February 11, 2012

Grrr... post office worker, I loathe you.

We have a big post office about 5 min from my house. It is ALWAYS packed and there is only ever 1 person working there, even tho it is the hub and the only place you can get your passport as well. Saturday's they are only open from 9-2 so it is always crowded but I went anyway.

There is 1 man that always seems to be working there and I will just say that he is not a native English speaker and doesn't always understand what people are saying to him. That is fine, my husband is from Germany and I've lived abroad in 4 different countries... but just because YOU don't understand ME doesn't give you the right to get pissy with me or just repeat yourself over and over when it doesn't make sense.

He also ALWAYS overcharges me! I got a swap block from someone in Cali - it costs them $0.64 to send it to me. What does he charge me? $1.71 - are you freaking kidding me? And to make it worse, the person gave me the wrong zipcode the first time so I had to resend it and pay $1.71 again - yep, $3.42 for one square of fabric... ridiculous. I asked him today if that is the cheapest "yes, cheapest." I said I don't think so, I am pretty sure there is a cheaper option "no, cheapest." Great...

THEN I find out today that our post won't let us send anything that isn't flat in the "flat rate envelopes" - even tho everyone I buy from on Etsy sends up to 7 yards of fabric in one. He tried to charge me $13  - "Not flat, no flat rate!" I finally gave up and went to another post office. She explained that it is a new policy, blah blah blah. That is fine, even tho I don't agree with it since obviously it is up to the individual post office worker to decide because everyone else still uses them... but regardless, just be nice and explain, don't be an ass and yell at me like post office jerk #1. Seriously done going to that bigger post office - the small one by us is open 8am - noon on Saturdays so I will either go right after work before they close at 4 or wait for Saturday - sick of that jerk and I really just want to hurt him everytime I see him. Rawwwrrrrr.

I understand they have no money to employ more people, I understand they have to watch costs, but that doesn't give people the right to be jerks and raise their voices... espec. when their lack of English skills are causing some of the problems! Be nice, explain instead of repeating the same stupid phrase over and over, and you will piss off a lot less people you post office jerk :-p

Ok... my rant is done, my packages are mailed, I will go calm down now :-p


LynCC said...

Awww. I know it can be frustrating at the post office.

Impera_Magna said...


Do you have the equivalent of Ship A Package? [https://www.usps.com/ship/ship-a-package.htm]

It's actually cheaper for me to print the postage & label at home than to pay for shipping at the post office. Plus, since the postage is on the label... no waiting in line. Just drop it off.

You should be able to get a chart of letter weights and charges and use a postal scale for letters... so you know how much it will cost to send a letter. Save some time...

Hope this helps!