dpd1 - 9:12 pm on Aug 29, 2010 (gmt 0)
Oh yeah, I agree. I by no means am one of those people that want's to abolish the PO. I am 95% satisfied with them. I think it's pretty cool that you can send stuff all around the world for about $35. UPS would want $200 and up for the same thing. But it's just frustrating for me, because every once in a while I have to bring stuff in for some reason. And my deal is that I send a lot of long things. Well, they HATE long items. I don't know why, but they just do. And I can bet money that if I ever have to bring one of them in or somebody wants to return one to me, they are going to either: A. Say they don't take stuff like that. Or: B. Try to manipulate the dimensions so they can charge the highest rate possible. I can't tell you how many times I've seen this. I've had people add two inches on to boxes. Just blatantly trying to rip me off, because they know that if they just add an inch, it will knock it up another $10 or something. Some of these people interpret a tape measure like they're reading tea leaves. Even to this day, for as long as I've been dropping at my PO, I still occasionally get the person shaking their head 'no' as soon as they see me walking up with the long boxes. Then the inevitable argument ensues, where they tell me they don't take stuff like that, and I tell them it's way below their max girth limit. After you've gone through this same argument with people about 80 times, it gets a bit tedious. I can't just allow them to pick it up from me, because they make the regular guy/gal do that, and I guess because I'm basically in a residential area, they think that they shouldn't have to do that. So I got so tired of having to listen to them whine about it, that I just drop the stuff off myself. So that's my big gripe. But I am definitely not one of those irrational people that thinks because we have the internet, that nobody needs a postal service anymore. Those people are in the same category as the idiots who want to completely eliminate the space program, and trains, and the military, and basically anything that they PERSONALLY don't use. Because if THEY don't use it, then they think it's a waste of money.
HR... Which of the PO applications do you use?