Postal Service...shutting down???

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    Postal Service on verge of going broke, shutting down

     
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    i pay bills for my family and my mom....so two households.....i use the mail for 2 bills a month.....everything else is online... the po is a total cluster fuck...giving away boxes?
    that was simply a boom to everyone on ebay....you just turned the boxes inside out.
    postal employees seem to think their job is too make mailing something harder and more expensive. only people still using postal services are the one having too.....most of my incoming packages are delivered ups or fed ex.
     
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    I work in direct mail

    This story is not a big surprise...
     
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    Well now...I see THIS as a reason why we should put our HEALTH CARE in the hands of the GUBERMENT. they run everything ELSE into the ground.

    go ObamaCare..whoohoo..hey at least it will FREE free free, right?:lol:
     
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    AND yet we question why other countries want nothing to do with our 'freedoms'. :(

    This has been the rumor for more than five years. It isn't new. It has always been a stress factor for postal employees who cannot afford to loose their income or benefits, some are responsible for generational care.

    I suppose there are some difficult employees that make shipping and receiving harder for mainstream by not having top-notch customer service abilities and focus, however, the industry does NOT make it easy for them to keep the prices reasonable either. It is as though the powers that be are forcing the shut down so that even the woodsiest sectors would have to go electronic... It wouldn't take much more if the morale of the peoples were to determine such things as so many are already tapping out and admitting defeat. :(

    I KNOW there are real warriors who work hard at keeping the business up and customers happy... sadly, they seem to be few and far between.
     
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    the system is obsolete....that is what put buggy whip makers out of business and that is what will put the po out of business.... a sub rural route carrier gets 17.50 an hour plus mileage
     
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    Their prices ARE reasonable.

    They raise business rates every 18 - 24 months.

    They need 6to QUIT raising the business rates (as those customers provide the lion's share of their revenues & they risk losing some)

    Problem? It costs the same to send a parcel from Atlanta to San Francisco (44 cents) as it does to send a letter across town.

    They need to create zones & charge based on distance. it's really not rocket science...
     
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    the system is obsolete?

    Just see what happens to this country without a postal service.
     
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    Scare tactics and media sensationalism.
    This will be probably at least the 100th time the Fed Gvt. has had to give the Postal Service money.
    It all comes down to glorious pension plans and waaaaaaaaaaay too many employees.
    Union contracts actually stipulate no one can get laid off.

    How many here have actually done business with the P.O? I mean numerous times?
    I have literally 1,000's and 1'000's of times - I have said for 20 years there is at least twice as many people as there should be.
     
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    I won't miss it.


    The junk mail business will, though.
     

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