I have most often been very supportive of the USPS having a pretty good batting average. Especially considering how many actual packages they have to deliver…
But right now, I have 3 ‘incoming’ packages that they seem to have ‘ZERO’ ideas where they specifically are???
One tracking number says, ‘ Made attempt to deliver. But did not have access to the property’.
… Very interesting considering I have lived at the SAME address since 1989. And I have no gate and no dog… and my wife is retired and she could hear a pin drop. Even if nobody dropped a pin🙄.
And anytime anybody even gets near the front porch. My 2 Siamese cats run to the front door(every time). And the tracker has been saying that for a few days now. They can’t deliver the package but will try again. But they don’t know where the package is? (How is that even possible?)
Package 2 is also Priority from back east. Tracker said delivery for July 2nd by 8pm. At 10:17pm the tracking update said, ‘Could not deliver’. Said will deliver on July 3rd by 7:45pm. At 9:31 the update said, ‘could not deliver’. Will deliver on July 5th(Sunday?). On Saturday night the update said will attempt to deliver on July 6th by 7:45pm. <<< Didn’t happen. Update said will deliver on July 7th by 8:pm. We apologize that your package may arrive late in the day. <<< Well, it didn’t arrive again at all. Now the tracker simply says, As of July 4th, we are waiting for the Delivery scan.
…They do not know the precise location of the package?
The 3rd package is the PEACH OF THE LITTER.
My friend Palli sent me a package from Iceland. He shipped on April 27th. The package arrived in Customs on May 4th. It sat in Customs until June 5th. It left Customs and ended up in Chicago distribution center on 16th. It made its way all the way to Los Angeles California on June 20th.(30 miles from my house. On June 24th the package was misdirected and ended up in New Jersey Distribution center(3000 miles from my house).
Even though the New Jersey arrival scan said June 24th. On July 1st the tracker once again said the package arrived on July first in New Jersey(again). And… it arrived in New Jersey yet again on July 2nd🙀. They must be driving around the block?
The package has now left New Jersey and updates only say the item is ‘moving within the system’. < << They can’t tell where it is until somebody scans it?
So, right at the moment, my confidence in the USPS system is close to the bottom of the ladder.
PS… Well, almost the end>>>
This is my thought> COVID-19 has had consequences for the Postal service. Just like everything else is sorta screwed up.
The Supervisor at me local, main Post Office told me that before the Pandemic, they had 100 employees to deliver 1000 packages a week(plus, obviously a few tons of paper mail, etc.).
By the middle of this nightmare virus. Because soooooo many people are getting stuff mailed now. The Post Office in San Pedro is down to approx. 66 people to deliver 16,000 packages a week. Ok, I get that part.
But having more packages and less people to deliver them. Should affect the ‘Speed’ of the deliveries. But I don’t think it should affect the ‘Accuracy’ of their deliveries.
Now… if the 1/3rd of the workforce just happen to be the ‘smart ones’ than it is understandable that the dumb ones that are left, would be falling down on the job.
But I doubt that.
So, I should not have 3 packages lost in the system at the very same time. Even if the stuff is moving much slower. It still should be accurately moving through the system. Just slower.
If I am William Tell. And I am standing across the road and shooting apples off peoples’ heads.
And there are people behind me handing me the arrows one at a time(packages). And they wanted to start handing me arrows ‘faster’. I am only going to shoot the arrows as fast as I can ‘accurately’.
The extra burden should primarily affect my speed… But is should not affect getting the arrows(packages) to the Bullseye.
They are telling me the understaffing is causing their carriers to fail delivering the packages to their proper destinations.
I don’t buy into that convoluted logic.