Most people are familiar with the term, “banker’s hours,” which basically means a short working day. We all know that banks have lousy hours, but the United States Postal Service could give any bank a run for its money.
When do you work? The stereotypical work day is from 8 A.M. to 5 P.M., with a lunch break at noon, and I think it’s safe to say that most people work those hours – including the employees at the USPS.
Since I work during the hours the post office is open, I can’t go before or after work. Could I go at lunch? Perhaps, but have you ever tried that? Everyone else is there! And how many employees are working at the front desk during this time of peak patronage? Just a single, lackadaisical clerk.
Well, it’s inconvenient, but I’ll just wait until Saturday, right? Sorry, folks. That might work with the bank, but you can forget about it when it comes to the post office.
To be completely fair, these hours only apply to my local post office. There are other post offices that keep much more reasonable hours – including being open on the weekend! Still, having to go to a post office that isn’t in my neighborhood is rather inconvenient.
I think from now on, I’m going to find a way for everything to be done digitally.0 People like this. Be the first!