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Mon Feb 1, 2021, 06:08 PM

This thing with slow mail is getting worse!

SS sent out paperwork for my telephone hearing weeks ago, according to the stamp. And it just got delivered to me today! And my lawyer hasn't got there copy. The hearing is on the 9th!

This is unacceptable! What can possibly be the holdup now? The holidays are over!

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Reply This thing with slow mail is getting worse! (Original post)
Lady Freedom Returns Feb 2021 OP
leftieNanner Feb 2021 #1
empedocles Feb 2021 #2
Lady Freedom Returns Feb 2021 #3
Timewas Feb 2021 #4
VA_Jill Feb 2021 #5
roamer65 Feb 2021 #7
moondust Feb 2021 #16
maxsolomon Feb 2021 #6
cwydro Feb 2021 #8
dsc Feb 2021 #32
Lady Freedom Returns Feb 2021 #10
Hoyt Feb 2021 #9
Lady Freedom Returns Feb 2021 #12
Hoyt Feb 2021 #13
USALiberal Feb 2021 #11
VarryOn Feb 2021 #14
Retrograde Feb 2021 #15
Lady Freedom Returns Feb 2021 #19
I_UndergroundPanther Feb 2021 #29
FakeNoose Feb 2021 #17
Lady Freedom Returns Feb 2021 #18
FakeNoose Feb 2021 #21
Lady Freedom Returns Feb 2021 #22
FakeNoose Feb 2021 #23
Lady Freedom Returns Feb 2021 #24
Generic Brad Feb 2021 #25
FakeNoose Feb 2021 #26
Generic Brad Feb 2021 #27
Celerity Feb 2021 #20
CTyankee Feb 2021 #28
Lady Freedom Returns Feb 2021 #33
CTyankee Feb 2021 #34
Greybnk48 Feb 2021 #30
Initech Feb 2021 #31

Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Original post)

Mon Feb 1, 2021, 06:11 PM

1. They still haven't replaced or repaired

the sorting machine. I would guess that they haven't reinstated any of the overtime etc.

Until we get rid of DeJoy, it won't improve.

Priority Mail packages to my daughters in Denver and NYC used to take 3 days, now it's more like a week to 10 days.

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Original post)

Mon Feb 1, 2021, 06:18 PM

2. My SIL reports gettingher instate mail being processed out of state.

Those trumper sorting machine destroyers must be in the legal crosshairs somewhere.

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Response to empedocles (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 1, 2021, 06:23 PM

3. I hope!

This is ridiculous!

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Original post)

Mon Feb 1, 2021, 06:27 PM

4. Yes

I have a small package that has been sitting in Chicago for almost 6 weeks..

An order that was placed Dec.7th, got to Chicago the 23rd..

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Original post)

Mon Feb 1, 2021, 07:03 PM

5. I do not

send my car payment by mail any more. I drop it at the local branch of the regional bank.

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Response to VA_Jill (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 1, 2021, 07:06 PM

7. Yeah. All my time sensitive bills are online now.

Sad sad sad.

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Response to VA_Jill (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 1, 2021, 07:29 PM

16. Good move.

I had to pay a $50 late fee a few months ago for an automatic bill payment sent by my bank via USPS that was returned to the bank. After 10 years of reliable service mailing the same payment. I switched to hand delivering a check myself.

Talked to the local post office supervisor about it who said there was no way to bill USPS for the late fee.

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Original post)

Mon Feb 1, 2021, 07:05 PM

6. I don't know where you are, but the USPS is working fine for me

Just sent a package to MT and it got there in 3 days.

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Response to maxsolomon (Reply #6)

Mon Feb 1, 2021, 07:08 PM

8. No problems here in NC either.

I send a lot of cards and letters to Wales, and they get there faster than I'd expect, though I realize that's not only our post.

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Response to cwydro (Reply #8)

Mon Feb 1, 2021, 09:31 PM

32. I have been OK here too but I mailed something when I went up to Ohio

to another place in Ohio and it took forever. Ironically I mailed it from there thinking it would take less time so I traded the ability to mail it on a Sat in NC for a Mon in Ohio and it wound up taking over 2 weeks as opposed to the three days it was supposed to.

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Response to maxsolomon (Reply #6)

Mon Feb 1, 2021, 07:12 PM

10. Tucson Arizona.

And the mail was already messed up. Then got worse when tRump and his goons started to playing with it.

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Original post)

Mon Feb 1, 2021, 07:10 PM

9. They've been hit hard by CV19 and increased package orders.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #9)

Mon Feb 1, 2021, 07:15 PM

12. But legal documents needed to be handled....

In a timely manner. Anything that has to do with government needs be handled in a timely manner!

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Reply #12)

Mon Feb 1, 2021, 07:17 PM

13. Agree 100%. Hope Hearing goes well.

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Original post)

Mon Feb 1, 2021, 07:12 PM

11. Fine here in Kansas City! Nt

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Original post)

Mon Feb 1, 2021, 07:19 PM

14. I remember when "did you go the mailbox?" was asked daily in our home...

Now, a couple times per week, one of us will ask "when was the last time you went to the mailbox?" With bills set on auto-draft and others coming overemail, old-fashioned mail isn't important to my family. UPS and FedEx are more prominent and important to us since we buy so much online.

If you put a gun to my head, I couldn't tell you what a 1st class stamp costs today.

