November 16, 2017
ATLANTA (CBS46) –
Getting an Amazon package after it’s due may come with a silver lining.
CBS46 is uncovering how post offices in every corner of metro Atlanta are running behind schedule on deliveries, and if you’re expecting to get something important in the mail, it’s frustrating.
But, what if your late mail could help you get something for free?
If you order a package through Amazon Prime and it doesn’t come by 8 p.m. on the day it’s due, a former mail carrier tells us customers get secret perks.
“Amazon is supposed to give you a month of free prime,” says the former carrier.
The woman who left her job at the post office earlier this year asked us not to reveal her identity, because postal workers sign forms promising never to talk to the media.
She told CBS46 her former supervisors at the post office gave her specific instructions to misrepresent delivery times because, she says, they know what’s at stake if Amazon packages are late.
“At 7:15, whatever you have not delivered, pull your truck over to the side of the road and scan every single one of your amazon packages. We cannot have late packages because that will jeopardize our contract with Amazon,” said the former mail carrier.
CBS46 drove around and found a current mail carrier working in a different county who attested to the claims. She also asked to be kept anonymous.
“Basically, we have to falsify the timing, and a lot of carriers don’t want to do that, but we’re mandated to with a direct order,” she said.
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