WOW- USPS priority mail is MESSED UP !!!!!!

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Ordered 2 Silver Stag knives and said they were being sent out Monday by Priority Mail/USPS and I should've rec. a tracking # on Monday,no tracking #/nothin' yet as of today.
 

H82MISS

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When I couldn't get any tracking info after over a week, I called my local post office and asked them to track. They can track, and give you somewhat accurate idea where its at. She told me the system for public access to track will not work most of the time, but could not give reason why. I bought a scope from a seller here, and it sat in NJ for over a week. When I would try to track, it just came up out for delivery. Is it sure is a mess, and who knows when it will get back to normal, whatever that is.
 

lobo56

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I recently had a package not delivered and when I tracked it, USPS stated tried to deliver but customer requested pickup at PO? What the heck is this? I went to PO and they told me same thing. Well I was home so wth? Seems the delivery software has 2 different selections; 1 delivered or 2 this crap statement. I requested to speak to postmaster and she confirmed the software has the 2 options. They use the pick up statement if the driver is past 8PM which is their stop time. Seriously, is this the most ridiculous statement from USPS? I am gathering facts, documentation and have started discussion with my congressional rep. This is absolutely BS. Has anyone else hear of this?
I had the exact same thing happen to me. Never got it.........
 

david g ranes

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I had the exact same thing happen to me. Never got it.........
My question is where are all theses undelivered packages going someone is stealing them or they have a warehouse full of other peoples things they get paid better than average to get things right pony express was better. David
 

milo-2

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I sent a Priority pkg. to Cookie 114 on 1/08/21 and the tracking Number still says in transit.
This irritates a guy, packages are scanned their entire journey, so electronically logged every step. All these transfer points used to show up on tracking. It seems both UPS and USPS has disabled the feature for us consumers.
 

3darcher2

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This irritates a guy, packages are scanned their entire journey, so electronically logged every step. All these transfer points used to show up on tracking. It seems both UPS and USPS has disabled the feature for us consumers.
If you use a search engine and type in the tracking number, somehow it shows all timestamps for UPS. On UPS's site it only shows the most recent and the start.

My USPS experience continues to be all over. My wife has been waiting on a packing from eBay that took 11 days and just came yesterday. She also got me a VX-3i I was looking at online from a guy in Alaska. It came in two days, USPS Priority.

Of course, her package was coming from the NYC area where everyone has been calling off in droves.
 

milo-2

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If you use a search engine and type in the tracking number, somehow it shows all timestamps for UPS. On UPS's site it only shows the most recent and the start.

My USPS experience continues to be all over. My wife has been waiting on a packing from eBay that took 11 days and just came yesterday. She also got me a VX-3i I was looking at online from a guy in Alaska. It came in two days, USPS Priority.

Of course, her package was coming from the NYC area where everyone has been calling off in droves.
Just tried a google on a package I have coming UPS, still not a full log, but way more current, thanks.
One bad thing about USPS, pay for 3 day, get 11 day. No refund here, lol

Last fall I ordered some custom Rawlings BB gloves. Made in the Philippines, 3 of them made it to my door in under 3 days. Crossing the date line, hung up in customs for a spell. All Fedex, tracking was actually fun to watch. PH to CH, then to JP, on to Alaska, which by timestamp was earlier in the day than when the package left Japan, then to Memphis, back to WY.
 

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Just tried a google on a package I have coming UPS, still not a full log, but way more current, thanks.
One bad thing about USPS, pay for 3 day, get 11 day. No refund here, lol

Last fall I ordered some custom Rawlings BB gloves. Made in the Philippines, 3 of them made it to my door in under 3 days. Crossing the date line, hung up in customs for a spell. All Fedex, tracking was actually fun to watch. PH to CH, then to JP, on to Alaska, which by timestamp was earlier in the day than when the package left Japan, then to Memphis, back to WY.
I use a work computer and it forces me to use Edge/Bing as the default browser/search engine. I am usually too lazy to go to Google, but the Bing one may or may not be better than the Google version.
 

milo-2

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I use a work computer and it forces me to use Edge/Bing as the default browser/search engine. I am usually too lazy to go to Google, but the Bing one may or may not be better than the Google version.
I just said google, I have no idea what search engine I run.
 

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M77Fan

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Yeah, a recent USPS priority mail 4 states away took 32 days to arrive. Now Nosler manual Midway sent from MO on December 15, who knows but after three weeks of supposedly being at a Columbia, MO facility finally got "acknowledged" on tracking and maybe started to move. Theoretically it is moving this way but it has been in Columbia over 3 weeks, then St Louis, then Des Moines then St Paul, and as of a couple days ago is back in Des Moines???? but is supposedly in transit again. Maybe it will show up before it is out of date.
 

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I shipped some ammo Friday night at my local UPS Customer Center. The guy at the counter said he's never seen so much "regular mail" - just letters or payments or what not that had to get somewhere in a day or three and people could not afford to take a chance on the USPS.
 
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Having worked for the USPS for 25 years I may be able to give some insight. Two things are to blame. Covid, and the current crop of people willing to fill out a job application.

Covid - If you show signs, get tested, you are required to quarantine. I was tested 3 times, all negative and my Dr quarantined me for 14 days, despite my attempts to get back to work. There are those who work the system. Take into account some offices that reach their breaking point and some routes are going undelivered and getting rotated based on available people to work. Management is carrying routes and people who've never carried mail in their life are being pulled from behind desks to keep the mail stream going. Sometimes its still not enough. No figure in Amazon, eBay, Kohls, et al, the holiday season and "overwhelmed" doesn't touch what is happening to many offices.

