• Mr. Postman

    Our LLVs have 7 mirrors in all. The only direction that’s safe to drive them is forward. My route has almost 700 possible delivery points at the curb. I have to drive as fast as I can to deliver the mail and get done in 8 hrs. You can NEVER drive fast enough to satisfy the USPS unless you get a ticket or have an accident. You have to demonstrate a “sense of urgency” in the performance of your job. We’re always in a hurry. I’ve had a few close calls over the years, but so far, I’ve been lucky enough to be accident-free. I’ve had men, women, and children come out of nowhere, and barely saw them before I hit the gas pedal. I’m sure if you asked the carrier how this accident happened, it’s the same old story… “I was in a hurry.”

  • postalcustomergeorgia

    @mr postman are you for real? everyone is saddened about what happened to the little girl but here you are posting your stupid comment. this carrier ACCIDENTALLY hit the little girl. I don’t think he/she appreciates you actually throwing him/her under the bus. accident do happen you know. if you’re so miserable with you job, quit. we don’t want to hear sarcastic comments from you.
    maybe if you lessen the time you hang around those fast food joints… you will not feel such sense of urgency in delivering your mail. sad… just sad USPS has employees like you. if there’s a little respect left in you, please pray for the little girl and the carrier who ACCIDENTALLY hit her.

  • Another Carrier

    Postal Customer, are you for real yourself? The postal service does not see accidents, everything is preventable to them. They do want you to go as fast as possible. They adjust rts. to over 8 hrs so you have to hurry up. It is a sad situation all the way around. But drive a mile in our shoes before you judge us.

  • Ryan

    Typical carriers, never take responsibility for anything that happens. Every accident is preventable. You have 700 deliveries because you only deliver 80% of them. And if I remember right if you went through the route adjustment a few times the routes are as accurate as they have been in years and guess what…the times are YOUR times for two months! Not just a 6 day count!

  • Mr. Postman

    “postalcustomergeorgia,” I wasn’t being sarcastic or unsympathetic to anyone about this accident. However… you’re like most members of the public who doesn’t understand what it is like working for the USPS. It’s all about NUMBERS. It’s a production job. We’re expected to do better every year, even though we’re getting older. I try to be fast at my job, and careful as I can. By the way… I hope the LITTLE BOY is OK, and wasn’t badly injured. You were so quick to criticize me, you didn’t read the story close enough to notice whether it was a boy or girl who was struck. As for you, “Mr. Ryan,” your obvious knowledge of postal routes and your comment about how typical carriers never take responsibility for anything that happens tells me you’re a typical member of USPS management who came up through the clerk craft kissing ass all the way to get where you’re at today.

  • postalcustomergeorgia

    just like what i said earlier… if you feel so miserable about your job, QUIT!!! it doesn’t matter if it is a boy or a girl who was struck, it was a sad situation not just for the family but also for the carrier you threw under the bus.

  • postalcustomergeorgia

    @another carrier if you read my comment carefully you will find that i am saddend and sympathetic not just to the boy that was struck but also for the carrier involved. you will also find that i am sticking to the fact that what happened was an accident. I believed that the carrier didn’t see the little boy. I made my comment based on the insensitive comment made by mr postman. you’re right it was a sad situation all around and you’re wrong for judging me without reading my posting in full. evidently, a lot of you guys are fed-up with what the usps is doing and i dont blame you for that but it doesn’t make it any better when you bad mouth your employer online. at the end of the day… you’re the one who needs the job and not the usps. with this economy, you guys are in much better position that others. at least you have a job and you should be thankful for that.