Beware, heavy rant ahead. I went to pick up a package today at my local USPS and got the worst service ever. And coming from my post office, that's saying a lot. Now on a regular basis, I have to go pick up parcels that are to big to be left at my door. Which of course I am thankful for, until I get to the post office. You know how many offices have the little, "Pick up" window? Mine does, but no one is ever working it. So usually I wait anywhere from 1/2 hour to a full hour to pick up a goddamn box. Then there are the shipping problem I encounter on a regular basis. if at all possible, I avoid shipping from here. I'll usually lug my box downtown on the train rather than wait. But on this particular time, here's what happened. I went at 11:30am and 2:15 pm to pick up my box. Both times, no one was working the window. Someone else would be up there and one of the cashiers would tell them they had to wait in line. Now unfortunatwly, on my days off, I do stuff and don't have the luxary of spending that time in line. So I come back about 4:50pm. One of the supervisors was bringing boxes to the back through the window. He says someone will be with me shortly. A few minutes later, one of the cashiers comes out and tells me no one is working the window. Pissed off, I tell her that the supervisor said someone was working it and I expect someone to come over. About 10 minutes go by, no one shows. I got up to the woman on the end and ask her to get the supervisor. She says she can't leave her station for some reason. Yet she left to go open a door for the supervisor earlier. Funny. Anyway, I go to the one that told me no one was working the window. She staright up ignores me. Best part, I was even polite. "Excuse me" fucking strasight up ignored. Of course I said it again twice getting a bit louder. Same. SO I got wait in line for 1/2 hour and get my package from the third cashier whom I actually flustered when the one ignored me. She was nice and got the supervisor. However, right before he came to talk to me, I see bitchy one go to the back to catch him beforehand. I know this because i work management and as soon as a customer is going to oust them, they come running to tell their side. So he comes to the door and gives me the crooked eye but the old line of "Well we are shorthanded and your complints are valid" BS. I was polite to him as well and told him everything except the ignore part because that just would have set me off. So tomorrow I'm calling the postlaster for the Chicago area because honestly, I've had it. Every time I go in, if it's not me then someone else is having an issue. The office is a fucking joke in the area. You can easily find someone else with a terrible story. So honestly, what is there to do? It's governemnt run so it's not like anything will change but does anyone else ever have issues? Or better yet, does anyone work for the USPS that can give some explanation?