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PITTBULL*Person was signed in when posted
01-24-2015
07:18 PM ET (US)
X-STEW Thats pretty funny, but did they force you to sign for the stock with no safe for those 2 days? I am just curious how one would properly deal in a situation like that (well proper for the post office). I would of thought management would of put out an effort to get a safe, but I am not shocked.

     How did get down to under $5 for your count, as I thought we were suppose to have $100 (give or take $5). I think my boss would of been ticked if I was short $95, or am I reading this wrong?
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Susie Meroniuk
01-24-2015
12:14 PM ET (US)
dont forget one must get paid mileage for going to the bank, etc.  Whatever the IRS rules for miles then that is what you get paid.  Susie      
     On Saturday, January 24, 2015 11:18 AM, QT - X-stew <qtopic-22-RCNDD7WjuJsaa@quicktopic.com> wrote:

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X-stewPerson was signed in when posted
01-24-2015
12:14 PM ET (US)
Later on in same place, when quarterly counts were happening, I got down to under $5.00. Easy count.

Never feared PI or worried about them. When I got my second wholesale safe, there was no safe. Just an upright cabinet in a walk-in vault with hasps and new $3 locks. Said no good. Only phones were on bosses desks so I looked up PI number, and called them in front of bosses. Said they were trying to give me $125,000 worth of stock with no safe to put it in. 2 days later, PI showed, week later, they re-arranged vault and put in safe.
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RIKSNYPerson was signed in when posted
01-24-2015
11:50 AM ET (US)
That's pretty funny.
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PITTBULL*Person was signed in when posted
01-24-2015
11:36 AM ET (US)
Would be nice not to wait on people, but unless we were totally out of coins we could not do that exact change thing, we always had dimes, nickels and pennies Customers could only complain to management if they were there, which seemed to be a rare occurrence and we were left alone to the wolves with their silly rules. Managers would come and go as they like and never would let you know when and if they were coming in and what time or day they where going to come to work. I hope you did not have to deal with those PI folks too much, as they seem as bad as management from what little I have learned from you.
     I once had a job where I needed help for 45minutes once a week and asked for assistance several times with no assistance. I asked this one former steward that was sitting in as a 204B and his reply was "If you can't handle it quit". I really did not like that smart ass comment and figured that is a management response and not a steward response so I ignored it and bid off that job the first chance I had. The funny thing is that he then got stuck with that job and he begged me to tell the managers how it was and that he needed help. I told him the same thing he told me "If you can't handl;e it then quit". He didn't like my attitude, but atleast I am not two faced like he was, so he retired real soon after that since he could not handle the job.
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X-stewPerson was signed in when posted
01-24-2015
11:18 AM ET (US)
/m2621 Before PO took credit cards, boss didn't want to send her pet out for change. For days. So one day I stood at window and announced "Next, but exact change only". People knocked on the office, yelled at mgr, who yelled at my boss, while I sat on stool with nothing to do. I'll take the heat any day but just for my own actions.

/m2623 If I never said it before, PI will tell you 'If you didn't bring it to work, don't take it from work'. Window clerks have no problem unless they look for a way to get something extra. Even if CC didn't charge 3% fee, not recording the true nature of the transaction is fire-able fraud every time.

