Skip to comments.The Incredible Shrinking Postal Service
Posted on 03/18/2012 10:21:29 AM PDT by QT3.14
Let's say you own a store with a good clientele, but sales have been slipping in recent years. A new store with new products has faster service at lower prices and is open 24/7. You're losing money. What do you do?
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I don’t think that’s an either or proposition...
I mean this is so weird because the USPS already depends a lot on fedex and ups to deliver a lot of long-haul mail (via air) already.
USPS is never happy with customer volume. When people mailed a ton of stuff they bitched they couldn’t keep up. Now that letters are tapering off because of email, they bitch they are losing money because people aren’t mailing enough letters. Just charge more for junk mail, that volume will go down and everyone will be grateful they are receiving less crap they have to throw out.
Yup my union (APWU) is fighting to keep Sat. service. Most customers asked said they wouldn’t miss it.
yes...sometimes someone will do a “talk tape” for me (chatting about whatever) and throw in stuff like some
radio he recorded on a trip to the UK. We also will send
stuff on flash drives, CD-Rs, etc
Maybe the Wed. idea would make more sense...especially since what happens with a 3 day weekend? Mail gets even more
Some post offices do have automated postal centers though
(can weigh mail, print postage etc)
True but I’m talking more like your basic one ounce letter, bill, etc. The diff. between 45 cents and say 60 cents shouldn’t matter to most people. I’m not saying that to be greedy—only to balance our budget deficit.
Admittedly machinery, gas costs—and yes, people costs—
are the reason for this. USPS is the only agency required to prefund retirement for the next 75 years (employees not even hired yet) over 10 years. In some ways, we’re providing for the future, but it puts USPS in huge debt.
The post office should have provided “free email” and made that the equivalent of first class mail in terms of the law.
As it stands now, all federal courts require attorneys to have AN email account but nothing specific for legal notice in a case.
Even wedding invitations now provide an rsvp via email option.
This leaves packages as the only need for the post office.
true but don’t forget taxes (not everybody does ‘em
online), postcards, Val. Day cards, Christmas cards. Wedding invitations may have reply by email but they are often
sent by mail.
Magazines and catalogs (though those have obviously declined)... etc.
but I know what you mean
Admittedly the days are gone when I’d be at work around midnight at Apr 15 and I’d see a line of cars with people dropping off their tax forms...