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U.S. Post Office cuts threaten source of black jobs
Reuters ^ | Jan 21, 2013 | Mary Wisniewski

Posted on 01/21/2013 8:29:48 PM PST by Lancey Howard

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To: Lancey Howard

People vote their pocketbook. So how do you regain just some of those voters? GOP outreach to minorities is near nil. Yet, the big city policies of unionism, licensing and permitting coupled with the fly-paper economics of the welfare system are the KKKs dream policy.

They target the poor and minorities. Undoing them is a winning ticket. Why should you need a half million dollars to drive taxicab?

Until the GOP gets the guts and long term strategy to regain the urban vote we’ll continue to struggle to win national and statewide elections.

For conservatives it will mean expanding our tent to hold some pols like Giuliani. He’s the type of Republican urbanites can tolerate. We need one in the top ten biggest cities in America. Our bench is empty.


51 posted on 01/22/2013 3:29:11 AM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Soul of the South

The Left leapt on the privatization bandwagon and then muddled it with regulations that castrated competition. Now privatization has a bad name.

In Chicago the Regional Transportation Authority and the Chicago Transit Authority regularly abandon bus routes, but by law, by law, you cannot replace them with a private bus service. No doctor’s office or hospital can open without government permission. Health care is ruled by government and hasn’t been free market in a half century.

Over and over again government has failed in its stated goals and made things worse. A captive media and pro-government school system keeps this information out of the minds of the people.

Government doesn’t work, yet we’re trained from Kindergarten that if something is broken government will fix it.


52 posted on 01/22/2013 3:35:00 AM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: funfan

Think how a competitive market system would have cured that. The lazies would be out of work or newfound hustlers and the hustlers would be better paid.


53 posted on 01/22/2013 3:35:47 AM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: angry elephant

“Obamas Stash”
Seriously do you think they have the capacity to understand this issue?


54 posted on 01/22/2013 3:41:26 AM PST by Kozak (The Republic is dead. I do not owe what we have any loyalty, wealth or sympathy.)
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To: PittsburghAfterDark
I know there are good and decent people who work for USPS. I know that every industry has its hard workers and dregs of the workforce.

But this enraged me when I opened my door to find this, and the USPS truck pulling away fast:

This was pathetic. NO explanation. NO instructions on how to proceed. No words of apology for this abortion of "service". This was a large box full of expensive hot sauces. It had been crushed, the box had been wrapped with plastic tape to try to keep it in one piece, then the entire mess had been shoved in a gray plastic bag to "keep all the juices in". There were several bottles still unbroken and usable inside, and after much careful cleanup to ensure I didn't get any habanero sauce in my eyes (opening the damn bag and merely looking inside made your eyes water) I was able to salvage them. This was the last bottle I pulled out:

When I called the post office, they denied all responsibility, and said it was between me and the seller!

That made me hopping mad. The shipper sure as hell didn't drop it off broken, taped and in a plastic bag. It was pretty easy to determine responsibility here.

But, they will be bailed out with MY hard earned money. How galling is that?

55 posted on 01/22/2013 3:47:42 AM PST by rlmorel (1793 French Jacobins and 2012 American Liberals have a lot in common.)
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To: Lancey Howard

The Post Office will lose “Black” jobs and the Federal Government will lose “Vet’s” jobs because they are the newest hires. We are in deep trouble!!! Something has to be done and Obama is going to do what he always wanted to do “Screw the Vets”....he will say it must be done.


56 posted on 01/22/2013 3:58:20 AM PST by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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To: Shadowstrike

“many African-American workers may be facing new obstacles to achieving and maintaining a middle-class life style.”

Thankfully this isn’t happening to “white America”.../s


57 posted on 01/22/2013 3:58:40 AM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: untwist

“It is about how to sustain an ongoing wealth transfer to a minority group that lacks the education and marketable skills to compete in the private economy.”

