United States Postal Service Maps
During my "short" service in the United States Postal Service (2017), I created maps of my routes. Incredibly, the USPS would not provide new carriers with any directions whatsoever. They hand you the mail and keys to a poor excuse for a mail truck and say "GO DELIVER MAIL...!". To make it easier for me to do my routes, I would go home after "fumbling" my way through new areas (and getting yelled at for not being fast enough!!!) and create these maps based off of Google Maps. In the Mt. Oliver area of the city, where you had to use your own vehicle to deliver the mail, I just created a checklist of all the park points and relay boxes. I find it incredible that the USPS does NOT provide maps to carriers, especially new ones just trying to figure out all the insane ways to carry mail and not trip and fall and/or get eaten by a dog. In some areas the people were VERY grateful for me delivering the mail every day because in some cases folks had not gotten any mail in 2 weeks prior to me starting. Sadly, the USPS is a giant organization with poor management from top to bottom. Eventually it is going to have to change in order to survive since paying people $35/hr. to put pieces paper in metal boxes isn't sustainable.