I attended a postal conference about 12 years ago and this very topic was discussed at length. The PMG at the time stated that the USPS has turned into a benefits management organization and no longer focuses on innovation which is why FedEx and UPS would best them in 20 years. Meaning, they exist to service the employees and retiree benefits and not the end-user.
Now they must reduce the services even further to make sure that Mr Retiree gets his Viagara and retirement pay for the next 20 years.
I don’t fault the people that work there, I fault Congress and the gubmint for allowing this to happen.
If you love what the nameless, faceless bureaucrats did to the post office, you’ll love what they do to healthcare.
They'd been telling that story since about 1975.
It's an excuse for less than vigorous efforts at the top.
As the Clintonistas began disappearing from the Board of Governors their management team continued to throw roadblocks in the way of Republicans getting promoted in management ranks.
The only good thing that happened was Marvin Runyon finally left the top job. He had been a big supporter of Lamar Alexander in his ambition to become President. Obviously that wasn't going to happen to Lamar as long as he depended on people like Runyon who never saw a Republican they liked nor a lesbian they could pass up for promotion.
A truly disgusting old man he definitely did USPS and its workforce NO FAVORS
Just like General Motors became a benefits distribution center. Car manufacturing got in the way.