Puzzling Mail Carrier Behavior
July 12, 2014 5:18 PM Subscribe
Can someone familiar with post office procedures tell me if this is a messed-up as I think it is? One day, two independent packages expected that day were, according to the USPS tracking page, scanned as both "Notice Left (No Authorized Recipient Available)" and "Delivered". All four scans had the same timestamp, 2:16 pm on the day they were due. Someone was present at that time, no delivery attempt was in fact made.
posted by George_Spiggott to Law & Government (14 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Two days later both packages turn up on our doorstep. Handwritten on both of them in cursive ballpoint pen was the message "Scanned for vacation hold 6/28" -- the date they were supposedly both delivered and undeliverable. Apart from being untrue -- they were both scanned as a couple of other inaccurate statuses but not vacation hold -- we were of course not on vacation that day. Perhaps the carrier was? The handwritten excuse was pretty odd.
We've had a number of issues with this carrier, such as continuing to deliver our mail when were had in fact put in a hold request, as well as lots and lots of incorrect deliveries where neither the number nor the street was even close. When I've seen her, she's often talking on the phone as she does her rounds, invariably has her earphones in and when I tried to talk with her once I had to basically get in front of her and wave my arms because she couldn't hear me.
Forgive the possibly excessive additional detail. But any idea what was up with the carrier with those packages, and just generally, and is it time to start a complaint process?