my bird in the hand

Bird-in-Hand

The mail count is coming up this month…and I elected to skip it this time.

They gave us the option to skip if we wanted to.

What do they know that I probably should?

The mail count determines what classification our routes get…..and the classification determines how many days we work during the week….and how much money we make each day.

Right now, I’m a 40K….which means that I work 5 days a week.

That’s what I need….some weekend time with the family.

The 40K classification is just over the line for the 5 day a week schedule, though, and a “J” classification (5 days one week, 6 the next week) or….even….an “H” classification (6 days all the time) ┬áis always a threat.

A low K classification also means that I don’t make as much money as a longer route….although I have to work less days to make the smaller amount of money.

It’s a good trade….I’d rather have the time.

But….when they encourage you to consider not counting….you’ve got to wonder.

They never give us the option to avoid something that would benefit them.

What’s up with all this freedom of choice?

You never know what’s going to happen, though, so if it’s close to right, I’ll just stay where I am….thankyou.

So, a low K is my “bird in the hand”.

The post office is good because it’s fairly consistent….and bad because…it’s really consistent.

There aren’t a whole lot of ways to make extra money.

You don’t work harder to sell more and make more….like some jobs.

You don’t climb a corporate ladder.

You kind of just have to plod along and hope for the best.

I’m glad I’m not counting, though….

What a pain in the rear that would be.

Not counting gives me more time to…..COMPLAIN!!!!

Shucks. I’m just drinking coffee.

What do I know about some STEENKING COUNT?!!!

It’s a good job…..you know?

About Peter Rorvig

I'm a non-practicing artist, a mailman, a husband, a father...not listed in order of importance. I believe that things can always get better....and that things are usually better than we think.

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