Mgr told fellow clerk who was buying one stamp from me and getting $50 cash back so as not have to go to ATM, to stop it or else. Seemed OK to me, but once told to stop, you gotta stop.
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PITTBULL*Person was signed in when posted
01-24-2015
09:57 AM ET (US)
X-STEW -- From reading your past posts, it sounds to me that that some of the postal inspectors are the ones to be investigated ; not some poor sap using his credit card. Sad but it is obvious that management does not care, and that is why most folks will not get involved in things that are not their business. Yes there are Union gurus, some of which I wonder if they handle mail at all, that do get involved constantly - but seeing how post office justice is served, it leaves a sour taste in most of our mouths.
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PITTBULL*Person was signed in when posted
01-16-2015
09:52 AM ET (US)
And they want to do banking and they can't even make change for a Twenty. LMAO..... Pretty sad.
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PITTBULL*Person was signed in when posted
01-16-2015
09:48 AM ET (US)
RETIRED NOW -- I have to laugh because I do not know how many times I gave out rolls of quarters, and dimes because that is all they had for change. That is what we were told to do by management and it really pissed off some customers; so much so it seemed like they were trying to get rid of customers. That seems pretty unprofessional for USPS, or any business, but that is how they treat their customers. It seems if you try to do the right thing you get in trouble with all the rules, as it is much easier to give a customer 100dimes then to take a chance getting suspended and the postal inspectors rounding you up because you wanted to give the customer a TEN. You really can't care when management doesn't. So glad to be out of that mess.
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Retired now
01-16-2015
08:36 AM ET (US)
I should have gone to my union and complained that she suggested that I carry my own bill change for my drawer. I did go the union once, filed a grievance about her working the mail when it was the clerk's time, and she turned into a nightmare to work for. Talk about retaliation. She was horrible about everything that I did after that grievance. I hope that I never see her again.
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Retired now
01-16-2015
08:32 AM ET (US)
Interesting discussion on the POS drawer. I retired last year after 21 years in an Indiana post office. We only had a 100.00 cash reserve and it was tough on Saturday mornings because the reserve was usually full of twenties from Friday. The postmaster was responsible for keeping correct change in the reserve, BUT, she almost always took Fridays off, so I would get stuck on Saturdays without proper change for my customers.

She tried to pressure me into keeping change for twenties in my own wallet. It used to really make me mad. I had always been told by former postmaster, that you were not to mix your own money with that of your drawers.

I wanted to complain to someone, but the MPOO did not like clerks. (He was once a clerk, but treated clerks like they were garbage once he attained management status).

So glad I no longer have to deal with a postmaster that makes her own rules about the POS drawer.
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X-stewPerson was signed in when posted
01-10-2015
09:49 PM ET (US)
Only 4 windows could be open there at once. Many were tossing box mail, in one of the 2 registry cages, or putting mail around to carriers and not on the window in the morning. One bldg with 3 floors, carriers were on the top 2.

With bad bosses, gotta give them enough rope to show they were making a hostile work environment then call EEO, not union. Yelling, but for how long, how close, and was it profane? Were they threatening verbally or physically like slamming doors, pounding walls, or kicking a wastebasket 20 feet across the room? Witnesses? Saw a case won when other bosses said nothing happened, but clerks 30-40 feet away did, and saw those bosses were only like 5-10 feet away.
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X-stewPerson was signed in when posted
01-10-2015
03:52 PM ET (US)
/m2613 All just poor excuses. I get involved when it'll be more work for me not to, or I can nip a problem in the bud.

I doubt you've ever dealt with PI but they tend to take every money irregularity as the end of the world. They were after a guy with 26 years, had the cameras up all over for months, in a branch where I just left and was still steward. PI saw a pal making change every day. Turned out he was bringing $400 in fives and ones daily to handle the morning rush of twenties. They scared both of us by bringing him in the office, but only told him to 'knock it off'. They raised the cash reserve, and told us they knew he was doing nothing else wrong. But if he had, he'd have been removed too. Guy with 26 years lost it all.

20 years before, there was a bulk mail clerk who brought company checks to the window clerks and asked for stamps. Told them mailer had changed their minds and wanted mailing to go first class, not 3rd. Went on for years till a bean counter for one of those mailers noticed he was missing 3602 from PO, proof his place spent money on bulk mailings. PI brought over 11 PTF with credits, marched out 11 window clerks who were out 4 months, got 2 months back pay. BM clerk was the thief, window clerks had good checks from know mailers, but PI refused to believe they all weren't in on it.

So that's what PI are like, sorta guilty till proven innocent. Not my call to take 2 months back pay, but the ones who refused to settle in order to show they were not guilty, were out longer but still only got 2 months back pay. That's what the pressure of no income for months does to you, makes you desperate, and that's what PI count on. They don't care about collateral damage, just ending the stealing, and there's zero chance they'd have told the guy taking 3% it was nothing.
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RIKSNYPerson was signed in when posted
01-10-2015
11:01 AM ET (US)
Credit card companies will not allow a merchant to charge customers more if they use a credit card for payment.
Credit card companies will also not allow merchants to set a minimum purchase amount for those using credit cards.
I know it is done, but if the cc company finds out, they will deauthorize the merchant & no longer allow them to accept credit cards as payment.
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