Absolutely; they reduced the host (whites) to serfdom now, so they are trying to squeeze blood from a stone trying to rob from Peter to pay Taniqua. Peter’s tapped out, and doesn’t give a darn what’s happening to Taniqua’s people.


58 posted on 01/22/2013 4:02:22 AM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Altura Ct.

“So why should I care? Do blacks concern themselves with jobs for whites?”

A natural reaction to today’s affirmative action environment; blacks support those that would give a less-qualified minority candidate a job (or promotion, or college seat) over a white man solely because that man is white.

I have never been as indifferent to any sob stories involving anyone under the affirmative action umbrella as I am now.


59 posted on 01/22/2013 4:08:22 AM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: jttpwalsh

I believe the joke you are looking for goes like this:

What does a shoe store and the post office have in common?

Both contain thousands of black loafers.


60 posted on 01/22/2013 4:11:33 AM PST by shoff (Vote Democratic it beats thinking!)
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To: Lancey Howard

Government doing what it does best: giving out jobs to non-productive people who will vote to keep expanding government.


61 posted on 01/22/2013 4:50:06 AM PST by I want the USA back
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To: Lancey Howard

I just love videos of postal employees sorting mail while wearing headphones while listening to RAP. You just gotta know their minds are really on the task they are assigned.

The postal service has become nothing more than a political card in race relations that is held by the Democrat party.

I remember when I was a child in the 1950’s and our postman (David, a Hispanic man) could be predicted to give us our mail within a period of +/- 15 minutes every day. He walked his route 6 days a week. In the summer we always had a glass of cold water for him. He knew the names of everyone on his route and they all knew him. No one ever got the wrong mail!

The Zip code was introduced and nothing improved with the system. Then, the politically and racially correct postal service got little jeeps to ride around in to deliver mail. Next came an army of different postmen (excuse me...post persons) each day and you never knew who was delivering the mail that day.

As all of this was going on, the price of postage and services kept going up due to the increased costs the system incurred by astounding pay rates for people who did jobs that required very little intelligence.

Consequently, our postal system prides itself on it’s ability to run customers off and to deliver mail to the wrong mail boxes.

Now, they want to cut Saturday delivery out??????? What’s next? Mail only on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday?


62 posted on 01/22/2013 4:57:47 AM PST by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: DH

Yes..... or at least on three alternate days.

The fact is, there is little mail. The business use has dwindled . Private mail communication is almost non existent.

The need for what you describe simply doesn’t exist in the manner it once did.


63 posted on 01/22/2013 5:02:49 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....The fairest Deduction to be reduced is the Standard Deduction)
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To: cquiggy

“If you are white and don’t have prior military service you can’t get a job with the postal service”

I’m a Vietnam veteran who is white. In the 1970’s I was told flat out I wouldn’t be hired by the Postal Service despite vet’s prefs because (a) I was white and (b) Vietnam vets were regarded as dangerous & unhinged.

Reverse discrimination is a long held tradition in govt.


64 posted on 01/22/2013 5:04:21 AM PST by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: funfan

they really are nice and they do work hard.


What is “work hard?”

Standing at a window and processing one customer at a time? Taking 5 minutes to sell a stamp?

Exactly what is “hard work?”


65 posted on 01/22/2013 5:05:29 AM PST by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: cherry
what he meant to say is that blacks are over represented in govt by a long shot because of affirmative auction....

Interesting typo
If you meant the word - brilliant!
It's a shift of the government's handling of certain sectors of society, still in plantation control mode- but portrayed as 'fair'

66 posted on 01/22/2013 5:06:37 AM PST by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for links to the 2011 & 2012 FR Cookbooks- Enjoy)
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To: cquiggy

I’m white -no military service. They hired me - in Memphis! Maintenance was the exception to that rule. The test was pretty hard. They dumbed it down 2 years ago because Maintenance was 90% white. Now we have custodians that don’t know a/c from d/c qualifying to be electronic technicians


67 posted on 01/22/2013 5:08:26 AM PST by TnGOP (Petey the dog is my foreign policy adviser. He's really quite good!)
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To: Lancey Howard

Something to keep in mind in all this: There are 3 major unions w/in the USPS. This is YET another problem with public employees Unions that even FDR said should not exist. Obamaumao would want to expand, truly.

