Skip to comments.Exposing Corruption At US Postal Service
Posted on 05/31/2010 4:23:09 AM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
The time has come for postal employees to start flexing their political muscle.
The record is clear. The United States Postal Service has been abusing, bullying, and robbing their employees blind --through forced unpaid labor-- all over the country for years now, and with complete impunity. So it's time for both Postmaster General John E. Potter and Inspector General David C. Williams to go.
By overlooking the blatant corruption that has been clearly evidenced on their watch, they could both easily be charged with malfeasance at the very least.
The U.S. Postal Service is, literally, running a modern day plantation under Potter...
(Excerpt) Read more at blackstarnews.com ...
Maybe ping worthy
gotta keep those federal enclaves in every “community” organized and on the alert....
You must belong to a previous generation. Workers are always on break in the post offices that I frequent.
On the other hand, post offices are increasingly empty - a new phenomenon from when lines used to reach to the door. Post offices are closing earlier, and lay-offs are sure to come if our economy does not rebound.
Perhaps these unhappy government bureaucrats should quit, and get a real job in the private sector.
can get your money orders at any 7/11; ups & FedExp do a great job....let me think now...what else can they be used for—oh!...can’t post that stuff here!
Congressman Paul Hodes of New Hampshire is to the left of Barack Obama. I won’t take any story that quotes him as newsworthy.
The next newsworthy story that quotes Hodes will be the one in which he is quoted as claiming the election was rigged, that he couldn’t possibly have lost by 10 points.
This claim is utter nonsense! The USPS actually is doing a pretty good job in timely delivery of mail and providing employment to hundreds of thousands of workers, male and female.
One of my brothers is a letter carrier..try walking a mail route .iced sidewalks, slippery steps..blowing snow, rain, sleet, freezing temperatures. Letter carriers earn their meager pay. The clerks in the office are a different story.
That sounds like me. I get there @ 6:30 and work non-stop until the work is done anywhere from 1:30 to as late as 5 pm. But I love my job, what can I say? Our office is busy, too. Mail volume, especially parcels, has gone UP for the last couple of years.
I didn’t read the article. When I see something about “unpaid labor” or “slave” my meter goes crazy.
One might make a case that the work is overpaid, but I think that the extremely physical nature of most post office tasks qualify as a real job. Those tons of letters and parcels do not move on their own.
“I didnt read the article”
I agree. I have never any real problem with the U.S. Mail. Things I mail get there and I get things all the time.
Of the billions of articles sent through the Mail it would be interesting to see the fail rate - not anecdotal claims.
I share your discomfort with the tone of the article. But even with its melodrama it does provide a sort of a counterpoint to the usual stereotype of postal workers sitting around doing nothing.
The problem with the USPS is that it is run by imbeciles.
Who in the heck authorized the “if it fits, it ships” stupidity?
In business terms, it makes absolutely no sense to charge a flat rate for a service that has varying costs.
True wonder why the poster didn’t post the pay scale??.
I used to come home from work so stiff and sore that I could barely move. I would lay on the floor and try to pop the kinks out of my joints. Try living like that for years on end. Of course, since it's government it's not a real job.
I’m trying to get a handle on that story. Was it written by a friend of a postal worker who kept voluntarily giving her time to other people, giving up her vacations voluntarily, etc.? But she herself wouldn’t file a complaint, instead her friend did?
Okay, I stumbled through it. Pro-union slant all the way. I just don’t see the corruption in my office. There’s a few weird things that happen, but nothing like what they describe. This sounds like an article designed to get the USPS work force to galvanize as a Union voting block for Democrats.
No one is forcing me to work non-stop all day. I can take my breaks, and a half-hour for lunch if I choose to. I don’t.
Six hours a day? I call BS on that. Unpaid for 6 hours per day?!? Union worker?!?
Nobody is forcing anyone to work for the government.
I appreciate that people work hard, as much as anyone. And yes, delivering the mail is actually one of the really, true and useful jobs of government. Certainly more useful than union teachers are turning out to be.
But government workers now make more, cost more and are the most significant rising expense in America.
Yes perhaps that’s lumping some in with the generalization, who wish they weren’t so characterized.
But it’s true.
As Reagan so brilliantly said. Government is not the solution to the problem. Government is the problem.