If you live in Montclair and haven’t been getting your mail on a daily basis lately, you’re not alone. I didn’t get delivery for two days last week and many residents have reached out to us complaining of the same issue.
“Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds,” — It seems that Montclair letter carriers aren’t that big on creeds.
“It’s all the snow,” explained Darren Fulcher, in customer service at the Glenridge Avenue Post Office.
“There are no short cuts for our carriers. They can’t walk on lawns, they have to walk the narrowed shoveled paths. It takes a lot more time,” he said.
Fulcher said the snow has caused an even greater issue —they are short carriers because of injuries and sickness. Other carriers are having to pick up the slack on top of the weather conditions.
Fulcher says he feels positive that it will improve, given the warm up coming this week to melt the snow.
I feel for the carriers, I do. Working in these conditions is not easy. Still, I’d be remiss if I didn’t point out that the mail service in Montclair, in my experience, has never been great. I’ve lived in town for 11 years and deal with mail issues regularly.
How has your mail service been? And if you don’t live in Montclair, how has your mail service been?