Over the past two days I’ve got to witness two absolute shining examples of Australian work ethic.I never had that problem in the previous area I lived - but perhaps that's because it was an area where a contractor did the parcel delivery instead of Australia Post.
Yesterday my partner received an email and text letting her know that her tracked parcel would arrive that day which it did about 1pm. However, it only made it as far as the footpath next to our letterbox where the, let’s not beat around here, quite overweight, yellow hi-vis clad government employee sitting on his red Australia Post owned Honda motorcycle looked up at the front door of our split level home and decided that the effort he’d have to expend on dismounting from his bike and walking up nine steps was just too much to bare. Instead, he pulled out his electronic pad, tapped some things into it and rode off. An hour later my partner gets a text and email letting her know that no one was home when our friendly mailman dropped by but her parcel was conveniently ready for pickup at our local post office. This seemed strange considering we have post office red painted front door which was clearly open when our mailman called past.
Today, I got an email and text letting me know that the tracked package I was expecting was due to be delivered. Could you believe that the same yellow hi-vis clad government employee once again found that I wasn’t home though despite the once again open front door and that my parcel was available to be picked up at my local post office but not before 4pm?
I'm yet to take a punt on how things go at the new place, because I now have numerous MyPost Parcel Lockers in very convenient locations.