They Put Good-news Mail on Top
OK, so this isn’t a rule but a lot of mail carriers do this. If you’re ever wondering why your good-news mail is on the top, that’s no coincidence.
A lot of workers really do care about the people they deliver mail to and they want you to start your day just right, so they’ll place paychecks, letters, personal cards on top. Bills, such as for utilities and credit cards? Those get pushed to the bottom.
There’s a Reason They’re Always in a Hurry
Like in a lot of businesses, certain tasks need to be done by certain times.
Supervisors will tell mail carriers how many pieces of mail need to be delivered, when they have to start the journey and when to come back. Then they also have to scan bar codes on mailboxes in order to monitor their progress.
Basically, think of it as a fine-tuned machine. Everything needs to happen at certain times and there’s little wiggle room involved. Don’t worry, your mail carrier doesn’t hate you, they just need to hurry!
They Have to Buy Their Own Stamps
Just because they work for USPS doesn’t mean they get free stamps. Think about it… if you worked in a grocery store, would you be allowed to pick items off the shelf to take home?
Some mail carriers might have stamps on them, and if you get one or two for free, it’s because they like you/ Maybe next time offer them a drink o their route to thank them for their kind gesture.