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Old 12-10-2011, 03:46 PM
 
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Do you put some thankful money(appreciation $5.00?) with card to mail box for mail man at this season ?
If so about how much? I put always $5.00 by former place.
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Old 12-10-2011, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Gilbert - Val Vista Lakes
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Do you put some thankful money(appreciation $5.00?) with card to mail box for mail man at this season ?
If so about how much? I put always $5.00 by former place.
Our mail lady has been on this route for at least 7 years. My wife always gets a gift for her. We also invite her and her family to our annual luminary hay ride. She also receives invitations from others to attend the annual boat parade. We're not at home during the boat parade or we would invite her family here.
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Old 12-10-2011, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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I didn't think people did this anymore. I've never left anything for the mailman and neither did my folks when I was growing up. I/we never knew the mailman. Plus, I don't see the point in giving gratuity to someone that is well compensated for the work they do.
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Old 12-10-2011, 04:49 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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I remember growing up my mom used to give the mailman bottle of his favorite whiskey during Christmas lol
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Old 12-10-2011, 04:53 PM
 
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I don't think there's any set appropriate amount, nor is it a particularly widespread tradition to do it now, if it ever was. If you want to give him or her something, do so.
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Old 12-10-2011, 05:30 PM
 
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We used to give ours a box of chocolates, but now we get different ones on different days.
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Old 12-10-2011, 06:06 PM
 
Location: Chandler, AZ
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my mailman is not so nice, we have one of those community mail box's where there are several boxes next to each other. One day an elderly woman was franctic because she lost her dog, she put a lost sign on the side of the mail box's and the mailman started screaming at her. I was appaulled. He gets nothing but a lump of coal from me.
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Old 12-10-2011, 07:44 PM
 
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Thank you so much for everyone.
I understood this area's situation.
I will think how to do.
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Old 12-10-2011, 08:15 PM
 
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my mailman is not so nice, we have one of those community mail box's where there are several boxes next to each other. One day an elderly woman was franctic because she lost her dog, she put a lost sign on the side of the mail box's and the mailman started screaming at her. I was appaulled. He gets nothing but a lump of coal from me.
Our mailmen deserve a big lump a coal and a baseball bat upside the head. The service from Canada post is disgusting! And don't ever complain or you'll find a little something in your community mailbox. I guess 25 bucks an hour starting wage isn't considered enough!

Overpaid paperboys.
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Old 12-10-2011, 09:36 PM
 
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You are putting them in a bind because as federal employee's this is a no no. By doing this you could potentially cost them their job if they did not report it. They may be forced to destroy it and or fill out paper work documenting the fact that you did this and then destroy it anyway.

The below is some of the rules and regs they are required to follow. Basically it is pretty much the same for all federal employees.

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Snacks and beverages that are not offered as part of a meal.
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Items with little intrinsic value (i.e., greeting cards, plaques, pens, coffee mugs, etc.).
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Perishable items (i.e., flowers, chocolates, cookies, etc.); if the items are clearly worth more than $20, employees should share them with others in the Postal Service workplace.
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Items with a market (retail) value of $20 or less.
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Gifts motivated solely because of a personal relationship.
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Gifts for which the employee has paid market (retail) value.
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Gifts paid for by the Postal Service.

Postal Service employees may not accept cash - in any amount or form (bills, checks, money orders) - from an outside source.
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