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Removed Account2
11-14-2010, 06:08 PM
I belive you Chris, I've been following the sales statistics on guns in the US for more than a decade....
Don't wake up the sleeping giant.....

But USPS SHOULD be looking for that little camera, not for picking a fight with the USARMY.....

toro_mike
11-14-2010, 09:12 PM
The USPS picks fights with anybody who questions them, hence the huge amount of money they are losing.

However, everybody knows, you don't mess with the Postal Police... they are some scary people! Being a former postal employee, I can vouch for that statement!

Removed Account2
11-15-2010, 03:42 PM
Nothing new on the western front?

Black Dog
11-15-2010, 05:20 PM
Going postal?

Síle
11-15-2010, 06:26 PM
I'm getting that Postal feeling myself here.... Where are my babies???? :cry:

Removed Account2
11-15-2010, 06:35 PM
Relax! We're advancing on the top ten list, and the credit goes to the postal system!

(I wonder wether Sile are gonna change her sig-line into something else, like if you stumble across a postman, what caliber would you use?......)

cdholden
11-15-2010, 08:11 PM
(I wonder wether Sile are gonna change her sig-line into something else, like if you stumble across a postman, what caliber would you use?......)

More like "What caliber is your postal employee packing?" :D

cdholden
11-15-2010, 08:24 PM
The USPS picks fights with anybody who questions them, hence the huge amount of money they are losing.

However, everybody knows, you don't mess with the Postal Police... they are some scary people! Being a former postal employee, I can vouch for that statement!

Mike,
As a postal employee, were you aware of operation methods of the days of old? There's a lot of history there. (I'm a bit of a history nut, history optional.) A few years ago, a government entity submitted to us a request for proposal for an upgrade of one of their building systems. Without going into much detail here, the building used to be strictly a large mail center, and the design of the building led to some questions they were hesitant to answer. It was clear to me that there was a lot of mistrust, and they took mail tampering seriously. While we found they were just getting budget figures, and not ready to allocate funds at the time, I still walked away enlightened as to how things worked at the USPS a hundred years ago.

toro_mike
11-16-2010, 10:20 AM
Mike,
As a postal employee, were you aware of operation methods of the days of old? There's a lot of history there. (I'm a bit of a history nut, history optional.) A few years ago, a government entity submitted to us a request for proposal for an upgrade of one of their building systems. Without going into much detail here, the building used to be strictly a large mail center, and the design of the building led to some questions they were hesitant to answer. It was clear to me that there was a lot of mistrust, and they took mail tampering seriously. While we found they were just getting budget figures, and not ready to allocate funds at the time, I still walked away enlightened as to how things worked at the USPS a hundred years ago.

Yes, I am aware of things... However, some things had not changed and I heard a lot of stories. One such thing was hidden passages (with entrances hidden inside and out) in the building with secret peek holes where Postal Inspectors would watch us as we worked. Most of the old guys pointed out where these observation points were to me, which bugged me out more. Nothing like trying to sort mail while wondering how many eyes were on you (being the new guy, probably more than some of the others).

The PO I worked in had some major problems before I got there and had enacted all forms of monitoring while I was there. It was quite freaky and did not end when we left the building. So, I know how seriously they take these things, but morons still work in the system, hence the problem we have now.

Mike

cdholden
11-16-2010, 10:45 AM
So you worked in a similar building! It's an interesting view from the other side of the glass and to tour the passages. Every building is different in same way, shape or form. Because my questions were strictly related to building design and life safety, I was able to see what most of the public never sees, or even knows about. An interesting experience indeed.

toro_mike
11-16-2010, 10:51 AM
So you worked in a similar building! It's an interesting view from the other side of the glass and to tour the passages. Every building is different in same way, shape or form. Because my questions were strictly related to building design and life safety, I was able to see what most of the public never sees, or even knows about. An interesting experience indeed.

Sounds like fun. I always thought it would be fun to see how extensive the passages were. The sorting facilities were huge, and I'm sure, had a much more extensive system. Those were the days! Thanks for stirring up old memories :blink:

Removed Account2
11-16-2010, 11:14 AM
Back in the day, the postal service here got a designated postal gun, a single-shot pistol with a knife attached, for the defence of mailmen crisscrossing our barren winter landscapes.

I understand some postal workers carry legally in the uS today, along with fire detectives and other services like that, I was told there are less leeway for a police officer firing his arm than one of the others, supposedly noone shall bitch with public emplyees.

Hopefully none of the postal detectives opens up on you if you go asking for that missing camera!

toro_mike
11-16-2010, 11:26 AM
Hopefully none of the postal detectives opens up on you if you go asking for that missing camera!

Nah, they just prefer to be rude and uncooperative! They could use their USPS issued mace though!

Removed Account2
11-16-2010, 12:07 PM
Mace? I'd say that would be an eyeopener to the nice ladies at the local office! I bet they would rather offer you a nice, hot cup of coffe, than start weilding a can of irritant!

k_jupiter
11-16-2010, 02:41 PM
Mace? I'd say that would be an eyeopener to the nice ladies at the local office! I bet they would rather offer you a nice, hot cup of coffe, than start weilding a can of irritant!

Here in San Jose, they just ignore you and of course, close their station just as you get to the front of the line.

Breaks are breaks and we wouldn't want to break Union rules for the sake of customer service.

tim in san jose

Removed Account2
11-16-2010, 08:40 PM
Breaks? Man that was what it was like in 1975......

Nowadays we have this little machine, press a button and get a numbered ticket... and wait a little.
Soon we hear a signal, our number shows above the free booth, and you're greeted by a smiling lady....

Breaks and other stuff is invisible and transparent to us and the ladies are happy!
Happy employees = happy customers............
You better send over some of the management and we'll train 'em!

k_jupiter
11-16-2010, 08:52 PM
Breaks? Man that was what it was like in 1975......

Nowadays we have this little machine, press a button and get a numbered ticket... and wait a little.
Soon we hear a signal, our number shows above the free booth, and you're greeted by a smiling lady....

Breaks and other stuff is invisible and transparent to us and the ladies are happy!
Happy employees = happy customers............
You better send over some of the management and we'll train 'em!

Why don't you just send them some of that dried salt fish. That'll put a smile on their face.

tim in san jose

Removed Account2
11-16-2010, 08:54 PM
Naaa send them over and we will TEACH them how to enjoy Lutefisk.... its a BIG part of the curriculum.

Under the threat of more Lutefisk they cave in.....

Removed Account2
11-17-2010, 10:45 AM
Any news from the fronts today? Both eastern and western front?
No cameras that has arrived?

lmn
11-17-2010, 11:15 PM
That's it. Moving the family to Norway!