Once again, I'm writing a review to complain how the Gig Harbor post office has again cost me thousands of dollars.
I am a small business owner and rely on shipping services for everything from raw materials, to client payments, to delivery of my final product. The Gig Harbor post office has lost my materials, they've lost my money, they've lost my product and have ultimately cost me thousands in lost time and materials in just the 12 years I've had to use this office. This time, however, the Gig Harbor Post office just cost me $12,000.00 due to their ignorance and utter incompetence.
I have been in business for 40 years...I build high-end guitars for professional musician's around the world. On June 5th, I went to the Gig Harbor post office to ship a $12k custom one-off instrument to a client in Switzerland. The postal worker at the Gig Harbor post office typed 'Swaziland' into the system instead of Switzerland. In spite of all my shipping/customs paperwork and labeling stating otherwise, the guitar was shipped to Swaziland, South Africa where it was swiftly lost. Thanks Gig Harbor.
Bad enough? Nope. Sue, the Customer Service Supervisor at Gig Harbor left me a message requesting I call her back...so I did. Apparently she forgot she asked me to call her because when she answered, she impatiently snaps, "I've sent an email to Johannisberg, what else do you expect me to do?" I was completely startled by her sudden anger...and as i started to respond, Sue went into a rage and began yelling at me...the customer whose guitar she lost! Wow! Totally bizarre, unprofessional and emotionally unhinged behavior from a customer service supervisor toward a client seeking help.
I remained calm and pointed out to Sue that there had been USPS tracking updates, so I asked if the USPS still had control over the guitar. Sue snapped again, "Wrong!" with no further explanation. I told her I would now need to either spend a couple months rebuilding the guitar Gig Harbor lost in Africa, or get sued by my client for the value he paid. Sue then actually laughed at me and said, "Sued? For a parcel? Haha!"
Not sued for a parcel, Sue...sued for the value of the guitar you lost.
Clearly for Sue, the manager at Gig Harbor Post Office, the products we small businesses create to pay our bills and feed our families are nothing more than laughable "parcels" to her...and she actually gets paid to supervise customer service. Scary.
The Gig Harbor Post Office has consistently had the worst customer service ratings in the state for good reason. Let's put the Gig Harbor Post Office out of everyone's misery and shut it down. I will be filing a case against the Gig Harbor Post Office with the Postal Regulatory Commission and Consumer Affairs US Postal Service and would like to hear from others who have similar experiences with this office.
We were notified of a delivery this afternoon at 4:10pm
your mail delivery person said they had put it in our locking mailbox.
It is not there :-(
Please have them figure out where they did deliver this item and return it to us immediately. Thank you! Annette
Hi Good Morning! I have tried to call this morning but I keep getting the recording. I have a key for to open a box in our neighborhood. It does not work. I put the key in and it turns but does not open.
I am really ticked. I ordered a new drivers license and a new social security card, and never got either one. Did the mail carrier take them? My mailbox is a community lock-box so I know my mail wasn't stolen after it was delivered. Getting really tired of my mail not getting delivered for no apparent reason...
I'm not as livid as some of the people posting on here, I'm just confused and I don't know who to take up my complaint with. I'm also curious if anyone else is having this same issue.
In the last couple weeks, I've ordered two items from amazon. Delivery dates for both just so happened to land on Sunday. In both instances, I would track the package and it would say "Out for delivery" then by noon it would update to:
"Delivery attempted - An attempt was made to deliver your package. You may find a notice of attempted delivery that provides more information."
No you didn't. I've been here, at my computer... which is by the window to my front door. I would have seen you... no notice either...
I understand it's inconvenient to deliver on Sundays, but I've never had this issue before. I mean, straight up lying to me? Two weeks in a row?
Watch out Gig Harbor, there is a new person putting mail in the PO Boxes. I have had TWO check payments that were never delivered since they started. I have been getting these payments for 11 years. . . . I am now going to go all electronic. Can't afford not too.