First, there are some real dedicated public servants who are not trammeled by the constant public crabbing. But here are the unions— who have made a career in not working and lining their pockets/pensions.

The Postal Carriers Union—the person that delivers to the door mail, as well as Rural Carriers (which may now be only part time and only contracted out non union).

The Letter Sorters/Mail Handlers- the people in back who “sort” the mail (it is done by sorting pre-coding machines which have taken over much of non-bulk personal mail,zip codes and all)

The Counter workers— yes, a separate union for the “face” of the USPS to the public. Everyone has personally experienced their work rules. With lines outside the door, and say, 5 stations-— they would have 2 open. Truly. In some POs these are the most “irritated” irascible types, and have noticed act bothered to have customers. With exceptions of course.

Civil Service laws... protect the positions.
Dock Workers who are on clock with no work.
Energy costs, maintenance of trucks buildings. Overhead.

But mostly— vast numbers of pensioned after very short work times (and pensioned for life) and work comp lifers.

Ben Franklin would not recognize the service. In Europe the postal services are all privatized. Reports from anyone?


68 posted on 01/22/2013 5:25:49 AM PST by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: Vince Ferrer
Around the DC area, there is a strong black middle class. Many are highly educated with master’s degrees or higher, and have pretty strong families. Most are directly or indirectly connected to government money though,...

The last part of this excerpt provides the reason for the first part. The only reason there is a strong Negro middle class is due to the Government jobs, or the requirement for the private contractors to hire them, all due to affirmative action and not merit. Over 60% of all Government employees in the DC area are Negroes.

Masters degrees? Let me look at where they got the degrees from: Degree mills? The insipid USDA Masters program? Light weight local programs that have no real education value?

The answer is mostly all of the above as I have spent over 20 years here in the DC area and have had to contend with hiring the ignorant and the pseudo-educated minorities just to keep my job or contracts (high tech engineering research & development).

I have had to deal working with minority Government employees who should be sweeping floors rather than be GS13's and above. In all these years I remember only three minorities who actually had an IQ and deserved their jobs. All three refused to associate with the others of their color and would say so to anyone who asked. Those three remain my friends to this day.

I never thought I would say or type things like this but after I was stationed here over 20 years ago I refused to ignore the facts as presented. It is a shame we have let things go this far.

69 posted on 01/22/2013 5:40:15 AM PST by OldMissileer
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To: Lancey Howard

In Fairfax Country it is blacks and Asians equal. The Asian women have taken over middle level management.


70 posted on 01/22/2013 5:45:56 AM PST by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: rlmorel

I had three packages stolen in less than a year - all being shipped by USPS.

They had ‘tracking’ numbers. Their tracking system is a joke. It doesn’t track.

They were insured. The value of the items, one was over $400, was clearly printed on the outsides of the boxes. Another joke. (you don’t want post office employees wasting their time on boxes worth less than $50).

To add insult to injury you have to wait A MONTH to report any package missing. (need to give them time to cover their tracks)

BTW - almost every time I have posted an anti-USPS message here on Free Republic I have received a FRe-mail from a post office worker. A nasty one!


71 posted on 01/22/2013 6:08:28 AM PST by ladyjane (For the first time in my life I am not proud of my country.)
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To: Cronos
There's this thing called the Postal Rate Commission ~ it approves or denies postage rate changes. The members are appointed by the President.

Somebody had in mind that they needed such a body to keep USPS from raising prices too high ~ Bwahahahaha ~ in the end ~ that's now ~ the PRC has acted to keep USPS from raising prices sufficiently to recover costs.

