Tipsy Angry Man Dumps 32,000 Pieces Of Mail

The check might be in the mail, but the mail is in the woods.

A man is accused of dumping three pallets worth of 32,000 pieces of mail enroute to a U.S. Postal Service facility.

The driver for a postal contractor dumped off the mail in a wooded area. He told investigators that he was having some personal issues and had been drinking that night. He said he was planning on coming back and delivering the pallets another time.

The man was charged with “desertion of mails.”

Deptford man charged with dumping mail [Courier Post]

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  1. Miss Dev (The Beer Sherpa) says:

    Key words here: “postal contractor.” An entity like the post office is doing themselves a disservice trusting contractors to do the work of postal employees.

    At one point I was a contractor for a federal agency and, although we went through the same training as federal employees, we were paid less, had fewer benefits, and we treated differently. It gave us a different level of engagement in the job and I definitely saw corners cut by contractors that the regular employees wouldn’t dream of cutting.

    Hiring contractors may seem to save money for the government (and private sector), but I believe that an honest look at the actual costs (time, mistakes, etc) will prove that it’s not nearly as inexpensive as people think: it’s just cheap.

    • DewBerry says:

      Oh, yeah. You never hear of Postal employees doing this kind of stuff…

    • pecan 3.14159265 says:

      But that would be a problem with the business practices of your contracting company. A contracting company is like any other corporation – if you don’t like the way it’s being run, you can try to change the policy or quit. You can’t lump all companies together based on your personal experiences with one.

    • mszabo says:

      Tell me about it. Any full time employee would have been smart enough to at least burn/bury the pile so he wouldn’t get caught. Silly contractor just doesn’t know how its done.

    • mszabo says:

      On a serious note though, Most contractors actually get paid MORE than full time employees. Companies pay for this premium specifically because they are easier to fire/ no benefits. The rule of thumb that I remember from when I was considering some contracting is the contract hourly rate should be the average full time annual salary divided by 1000. So a $100K full time salary, should equate to a $100/hr as a contract position.

      So I don’t know about your contract positions but it sounds like you got screwed or were really a temp not a contractor.

    • TheGreySpectre says:

      All our contractors make a lot more then our actual employees, just they don’t get benefits. Most are contractors because their spouse provides good benefits so being a contractor allows them more flexibility and pays better.

  2. ajkilroy24 says:

    i understand that its probably a felony since its the the USPS but “desertion of mails” sounds like the title to a lesbian porno, not a felony charge. just sayin.

  3. pecan 3.14159265 says:

    He confessed to mail abandonment, but I guess they couldn’t prove he was driving while intoxicated.

  4. Nakko says:

    Desertion of mails. You learn something new all the time!

  5. Murph1908 says:

    Check is in the mail. Mail is in the woods.

    But Groove is in the Heart, so it’s all good.

  6. catnapped says:

    Iron-clad evidence we need to abolish the postal service!

    /snark

  7. iParadox{InLove} says:

    It’s so dreamy, oh mailman free me
    So you can’t see the mail, no not at all
    In another dimension, with voyeuristic intention
    Well-secluded, in the trees

  8. IGNORE says:

    I hope it was all junk mail.

  9. 44 in a Row says:

    He was caught when Officer Obie found his name on an envelope at the bottom of the half a ton of mail.

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  11. Fubish says: I don't know anything about it, but it seems to me... says:

    Haw haw. Reminds me of the time when I lived in New York City – every afternoon the mailman would stop off in an apartment building across the street (E. 89th) for a little kissyface with his honeybunch. He’d be in there for about an hour. One day I watched him come flying out of the lobby and up the street and she was right behind him swinging his mailbag like a weapon trying to mash him. The mail was flying all over the place. After about 20 feet she stopped and heaved the mailbag after him and went back into the building. He spend the next half hour picking up the scattered mail from the sidewalk, gutter and street. I don’t know what he did or said to piss her off, but I sure hope some of that mail wasn’t mine!

  12. Chooi says:

    SO that’s where my package went!

  13. dg says:

    This is why when it absolutely, positively has to be there – you email it.

  14. Mcshonky says:

    Just like bush and cheney……… couldn’t do the job hired for.

  15. Keep talking...I'm listening says:

    The check might be in the mail, but the mail is in the woods.

    And the cat’s in the cradle and the silver spoon
    Little boy blue and the man on the moon

  16. BoredOOMM says:

    Had this occurred in the US, we never would have had the mail delivered.