Ok people, this was my experience tonight (12 Dec 14), I was out w/my dogs when I saw a postal worker taking down the flag out front. He was letting it fall completely on the ground. All I said to him (not in a nasty way either or yelling) was, "Please don't let that flag hit the ground." His response? He snapped back at me, "Well then, why don't you come over here & help me?" Now, I've taken down a flag numerous times on my own w/o any trouble, why he couldn't was beyond me. It wasn't windy at all, if it were I could see him having trouble w/the flag flapping around but it wasn't. Next thing you know, we're in a screaming match back & forth because there was no need for his condescending attitude so I finally told him, "I served in the military defending that flag & I'd appreciate you not disrespecting it." HE got me so wound up I was within a hair of storming the street & knocking his lights out. Not wanting to go to jail, I refrained but dammit, especially after reading all the other comments there is absolutely NO excuse for these employees to behave in such a manner. I'm going to be elevating this because I don't think going to the postmaster is going to do any good. Complaining to him in the past about my mail delivery did nothing but you know what? Even the postmaster has to answer to somebody & if this is the kind of ship he's running, SOMEBODY has to answer for it!!
I have gone to the Western Springs Post Office two times in the last year to renew passports. Since passport service is clearly listed on the website and in the post office, one would assume that this is not a special service. On each occasion the same male employee at the counter mentioned that he had to take care of any postal customer that walked in the door before he could process a passport. He mentioned that he was alone and could not be distracted by the passport process while other customers were waiting. I would characterize his attitude as rude, mean spirited and disinterested in being helpful. The individual complained throughout the entire process as if he was being asked to do something outside of his duties. He was very put off but less rude when my husband was with me the first time. This could be an indication that he may have issues with bullying women. The passport form is simple enough, however it is necessary to make sure that it is completed correctly. I expect that the person behind the counter should help facilitate the process. I can see from the comments below that I am not the only person that feels this way. My first was that there are other post offices from which to choose. Then I remembered that this person is an employee of the government that serves the public. As a member of the public, I would like to see the gentleman disciplined or dismissed. Maybe he was just having a bad day the days that I needed service... No excuse for this!!!
We are on the 4100 block of Grand Ave., and haven't received mail on Jan. 7 or Jan. 9. I understand it is hard to get around with all this snow and cold temperatures, but some kind of notice or information would be nice.
I live in the 5400 Block of Commonwealth Ave Western Springs it is I/7/2014. And we have not received mail for 1/6 and 1/7. I had mail to be picked up in my rural box and it is still in the box for 2 days. Anyone know why? Karen G
I want to start by saying I never feel the need to report people for being crabby doing their jobs. I know it is difficult to work with people all day long, so I try to cut crabby workers a break. However, in this case I feel the need to say the employees at the Western Springs Post office are rude, disrespectful and should really find another job. I went to the post office with my two teenage children and when we left both of my children were so upset. The employee was not only rude on a number of comments, he also was disrespectful to me and both my children. My children both commented that they would never speak to anyone in that tone or mannerism. I am proud of them for not saying anything to the man who waited on us (although I was not surprised, I did not raise my children to be rude and disrespectful). On a number of occasions he acted as though he was doing us a favor, when he was doing his job. Living in Western Springs, a close, family orientated neighborhood, I expected the employees to have more respect for the residents. It has been a long time since I was so disappointed in another Adults behavior, and I teach adults all day long.So Sad !!!
I remember the workers being extremely rude to me when I was just a little girl. I came out crying to my mom because the worker was giving me a hard time. I was just a little girl! That always sticks with me and for that I dread walking in there. And every time I have to go there, I always have someone with a bad attitude reminding me why I dread it.
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