The PRC also has the authority to prevent USPS from closing down a post office for failure to make a profit. That's in the law. So, when USPS, by law, cannot and is not supposed to make a profit, they can never close down a post office unless, literally, it burns to the ground.

My proposal was to do an end run around the law by evacuating selected buildings and then lending them to fire departments FOR PRACTICE! A fire starting team of well practiced professionals would arrive and begin burning the building in a safe manner. Firemen would come in and train in a safe live fire environment.

Once burned that post office could be closed.

BTW, I proposed that only in emulation of the Fairfax County dilapidated building disposal program ~ they cleared the immediate area of a number of buildings that'd been caved in when we had a 4 foot snowfall several years back.

It worked great ~ everything from a residential garage to a large Circuit City retail building with a large warehouse facility, then an old steak joint, a ChiChi's and a Bob's Big Boy! I feel much safer with a well trained body of firemen in the community; the right of the community and its firemen to dispose of old nasty buildings should never be abridged by being overly concerned over how high the flames might get.

Then, back to the Postal Service, we needed to get rid of 28,000 unneeded post offices as early as 1976. Then, too, rural route service needed improved by a massive restructuring of the head-out offices, and the extension of rural delivery to small towns. Finally, with a regular program of following up on personnel requirements as modern automation and computer equipment was installed, they would never have OVERHIRED and would not now need to lay anyone off.

72 posted on 01/22/2013 6:17:32 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: rlmorel
As you know the prevailing doctrine for parcel post, or express, or freight, is that the package contains the seeds of its own destruction, therefore your claim is against the insurer, if any, and not the common carrier.

That, BTW, has been the law since about the end of the Kingdom of Rome ~ and the founding of the Republica with its SPQR, and piles of law books, records and charts.

Although most folks encounter this law when the shipment involves unsealed food, e.g. frozen steaks that arrive rotten, it applies to anything shipped in glass ~ after all, glass is breakable!

The shipper failed to pack sufficiently to withstand normal handling. He should be happy to replace the items for you.

73 posted on 01/22/2013 6:23:40 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: kearnyirish2
The 28,000 rural post offices that are no longer needed are manned primarily by WHITE WOMEN.

Yes, the black Congressmen who do what they can to protect black jobs at USPS also do what they can to protect those white jobs at USPS.

74 posted on 01/22/2013 6:25:44 AM PST by muawiyah
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75 posted on 01/22/2013 6:28:43 AM PST by narses
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76 posted on 01/22/2013 6:29:12 AM PST by narses
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To: jospehm20

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77 posted on 01/22/2013 6:35:48 AM PST by jttpwalsh
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To: shoff

Sometimes the jokes write themselves ;)


78 posted on 01/22/2013 6:38:15 AM PST by jttpwalsh
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To: Kickass Conservative

See #60


79 posted on 01/22/2013 6:40:21 AM PST by jttpwalsh
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To: Kickass Conservative
Satruday delivery service is not universal ~ most business stops were eliminated years ago.

That's why just dropping them won't give you a 20% cut in carrier costs. However, there's a slightly different situation that has to be dealt with ~ the routes are designed to be covered ~ end to end (counting office time, street time, stop time, fingering time) ~ in 8 hours.

5 day delivery requires 40 hours of work anyway. Counting national holidays, sick leave, internal emergencies (storms that take carriers of the streets), retirements, accidents (cars hit carrier delivery vehicles), and soon, you end up having an average employee who works 4.5 days per week, not 5.0 ~ which means you need substitutes, and not just a PTF, or an OT regular carrier, but a level 6 to cover that extra 1/2 day. He will also need to be able to handle 10 different routes per week ~ which means he'll be among the more intelligent carriers and will likely move up to supervisory positions muchfaster.

A high level of employee turnover in your higher paid positions increases training costs substantually.

Although it's far more complex than i can explain it in these few words, what we have currently are 5.5 day routes covered by 4.5 day average workers, and cutting Saturday gives us 5.0 day routes still covered by 4.5 day average workers. The potential savings end up being this side of less than 1/4 of average out of pocket costs or an average carrier on an average day.

