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04-23-2013 12:54 PM  7 years ago
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Noobyflyer

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THANK YOU United States Postal Service
for continuing Saturday services because Congress told you to GET BACK TO WORK!

Nice try. USPS have been raising rates every year since you could get away with it and still have the balls to ask for your yearly bailout to remain "competitive."

Then you want another day off huh?

Thank the Republicans for figuring out your little scam before you could get away with it and thank God you are subject to Congressional oversight.
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04-23-2013 02:03 PM  7 years ago
rcmiket

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Sure that's just great lets just let them keep losing money................ on our dime.
Mike
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04-23-2013 08:18 PM  7 years ago
Efrog

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Where else can you send a letter for 46 cents? That is quite a scam. Have you checked the rates charged by the competition lately? What kind of uproar would occur in this country if the P.O. adjust their rates to be equal to the competitors? Not to mention the others charge extra for saturday delivery.
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04-23-2013 08:47 PM  7 years ago
aerocal

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Its all really beside the point.All I ask is that they find a way to put my mail in my box and the neighbors (or the guy 2 blocks over) mail in their box.It would also be a big plus when they confirm delivery that it is confirmed as delivered to the address on the package.If they actually were exercising some care in keeping the mail sorted and delivering it to the correct address then we can talk about whether or not they deserve a raise or a new post office.I honestly dont see a problem with them having 2 days off per week if the job gets done correctly on the days they are actually working.
Apparantly dyslexia is not a disqualifying trait for mail carriers.Its no wonder that the ones that really take pride in what they do and care about doing the job right get frustrated.
I guess thats true with any organization.
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04-23-2013 08:54 PM  7 years ago
Efrog

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I agree that mistakes do happen. They happen in every aspect of life, but where else will you find a cheaper alternative? I would also like to know how many people actually check their mail 6 days a week? For me you could deliver 2-3 days a week and I would be fine.
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04-23-2013 09:54 PM  7 years ago
whiskey

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Yea, I think they do a great job for the price! People would be quite upset without their service. They were set up to break even and provide a great service to the american people. Now that they are losing money, it only makes sense to raise rates or cut services. You cant run everything the way our gov't runs!!
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04-23-2013 10:44 PM  7 years ago
Phaedrus

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Here is one major reason the USPS is in the situation they are in:
In a related vein, Annie-Rose Strasser points out that the U.S. Postal Service is currently in dire financial straits, in part, because of a law that Congress passed back in 2006 requiring the organization to pre-fund its pension plans for the next 75 years:

Under the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act, Congress has for years forced the USPS to pre-fund 75 years’ worth of pensions for its employees, a requirement not made of any other public or private institution. That means that the Postal Service is footing the bill for employees it hasn’t even hired yet.

The USPS doesn’t actually receive money from the government, but still needs Congressional approval to make any changes to its structure. An analysis in July showed that the USPS, without its pension requirement, would have a $1.5 billion surplus.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs...deliveries-why/
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04-23-2013 10:46 PM  7 years ago
fla heli boy

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the biggest reason they're in trouble is that they have to fund their pensions AHEAD of time. For some reason, they're the only ones that have to do that. The rest of the federal government (and states) kick the can down the road to the tune of billions...if not trillions.
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04-24-2013 02:31 AM  7 years ago
rcmiket

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The Post Office just plain SUCKS. My "post person" can't speak English let alone get the mail the right box. I receive the "pink slip" even when I'm home she's to freaken lazy to even make a attempt to deliver my package. When I asked her about this I was informed she "didn't have to deliver my mail" I explained it wasn't her mail but mine.

Next evening I was visited by a "postal inspector" about harassing a postal employee. I told him my experience to no avail. Then asked him to remove himself from my property or I would help him find his way off.

Last resort a visit to the station manger. Very nice guy who explained that things are so screwed up that getting a BAD employee terminated was impossible. My "post person" had numerous complaints and fell into that category. Honestly I left feeling sorry for the guy. Try that crap in the real business world and see how it flies.

Needless to say I see why they lose money and refuse to do business with them unless there is no other choice.

Mike
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04-24-2013 02:43 AM  7 years ago
Dennis (RIP)

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Yeah, pensions and high salaries for the uppers is what is bringin them down. The perks that go to the upper echelons of the USPS is something to see and hear about. Its amazing waste. Its also called legal corruption of the highest order.

But, come on. Who is really surprised the the guberment is going to bail them out.

Business as usual.

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