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Northbrook Postmaster Takes Long Breaks at Home, CBS Says

The station tracked the postmaster spending up to almost 4 hours at home in the middle of the day.

Northbrook’s postmaster takes long breaks at home after only being at work a short time, then returns to the office for another brief time before knocking off for the day, according to a CBS 2 investigation.

One day, for example, the station tracked Ronald Weddington as he arrived at work at 9:15 a.m., then left at 11:05 a.m. to drive to the bank then home to Park Ridge. He returned to work at 2:15 p.m. and left for the day at 4:39 p.m.

When confronted by a reporter in his driveway, Weddington said “no, I’m not home a lot.”

CBS 2 said the U.S. Postal Service declined to be interviewed but said that postmasters are allowed to work irregular schedules.

You can watch the full report above or read it here.

Dolores Hayes July 11, 2014 at 10:02 AM
Maybe they should pay him by the hour and make him clock in and out. It is sickening what High Paid Public Officials (paid by all taxpayers) get away with. If a actual working person did that they would be fired.
Ed60062 July 11, 2014 at 11:23 AM
The official policy is that "that postmasters are allowed to work irregular schedules." I suspect the intent is that they are able to come in at night or on weekends when needed; however, that policy leaves it open for abuse.
Arthur Wulf July 11, 2014 at 01:44 PM
I am not surprised by this article. I have had several dealings with Ron Weddington & his ineptness.
Meshephelous July 11, 2014 at 03:25 PM
The mail always gets delivered quickly. I don't see the problem.
Pamela Ryan July 14, 2014 at 12:55 PM
ridiculous behavior....how is this in anyway acceptable? These positions are so secure he does not even have to pretend to care what the public sees or thinks. SMH

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