-Overtime Period now.

-- Dig out the paper work from your last count and make a copy of the 4241 ( Rural Delivery Statistics Report ). You can put down the corresponding MON through SAT next to the dates. Put it in a page protector and keep it at the case.

-- When manglement asks when you will be back or wonders why you are out later and later, simply point out the number of parcels on the 4241 and what you have for the day.

-- No doubt, manglement will not care, but at least you have a reference for what a "normal" day had been and what it is now.

-- At least manglement walked away -- usually mumbling -- when we showed them the 4241.
 

Shafted

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I always like to do that. Hang it right on my case. It’s pretty much a reminder of what you get for your money haha. Can’t fit a size ten foot in a size six shoe. Like I said in another post, you can’t put more than 8 oz. of water in a one cup measuring device. Stupid mgt. idiots ask the same dumbass questions every holiday season. The last time I got asked what time I would be back I said I don’t know, I could hit a deer or something. Dead silence coupled with the blank stare. I walked out and got in the LLV.
 

Rt2mailman

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I enjoy the realization that managers have when they ask me to leave a part of my route for an RCA to take so that I get back at (a certain time). I ask what do YOU want me to leave? Then they realize, they don't know, and are relying completely on my knowledge of my route, to make sure I don't get any overtime, and expect me to help them. I usually say, "If you want me to do your job, and manage the hours for my route, then give me part of your pay, otherwise I'll do the parts of the route you want me to do". Then either I am released very early for the weekly hours or I get overtime. Whatever they do, I enjoy the Christmas spirit involved, in time off or $.
 
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charlie

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My Christmas spirit was to the wonderful RCA's in our office...when told to leave stuff for RCA's so I'd get back "before" dispatch...I would....I'd leave as much as I could....Regulars never get OT...So pile on OT for RCA's...At least someone would get it.
 

charlie

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I enjoy the realization that managers have when they ask me to leave a part of my route for an RCA to take so that I get back at (a certain time). I ask what do YOU want me to leave? When they realize, they don't know, and are relying completely on my knowledge of my route, to make sure I don't get any overtime, and expect me to help them. I usually say, "If you want me to do your job, and manage the hours for my route, then give me part of your pay, otherwise I'll do the parts of the route you want me to do". Then either am released very early for the weekly hours or I get overtime. Whatever they do, I enjoy the Christmas spirit involved, in time off or $.
Here's why I started this topic... Pulling up OIG audit reports and asking your management to look them up is full of pleasure... Next time tell your manager to look up DR AR-17-007 and DR AR 16-011 on the OIG website. They both say City Carriers are getting way too much OT and are forced to work in the dark because managers at plants and managers at post offices continually fail to manage properly. Stuff like not getting mail on time, improper staffing which is unrealistic, unrealistic start times, inability to monitor volume and adjust personnel to prevent problems... Basically OIG says they don't do a good job which causes dangerous situations for carriers and cause unnecessary expense for usps.. Same crap applies to us and our management.
 
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