BOZEMAN — MTN News has been covering reports of mail delivery issues with the U.S. Post Office on Baxter Lane in Bozeman since July. On Thursday, we spoke with a former postal carrier who worked at this post office. He worked as a carrier for almost a decade.
“I just no longer felt like it was a healthy or safe place to work for me,” he said. “You make relationships with people, there’s not a day that goes by where I don’t miss my people. I don’t mean that possessively, but relationally.”
He says the problems with the Post Office, including undelivered mail and missing packages, are the result of years of mismanagement. When MTN reached out to USPS corporate, they said their issues stem from being understaffed. This former employee begs to differ.
He said, “No, it’s a symptom. People come in and take a look around. They go through the whole orientation process and take a look around. That’s when they’re told you’ll be working 16, 17 hours a day.”