us post office? how much longer can it last?

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    North Syracuse, New York (WSYR-TV) - The US Postal Service ended its fiscal year nearly $3 billion in the red, which means post office staffs around the country are looking at changing the ways it does business.
    The reason for the money loss is because 9 billion fewer pieces of mail came through the post office. Now, it’s looking in to maximizing the staff they have and using more machines.

    Instead of hiring from the outside to fill positions they will look in to their own existing staff. The Postal Service will also not fill positions when folks retire.

    It’s also looking to save energy and try to expand their automated mailing centers in to places outside the post office. It hopes this will help increase business and bring in more revenue.

    In order to stay competitive with Fed-Ex and other mail services, the postal service will also be increasing their prices in January anywhere from 5-8 percent depending on the type of postage, and mail being sent. For how those prices will impact your mail, head here: USPS - Latest News Releases

    For holiday shipping deadlines, head here: USPS - 2008 Holiday Shipping Cut off Dates

    US Postal Service losing money: what it means for you - NewsChannel 9 WSYR

    has the us post office out lived its use? how much do you use the post office now days?

    i use a epay bill system and may use one stamp a month at most...man uses 2 stamps a month on average. if i mail packages, i will use ups due to the insurance and tracking being included. if you have an account on line with ups you can ship for about half of what it costs at ups stores.
     
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    I still use usps for regular first class mail postage. But when I ship parcels and valuables or want dependable tracking I go through ups. UPS imo is superior to fedex or usps.
     
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    I just found out my ex is a postman now! Is it bad to have alittle part of me that hopes he gets laid off?
     
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    is he paying child support?
     
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    I think that the USPO must change or die.

    Sending information on paper from place to place is a silly thing to do, now.

    People communicate five times as much now as they did before email, and still never send a letter via the USPO.

    US mail is going to go the way of the telegram.
     
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    I think the post office should cut back on delivering mail on Saturdays. They also should improve their express and priority service to offer better tracking technology. If they're trying to compete with FedEx and UPS, they're doing a terrible job. You can buy a tracking number for any package you ship with the post office, but the tracking number just says it's being delivered and nothing else. It doesn't go into anywhere near as depth as UPS or FedEx does. It's been the same for over a decade and I wish to hell they'd change it - their prices are lower than almost everyone's out there.
     
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    lol and we want the goverment running healthcare....everything they touch goes bankrupt
     
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    not mine! HE isn't my son's father, he is an ex from a few years ago that liked to cheat on me with fat ugly girls. I really hope he keeps his job because he married one of those girls he cheated on me with but you know how it goes!
     
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    Translation: Stamp prices will rise again

    I think the Postal Service should be pushed into extinction. Email and online billing have effectivly murdered it.
     
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    stamp prices will rise but what about the sell of "forever" stamps...you can use them no matter how high the price gets..
     

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