The Apple Valley mail carrier frequently delivers mail to the wrong mail box. The boxes are all locked on our property so you can't just put them in the correct box. They blocked off the outgoing mail slot because people were using it! This was according to our mail carrier, if you can even believe that one! It isn't that surprising considering the poor service offered at the post office counter. The red headed clerk is a real B****. I don't know her from Adam but every time I have seen her at the counter, she is crabby and unhelpful. I drop off a lot of prepaid mail at the side counter and she always finds a reason to not let me leave my packages where everyone else is leaving packages. I have watched her after I was told to put my packages down the mail drop shoot, or to leave my packages on the floor in front of the counter. NO ONE else is told they can't leave their packages on the counter, they are all able to leave their prepaid packages on the counter. I have called and complained. There was a line all the way to the door and one clerk on duty. Someone rang the service bell and I heard the clerk say in a crabby voice "there is no one back there to answer". No wonder the post office is losing money. GET IT TOGETHER PEOPLE. Someone needs to teach the staff customer service skills.
We moved to Apple Valley in October, and quite frankly am ready to get out, solely because of the Post Offices terrible service. We haven't received mail from Owatonna (where we moved from) and haven't received Christmas cards that my family in other STATES have gotten. But of course, there's "nothing they can do about it. B.S. Try a little harder for crying out loud. Probably doesn't help that our mail carrier wears her sweatpants and pajamas, and for the lack of workmanship probably puts our mail in a different mailbox. But why would they check? That would involve "going the extra mile", or doing their job right the first time. I respected the crap out of the mail carriers in Owatonna. Not so much in Apple Valley. Just give me the key to the properties' mail boxes, I'll do it myself.
Over the last week I have not received any mail, yet my neighbors have. I find that very interesting. I received emails from 3 vendors saying that the USPS attempted to deliver my mail. THAT'S A LIE. I am filing a FRAUDULENT CLAIM.
This postal service is awful. I keep getting packages that are on a completely different street and am having to drive to deliver someone else's packages myself. Delivering the mail and packages to someone else that keeps getting dropped at my home is very irritating and quite the inconvenience. I'm not getting paid to do someone else's job.
I am generally happy with my normal daily mail service. However over the past few months I have been receiving packages that are being left on my porch steps with clear visibility for anyone walking or driving by to see. There is NO effort being made to place packages out of plain sight. Also, I once came home to a package sticking out of my open mail box that clearly did not fit. I have been lucky so far to not experience package theft, but I am alarmed to the lack of effort to ensure delivery of packages by the carriers at USPS.