Invest in a wheel! It is invaluable when measuring dismounts. Get a couple carriers to chip in. For @ $125 You can get a good industrial model. It will earn you far more than it costsJoe Reeser et al -- "They don't have one [ measuring wheel ]. The Postmaster places one foot directly in front of the other and 'walks off' the distance for dismounts as an estimate.
-- If the PM's foot is not exactly 12 inches long, seems a greivance should be in order.
-- Probably could pick up a 25ft measuring tape at Harbor Freight with the purchase of another item and a free measuring tape coupon.
"I purchased package markers and whatnot.."
-- Heck carriers are posting of using the old daily plastic mail markers to mark parcels.
-- Back in the day, just touching a plastic mail marker was a firing offense.
It did feel pretty silly when my PM and I would stretch out the tape measure. Then when it was at maximum length, stand still and turn while the other would walk by for next segment. Taking turns until dismount was measured.Invest in a wheel! It is invaluable when measuring dismounts. Get a couple carriers to chip in. For @ $125 You can get a good industrial model. It will earn you far more than it costs