Postal Carrier Required To Remove Rebel Flag From SUV After Resident Complains

Postal Carrier Required To Remove Rebel Flag From SUV After Resident ComplainsPostal Carrier Required To Remove Rebel Flag From SUV After Foscoe Resident Complains

August 20, 2015  After a resident in Foscoe submitted a complaint, a postal carrier out of the Banner Elk office is no longer flying a small Confederate battle flag while delivering mail, according to U.S. Postal Service spokeswoman Freda Sauter.

Charlie Handley, who lives in the Sleepy Hollow community off of N.C. 105, recently observed his mail carrier “sporting a rebel flag” on his Jeep Cherokee while on duty. He said he took offense to this as a taxpayer.

“I didn’t like the idea that somebody employed by the U.S. government is doing that during their work hours,” Handley said. “I have no problem if they are flying it from their own car or in front of their own house.”

On Thursday morning, Sauter said that the carrier removed the 6”-x-8” flag from his vehicle and apologized to Handley. Sauter wouldn’t identify the employee but said that he was a full-time career employee.

U.S. Postal Service policy regarding employees driving their own vehicles states, according to Sauter, that employees must cover up any “political bumper stickers … during the time that the car is used for work.”

source: Postal Carrier Required To Remove Rebel Flag From SUV After Foscoe Resident Complains

10 thoughts on “Postal Carrier Required To Remove Rebel Flag From SUV After Resident Complains

  1. Way too many Yankees have moved to NC for the lifestyle. They moved away from all that crap and now want to change it here like YankeeLand!

    • I moved from MN to NC almost 30 years ago. Never thought of myself as a “Yankee” and still don’t. In fact, I agree with you about those other folks who left a place they didn’t want to live anymore and somehow think it’s a good idea to corrupt NC with the same garbage. Yankees go home!

    • This is a battle flag that was used to Overthrow America. It is not heritage.
      If the Southern’s were not so greedy they would of won the war by arming the Slaves. We would all be singing Dixie. You can fly your flag in private off your patio or truck; but not while working. Stop trying to hold on to a non truth. Remember; “we Southern’s had a better way”. But you lost.

  2. now people, you know if it was a rainbow sodomite flag he would have been promoted into mismanagement and all govt postal trucks would have been required to “fly” one on the bumper.
    on another subject, see the letter carrier’s recent COLA….a big ZERO lol…..there is your democrat administration “helping out the little guy” again with phony inflation numbers. but heck keep doing the same thing over and over and read what albert einstein thinks! you have to get the money for illegal alien invaders from someone…..nothing is free…only low intelligence voters believe in something for free. (most postal workers) obamma thank you for my stagnant payroll check!

  3. lol…..that apwu dolt diamondstein has said taxpayers do not fund the post office….so tell this liberal loser to take a hike. can not have it both ways. seeing donald trump telling these politically correct morons off is a real hoot! got my vote. instead of a sodomite light show over the white house, I would like to see Trump over the white house. Trump for President. Hillary for Prison.

  4. Here we go , Next we`ll have to take down the POW/MIA , then the AMERICAN , Then no one will be allowed to wear T Shirts with writing on them . How about We don`t fly State flags, What the heck this State is all screwed up anyway . Lighten up people life is WAY To short for this Bull Crap…

  5. “He said he took offense to this as a taxpayer.”

    Oooh, Mr Handley is a Taxpayer. What relevance does that have to his hurt feelings? None, the US Postal Service isn’t funded by Taxpayers.

    “I didn’t like the idea that somebody employed by the U.S. government is doing that during their work hours,” Handley said.

    We are not employed by the US Government, we work for the US Postal Service. Our paychecks do not come from the US Treasury. We are paid by the USPS.

    I think that I would be enough of a jackass to get myself a 6’x8′ Battle Flag, no puny 6″x8″ one would do, and after work, drape it over the side of my vehicle, and take a slow drive-by or two by Mr Handley’s place every day after I left work and was no longer on the clock.

    I wonder how he would like that idea?

  6. There is a carrier in Bloomington mn 55420 post office who has his personal vehicle decked out with numerous political bumper stickers, signs, etc and parked on postal property all day long.

    I sure would like to know who he can be reported to, as local management does nothing about it despite complaints from many coworkers. It is a very blatant violation of the hatch act which clearly states you can only have one sticker of political nature on your personal vehicle while parked on postal property. It’s been going on for over 12 years at the post office on Garfield avenue.

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