Work force - the simple fact is most young people simple don't want to work. Manual labor having to be out doors in foul weather? Blasphemy. Starting pay for my job was ~$16.25/hr about 6 months ago. Add in you can be required to have a vehicle that can be driven from the right hand side. Either a RHD Jeep or things like a Buick Le Sabre (split bench), find an old Taurus with a split bench. OR Pay to have pedals and a steering wheel mounted on the right side. Then you are required to maintain it (though the USPS pays you around .70/mile to do so). Now add in most young people don't know how to change their own oil and cost of professional maintenance can make this cost prohibitive VERY quickly). In my craft you can wait 10-12 years for a full time slot. I waited 10. City mail usually requires walking 10+ miles a day in all weather in any climate. Kids who grew up in front of a video screen scoff at such a thought. Factor in free money from the Gub'ment and extended unemployment benefits bringing home more than when you were working and the storm begins to brew.

Out of 10 applicants, maybe 6/7 will pass the entry test and get an interview. Of those half will actually show up for the interview. The other half are a no call/no show. Of those who show half will walk as soon as they are told it isn't a full time position and you are required to provide your own car or take extended walks in the rain and snow carrying a mail bag - despite the job application previously given this info when they applied online. Of those who stick with it and go through initial training, half of those will quit due to the nature of the job despite Post Masters bending over backwards giving extra training hours and residual help to get people over the hump. In the past 10 years, every female I've trained, or seen trained, ends up in the parking lot crying over the nature/stress/memorization requirements of the job. Not a slight at the female gender, its just a fact. So, out of 10 applicants, you are very lucky if you get one who is employed more than 3 months.

Go into the sorting plants and there are so many workers per supervisor, especially in large cities, its a known problem that people will come into the plant, clock in, and leave for the day, come back and clock back out. A lack of work ethic. The plants aren't empty, but it happens. I've personally had a few packages take 4 weeks to travel 50 miles and back track on itself. I know why, but suffice to say it got tossed into the wrong cart.

The vast majority of postal workers have a superb work ethic and go above and beyond. 99% of carriers really do like our job. Remember it is rarely your carriers fault you don't have your package yet. The USPS has fallen into the trap that a breathing body is better than no body so people can get hired based on the fact they are willing to show up. Though most of those get fired quickly, but it does happen.

Feel free to ask questions, I'll answer as best I can.
 

ButterBean

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Having worked for the USPS for 25 years I may be able to give some insight. Two things are to blame. Covid, and the current crop of people willing to fill out a job application.

Covid - If you show signs, get tested, you are required to quarantine. I was tested 3 times, all negative and my Dr quarantined me for 14 days, despite my attempts to get back to work. There are those who work the system. Take into account some offices that reach their breaking point and some routes are going undelivered and getting rotated based on available people to work. Management is carrying routes and people who've never carried mail in their life are being pulled from behind desks to keep the mail stream going. Sometimes its still not enough. No figure in Amazon, eBay, Kohls, et al, the holiday season and "overwhelmed" doesn't touch what is happening to many offices.

Work force - the simple fact is most young people simple don't want to work. Manual labor having to be out doors in foul weather? Blasphemy. Starting pay for my job was ~$16.25/hr about 6 months ago. Add in you can be required to have a vehicle that can be driven from the right hand side. Either a RHD Jeep or things like a Buick Le Sabre (split bench), find an old Taurus with a split bench. OR Pay to have pedals and a steering wheel mounted on the right side. Then you are required to maintain it (though the USPS pays you around .70/mile to do so). Now add in most young people don't know how to change their own oil and cost of professional maintenance can make this cost prohibitive VERY quickly). In my craft you can wait 10-12 years for a full time slot. I waited 10. City mail usually requires walking 10+ miles a day in all weather in any climate. Kids who grew up in front of a video screen scoff at such a thought. Factor in free money from the Gub'ment and extended unemployment benefits bringing home more than when you were working and the storm begins to brew.

Out of 10 applicants, maybe 6/7 will pass the entry test and get an interview. Of those half will actually show up for the interview. The other half are a no call/no show. Of those who show half will walk as soon as they are told it isn't a full time position and you are required to provide your own car or take extended walks in the rain and snow carrying a mail bag - despite the job application previously given this info when they applied online. Of those who stick with it and go through initial training, half of those will quit due to the nature of the job despite Post Masters bending over backwards giving extra training hours and residual help to get people over the hump. In the past 10 years, every female I've trained, or seen trained, ends up in the parking lot crying over the nature/stress/memorization requirements of the job. Not a slight at the female gender, its just a fact. So, out of 10 applicants, you are very lucky if you get one who is employed more than 3 months.

Go into the sorting plants and there are so many workers per supervisor, especially in large cities, its a known problem that people will come into the plant, clock in, and leave for the day, come back and clock back out. A lack of work ethic. The plants aren't empty, but it happens. I've personally had a few packages take 4 weeks to travel 50 miles and back track on itself. I know why, but suffice to say it got tossed into the wrong cart.

The vast majority of postal workers have a superb work ethic and go above and beyond. 99% of carriers really do like our job. Remember it is rarely your carriers fault you don't have your package yet. The USPS has fallen into the trap that a breathing body is better than no body so people can get hired based on the fact they are willing to show up. Though most of those get fired quickly, but it does happen.

Feel free to ask questions, I'll answer as best I can.
I concur about todays workforce
 

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