Bad handwriting means job security for these postal workers

11/7/2011 | Wall Street Journal, The

These days, most mail is sorted by computers, but an elite division of U.S. Postal Service clerks still make their living puzzling out scrawled addresses that the machine readers can't decipher. The team trawls through more than 700 million letters every year, and they are able to figure out the correct addresses for about three-quarters of the scribbled envelopes.

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