posted 09 June 2006 07:58 AM
I know in the grand scheme of things this particular post concerning Canada Post is rather unimportant, but it struck a cord in me so I thought I would post my feelings about it. It was reported in my local newspaper that a particular neighbourhood was told by Canada Post that they must buy new mailboxes. The reason they claim is because these older homes have a mail slot in their front doors and they are not at the required height. This is not restricted to only these particular mail slots, but to any mail box that is not in the prescribed location such as the case of the individual who had a mail box that was considerewd too high. Failure to comply meant that Canada Post would not deliver their and in fact send the mail back to sender. I feel that this is totally wrong. This reminds me of another recent incident where the postman refused to deliver the mail because the first step to a porch was approximatetly one inch too high.
Now in the case of the neighbourhood, the mail had been delivered for almost fifty years and now for some reason it had become dangerous and unsafe. I think it is just an example of a few union members that enjoy pushing the envelope to see how far they can get with their ridiculous demands and a spineless union executive that backs them.