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JaimitoelCartero  
#1 Posted : Wednesday, July 10, 2019 8:56:05 PM(UTC)
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Few questions for anyone in that area, please help!

How many stations?

Still have amazon??

What kind of routes( need to know if u guys have walking routes, absolutely hate them))


Any overtime??

Planning on putting in a mutual transfer..

Thank you for the help!
roger.d  
#2 Posted : Thursday, July 11, 2019 7:12:57 AM(UTC)
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Smearski  
#3 Posted : Saturday, July 13, 2019 5:08:51 PM(UTC)
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I’d hate to have to deliver mail in hot ass Arizona.
colty31  
#4 Posted : Saturday, July 13, 2019 7:15:51 PM(UTC)
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walking is better than driving all day and putting constant torque on your back
MPE2009  
#5 Posted : Sunday, July 14, 2019 4:23:32 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: colty31 Go to Quoted Post
walking is better than driving all day and putting constant torque on your back


Until your bag gets hung up on a door knob or stair railing.... then you do better than torque your back, you end up with possible traumatic damage all in one shot. It's worse if you work for one of those idiot PM's that follows the asinine safety logic that the bag protects you from dogs.... Paying attention to your surroundings is what protects you from dogs, not some bag. Not to mention, have you ever watched carriers walking into work in a station with walking routes, they're all slumped over to the side they carry the bag on and most have some type of permanent limp.... So I'm not so convinced walking is better than curbside. They both have their drawbacks and both contribute to major damage to the body over the long run.
Seadogg  
#6 Posted : Sunday, July 14, 2019 9:26:25 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: MPE2009 Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: colty31 Go to Quoted Post
walking is better than driving all day and putting constant torque on your back


Until your bag gets hung up on a door knob or stair railing.... then you do better than torque your back, you end up with possible traumatic damage all in one shot. It's worse if you work for one of those idiot PM's that follows the asinine safety logic that the bag protects you from dogs.... Paying attention to your surroundings is what protects you from dogs, not some bag. Not to mention, have you ever watched carriers walking into work in a station with walking routes, they're all slumped over to the side they carry the bag on and most have some type of permanent limp.... So I'm not so convinced walking is better than curbside. They both have their drawbacks and both contribute to major damage to the body over the long run.


I really can't imagine many situations where walking all day isn't better for your body then driving. Maybe if you're forced to carry heavy loads all the time. My bag has gotten hung up hundreds of times and while it's annoying, I've never even been close to getting hurt - maybe I'm not moving fast enough for that lol.

People are killing themselves with sedentary lifestyles these days, so I'm glad I have an active job. I know there are some "manly men" posters here who say walking routes give them no exercise but they are full of it.
122intheshade  
#7 Posted : Sunday, July 14, 2019 10:36:08 AM(UTC)
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As someone who lives in Phoenix, let me give you the following observations, which are pretty much true for the entire Phoenix metro.

1) Yes, it's HOT right now. Keeps the riff-raff out. From October through May the weather is just as nice as San Diego at half the price.

2) Mesa is like any other city in the Phoenix metro. Slow growth until the end of WW2, then the boom started in the 1950s. And then took off like a rocket in the 1980s and beyond. When I moved here in 1992, Phoenix was just until 1 million residents. It's well over 1.5 million today. Maricopa County is on the way to 5 million. If that sounds like a lot, look at it this way. Maricopa County is bigger than several states. It is slightly larger than New Jersey, with HALF the population. Lots of room here. Doesn't FEEL crowded.

3) Mesa, again, is like most Valley cities in that much if not most of the growth has come since the 1980s, and almost every home built after the 1970s gets the mail in a CBU. My entire route consists of homes built in the 2000s. All boxes, except for some free-standing businesses. Strip malls and larger have CBU.

4) Mesa is a hu-u-ge city. 11 exits on the Superstition Freeway. Over 500,000 people, which makes it the 35th largest city in the US. Bigger than Minneapolis or St. Louis. As a bonus, we also don't get the snow, ice, tornadoes and mosquitoes those towns have.
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roger.d  
#8 Posted : Sunday, July 14, 2019 10:55:15 AM(UTC)
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It's a dry heat.

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122intheshade  
#9 Posted : Sunday, July 14, 2019 11:05:46 AM(UTC)
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One of my favorite T-shirts is your typical picture of a cactus, with the words: Welcome to the Desert. Don't Die.

Like I said, it keeps the riff-raff out.
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postalvet  
#10 Posted : Sunday, July 14, 2019 12:27:06 PM(UTC)
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and every few years you need a new paint job because it was sanded off in the haboob.
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122intheshade  
#11 Posted : Sunday, July 14, 2019 1:57:27 PM(UTC)
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If there was ONE useful (and that's debatable) thing to come out of the various desert wars the US has engaged in since the early 90s, it's that the local broadcasters LO-O-O-O-VE to say "Haboob". Makes them sound like Peter Griffin.
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