Mail Carriers Deserve More Recognition
It’s a sad, sad day in Pinehurst when the people who live here care more about their mail than the safety of the actual mail carrier!
The paper girls were given all this recognition by a letter writer in The Pilot (Feb. 7) because they delivered the paper the last Saturday that it snowed. But what people don’t know is that the ice didn’t even start until 4 a.m., and by that point the paper girls were almost done.
But the mail carriers didn’t even get to leave for their routes until after noon. I didn’t get out until after 1 p.m., when the roads were solid ice! So kudos to us for even showing up to case the mail, let alone deliver to those few streets that were actually salted and plowed.
I would like to thank every carrier who even attempted to show up for work that day, because all we got was a put-down. None of us live in Pinehurst, and I personally am just thankful that no one got hurt. If we wreck our cars we lose our jobs, as we are not paid as postal workers. We are independent contractors, and we are paid as such. We pay for everything ourselves: maintenance, supplies, gas, subs and anything and everything else that we need.
I have been told recently that our motto is through sleet and rain and dead of night, the mail will always go through. Well, maybe someone should tell the president of the United States of America that because he hasn’t had mail all week.
Is your Pottery Barn catalog really more important than a life? And if so, would it be different if it was your son or daughter?
Route No. 52 at Pinehurst Post Office
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