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New postmaster for Danville

Original post made on Feb 13, 2010

JaNell Olsen, 49, will become the 17th postmaster in Danville when she takes the oath of office Friday morning. She started her postal career as a letter carrier in Moraga in 1989 and has worked as an officer-in-charge throughout the greater Bay Area, including Alamo.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, February 9, 2010, 4:54 PM

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Posted by proven
a resident of another community
on Feb 13, 2010 at 7:27 pm

Post office stop hiring new carriers. Helding all vacant routes and use lower paid part-time carriers. No benefits and no health care. We have waited part-time and RCA six, seven, eight....years to be career employees, now their hope was gone. Management pointing the fingers at lost revenue. But on the other side, they hired more mgt positions, more postmasters and more bounes. Reading this article, I feel shame to be a postal worker, sick to work at Post Office.


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Posted by Bainter the Painter
a resident of Alamo
on Feb 14, 2010 at 4:01 am

Post offices need new paint too, but no one cares what the painter thinks. That's ok.


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Posted by Ralph N. Shirlet
a resident of another community
on Feb 16, 2010 at 7:19 am

Ralph N. Shirlet is a registered user.

Dear Dolores,

Most Alamode'ans reading this story would likely ask why Alamo cannot have a more successful post office. Standing in long lines as George Bailey tries to serve too many customers simply does not illustrate success for Alamo's post office.

Exceptional counter staff retired and was not replaced. Counters are now operated by backroom clerks not ready for customer services appropriate to the volume usage of the post office. All this decline in service has happened during the tenure of a postmaster that was temporarily replaced and then allowed to return.

Most often, neighbors are finding a trip to Walnut Creek, or possibly Danville, worth the effort to avoid the frustration of the Alamo post office.

The ROFL of Ralph N. Shirlet


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