Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Chillin' at the DMV

Just another day on Woodrow Wilson.....


37 comments:

Anonymous said...

Should have gone to Kosciusko. Seriously. Well worth the drive and the ladies who work there couldn't be nicer.

Of the many, many tips I've read on JJ over the years the tip about Kosciusko is one of the best. Top 3.

Anonymous said...

This is not unusual. Bring them out of the field and staff the place. I can assure you that you could not run a privately owned business this way. Mississippi third world. However, if you are simply renewing your license, you can do it online.

Anonymous said...

Got my daughter's driver's license there last Thursday. We were the only people in there when we arrived around 8:30. Seemed like we were out of there, including road test, around 30 minutes. Just asked for Mable.

Anonymous said...

There are three or four self-service booths where you can renew your license. It takes five minutes. Sadly, the waiting room is packed and the booths are empty. Most people would rather wait to be called on than do it themselves.

Guess they got nothing else going on in life. Might as well wait for someone to tell them what to do.

Anonymous said...

They do have skilled people working there, you just dont always get them.

I was sitting on the front row and could hear the MHP employee at the counter struggling to figure out how to give a driver's license to a nonresident alien. Suddenly a lady appeared and told her exactly what to select and how to enter his information and the non-citizen got his license and left. The entire exchange took about 20 minutes.

For me it took them about 1 hour and 45 minutes to get my license renewed. I'm a citizen so I got the typical sass and lack of professionalism indicative of government workers in Jackson.

Anonymous said...

I realize PhillBilly is a Lame Duck but DPS is still his agency to run until January 2020. Between the Delta flooding and the Coast environmental disaster he has been MIA. Where has he been?

Anonymous said...

Lines are always horrible if you go first of the month.

Anonymous said...

Things have gotten so bad you now have Watson the Wacko bucking to get Drivers License over to the Secretary of State's office. Good. Lord.

Anonymous said...

Fortunately 2:34, and thankfully with Watson, candidates from south of I-10 never get elected to a statewide office.

Anonymous said...

I'm not doing that.

Just give me the ticket, or whatever.

Anonymous said...

@2:33 PM (I) - "Feel" is busy organizing the Mississippi National Guard into a Space Force. You just can't make this stuff up. Farmers and fishermen are in financial trouble, but "Feel" and Tate can't worry about that.

Anonymous said...

@3:05 PM
I guess you're totally clueless about the Saiyan invasion fleet on their way from Namek? We must prepare our defences.

Anonymous said...

I would just risk incarceration due to driving with an expired license rather than sit through that.

Anonymous said...

@1:45, you are spot on about the DPS office in Kosciusko. If my family has to do any business with DPS in person, we will be making the drive up to Koz.

Anonymous said...

I may be mistaken, but you can only renew at a kiosk if everything’s the same as your DL before, but you do have to take a fresh pic. I used the kiosk and was in and out in 5 mins at Woodrow Wilson on a Thursday right after lunch and then received it in the mail a couple days later. I had no clue about the kiosk until I was waiting for like an hour, and saw a couple people come in and out using the kiosk, and I asked about it. Thank God I finally asked, or I might still be waiting lol.

I think you can renew online (again - if no changes) at every other renewal, and they just reuse your old pic and mail it in a couple days.

Anonymous said...

Hey . . . I think we can all agree a great MSP Division of the Public Safety Departemt is needed.

(Mississippi Space Patrol)

Otherwise, they really DO need to work on the Earthling's driver license renewal stuff.

Anonymous said...

I can't speak for renewal, because I used the kiosk last time and it worked smoothly.

But I took my son to Pearl/Brandon (near the prison) for his permit at 15. Then I took him to metrocenter for his actual license at 16. Both offices were staffed in number adequately. The problem was supervision and work ethic. I have never seen so many workers (I use that term loosely in this case) move so slowly. Every one of them should have been fired. EVERY. ONE. OF. THEM. It was a lesson in government inefficiency. One decent employee could have done the job of 5 that I saw. Easily.

It't typical government. I went to Canton to the Madison County Tax Collector and the person waiting on me was watching a movie on her phone while she typed up the info for my car tag. With sound. She was laughing and everything at the movie. Kay Pace was nowhere to be found, and nobody working there seemed to care. I was so flabbergasted I took a picture.

