3 Lessons From USPS Records That Every Company Should Learn

I’ve seen the writing on the wall that delivery trucks should be going straight in. Over the years, I’ve surveyed enough working places where deliveries that weren’t skirting my office to see for myself. And, boy, is it stupid.

I learned the hard way that if I set the wrong thing on the box label and then sit in a loading bay for five minutes to view them, something’s going to get loose and things will start falling off the boxes.

If it’s more than 15 feet from your desk or the terminal, you’d better clean up all the loose items ASAP.

I once saw a chunk of plastic haulage next to the terminal. I thought at the time it was from a perky suitcase. Turns out, it was a piece of structural material. Well, it made me wish someone had told me I needed to clear that old poly into the nearest janitor’s closet, because it was turning a dingy office into a beautiful haut-bourgeois society.

If it’s more than 15 feet from your desk or the terminal, you’d better clean up all the loose items ASAP. If, after three bounces, you still don’t have it in situ, empty the rubbish bins for the containers nearby, and make sure they are filled with exactly what you want. Scratching and scrapping your stickers will not endear you to your new company.

If the worst happens, consider expanding storage space. Or at least laying some cat litter against a wall to discourage the pigeons. If anyone in the office manages to actually take the boxes in, well, that is when everyone’s patience starts to wear thin.

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