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You are certainly in one enviable situation to basically have all your mail ready and waiting along with accountables and parcels up when you walk in the door.I can tell you first hand it is possible to do without throwing away mail. This is going to upset many on here I'm sure, but I have said it in past posts: I can finish my route between 4-6 hours and I am evaluated at 9 per day (775 boxes). I have a minimum of 150 packages per day (on the rare days I have less, I am at 4 hrs). I am very, very organized and drive a full sized pick up (so no 2nd trips, EVER). I am out of the office in 30-45 minutes everyday except Monday. I don't mark packages and I don't case my DPS. I don't finger my DPS as I know all my forwards and holds, thus take them out while on the road. I AM a runner, but at least half of my packages are for CBU's (which are 50% of route) and that is a real time saver. I have several customers that I call when they have large packages and live down nasty roads (that I will not drive down) or are more than a half mile from CBU and they meet me somewhere on the route to get the package. Most days I am able to skip dozens of mailboxes (tho this does seem to be happening less and less these days); another time saver. I do not drive like an idiot and I do not jack rabbit between boxes (it's my own vehicle, so I take care of it as much as I can). I'm not saying that I am 100% accurate 100% of the time, but I find very few mistakes (I don't know of anyone who is perfect). And I DO NOT throw away ANY mail, EVER! So just want to let you know that it is possible to do , tho there was a carrier in my office (now retired) that I subbed for years ago who UBBM'd a lot of deliverable mail (but he was not fast at all, just extremely lazy). So to your point: NOT delivering all mail IS another way to go faster.
We have a carrier like that too. I have caught him working off the clock and management says so what we need his vehicle. He doesn't record the proper reporting time every day. His time sheet says he only works about 5 hours a day. There is no way that is possible on his route! Must be doing about 100 mph and not delivering things that he should. Plus he just got an award for no accidents when I know for a fact he has hit mail boxes etc. I was his sub and the customers told me. Must be nice to do the wrong thing and get rewarded.....oh wait! That's the postal way!!!!I have a suspicion that some carriers in our district are throwing away standard mail. I am a fast and accurate carrier and know how long it takes to get any route delivered depending on the volumes. I've been on routes that the regular carrier completes before noon.. a 45K with 150 to 200 some parcels. If you deliver each piece of mail there is no freaking way you can get done before 2 PM. This carrier gets done daily in the 11:30 to 1:15 range. It's downright impossible.. I suspect standard mail is either held back or is not delivered. It's the only way you can make up the time difference. Do any of you know of or suspect other carriers of doing this to stay under eval? Also.. when putting DPS up, you are supposed to check each piece of mail and I highly doubt that happens in our office. Speed is more important than accuracy so I suspect they just look at the first piece of mail and find the last piece for that address to get out to the street quicker. I just don't get these practices.. Do your job, you get paid for it even when it is not enough. It is called work ethic! I couldn't live with myself if I didn't try my very best to be as close to a 100% accuracy as possible, even if that means I am at or over eval and have to deliver junk mail to each mail box.
Well, there should at least be some kind of efficiency award for this sub.I had a sub who could do my old 32 mile route, but only put 16 miles on the LLV.
PM at the time finally figured out the supervisor was taking care of the rest
of the route, because the sub was taking care of the supervisor.
This carrier is obviously not following their line of travel or 4003 or they wouldn't be able to take out the apartments before parcels are being thrown! This is not allowed now and definitely wont be allow once the RRECS pay system goes in effect. How did they get away with it during the recent digitalization thing that was just going on?I get it I really do. It can be done and accurately. We have a carrier that is on a 47K. We come in at 7. He takes automated out. He will run his apartments before they are finished throwing parcels. Usually back between 11:30/12:30. That said...he also gets a lot of phone calls for misdelivery and has had a couple accidents. Absolutely hates it if someone gets before he does. I do understand about beating evaluation, but gee whiz since you are getting paid why not do the job to the best of your ability.
Takes own car to the apartments. Then comes back and by then maybe the clerks are finished throwing. Then he can do route and with the packages does it all in order with no missing miles.This carrier is obviously not following their line of travel or 4003 or they wouldn't be able to take out the apartments before parcels are being thrown! This is not allowed now and definitely wont be allow once the RRECS pay system goes in effect. How did they get away with it during the resent digitalization thing that was just going on?
This here is the honest secret. I paid attention to the Senior Regulars in my office and noticed the same trend - bare minimum put up into the case, no messing around labeling and flagging parcels - Out of the office and on the street Asap.I don't mark packages and I don't case my DPS. I don't finger my DPS...
Sorry, somehow this still doesn't sound right! Its almost like a qwazzie working off the clock, but not!Takes own car to the apartments. Then comes back and by then maybe the clerks are finished throwing. Then he can do route and with the packages does it all in order with no missing miles.