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Repeating Mistakes

When we went from Post Office to the Postal Reorganization Act, one of the drivers was the people in Congress who said if you want to be your own… …read more

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Learning How Things Work

As a Clerk, one of the things you had to do was to learn how the letter carrier would deliver the mail. Back then it was manually sorted. We would… …read more

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Postal Reorganization Act

Fortunately, the unions would be the cause of the Postal Reorganization Act and be able to get collective bargaining, and the world changed and it… …read more

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Postal Corporation

When the Post Office became the Postal Service, a quasi corporation if you will, the philosophy of management changed so they would get along with you… …read more

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Sending Mail to The Duke

We had Nixie Clerks. There was a time, when John Wayne was alive, that you would send something to “The Duke” Hollywood, California, and it would… …read more

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Scheme Test

I think I took 7, so I knew more than half of the city, had it memorized. You had to take every test at least once every three years, you had to stay… …read more

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Goodbye 2-a-Day Delivery

We used to have what we called a two a day service. Where you could mail the mail in the morning and it would get there in the afternoon. You got two… …read more

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Unexpected Delivery

Registered mail was supposed to be in an individual pouch, and this guy, great, really nice man, big and strong tall guy, he dumped this out and a… …read more

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4 AM Shift

I’ve had them call me in at 4 o’clock in the morning because they needed you bad and then you’d get to the Post Office and they’d say it was… …read more

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Stacking up the Christmas Mail

Christmas? When I first hired on we didn’t have enough room. We would unload the box car and we would stack the mail from that car up against the… …read more

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