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Post Office Not paying?

Discussion in 'Business Fundamentals' started by Knockah22, May 30, 2009.

  1. Knockah22

    Knockah22 Senior Member
    Messages: 240

    Anyone else not getting paid by the USPS? i know that they are going through some big budget problems. We are having lots of trouble getting paid, just wondering if it was local or a national problem. :confused:
     
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    When we did post offices we submitted the bill to the postmaster then he sent it in to the main post office and it would take a couples of months to get paid. Just submit another one. How long were you waiting?
     
  3. RichG53

    RichG53 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,135

    Don't Forget to put a STAMP on it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  4. gene gls

    gene gls PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 481

    It may be the Postmaster not submitting the paperwork in a timely fashion. I'm not having any problems with the new Postmaster.
     
  5. Knockah22

    Knockah22 Senior Member
    Messages: 240

    how many do u service? we have gotten paid from some postmasters fine. We are having some trouble with the billing in CA, we know the postmasters submitted the bills. Just wondering if anyone else was experiencing any similiar issues.
     
  6. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Maybe the check got lost in the mail?:realmad:
     
  7. gene gls

    gene gls PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 481

    I have one small Postoffice. I was told by the new Postmaster that the procedure is the same for all Postalservices. The Postalservice uses an account payable service just like many other businesses. There are too many fingers and too many desks involved in the processing of the information. Most likley someone in the chain is slacking in thier job of processing the information.
     
  8. QuadPlower

    QuadPlower PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,056

    Email them an invoice and us Pay Pal to get paid.
     
  9. gene gls

    gene gls PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 481

    It doesn't work that way........
     
  10. QuadPlower

    QuadPlower PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,056

    I was kidding!

    Email and paypal are effecting the income of the post office.

    Can you imagine if PS was done using the regular mail. Nothing would get done and I would be out $381.36 for my 908 posts.
     
  11. MSS Mow

    MSS Mow Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 983

    USPS is typically slow paying, but I've never had trouble getting paid. I only mow at a tiny office, so it's small potatoes. If the invoice is over a certain amount (I think somewhere around $70), it requires more paperwork, and thus even slower processing times. So, I just submit an invoice every $60, so it slides right through. Obviously that wouldn't work on larger plowing accounts, but for a $20 mow, it works.
     
  12. deicepro

    deicepro PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,124

    30 days after my invoice i get my money by direct deposit
     
  13. suzuki0702

    suzuki0702 Senior Member
    Messages: 649

    just got my check yesterday. so i got mine in 10 days. i think your postmaster doesnt like you!
     
  14. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    I seriously doubt anyone in the Post Office system is trying to keep you from getting paid. The PO budget problems will have no impact on you getting paid. Ask your local Postmaster about it, so he can look into it. If you don't bring it to his attention, he can't know there is a problem.
     
  15. gene gls

    gene gls PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 481

    The problem of being paid for Postal Service lies in the postmasters hands. If the postmaster processes the invoice in a couple of days after he recives it, you will get a check by the 15th. I had a big problem with a "past" postmaster with getting paid. The new postmaster told me everything is computerised. He checks the dates for service, OK's the invoice, enters it into the system and now I get my check on time.
     
  16. QuadPlower

    QuadPlower PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,056

    KNOCKAH22: did you ever get paid?
     
  17. Knockah22

    Knockah22 Senior Member
    Messages: 240

    My boss just got half of what he is owed. and that was on Friday. Its all most snow season again and we just got paid.
     
  18. grnstripes

    grnstripes Senior Member
    Messages: 236

    I guess im lucky I drop my bill off every month ( no Stamp that way HA ) within 3 weeks my ck is in the mail all year