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Brooklyn postal worker arrested for not giving a shit about his job

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Clayton Guse

Whether you're a line cook, a Wall Street banker or an MTA train operator, it's important that you do your f-ing job. There's hardly anything more infuriating for New Yorkers than gross incompetence, and residents here have little to no patience for those who neglect their work outright.

Vincent Holder Jr., a Brooklyn postal worker, is the latest subject of such public scorn, as he failed to deliver thousands of pieces of mail to residents in the borough. According to the New York Daily News, authorities found roughly 2,800 pieces of undelivered mail in a Crown Heights dumpster and Holder's home. He's allegedly been slacking on his snail mail duties since 2015, which could put him in prison for up to five years. 

It's unclear why Holder wasn't doing his job—the Daily News quoted him saying his vocational shortcomings were the result of "various personal reasons," which is sure to ease the minds of Brooklynites who are wondering why their bills haven't been showing up in their mailboxes. 

Let Holder's story be an important reminder to everyone in the city: do your goddamn job. We're not saying that being a postal worker is an easy line of work, but it's a key public service that requires employees to, at the very least, pretend to give a shit. 

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