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  08-20-2007, 04:23 AM
 
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hi, just wondered if the post office was training new employees in other areas. the branch that i use most of the time has some REAL WINNERS working there now going thru training. one guy didn't think it was possible to mail a package first class mail to canada for $3-4.00. also, one of the new ladies there argued up and down with me that ONLY BOOKS could be mailed media mail when i wanted to mail some discs media mail. just wondered if there were other similar situations out there. thanks stoogedog
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  08-20-2007, 05:07 AM
 
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Oh, yeah, there's a few winners at my local office. I had one guy who refused to take a single CD mailer to Canada without a customs form. I simply put stamps on them and mailed them, right in front of him. They got there fine. Anymore, I go to the USPS site, and bring a printout of the specific regulation (especially for media mail). When they give me and argument, I show them the printout. End of argument. It only takes once, and then they remember you - and no arguments from there on!
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  08-20-2007, 09:49 AM
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  08-21-2007, 02:48 AM
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I think by far the stupidest, or most frustrating was an argument I had with over postage.

I brought in a package - a little yellow envelope with 3 stamps on it.
I asked him to weigh it, to make sure it had enough.
And it required 78 cents- and I put 112 on it- or whatever the amount was-
so he puts it back on the counter and says what do you want to do-
I said about what?
he says you have too much postage on it-
I said uhmm ok? guess the post office makes out this time- jokingly
He didn't take it as a joke, he said all packages had to be exact postage- I chuckled and said, no they don't.
We argued a good 5 minutes before I had to ASK for a manager, to resolve it.


Dumb argument, but I wonder how many people believed him and took stamps off, or tried to adjust it- or simply repackage it-

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  08-23-2007, 12:30 AM
 
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I remember when I would ship stuff COD a while back, I would have to instruct the workers on how to do it, lol. I would tell them what parts I get and the post office keeps.
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  08-23-2007, 04:32 AM
 
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hi, those of us who have to "help" the postal workers thru the procedures and policies should get some sort of discount. LOL. thanks stoogedog
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  08-24-2007, 04:51 AM
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I have a small quaint post office. There's only about 6 people who work there. Most of them have been there over 20 years and they are all cool and take real good care of me.
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heh heh. My cool postal dude
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