God help you if you ever have a problem with the United States Postal Service. I've been having an ongoing problem with them for 6 months now. The problem stems from my regular mail carrier leaving. Instead of putting a carrier on my route permanently they've decided it's best to dump this large route on other carriers, in addition to the daily schedule these mail carriers already have. So, I have numerous mailmen fulfilling my area weekly and they are the angriest, most disgruntled group of men that clearly DESPISE their job. I've made 25+ pickup requests online. I received a confirmation letter on all of them, so they weren't voided or incomplete, the post office system recognized and accepted all of them. All but one of the mailmen that alternate through here won't acknowledge my requests, never. Even if I leave a one of my whooping 7oz packages in the mailbox for them to simply grab. The one nice carrier that only comes once or twice every 2 weeks is incredible. He has helped me understand I'm not losing my mind, they are in fact A-holes. Then he explained the issue with them getting all this extra work. I guess I'd be upset too, but I wouldn't take it out on the postal customer. I never request pickups for anything large. The largest will be less than a pound. That's obviously not too much for them to handle. When I ran after one of them a few months back, thinking he "just forgot" my package he literally tried to run from me, but didn't turn the wheel hard enough and came 6 inches from bashing me with the truck mirror. I was in shock & shaking and barely ask him if he could please take my tiny box, he said, "We don't do pickup requests in apartments!" I replied, "I've lived in 3 apartment buildings the past 6 years and they've always picked them up. I've never heard that ever. Can you at least take this one?" This was his response.. "Well obviously they cared about their job and NO!" He sped off. I'm totally serious about this. He sped off leaving me in the dust with my package! LOL! That's INSANE! I had asked his name after he almost smashed into me and he said, "Jarred!" I doubt that was his real name. Well, I've contacted usps 4 times now 1 by phone & 3 by email. If you call, expect to be on the phone for about 2 hours. Seriously. I keep contacting them to request a permenant carrier. I can bribe a single carrier with gift cards & refreshments, I can't afford to do it to the 10 non working ones I have now. They only responded to one out of the 4 cases I started and they talked about discipline not hiring someone. Don't discipline, just hire! I used to walk to my local post office 1.4 miles from my home, but I've had back surgery and can barely walk to the bathroom let alone a mile and a half. That's where the closes mailbox is too and I don't drive. I had to stop selling on my favorite buy/sell apps because these carriers are too angry to do their jobs. I thought when I pay the postage fee the post office services were included in that payment, even pickup requests. If ANYONE with common sense from usps ends up seeing this.. HELP ME!! I had no clue government workers could act like this with no reporcussions. I'm blown away. People, APPRECIATE your mailman/woman if they are good to you! Tip them, gift them, to show your appreciation. I'm going to spoil the F out of the regular carrier I'm crossing my fingers for. From my experience I think they work much harder than what we give them credit for. I'm sure they deal with a bunch of nonsense from people on their route, co-workers & their clueless supervisors. And I say, "CLUELESS!" because I live in a HUGE apartment complex with numerous buildings and, somewhere there is a idiot supervisor who thinks adding that huge task to someone's already full route is acceptable. After almost 7 months now there is no excuse for not having someone permanently here. Anyone having problems with usps, I totally feel your pain. They could care less about you and your problem. These poor excuses for customer service workers that answer the emails & phone calls are evil. They know your upset and will do what they can to make it worse. Try to avoid any contact with usps. You'll save your sanity, blood pressure & possible anger management classes if you avoid them. The truly sad thing is, I'm not kidding.