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Kile
11-04-2017
11:24 PM ET (US)
What are the proper delivery procedures for the AMAZON TEAM LIFT PARCELS?? Some of these parcels are very heavy and difficult to handle and load? You may get help to load it in your car before you leave the Post Office but when you get to delivery address there is usually no help to unload it much less get it to the front door. I think I have strained a muscle in my back. What are carriers suppose to do? Please help!
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Rainmaker
11-01-2017
04:57 AM ET (US)
The rural carrier union officers are slugs who are too lazy to do their jobs.
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Rainmaker
11-01-2017
04:52 AM ET (US)
The proper job of a union steward is not to pretend they do not hear you when you cry out because are ripped off.

The decision not to listen and meet fraud with silence is a poor one.
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Kile
10-31-2017
09:10 PM ET (US)
What are the proper delivery procedures for the AMAZON TEAM LIFT PARCELS?? Some of these parcels are very heavy and difficult to handle and load? You may get help to load it in your car before you leave the Post Office but when you get to delivery address there is usually no help to unload it much less get it to the front door. I think I have strained a muscle in my back. What are carriers suppose to do. Please help!
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Mailgirl62
10-27-2017
03:03 PM ET (US)
It's the Union folks. They don't fight for anything.
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RIKSNYPerson was signed in when posted
10-26-2017
06:59 PM ET (US)
WE NEED A MANAGEMENT THAT UNDERSTANDS

Well, you are not going to get that, obviously.

I gave you my best advice and recommend you try it, at least in a small way, and see what happens.
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Rick
10-26-2017
04:09 PM ET (US)
WE do things that are unsafe because the Parcels are so many and larger than ever and management does not care as long as you bust your butt
 and require no second trips. Personally I'm not working in the DARK! Management doesn't care about anyone or anything but their stupid numbers and how big their Bonuses are!
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RIKSNYPerson was signed in when posted
10-25-2017
05:43 PM ET (US)
Don't do things that are unsafe. It will backfire on you.
Sorry, I have no advice on the rest, other than, contact your union.
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Rick
10-25-2017
05:18 PM ET (US)
 Since our office receives huge sized and huge volumes of parcels from AMAZON, FEDEX and UPS we Rural Carriers are not offered any help and cursed for needing 2nd trips. We have been strapping parcels down on our roofs for months!!!
WHY IS THIS RIDICULOUS UNSAFE WAY OF DELIVERY BEING IGNORED AND PROMOTED BY MANAGEMENT?? BONUSES? WE NEED A MANAGEMENT THAT UNDERSTANDS WE ARE NOT FINANCIALLY EQUIPPED OR PAID TO DELIVER HUGE SIZED, AND HUGE VOLUMES OF F- ING PARCELS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THAT WOULD ALLOW US TO DO ARE JOBS SAFELY AND PROFESSIONALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Been there / done that
10-15-2017
11:35 AM ET (US)
I have no advice on getting you paid now Terry. You might still want to consider writing the actual additional miles for parcels on your trip sheet though. You never now what might come of this issue down the road and if they possibly pay it retroactively to those who took the time to document it you might get something out of it. Don't hold you breath though!
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sherry
10-15-2017
11:32 AM ET (US)
Hello,
Just voicing my concerns that we need to update the 2nd trip rules or USPS needs to provide box trucks to deliver the huge or the longer than your vehicle parcels. We have no LLV's or trucks at our office. Our office has a loading dock and I understand unless your office has a loading dock you don't receive Amazon or Fedex parcels. This situation needs to be addressed. Management and Carriers want parcels delivered but isn't there a more reasonal solution? Why as a Rural Carrier does the burden seem to be put totally on me or face consequeces?

 Also the addtional mileage associated with the delivery of parcels on the first trip needs to be addressed. The mail boxes are no longer accomadating the regular parcels we deliver and a lot of the homes are not near the mail box. I'm saying on a 60 mile evaluated route, pre- Amazon a route averaged 30 to 40 parcels per day and maybe adding 2 to 5 more miles a day. Now with Amazon averaging 70 to 90 parcels up to 100 or more on some days Rural Carriers are adding up to an addtional 15 miles or more per day. Should not all Rural Carriers get compensated for all miles driven? We have the scanners and they know how many miles we are driving per day.

We as a craft need to keep up with these changes. To get compensated for all expenses. If we as a craft do not claim what is ours, management will surely find a way to spend it in a way that does not benefit the Rural Craft. Also the safety issue involving parcels blocking the windows obstucting the view of a carriers surrondings and other traffic.
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Terry
10-13-2017
04:31 PM ET (US)
I'm saying my official route mileage is 72 miles in a rural area. Since the parcel numbers are way up i average 50 additional miles because of the half mile to each house. Why is this cost coming directly out of my pocket? I'm required to drive my personal car the additional mileage from the box to the house to complete deliver so why am I not required to get compensated for this required extra expense???
Edited 10-13-2017 04:54 PM
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Been there / done that
10-06-2017
07:44 PM ET (US)
@Terry Are you deviating due to road construction? If so you are supposed to get paid for the extra mileage. Just write the amount of miles deviated on your trip sheet daily. It wouldn't hurt to explain why to your Supervisor or PM too.
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Terry
10-06-2017
06:58 PM ET (US)
I know rural carriers are required to go up to a 1/2 mile to deliver but why are carriers not required to get paid for all the extra miles driven? How can you require carriers to drive extra miles without reimbursing them for expenses?
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joe
10-04-2017
03:56 PM ET (US)
UPDATE /// ALL POSTAL RULES AND REGULATIONS APPLY TO EVERYONE AND EVERY BUSINESS, EXCEPT AMAZON.
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joe
09-30-2017
09:21 AM ET (US)
Screw ups by others does not make it right. Make sure you take pics of any suspect parcels to have as evidence when you hurt yourself and have to file a workman's comp claim.

All team lift parcels should be left at office and the customer notified.
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