Croatian Post: Parcels to Around 100 Addresses Delayed by 20 Days Because Mail Carrier was Sick

Lauren Simmonds

Snail mail takes on a whole new meaning…

Ever wondered where your parcel got to? You might think that it got delivered to the wrong address, that it has been forgotten somewhere in the back of a van or has even been stolen by a less than savoury postal worker. Never fear, the mail carrier might just be on sick leave.

As RTL writes on the 7th of January, 2018, the residents of Kvaternikova street in Rijeka went more than twenty days without any mail delivery. There are about one hundred addresses in question, some of which are the seats of companies whose mail hasn’t been delivered since December the 12th, 2017.

This isn’t the first time for something of this nature to happen in Rijeka, a similar case occurred just last summer for the unlucky residents of Kantrida and Viškovo.

“The last mail we received was on December the 12th, more than twenty days ago, and then we saw the mail carriers in our neighborhood for the last time, and we haven’t received any more mail this year,” stated one baffled resident to Novi List.

Disgruntled residents have even tried to contact the relevant services, only to receive no answer. Due to restructuring, there has been a reduction in the number of employees, and mail carriers on the ground now have to cover more and more streets and deliver more mail.

The Office of Corporate Communications of Croatian Post (Hrvatska Pošta) has confirmed that they have checked the situation on the ground and that mail delivery should be taking place regularly, without major delays.

They asked for the contact information of the person who claims to have not received mail since December the 12th last year because they say they aren’t familiar with such a case. Residents of Kvaternikova street told Novi List that their post had finally arrived, but only after an irritating three week wait. The postwoman was, in fact, sick, so she couldn’t deliver the mail.


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