The Herald got rid of its carriers and now has the U.S. Postal Service deliver the papers with the mail. However, recently the mail was not delivered for three days. I called the post office and was told that they were short of carriers. No mail was received on a recent Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. Therefore, I had to wait until Friday to receive my mail and papers. By then the news was old.
My mail was not delivered again on a recent Monday. Again I called the post office and was told that they were short 20 carriers that week and nine called in sick one day. There was no guarantee that there would be delivery on any given day.
I was told that the post office hires delivery people, but they find out how hard the job is, so they quit. This is no way to run a business. I pay for my paper to be delivered on days it is supposed to be and not days later.
I realize that money is short but if something isn’t done the paper will lose more subscribers. The problem involves multiple ZIP codes.
I don’t know if The Herald is paying the post office to deliver the papers, but the post office raised postage twice since last August and the service has gotten worse. Either way, we are not getting the product we expect for either the newspaper or the post office. Mail deposited in the out box isn’t being picked up either.
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