Video: Postmaster Taking Long Breaks In Middle Of Work Day

CHICAGO (CBS) — The postal system is in financial trouble but the CBS 2 Investigators uncovered a boss at the federal agency who is anywhere but at work in the middle of his government day.

“I’m doing fine”, said United States Postal Service Northbrook Postmaster Ronald Weddington when confronted outside his Park Ridge home.

Postmaster Ronald Weddington is paid to run and keep a watchful eye on the entire branch of the U.S. Post Office in Northbrook, but who is keeping an eye on him? CBS 2 surveillance cameras documented the postmaster gone for long breaks in the middle of day, two hour, three hour and nearly four hour breaks along with questionably late start times and early departure times from his full time job.

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  • Carol Strong

    The post office isn’t going to give you any information. The mdo’s and post masters stick up for each other like you already heard. Contact the postal inspectors.

    • Zeus

      The Postal Inspectors are under management’s control and even if they did try to charge him with time fraud,the higher ups have the power to have it dropped and promote him if they wish.

      • Zeus

        Because he would probably file an EEO complaint for harassment and discrimination…

        • Leenzap

          well, I could give them some names of other PMs/Supvs who are of all different races. They could do an expose on them and then there would be no discrimination!

    • Bob

      Contact the OIG!

  • Carol Strong

    The post office isn’t going to give you any information. The mdo’s and post masters stick up for each other like you already heard. Contact the postal inspectors.

    • Zeus

      The Postal Inspectors are under management’s control and even if they did try to charge him with time fraud,the higher ups have the power to have it dropped and promote him if they wish.

      • Zeus

        Because he would probably file an EEO complaint for harassment and discrimination…

        • Leenzap

          well, I could give them some names of other PMs/Supvs who are of all different races. They could do an expose on them and then there would be no discrimination!

  • Nick Danger

    This is something out of the ordinary? Happens everywhere, everyday. Excuse given, We’re on call 24-7.

  • Nick Danger

    This is something out of the ordinary? Happens everywhere, everyday. Excuse given, We’re on call 24-7.

  • mike carrier

    Its called doing nothing as usual will the carriers are busting their asses

  • Willshade

    What’s the big deal? He was at a meeting. Lol

    • Guestman

      Yeah,at a meeting at home poking one of his supervisors.

  • Willshade

    Time for his promotion! Lol

  • Willshade

    Time for his promotion! Lol

  • @!@#f$%*(&

    Make him carry a scanner and put MSP stickers on his office desk, car, his favorite fast food joint, and his garage door.

  • @!@#f$%*(&

    Make him carry a scanner and put MSP stickers on his office desk, car, his favorite fast food joint, and his garage door.

  • Sam

    And I run 5 minutes over for lunch and they want to read me the riot act.

  • mark reynolds

    This is typical of the management team that tracks our every move. Since his manager job is less than eight hours, we should eliminate it. Or less just see him pivot and run two other branches to make his job eight hours

  • mark reynolds

    This is typical of the management team that tracks our every move. Since his manager job is less than eight hours, we should eliminate it. Or less just see him pivot and run two other branches to make his job eight hours

  • Toejam

    When the fox is running the hen house, THIS is what you get. John Q. just doesn’t get it. When the “higher ups” tell them they are working and sweating at their jobs, folk believe those lies as truth.

  • Leroy Taylor

    Postal master or manager leave every day at p.o.
    Where at work. Always in the morning after 10.

  • Leroy Taylor

    Postal master or manager leave every day at p.o.
    Where at work. Always in the morning after 10.

  • katie1111

    He thinks he is a United States Congressman.

  • katie1111

    He thinks he is a United States Congressman.

  • Zeus

    He is level 21 making almost $84K per year. There is nothing new here. If TV stations all over the country did this for all PMs who do this, it would take up the entire newscast.

    If they want a real eye-opener, put hidden cameras on some Area and District personnel.

  • Carries Now, And How!

    Time to start implanting salaried employees with a gps tracking chip.

  • Carries Now, And How!

    Time to start implanting salaried employees with a gps tracking chip.

  • Ruralboy

    His bonus is coming!!! Everybody sing with me….Kumbaya

  • Ruralboy

    His bonus is coming!!! Everybody sing with me….Kumbaya

  • Bob

    These are the same people who will come after a mail carrier for taking an extra break when it’s over 90 degrees to try from having a heat stroke and will write them up for unauthorized break, this is not uncommon for a supervisor or postmaster to do this. Walk into any post office and you will see these people continually stealing time from the post office. I have even seen them shopping on the post office computers or planning vacations.
    They need to. Come in and check the computers history and see some of the places the supervisor have gone on these company owned computers. And they want to write up the carriers for taking an extra minute or two to try and cool down on a very hot day, and no we do not have air conditioning in our trucks on some days these trucks will get over 150 degrees! Oh yeah the mail still gets delivered in a timely manner!

