I agree, as a USPS employee. I’m glad they at least make an attempt to self-sustain as an organization, but it’s damned hard to do with a board of directors like Congress. And STUPID leaders like the PMG.
Something happens at every level of government down to the local city council. The idea that to increase revenue means to raise taxes, or in this case price of stamps and service. This ends up having the opposite effect, of course. Less people use the service.
Just like our local municipal golf course, having lost money for several years, they raise rates. This is why they started losing money in the first place. It used to be $7/day for all the golf you want, and it was profitable. Now you’re talking $40 a round if you rent a cart.
A buddy of mine that does shipping every afternoon at his job reported to the local Post Office that due to the recent changes in shipping rates, he’s now shipping more packages via UPS versus the Post Office. How is the Post Office benefiting?
Several years ago the USPS tried to compete in the market by creating eBillpay and Certificate of Authentication capability for certified email as well as several other tools but congress stopped them after UPS et all started whining.
If the USPS doesn’t fix their tracking system, they’re going to lose the rest of their package shipping business.
Please understand, I’m sure you do, that the American people KNOW that the postal workers are hard working, dedicated and loyal. It’s your managers from the very top down who are incompetent.
ROmney would have cleaned things up. Let UPS, FED EX take it over, and employ all of you. The service will be great... prices will drop... etc.
How many gov’t agencies are totally over priced and worthless right now... ?
Dept of Energy, Education, Commerce, etc etc.....
Our country in the 50s truly was prosperous and every level...WE’re hostage to mediocrity and cronyism....
I pray that we will hit rock bottom in the next few years to unveil the waste and incompetency of our federal govt. Senators being elected by the people was NEVER intended...The states are the laboratories for excellence.
I turned the TV News off a year ago, during LENT and haven’t watched it but a few times since, and haven’t missed a thing. Not a thing.