I found the following story on “This American Life” yesterday. The parallels with postal management are uncanny. The psychopath discussed here had identical traits of a USPS Maintenance Manager in Philadelphia who terrorized, humiliated, bullied and abused all of the employees “under his control” for many years. And there are a lot more like him throughout the Postal Service.
By Ira Glass and Sarah Koenig – November 12, 2010
Host Ira Glass introduces the story of Steve Raucci, by way of an anecdote about a contraband space heater. It seems that everyone who knew Raucci experienced something he did that was just a bit…off.
Sarah Koenig tells Raucci’s story—the story of a virtuoso tyrant and bully, a man who made himself feared and untouchable, in a place where no one thought to look for a tyrant.
Sarah Koenig’s story continues. This is the ‘fall’ half of the rise and fall of Steve Raucci…including secret recordings of the man himself.