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Subject: Does it pay to be friendly?
Date Posted: 2/27/2008 4:04 PM ET
Member Since: 6/10/2007
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Ever since I made an 'ally' in the post office, my books are shipping out much faster. They used to take 3 days or so to leave my PO and get scanned in Denver. Now, they leave the same day.

The only change has been my friendliness and the cookies I brought in, and that I make it a point to chat with my postal workers if there's not a long line.

Coincidence, or not?

Date Posted: 2/27/2008 5:36 PM ET
Member Since: 7/7/2007
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Well, building up "good karma" never hurt anyone :-)



Date Posted: 2/27/2008 6:12 PM ET
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Shouldn't, but....if it works for you.

I do "know" my regular customers. I try to help them as needed and I will watch out for them as I can. I also try to gain new regular customers as well. I really like helping the people who are new to shipping packages. I try to explain the options they have and what each choice means to the level of service.

That said, I do not delay any mail of any class. All mail coming in leaves same day. I do work in a smaller post office, but that should not make any difference.  Patti

Date Posted: 2/27/2008 6:29 PM ET
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Nobody at the post office has actually paid me for being friendly, but everyone working there knows me by name, seems to like me, and are quite helpful.  But I may have a great post office too, I've never seen them be unkind to anyone.

Date Posted: 2/27/2008 10:28 PM ET
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I love my PO people too, last week I had a girl come from the back to introduce herslf because she always see's my incoming and outgoing stuff..lol.

Date Posted: 2/28/2008 12:07 PM ET
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it shouldn't matter but I noticed that one PO I use by work that the packages took about a week longer to get to their destination than using the one by the house.  go figure!

Date Posted: 3/1/2008 4:05 PM ET
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To be honest just being nice does not have any affect at all on speed.

It will make for a more enjoyable post office trip as you atract more flies with honey than with vinegar.