Anonymous said...

The average wait time in Nesbit (just outside Hernando) is 2:58. And that's from when you get your number. The line to get the number is around the building.

Anonymous said...

This is so ridiculous. It shouldn't take multiple trips and half a day to get your license. There are other out of town options, but should citizens really have to resort to this? Every driver has to go to the DMV at some point. Shouldn't the State of MS be able to staff and run the DMV in an efficient manner? This is why the government should not be in charge of our healthcare! One of the posters above was absolutely correct in saying that this was a private business they would be out of business.

Anonymous said...

This is an absolute representation of Feel Bryant’s legacy. State government is still dysfunctional. Something as simple as issuing drivers license hasn’t been accomplished. It looks like a third world country at the drivers license station.

Anonymous said...

@ 3:14 Thanks for clearing that up. Star Fleet Commander “Feel” and his trusty sidekick “Late Tate” will take care of us.

Anonymous said...

Moved back from another state recently, went to Pearl. The line was long but the actual process was 15 minutes and my pic was so good I didn’t recognize myself. If you think it’s a whole lot different in other states especially large metros, you’re mistaken.

Anonymous said...

July 2, 2019 at 4:57 PM
Anonymous said...
It't typical government. I went to Canton to the Madison County Tax Collector and the person waiting on me was watching a movie on her phone while she typed up the info for my car tag. With sound. She was laughing and everything at the movie. Kay Pace was nowhere to be found, and nobody working there seemed to care. I was so flabbergasted I took a picture.

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Tax accessor office is in Madison. Not Canton. Nice try loser

Anonymous said...

Michael Watson may be a tea party guy but he’s actually giving some real good suggestions to fix this shit. This is basic functions of government stuff that is totally broken.

Anonymous said...

For 5:08.... that is why the government workers have no accountability for their actions. DOR has the worst...no accountability for actions. BUT! They all get on board with the ponzu scheme called pers and WE have to foot the bill because WE are the employers. Hell, you wouldn’t work either if you got all the benefits state, county and city workers get.

Anonymous said...

Reminds me of the DMV office in Shreveport some years ago, you could pay someone $20 to wait in line for you and they call you when they were 2nd or 3rd from being served. But I'd take a short 20 minute drive to Minden and be in and out in less than 10 minutes. Where I live now, you can either wait (usually three hours or more) or you can go online and make an appointment.

Anonymous said...

@10:13 PM

You are wrong! The Tax Collector's office IS in Canton. I go there to pay property taxes and for tag renewals. The location in Madison is a satellite office for both the Tax Collector and Tax Assessor (not accessor!)

Anonymous said...

How does moving the DMV to the Secretary of State fix the problem. It under the office of the governor now which falls squarely on the governor. A governor who had real management skill would fix things.

Anonymous said...

Does Miss. have a private DMV office in the capitol for legislators and other big shots? You know, so they don't have to wait in line with the unwashed masses. California does, so I wouldn't be surprised to learn that the ruling class here do also.

Anonymous said...

Pay the workers 21K a year, and that's what you get.

Anonymous said...

@8:26 ding ding. Louisiana has private DMV satellites that can do 90% of what the DMV does, with professional staff and no wait. And the cost is only about $20 extra.

Anonymous said...

@4:57 I'm the poster you called out. I said Tax Collector, not Tax Assessor. There is a tax collector's office in Canton. Park on the north side of the square, go down the hall and you will see it, It is straight ahead. You will pass the bathrooms (on the left) and the chancery clerk land records (on the right). You can purchase your car tag there. I will take you there sometime if you want to see it.

So who is the loser now in this thread?

Anonymous said...

Bigwigs go down to the MHP training academy in Pearl to get their's done. It's part of the training.

Anonymous said...

Just FYI, Mississippi doesn't have a DMV which does licenses.

Anonymous said...

Wrong bigwigs come in the back door. No waiting. I know I escorted a few.

Anonymous said...

@8:36 You better believe it. They also don't have to wait the same amount of time that us patrons do for a tag/title. Theirs are printed immediately or next business day.

Anonymous said...

Go to the one in Greenwood. I promise we were done in 15 minutes. When I say NOBODY was there!!!

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