  • Bob

    Oh yeah this guy will get a promotion for his actions, that is how the PO deals with these slackers!

    • Sam

      They will do the same thing they always do with problem employees,move them to another location. Different postmasters come and go

      • Scott

        I dont think they will even move him.

  • BVR

    That’s a really GOOD question. Who is watching these district managers? We need a lot more investigative stories like this. Two thumbs way up!

  • http://postalnews.com/ hollywood

    Probably home drinking .

    • Jeanne

      Comes back angry a lot.

  • http://postalnews.com/ hollywood

    Probably home drinking .

    • Jeanne

      Comes back angry a lot.

  • Sam

    They will do the same thing they always do with problem employees,move them to another location. Different postmasters come and go

    • Scott

      I dont think they will even move him.

  • Queen

    This is what this news station sees as news? Total harassment. SUE them brother. How many other executives do they question about their time in the office?

  • Queen

    This is what this news station sees as news? Total harassment. SUE them brother. How many other executives do they question about their time in the office?

    • Randy J Kowal

      What you say doesn’t make is actions right, does it?

  • Diana Bogatitus

    It’s about time they put videos of OVERPAID WHITE COLLAR POSTAL EMPLOYEES WHO PROBABLY NEVER “CARRIED” A DAY IN THEIR LIFE on tv. Everyone has videos of letter carriers “throwing” packages. They should let him be a CCA and work for $15 bucks an hour. Just to see how long he’d last!!! Douche Bag!!!

  • Diana Bogatitus

    It’s about time they put videos of OVERPAID WHITE COLLAR POSTAL EMPLOYEES WHO PROBABLY NEVER “CARRIED” A DAY IN THEIR LIFE on tv. Everyone has videos of letter carriers “throwing” packages. They should let him be a CCA and work for $15 bucks an hour. Just to see how long he’d last!!! Douche Bag!!!

  • Fed Up

    This is an ongoing thing. We have postmasters and supervisors who are on the clock at the post office and working at another company on the clock at the same time. But management is never wrong. Craft employees jobs should not be cut, management needs to be cut in half. Customer Service Supervisors and and upper management need to be “working”. If your short on a carrier in your office, the postmaster should be delivering the mail that day. See how many will retire.

  • Fed Up

    This is an ongoing thing. We have postmasters and supervisors who are on the clock at the post office and working at another company on the clock at the same time. But management is never wrong. Craft employees jobs should not be cut, management needs to be cut in half. Customer Service Supervisors and and upper management need to be “working”. If your short on a carrier in your office, the postmaster should be delivering the mail that day. See how many will retire.

  • jim

    our clerk in our office reads magazines on the clock everyday.he gets pissed when a customer comes into the office

  • jim

    our clerk in our office reads magazines on the clock everyday.he gets pissed when a customer comes into the office

  • jim

    management needs something similiar to what carriers have in 3999. this clowns should be watched for 3 days and find out its basically a 3 hour day.also these postmasters at level 18 and some 20 need have dual appointments

  • jim

    management needs something similiar to what carriers have in 3999. this clowns should be watched for 3 days and find out its basically a 3 hour day.also these postmasters at level 18 and some 20 need have dual appointments

  • bdingo

    postmasters/executives have no supervision ever–there was one PM that sold real estate on the clock—she got promoted!

  • bdingo

    postmasters/executives have no supervision ever–there was one PM that sold real estate on the clock—she got promoted!

  • Jeanne

    He has been doing it for literally years.

  • Jeanne

    He has been doing it for literally years.

    • Rock Nikon

      Long as you’re happy with what you got now for his replacement that’s what counts. You’re the one who reported him after all…….

  • SaV

    This is such bullcrap this guy comes in after 9am then leaves when all the carriers are on the street he goes home and sits there for 3 hours and then comes back before the carriers get back then leaves early to go home are you kidding me any other job and you are fired it wasn’t just one day this guy was on camera for the whole week and there will be no discipline because they are afraid of the race card I saw it in my office we had a clerk with over 25 years of service with zero sick leave balance she would call in at least once or twice a month and would threaten an EEO claim. The postmaster and supervisor wanted no part of that and turned a blind eye to the situation A carrier who forgets to buckle up or leaves his or her door open when crossing a street or leaves the engine on when dismounting will be put on admin leave pending termination f-ing BS

  • SaV

    This is such bullcrap this guy comes in after 9am then leaves when all the carriers are on the street he goes home and sits there for 3 hours and then comes back before the carriers get back then leaves early to go home are you kidding me any other job and you are fired it wasn’t just one day this guy was on camera for the whole week and there will be no discipline because they are afraid of the race card I saw it in my office we had a clerk with over 25 years of service with zero sick leave balance she would call in at least once or twice a month and would threaten an EEO claim. The postmaster and supervisor wanted no part of that and turned a blind eye to the situation A carrier who forgets to buckle up or leaves his or her door open when crossing a street or leaves the engine on when dismounting will be put on admin leave pending termination f-ing BS