USPS Fires Kitten Mail Sorters for Napping on the Job
The United States Postal Service has laid off two kitten mail sorters for napping on the job, The Fluffington Post as learned. According to sources, the pair was caught asleep amid a pile of unsorted letters and boxes on Monday, the third such incident in the past week.
Avid readers of this site will remember that this is not the first time the USPS has had to let go of animal employees for poor job performance. In May, the Postal Service fired a bunny rabbit after he was discovered eating mail. Which, of course, raises the question: Why does the USPS keep hiring pets?
“This is just another example of the gross mismanagement at the post office,” said James Bing, a conservative radio host from Tempe, AZ who is in favor of shutting down the USPS completely.
Others aren’t so sure. “Cute animals can boost the morale of everyone in a workplace,” said pet psychologist Anna-Marie Templeton. ”Sure they may be lousy workers themselves, but they can more than make up for that with productivity gains realized among other employees.” Templeton believes the USPS might be hiring pet workers to keep others from “going postal.”
The USPS could not be reached for comment.
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