I worked for the USPS for 42 years and it seemed that every PMG was worse than the prior one, but this PMG takes the cake. In the past, regardless of the circumstances, the PMG and management were always about improving delivery standards and processing the mail as quickly as possible. I remember one high ranking manager being led away in handcuffs by the Postal Inspectors for hiding mail in trucks in order to make himself look better.
When I was first hired, there was a piling up of packages at Christmas time due to lack of personnel and processing facilities. Immediately after Christmas, the USPS rented a new building and installed a large package processing separator. The USPS just didn’t ever want any backlogged mail. I remember times when I worked the maximum overtime for weeks on end due to shortage of personnel and times when the USPS was hiring new people everyday. I also remember times when the USPS was short on money due to the complicated process for getting postage increases. The USPS always somehow found the money and we always got the mail out and that was always the number one mission. It was unthinkable to have a PMG who believed in piling up the mail. This PMG has got to go as well as his orange narcissist boss!
May 31, 2017