Danielle Ellis ’25
“Right now, [working at Mail Services] is a little stressful, but usually it’s just very fun for me. It’s obviously work … but I look forward to going to work most days because the people really make it fun. I worked there this summer. We would listen to music, and we would have informal dance breaks if there was no one there and we’d already scanned everything in and that would be really fun. Just please be patient with us or recognize that we’re humans. If we say hi, just like, say hi and then say your unit number. It’s little things, but sometimes people will come and be very aggressive or hostile. If you have a lost package, we feel genuinely bad, or at least I know I feel so bad for you, and we didn’t intentionally lose your package. Please don’t take your anger out on us. We are trying very hard! Most people are good about [that].”
Eve Butterworth ’25
“I did most of my work before everyone came back to school. [During] the first giant wave of packages, it was one the most hectic places that I’ve worked, because we had no space to put anything away. We’re continually accepting new packages, and UPS or Amazon just throw them here! That’s why you see piles and piles of packages, because we don’t have any space. We’ve been packed floor to ceiling the entire time. I’ve seen a lot of hate towards the mailroom, honestly, especially on YikYak and Twitter, and there’s literally nothing that the student employees or even the mailroom employees can do about it. We’ve spent months trying to get delivery trucks and drivers so that we can transport the packages to the dorms like we’ve been doing it. I know waiting for your package forever can really suck, but just go easy on us, we don’t like this any more than anyone else does. Oh, and for the first-years, no one finds it easy to open their mailboxes on the first try, or on the 50th try.”
Raines Seeley ’25
“The first couple of weeks have been crazy. We’re just getting such a large volume of packages coming in. Other than that, I love it. I love interacting with a bunch of people. I feel like it’s a really fun place to work because you do get to see a lot of people, you’re also in the middle of Lulu so you can see everybody walking by. We all kind of bonded over the chaos that has been the first couple of weeks.
“The playlist is one mailroom tradition definitely. I’m always very self conscious about my aux. My friends don’t really let me on aux that often because I can’t really assess the vibes very well. But yesterday, I was setting the playlist and everyone [in the mailroom] was like, oh my gosh, this is so good.
“Don’t forget to write your unit number on your packages because when you don’t write your unit number you have to go through the system, figure out who the person is … it’s just a whole process. And come to the mailroom only when you get emails. Sometimes I feel like people get kind of irate just because … you ordered a package. You want your package. But just remember that we’re all students working there and, like, we’re all doing our best. Just remember that we’re also Wellesley students just trying to get through our day.”