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Original post)

Mon Feb 1, 2021, 07:21 PM

15. It seems to be regional

I ordered a prescription refill last Monday, got it two days later. Here in the Bay Area mail delivery seems to be normal.

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Response to Retrograde (Reply #15)

Mon Feb 1, 2021, 07:46 PM

19. Please don't get me started on my delivery of my meds.

Been taking up to two weeks to get to me. I'm going to have to risk going to the pharmacy to get them. I can't wait for my MS meds if they are going to help me.

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Reply #19)

Mon Feb 1, 2021, 09:07 PM

29. I have always got my meds from the pharmacy

I don't like the idea of doing it by mail,even before DeJoy fucked everything up.

Sometimes the script is wrong ,so I prefer to just coordinate with the pharmacy to get stuff done. Call in my meds with a real human being,than take a short walk to pick them up.

One time I lost my gluconometer,freaked out looking for it until about 8, than called my endocrinologist
who called the pharmacy and had a new one by dinner time. Can't do that via mail.

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Original post)

Mon Feb 1, 2021, 07:29 PM

17. Express Mail and Priority Mail are the best options with the US Postal System

The reason why is the tracking number they give you - it allows you to track the delivery and they know they have to be on time. Yes it costs more, so I use it sparingly. Regular 1st class mail has no tracking number, and it can sit for a long time before they get around to sorting and delivering it to the destination.

For bill paying, my best advice is to pay all bills online through your local bank's online checking account. Most banks offer that service now, and many have it for no additional charge. My electronic checks (paying my bills) are never late because I can tell my bank when the payment needs to be received. Check your balance a few times a month and keep track of your outgoing charges. This is the best way to pay bills ON TIME and not have to worry whether the check was received.

Most of us understand how deposits can be made to our checking account (e.g. social security, disability, bi-monthly paycheck, etc.) so we need to also understand that bill-paying works the same way. Banks in Europe, especially France and Germany, have been doing this for over 20 years.

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #17)

Mon Feb 1, 2021, 07:42 PM

18. Looks like the government is not using those.

And if they are, the postal service is blowing it.

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Reply #18)

Mon Feb 1, 2021, 08:03 PM

21. The US government does make direct electronic transfers

... when people apply for them and give the banking info through their IRS tax payments, and through social security. Anyone who doesn't supply the info will never receive a government payment by electronic transfer. Those checks get printed out and mailed the old-fashion way.



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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #21)

Mon Feb 1, 2021, 08:06 PM

22. But this is paperwork about a hearing.

And the first my lawyer heard of was from me! they are supposed to be sent copies at the same time I am.

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Reply #22)

Mon Feb 1, 2021, 08:09 PM

23. OK sorry - I didn't mean your situation

Why couldn't somebody just pick up the phone and call you?

Sheesh!

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #23)

Mon Feb 1, 2021, 08:30 PM

24. That's what me and my lawyer wants to know.

This was a little too close. If I didn't get the paperwork on time we'd have to start all over.

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #17)

Mon Feb 1, 2021, 08:33 PM

25. My last priority package too 45 days to reach its destination

I could have walked it there faster.

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Response to Generic Brad (Reply #25)

Mon Feb 1, 2021, 08:35 PM

26. Wow! They owe you a refund

I've always had Priority Mail delivered in 2 to 3 days.
You got cheated.



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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #26)

Mon Feb 1, 2021, 08:38 PM

27. I don't blame the postmen

I blame DeJoy and the Republicans. They gutted and hamstrung one of the greatest government agencies we have ever had. They did not hire seasonal workers for the holiday rush, they dismantled needed machines, and when COVID decimated their ranks they had no temporary employees available to fill in. The mismanagement comes straight from the top.

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Original post)

Mon Feb 1, 2021, 07:51 PM

20. Large swathes of the US infrastructure at damn near every level is decaying down to 3rd world levels

You, of course, can find world class pockets, and if you are well-off financially you can but first class services for may things, but overall I do not think the majority of Americans realise how shoddy the country's underpinnings are when viewed at wide, systemic overall levels.

But hey, the US has the largest, most powerful, most wasteful, most destructive military industrial complex in human history! Keeping that petro-dollar matrix empire under the whip-hand of Uncle Sam ain't easy (or cheap).

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Original post)

Mon Feb 1, 2021, 08:50 PM

28. I hate to think that this thread could be used against us Dems...

The RW has been trying to privatize the postal system and break the postal workers union.

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #28)

Mon Feb 1, 2021, 09:47 PM

33. We're in power now, right?

Then we better fix it!

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Reply #33)

Tue Feb 2, 2021, 01:55 PM

34. please, gawd. I'm long past tired of hearing their rants about our postal service and its unions.

These idiots are just envious that they don't have what postal workers have. Well, whose fault is that?

I struggled, during the time I spent in the workforce, to get unionization in the nonprofit organizations I worked for. They were all great nonprofits, fought for justice, civil rights, women's rights, etc. but a significant number of them disdained unions. I was viewed with mistrust because I was sympathetic to the calls for unionization among our ranks.

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Original post)

Mon Feb 1, 2021, 09:26 PM

30. Our mail is fine! We got all of our packages over the holidays

and I have yet to receive a bill late. Must be your area.

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Original post)

Mon Feb 1, 2021, 09:29 PM

31. I just got a CD that I ordered in the mail.

And it looked like it had fallen off the back of the truck and was run over. I am not thrilled with this and I already contacted the seller about it, even though I know it's not their fault.

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