Postal manpower

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I would like to comment on the recent complaints about the post office, being the wife of a postal supervisor. My husband works 12 or more hours a day, six days a week. His job is supervisor of delivery at a station. He does not get paid overtime, only straight time, yet he is not salaried. Even though he delivers mail when he has no help, the mail carriers make more money than he does because they are entitled to time and a half.

Yes, something is definitely wrong with the post office. My husband is very dedicated to his job and the carriers, but there is no help. One supervisor retired and one went on a leave and they were not replaced. My husband picked up the slack. It’s the same with the mail carriers — they retire but are not being replaced! So these supervisors and carriers who are left are overworked and underpaid and that’s what the public is seeing. The poor mail service is the result of not enough manpower.

Believe me, I don’t see my husband until Sunday and it’s not because he’s not trying his best; it’s because there is no help!

CINDY SIEBAUER
Brookline


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