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Posted: 12/13/2013 7:30:10 AM EST
Do you guys give a little gift for them?
If so, what or how much?
Link Posted: 12/13/2013 7:30:49 AM EST
We get her $10 worth of lotto tickets.

Link Posted: 12/13/2013 7:32:41 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/13/2013 7:33:13 AM EST by E-Mag]
Originally Posted By simplemitch:
Do you guys give a little gift for them?
If so, what or how much?
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To be honest I never understood this and I knew my carrier rather well. He gets payed decent and will have a pension (theoretically) for the rest of his life when he retires and has WAY better benefits than I do. I would rather tip the kid at McDonalds than him and he was my friend
Link Posted: 12/13/2013 7:34:16 AM EST
No.
Link Posted: 12/13/2013 7:35:23 AM EST
Starbucks cards for everyone.
Link Posted: 12/13/2013 7:35:31 AM EST
Every time I by a stamp I contribute the the postman's Christmas present.

Who get's a printed paper anymore?
Link Posted: 12/13/2013 7:39:00 AM EST
They're not supposed to accept gifts. How about coffee and a muffin or cupcake?
Link Posted: 12/13/2013 7:39:26 AM EST
It is too bad people have been programmed from birth to think their is some need to gift people in December.

Stop. Cold turkey.

Link Posted: 12/13/2013 7:40:14 AM EST
Hell no. Postal workers are the most lazy, overpaid, union slobs on the planet.


Link Posted: 12/13/2013 7:42:58 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Deej86:
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Does she send you a thank you note saying "thanks for deciding to gamble away my Christmas gift"?
Link Posted: 12/13/2013 7:43:47 AM EST
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Originally Posted By dogsplat:
Does she send you a thank you note saying "thanks for deciding to gamble away my Christmas gift"?
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Originally Posted By dogsplat:
Originally Posted By Deej86:
We get her $10 worth of lotto tickets.

Does she send you a thank you note saying "thanks for deciding to gamble away my Christmas gift"?

Link Posted: 12/13/2013 8:00:50 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/13/2013 8:02:23 AM EST by GlutealCleft]
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Originally Posted By Mikhail_86:
Hell no. Postal workers are the most lazy, overpaid, union slobs on the planet.


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Really?

I've only known one, and he was out walking and working, hustling his butt off, all day, all year, no matter what the weather. Most productive carrier in his group, and still got "zinged" by the efficiency egghead for using the wrong hand to open a mailbox.

And if he had lots of mail that day, he worked until it was all delivered. If another carrier got sick or had to leave, he'd stay as late as possible, and deliver all of THEIR mail, too.

I don't know about the pay or about any other carriers, but that guy was anything but lazy.
Link Posted: 12/13/2013 8:02:19 AM EST
I don't give them anything.
Link Posted: 12/13/2013 8:07:31 AM EST
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Originally Posted By GlutealCleft:


Really?

I've only known one, and he was out walking and working, hustling his butt off, all day, all year, no matter what the weather. Most productive carrier in his group, and still got "zinged" by the efficiency egghead for using the wrong hand to open a mailbox.

And if he had lots of mail that day, he worked until it was all delivered. If another carrier got sick or had to leave, he'd stay as late as possible, and deliver all of THEIR mail, too.

I don't know about the pay or about any other carriers, but that guy was anything but lazy.
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Originally Posted By GlutealCleft:
Originally Posted By Mikhail_86:
Hell no. Postal workers are the most lazy, overpaid, union slobs on the planet.




Really?

I've only known one, and he was out walking and working, hustling his butt off, all day, all year, no matter what the weather. Most productive carrier in his group, and still got "zinged" by the efficiency egghead for using the wrong hand to open a mailbox.

And if he had lots of mail that day, he worked until it was all delivered. If another carrier got sick or had to leave, he'd stay as late as possible, and deliver all of THEIR mail, too.

I don't know about the pay or about any other carriers, but that guy was anything but lazy.

He is probably the exception. USPS workers get more paid vacations, paid sick leave and comps than any govt employees. There is a reason they are always billions in the hole
Link Posted: 12/13/2013 8:09:12 AM EST
My wife and I don't exchange gifts, we're sure as hell not buying something for the mailman.
Link Posted: 12/13/2013 8:11:12 AM EST
Turd in a Dunkin Donuts bag.
Link Posted: 12/13/2013 9:08:32 AM EST
The results are about what I expected. I've never given one before, but now we live in a tiny rural area where everybody knows everybody and our mail carrier goes out of his way to be friendly and make sure our mail is taken care of so I figured it would be nice to show a little appreciation.

We're thinking a box of chocolates or a $10 gift card to Subway or the likes.
Link Posted: 12/13/2013 9:15:28 AM EST
The mailman being a government employee should not accept gratuities. Take some treats to the post office, probably okay. Give the mailman cash personally, not okay.
Link Posted: 12/13/2013 9:15:58 AM EST
I really like our postman, but I have a hard time tipping anyone who makes more than I do...


IIRC, the average "Postal Carrier" makes more than $100k per year when you add up their salary, benefits, 20-year pension INCLUSIVE of all military time already served, etc.
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