Why Is My Mail Delivered Now At 6 P.M.? (Or Not At All In Snow?)

by Categorized: Consumer Complaints Date:

(Courant File Photo)

(Courant File Photo)

This weekend’s Bottom Line column:

“For some months, my mail has been delivered between 5 and 6 in the evening, a far cry from the ‘usual’ 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

“I asked my carrier about it and she told me that . . . when a carrier quits or leaves, the person is not replaced, so the rest of them work double shifts.

“On Tuesday, I paid some bills and put the envelopes in my mailbox. That evening, it was snowing, and I checked at 5:30. Envelopes still there. Same at 6:30. Same yesterday morning. No pick-up or delivery in my neighborhood.
“I called the Glastonbury post office was told that it became too dangerous for the carriers to complete their routes. So much for “neither snow nor rain [nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds].

“Apparently it is the U.S. Postmaster General who has instituted this “no replacement” policy. With postage rates going up again, this is unacceptable.”

“Have you heard about this from anyone else?”

Nancy Eaton, Glastonbury

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