I read tammara’s article about how quick her post office at Hollywood and Highland is. No lines. I thought to myself, “If only that were true for me too…” Sadly its not, as my local postal joint is Edendale Station at the intersection of Glendale and Alvarado Blvds, which is walking distance from my house.
I have been going there a couple times weekly for the past year and a half to ship books that I have sold on the interwebs, and for the majority of that time things have been pretty efficient, and relatively short lines. Those were the good days…
I would go in there with between 30 or 40 packages each time, which sounds like a lot, but all of the people working there knew the deal. All media mail. So it went fast. With the exception of one employee, which I will not implicate here. She is very very slow. Excrutiatingly. Every day seems like her first day there. If you have ever gone to this post office you know exactly who I am talking about.
Anyways, in the last few months it seems like this post office has become understaffed somehow. So now, where there were four windows open at any given time, now there might be two. One with the aforementioned painfully slow employee.
Now there are almost always lines to the door(maybe 15 or 20 people), moving very slowly. You can spend at least half in hour in that line, easily. Even if you try to be strategic and go in midafternoon, no luck. You are stuck. It’s almost enough to make you Go Postal.
So it’s pretty sad, and I sincerely hope that Edendale goes on a hiring spree soon, because the demand is far exceeding the supply these days. I like Edendale Station, and I really want things to get better.