I want to know who is working at this post office. They don't deliver packages when their site says they are delivered. You can never reach them by phone because it's always busy. This is the second time they have not delivered critical prescription medication. I just last week received a prescription package that they say was delivered back in November. I just got that package last week. When I walk in there today, they are not going to be happy - someone is going to have their head handed to them. I am very disappointed in how they are handling (not handling) our mailed items. Does anyone know who we can call to lodge a major complaint about their service?
I am missing a package and am unable to get in contact with my delivery agent...I have been trying for days to call the local post office but the line is ALWAYS busy!!!!! How can I get in contact with this post office l?
Please tell me how to stop the Red Plum ads! They take up so much room in my box and sometimes my postman puts 2 of them in there. I have tried going directly to Red Plum to tell them to stop. that didn't work.
Had a confirmed vacation mail hold, to be picked up in person at the end. Wasn't held! When I called the post office to complain the employee needed to be explained three times that my mail was NOT HELD. EVEN ASKED ME IF I WANTED IT DELIVERED.....
This is, without a doubt, the most incompetent and rude Post Office I've had the misfortune to encounter. I am a small business owner and have had the same materials shipped from the same vendors to my home for the past 20+ years. One such package was not delivered, yet USPS tracking stated it was....then 30 minutes later USPS tracking stated, "No secure location available". B.S., I was home waiting for the package, no postal carrier ever came to my door. I called the Judson st. post office and spoke with Jennifer who was extremely rude and abrasive. She did not want to hear my explanation and repeatedly and rudely interrupted...ultimately hanging up on me when I returned the same hospitality. It's experiences like this that prove why the USPS is dying fast. They provide a service that is now served much faster, far more economically, and much more environmentally conscious via email and online auto-bill pay. Their customer service is abusive at best when they actually answer the phone. I will not lose a wink of sleep when these useless postal workers are out of job....they deserve it.Follow up: After much discussion, the Postmaster at Judson street was able to resolve this issue a few days later, which I'm grateful for. However, the day I received my materials, another package was lost. These people would never survive in the grown-up world where responsibility and accountability are expected.
The Gig Harbor post office NEVER answers their phone. I believe they now leave it off the hook as it has turned to a constant busy signal. But, I am not surprised... They probably cannot handle all the complaints coming through. These people are some of the most incompetent, rude, imbecilic government-paid employees I have ever had the misfortune to watch fumble around behind a counter. My mail has been lost more times than I can count on my hands and they had the audacity to be rude to ME about it! Shouldn't it be ME who gets upset about that?!
2nd time in many years of trying, actually got someone to answer the phone at the Gig Harbor post office today. I was looking for info regarding a package the tracking info said was delivered yesterday, but was not. As I was asking the question, the girl on the phone blurted out "just give me the tracking #," so I told her I really just needed my question answered. She, again; let me say BLURTED OUT, "just give me the FRICKiN tracking #!" Which certainly angered me. Her name is Tressa, as least that's what it sounded like in her BLURTING! Is this a result of not having an education? Is this how the post office trains their employees? Let;s hope that Tressa is only temporary help. I realize the Gig Harbor branch has one of the unfriendliest, least helpful group of employees; but this nasty telephone comment was the lowest of lows, even for the post office!!! Merry FRICKIN Christmas Tressa!
ok, I'm famous for last minute things..I drove to the post office to mail my ballot today and the woman in line before me drove up to the outside mail drop box just as a postal worker was unlocking it and taking out the mail. She asked if he could take her ballot and he said yes and threw it into his mail cart. I then drove up and asked if he could also take mine and he said in an irritated tone, "NO." Not to be deterred, I drive around, park and go inside--holding the door for the person behind me..just happened to be the rude man that said he wouldn't take my ballot, along with his mail cart. I put my ballot in the indoor mailbox and he promptly unlocks it, takes the mail (including my ballot) out and throws it into his cart and heads for the back room sorting area...Are you kidding me???