We visited Skip at the main post office this week, and were able to tour the whole mail sorting area. It's huge! We weren't there early enough to see the carriers, but did get to see where they work, and the process of sorting the mail before it even gets to them.
|Carrier sorting area|
|These bins are for larger packages|
|Skip shows us how to scan mail|
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|The giant elevator. It can hold 12,000 lbs!!|
|The FSS (Flat Sequencing System) machine|
|One of only 2 people who run an entire FSS machine|
|This thing is huge!|
|These are the people who get the mail ready for the FSS machine|
|Flat mail that's ready for the FSS machine|
|Hi, Mike! He's in charge of the front counter and internal mail|
|Post office boxes. We got to see them from both sides.|