How do we say good bye?

Friday, January 01, 2010

Let me say that all along I have been telling my husband that something was going to happen. I just had this bad feeling that we would lose someone to an accident. Our new boss has been intimidating people something awful. Everyone is getting PDIs and suspensions for trivial stuff. I would like to say that she is leaving and we can relax. No, I am not sure if that will happen.
One can say it is because we need to reduce workers especially the older folks and the ones who are on the "injured reserved" or limited duty list. But to lose Kurt who was just 43 and struggling to do all that was asked of him. I remember last week hearing him say that no matter what the supervisors said: "I just did not have one minute of downtime"...time to kick just time to have our mandatory ten minute morning and ten minute afternoon break plus half hour off the clock lunch break. We are expected to work eight and a half hours with one half hour as a lunch break. Now, the mail has been a lot lighter even at Christmas but you still have to go to the houses/businesses.
Come on, who shovels? the old folks not the young ones...they go in another door and leave the snow to turn to ice as it is tread down.
It takes longer and longer to get around in the winter conditions. It takes longer when your satchel is loaded down.
Where is the compassion when a woman tells you that her daughter is in the hospital because she took 25 pills and attempted to kill herself??...she was told to cancel the appointment to meet with her daughter and the doctor.
Why are you firing a woman who works her heart out delivering a business route that is extra heavy on Mondays? Why do you give her extra work and say to do it all in 8 hours? She took a fifteen minute break and ate her lunch hurriedly in order to try to do it. It was nearly impossible to deliver all the mail in ten hours.
You have haunted many you have sent supervisors out to watch them constantly...Kurt told you that in each PDI that he was not feeling well. He died of an anuerism.
You denied sick leave you denied FMLA time. You deny and you scream at people.
Kurt is your first victim. How many more do you need?
I am heartsick because of all that has been happening to my friends. Please pray for the people who work in the Framingham Post Office. Yes, she is going after many not just the
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    OMG! I just read your blog and my heart breaks for you for the loss of your friend & coworker.

    I can relate to what you had to say about the PO. many years ago I was a carrier in Worcester & had to leave after only three years due to medical reasons, my doctor said were caused by the stress in my line of work. I would NOT EVER work for the post office again if they paid me a million dollars. MY LIFE DEPENDS ON IT!!

    Good luck!!
    2489 days ago
    aww I feel bad for you, I hope things get better, my prayers are with you
    3064 days ago
    I am so sorry for your loss! My thoughts are with you and your co-workers.
    3064 days ago
    My prayers are with you and your coworkers at this most difficult time. emoticon
    3064 days ago
    You have my sympathies and my encouragement that you do your utmost under such a hostile conditions to take EXTREME care of yourself! Don't allow these things to undo your efforts in looking after your health and wellness!

    Also, take care about the specificity with which you post, re: names, etc. The 'net is growing smaller every day and one never knows how word of your blog may spread. I would hate to see any backlash come your way...!

    3064 days ago
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