Chris (not his real name), 41, is a veteran postal worker in Massachusetts who talked to Insider about the extreme delays he’s seeing with the mail since the holidays, which were unusually slow.
The delay in packages is just one of the many obstacles the US Postal Service faced in the past year, including financial trouble, troubles with mail-in voting, and a pandemic.
When I returned to work after Christmas, I heard stories from all my coworkers about how there was very light volume during the Christmas season.
Not once in 17 years have I seen mail delayed or heard our management admit we can’t handle volume.
I get messages from friends via social networks asking me what’s up with the post office lately because they’re expecting overdue packages.