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October 03, 2018

Mail carrier gives up, leaves dozen mail bins from Roxborough post office on side of road in New Jersey

Found letters and other parcels had originated from Philadelphia's Roxborough Station Post Office

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A former letter carrier is suing the U.S. Postal Service, claiming he was fired from his job at the Allentown post office because he is gay.

Plenty of people have considered up and quitting on the job during a particularly frustrating day, but it seems a U.S. Postal Service worker might’ve done just that.

At least, those are the initial optics of a Facebook post that has been shared thousands of times since Sunday, showing a dozen mail bins abandoned on the side of the road in Pennsauken, Camden County.

The mail, which was out for delivery from Philadelphia’s Roxborough Station Post Office, was discovered over the weekend and was postmarked Aug. 8, according to

The U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General — an office that exists to investigate misconduct in the U.S. Postal Service, which is so incredibly specific that it’s kind of impressive — reportedly tracked down the employee, to find out they had resigned in early September.

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(The Office of Inspector General’s Scott Balfour told the Roxborough Station Post Office will deliver the mail.)

So, since the resignation happened in September, that raises a lot of questions about when exactly all this mail had been abandoned on the side of the road. Maybe this employee didn’t technically quit his or her job *exactly* when the bins were left roadside. That will be up to the inspector general's office to determine through its investigation.

But that day in August was pretty clearly the employee’s breaking point. From that bold decision until the mail carrier's resignation, this person was likely … mailing it in.

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