To Sandy F. Please remember that you are working with the government when you go to the post office. They are trained by their supervisors to get these answers so they can move on to the next customer. I have done retirement planning in my other life (career) with some of them. They are all held to very high standards and many rules. Understand their side because it will get you out the door much faster and your shop will count well for you..
This is one reason why: ValuJet Flight 592
What happens when they let our packages through? I see the same postal people still working. Do they review their cameras? Do they go over the footage and show them where they went wrong? Do they get a training session? Less hours? Anything at all happening to the clerks and employees who let this go on through? I have a toss up of what has happened with post masters hitting the button for me,hitting it on their screen, never asking at all, to telling me to call and find out, and one who was ready to just cut it open and seal it back up if I gave the A-okay. Seriously, are there any ramifications/training for them after we report this?
Now, often enough they refuse it but plenty of times it heads on out with the mail too.
Aynur, does that mean no ramifications to (Air) craft? So is it actually safe to send these things? or does craft mean something else? I would think a few random batteries/perfume botles would not cause the same issues as the 50 large containers in the airplane that crashed in Florida. But then it could be a day when lots of people chose to send hazmat stuff on the same plane pushing it over the edge. What are the odds?
This sounds scary to me. I don't do these shops so I'm not familiar with the scenario. If the Post office is not doing their job there could be serious consequences, this does not make me feel safe. I guess you could send a bomb. Although if someone was sending a bomb I doubt they would tell the postal clerk.
gbarnes, the USPS is not the government. They are a private entity paid for by US dollars, via a contract with the US government to provide services to the citizenry. Congress does not run the post office. There is not a Secretary of the Postal System.