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Local Postal Service Expects Little Impact From Change

February 8, 2013

Big changes to the U.S. Postal Service nationally translate into only small changes locally....

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Jocko1

Feb-08-13 4:28 AM

The US postal Service complains about lost revenues and being in the red, it's their own fault. The Postal Sevice refused to see that things were changing and to make adjustments accordingly. Heck, there are other "players" in the industry and they are puplic companies who make a profit for their shareholders. Maybe it's because when they make deliveries to homes and businesses they hit the ground running. When have you ever seen a Mail Carrier running? I have not either. Just another case when the Goverment gets involved. Think about this... now the goverment wants to take over healthcare, something to ponder.

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khulumzurug

Feb-08-13 5:35 AM

i day a week service would be plenty. gut em.

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ru4real

Feb-08-13 7:37 AM

could it have been the union's high government wages and benefit? you bet!

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PleaseWakeUp

Feb-08-13 9:07 AM

Here we go again, shame on someone making a good wage. Keep blaming the worker. Get off your lazy butts and go find a well paying job and shut up!

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mrinbetween

Feb-08-13 9:17 AM

Yeah, let's all hate on the mailman. Just a regular Joe Sixpack doing his job in all kinds of weather, performing a service for you on middle-class wages. And since all you who comment were postal workers, you know all about what went on at the post office for the last 50 years. Yep, as a matter of fact, you are pretty much experts on any subject that comes up on the forums as you have so adequately shown each and every day. Thank you for your valuable contributions.

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Watcher02

Feb-08-13 9:42 AM

It's crazy that you pay someone 50K a year plus possible OT to deliver mail. This is a $15.00 a hour job. Also very few people need a Saturday delivery. That's when these carriers make all of their OT. STOP the craziness of these type of wages

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sueanne

Feb-08-13 11:08 AM

I wish we had a choice, like fed-Ex accepting letters.

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PleaseWakeUp

Feb-08-13 1:24 PM

Watcher, YOU MAKE NO SENSE. It's a paying job! How much do you make? If you don't like your salary look for a better paying job. All of you, stop bashing good jobs.

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PleaseWakeUp

Feb-08-13 1:25 PM

Sue, You have a choice. Stuff your letter in a fed-ex envelope and pay 9 bucks for delivery.

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mrinbetween

Feb-08-13 3:26 PM

Watcher02, thanks for showing your ignorance. Jamestown (and most other letter carrier in the US) work a rotating day off schedule. Saturday is just a regular working day 5 out of every 6 weeks which means you aren't working overtime. The 6th week you get Saturday off, again no pay at all on that turn. Stop playing Mr. KIA.

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Watcher02

Feb-08-13 3:27 PM

Please wake up: What I make is irrelevant. I don't deliver mail from one house to another.Part of the reason the postal system is in trouble is paying letter carriers and inside sorters 50k a year to handle mail.That doesn't include all the other fringe benefits. That's a fact that you can't deny

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Girlyman

Feb-08-13 4:41 PM

I didn't see anything in this piece about cutting the number of management people.

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mrinbetween

Feb-08-13 7:35 PM

Girlyman, you are correct. Management takes care of their own. They keep cutting carriers and making the routes longer. Evventually all that will be left is management, lol.

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Watcher02

Feb-08-13 9:52 PM

Mr. In Between: The fact that the USPS is paying a letter carrier and sorter $25.00 a hour is crazy. The USPS is billions of dollars in the hole and a BIG part of this is excess labor cost and the majority of labor cost is carriers and sorter. Management is a very small part of this That's a fact.

You seem to have a hard time comprehending these facts.

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mrinbetween

Feb-08-13 10:18 PM

Show me the "facts" where upper management, people who never touch a single piece of mail, are not the financial drain on the post office. It has been their inherent desire the past 10 years to grab all they can before they send the post office down the drain.

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mrinbetween

Feb-08-13 10:21 PM

You seem to think that being a mail carrier is easy. Did you ever do the job?

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Watcher02

Feb-10-13 7:09 PM

Mr in Between: What difference does it make if I have delivered or sorted mail. The USPS is billions of dollars in debt and the majority of cost in the USPS system is labor and fuel. Since the USPS can't control the price of gas then they must control the hours worked,which are mostly carriers, and sorters . This is isn't rock science. Wake up and look how many carriers and sorters are making 50k or more

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StellaAnn

Feb-11-13 5:19 PM

Actually if you read and listen beyond the scope of propagandized media; poor management in upper echelon as well as lying in bed with politicians accounts for the deficit. The monies for the USPS were not utilized for the USPS completely, political uses were in play for other endeavors. In other words $ was misappropriated; wow surprise.

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