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Postal workers' checks are lost in the mail

Thursday, March 23, 2000

Associated Press

PENSACOLA - The paychecks of about 160 U.S. Postal Service workers are lost in the mail, leading postal employees to tout a more dependable payday option: direct deposit.

Randy Rueb, a 20-year postal employee, admitted that the unofficial postal motto - neither rain, nor snow, nor gloom of night will halt delivery - doesn't always hold true.

His check goes directly to the bank.

"That's why it's good to have direct deposit, for instances like this," said Rueb, a window clerk at Pensacola's downtown post office.

The more than 500 Pensacola area postal workers who have direct deposit got their money on payday. But 160 paychecks printed and mailed from a postal data center in Minneapolis, Minn., have been missing since Friday.

Postal workers leery of delivery of the proverbial check in the mail received salary advances on Monday.

The incident isn't typical, said Owen Eubanks, customer service support supervisor in Pensacola.

"I have worked here for 34 years and this is the first time that I am aware that the checks have been this late arriving," Eubanks said.

-- - (, March 23, 2000


poetic justice

PS does deserter dog work for the US postal service, or does he just bite PO employees

I expect they deserve it either way.

-- richard (, March 23, 2000.

YES!!! This incident IS TYPICAL!! It has happened to my husband twice in two years! He is a mailman!

-- Anne in TN (Imnot, March 23, 2000.

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