Mail Carriers In Kentucky Instructed Not To Accept Holiday Gifts.
Alida Antonia Cornelius
December 6, 2009
Mail carriers in Louisville, Kentucky recently received memos telling them that they must abide by post office rules and turn in any holiday gifts they get which total over five dollars. Carriers who did not comply were told that they could lose their job.
They were also told that there were be methods to see if they were complying. Supervisors would be putting holiday cards with money in various mailboxes to see if they would turn them in.
If you would like to tell Mr. John E. “Jack” Potter, CEO of the Postal Service, that this postal rule be abolished, you can write or send him a fax at:
The Honorable John E. Potter
Postmaster General & CEO
U.S. Postal Service
47 L'Enfant Plaza SW
Washington, DC 20260-1000
And just to mention this...there is an investigation of a home loan Mr. Potter received from Countrywide Lending. It seems they waived some fees for him. Countrywide has been the target of investigations of illegal lending practices within the home mortgage market. Many Washington insiders, who were involved in lending legislation, received special considerations in loans.
With Mr. Potter saying that the mail may have to be reduced from being delivered 6 days a week to 5 days because of a business turndown and rising costs, perhaps he should consider a pay cut for himself. He has already cut overtime for postal workers and is planning layoffs. Mr. Potter makes over $800,000. a year with his salary and perks.
I would like to nominate Mr. John E. “Jack” Potter for the 2009 Scrooge Award.
Bah, Humbug, Mr. Potter.