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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on April 6, 2009
The author of this book is a totally reliable source. The same stories are unfortunately very similar in local post offices across the country. Over the years multiple suicides are committed along with mass shootings of those who are to blame and of others who happen to be in the way. I have done a lot of research about the abuses of the USPS management. It is allowed to happen, even encouraged by those at the top who could stop it. Congress knows about it but nothing effective is done to stop it.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on June 15, 2010
A big shout out to the author for publishing and documenting a very sad story about working conditions leading up to this tragedy years ago. Unfortunately, a similar working environment still exists TODAY. It goes to prove that the more things change, the more they remain the same. All we can do is hope and pray that the behaviors described in this book will one day be eradicated. The author did a superb job of keeping the story transparent with his documentation posted for all to see and read inside the book. This guy was a real "Shop Steward" that actually communicated, investigated, represented, and followed up union business for the membership. He exhausted the entire system and was engaged in a very long fight for justice which was even minimized by people who should have been on his side. Read this book to see what he has done, and continue to follow his story to see what he is doing today. It is amazing how much "Red Tape" a person with fortitude must endure to be heard! Patience is a virtue! Or else...

The Top-Down management approach with bully tactics rears its ugly head once again. It's a style that has very little consideration for those being led, and is all about Me-Me-Me and I-I-I.
Get my productivity numbers or you will be targeted for...

As presented in this book that leadership style in the daily routine of a service oriented business only leads to anger, and attempts to push employees over the edge. It eventually happens, and the leaders usually have an aura that it is coming. They prefer to see if it happens, and if it does, then react.
This is when it is tooooooo lateeeeee!

I hope that the author gets the proper attention and exposure directed at the workplace because that is truly the only way this working environment will change particularly inside the United States Postal Service. Anytime you think you got it bad, there is always someone who got it worse. Check out this Letter Carrier story and support your coworkers drive for change.

It's time to have a national discussion about The Tainted Eagle, and how funny "Going Postal" IS NOT. The impact on coworkers and the family members of victims lasts forever. Nobody deserves to be next.

Thank you Charlie for your years of service, and being a workplace leader!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on November 20, 2012
Thank you Charlie for presenting us with an intelligent and informative book. This book was well written with many pages of documents and the correspondences of an untiring union official seeking answers to a terrible and quite possibly preventable tragedy. It would have been nice to know all the facts of this case 20 years ago before the USPS and the media presented us with only their filtered versions of what happened.
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on November 8, 2010
Well documented material on the violence in the workplace. This tragedy should never happen in the USPS or any other facility. This book shows why and how it happens. Will history repeat itself? Let the readers decide but thanks for the author's effort in shining a light on a very dark room. Veteran
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on August 2, 2015
Read the book if you do not belive what goes on in the Post Office not in all stations. There are some good suppervisor. But this read you will find out more of the truth and I pray it does not happen again. But management is heading that way again. Please READ
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on April 18, 2010
Charlie's book is right on with what happened at the Royal Oak Post office. Very factual and compelling. Well written!
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on March 27, 2009
Still lots not even begun to be told about roots causing 'Royal Oak'. Mr. Withers gave it his best shot and is applauded.
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1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on March 25, 2009
Charlie builds a compelling account of the shooting at the Royal Oak Post Office and the coverup that followed. It is a lesson in how beauocracies try to cover their tracks.
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