Reader Mail: No mail in my box!

hoboken-no-mail-today.jpgNot that I get anything important via mail anymore these days, I still look forward to checking it daily regardless. You never know when something fun might arrive (like Hoboken’s Emergency preparedness booklet).

In this case, reader Jerry gripes about not getting any mail at all for the last few days:

“Hi…

For the third time this year, the US Post Office is not delivering mail to my building (Newark Street near Legal Beans).

They didn’t yesterday, and they didn’t again today. I strolled down to the River Street Post Office and, basically, no one would listen to me. When this happened in the past, our regular fe-mail-man was on vacation. Well it looks like she is on holiday again and management finds it’s not necessary to have someone fill in for her. Just another example of Hoboken’s “we don’t give a sh*t” attitude toward residents.

Perhaps we’ll once again begin receiving mail on Tuesday when she returns.”

I heard other stories about horrible and lazy postal people around town (although my guy uptown is excellent). Any other horror stories out there?

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texashobo
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texashobo

my mail is always crumped and shoved in the box… I understand when it’s a *heavy* mail day and there is a lot in the mailbox, but there are days when there is only one piece of mail and it looks like the mailman wadded it in a ball and threw it in! One Sat, the *mailman* was a (very) young girl wearing jeans and talking on the phone. Somehow, I don’t think that’s regulation…

hoebroken
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hoebroken

I have had stuff not arrive before, although I don’t know if it was entirely USPS’s fault or also FedEx, UPS, etc. One order from EVitamins.com never came, and when I contacted the post office, they swore up and down that it was delivered on X date to my building. Nobody had seen it. Unless there is a crazy in my building who wants to steal others’ vitamins, I call B.S. on that mail carrier.

However, I’ve also had items from Amazon and other vendors not ever arrive. My father tried 3 times to send me an Amazon book that kept on not coming. Not sure if he was using USPS or another shipping service.

My mother sent me something that was “confirmed delivered” through USPS and also never came. Strange.

maybe it’s my building. I’m not aware that my neighbors are thieves, but our front mailbox area is not secured, so it could be anyone. We’ve taken to having packages delivered to our offices just to be safe.

PaulusHookLady
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PaulusHookLady

Make sure you report any missing mail, or poor service. I’ve emailed USPS and they actually reply. They even telephone me.

http://www.usps.com/

Journey
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Journey

Where I lived before Hoboken there was no way to put your name on the box. Even if you glued your name to the front the mailman opened it from the back. They put the mail in based on the address not the name.

Katie_Scarlett
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I’ve also noticed that some people move into apartments and don’t bother to put their name on the mailbox. I had a neighbor who lived here for 7 years and never did. Are they in the witness protection program?[/quote]
In my old apartment, despite my name being on the box, I received mail for Deborah Pledgemen RN for 3 years!!

In the past 4 months since I moved into my current apartment, AGAIN despite my name being on the box, I’ve received mail for the prior TWO tenants, the first one left at least years ago!

I hate this crap. 👿

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