@rsande64 said in Ask A Postal Carrier Anything:
You guys keep track of the "good" and "bad" folks on your routes and does that influence how far you're willing to go/not go the extra mile for someone?
Kind of? I try my best to go above and beyond for everyone on my route but some people just ain't worth it. There's one dude I deliver to that his house often either has his sad ass dog on the porch or dog shit directly in front of the porch gate. On those days that gentleman does not get his mail.
There's no one I go out of my way to not look out for but there is this one lady who keeps asking me for money and shit that I'm getting sick of. But really, I try to do good for everyone on my route but yeah some people get a little extra care because they give a little extra care.
Shoveling out is definitely a huge plus, you're definitely on your carrier's "oh God bless you" list.
If you give your mailman some ice water on a hot summer days you'll get amazing service year round. Also, if they aren't doing something the way you like it done...let us know when you see us (that isn't crazy like asking us to walk up your 100 ft driveway to deliver a small ass package that isn't medication).