We Got This! Postal Workers have a handle on sorting packages

12.23.2014 This time of year, the U.S. Postal Service sorting facility in Scarborough, Maine is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The facility has nearly 500 employees, and in the last few days before Christmas, 120,000 to 130,000 items will pass through each night.

We Got This! Postal Workers have a handle on sorting packages

Totes of mail travel along a conveyor belt at the USPS sorting facility in Scarborough. Joel Page/Staff Photographer

A domed mirror reflects packages moving along a conveyor belt at the USPS sorting facility in Scarborough. The mirror allows for workers to see that the belt is functioning properly and there are no packages jammed. Joel Page/Staff Photographer

We Got This! Postal Workers have a handle on sorting packages

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5 thoughts on “We Got This! Postal Workers have a handle on sorting packages

  1. Sears mail order had a better system of sorting parcels 40 years ago…..with a whole lot less employees…

  2. with all these machines why do we need over 100,000 low IQ, no college po mismanagers? Fortune 500 type companies got rid of their excess middle management over 20 years ago. on top of it all, the thousands and thousands of po mismanagement dead wood have no accountability-talk about dysfunctional work environment. yet they always blame their incompetence on the worker-go figure.

    • If they did not have those with an IQ lower than their shoe size to manage even they could get it done.

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