Plus, because the volume of mail to be delivered has an impact on carrier needs, backing up Saturday's mail into a 5 day week will require more routes!

There are solutions to the dilemma ~ (1) contract routes, then the personnel coverage problem is up to the contractor (sort of a modification existing rural delivery rules), (2) whack all door delivery ~ gives us a few extra hours in older white suburbs ~ bet that'd be popular, (3) whack all curbside delivery by installing kiosks ~ which does eliminate most street time and reduces accident ~ savings in Workman's Comp costs are MAJOR!

None off that is terribly revolutionary. In fact plans to do exactly that were worked up in the old Post Office Department in the 1960s. Congress objected so those things were not done.

Write your Congresscritters

80 posted on 01/22/2013 6:40:21 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: Soul of the South

Congress never privatized the postal service ~ it’s still a government agency AND costs virtually nothing in terms of tax dollars. In contrast, Department of Education, which does nothing of value, costs $78 billion per year ~ far more than postal costs paid by folks who pay postage.


81 posted on 01/22/2013 6:44:35 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: Shadowstrike

Same thing for AMTRACK. Outside of the commuters, it is a black works program.

That is why it will never end.


82 posted on 01/22/2013 6:46:23 AM PST by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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To: DH
Ever work in a post office? Those headphones solve several problems ~ intense boredom from doing repetitive tasks over and over and over and over all day long ~ AND keeping out the background noise. All that machinery is loud. Postal mail processing operations are an INDUSTRIAL ACTIVITY.

The headphones have been demonstrated to improve productivity in that environment.

83 posted on 01/22/2013 6:47:22 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: DH
At the same time the volume of mail increased substantially ~ when you were a kid that carrier probably handled 200 pieces a day. Today's carrier, backed by mechanization, automation, computerization and improved work practice does 10 times that ~ easy, if she's young and healthy ~ and at least 7 times if she's old and crotchety and crippled.

His medical insurance will buy him new knees for his retirement!

84 posted on 01/22/2013 6:50:48 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: PittsburghAfterDark

There is nothing the post office does better than any method of communication and their parcel delivery is substandard to UPS and FedEx. Trust me, never send a 2-3 package to any country using the USPS.

______________________

I have had great service from the Post Office. I remember one year the parcel truck got in late Christmas eve and after closing the office the two postal desk ladies drove all over town delivering the packages.

I work with postal people, good hardworking (overworked) people caught in an antiquated seniority system that traps them. Jobs are not plentiful in our area and never were.


85 posted on 01/22/2013 6:54:51 AM PST by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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To: elcid1970
in 1969 i personally managed the program to hire returning Viet Nam vets into the Post Office Department. i hired over 100,000 young men!

So what was it i didn't do?

There's always been a postal exam ~ you have to take it irst. Then wait. Turnover has been slow except in 1969 ~ that was when big city employees had to have supplemental welfare if they had children! Pay was low.

86 posted on 01/22/2013 6:55:36 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

I was solicited as a vet in 1977 to take the postal exam. Received a postcard that said I maxed it. No dice. No offer.


87 posted on 01/22/2013 7:16:49 AM PST by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: Lancey Howard

Sorry, but my give a damm meter broke on Nov 6, 2012 and the voters made the same mistake as they did in 2008.


88 posted on 01/22/2013 7:28:23 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (0 bummer inherited a worse economy in 2012 than he did in 2008.)
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To: Lancey Howard
"African-Americans represent 13.1 percent of the U.S. population and 11.6 percent of the labor force, according to a 2012 U.S. Department of Labor report. Nearly one in five African-American workers hold government jobs such as mail clerks, firefighters and teachers, the report said....

African-Americans make up about 20 percent of U.S. Postal Service workers - and are the majority in some urban centers, representing 75 percent to 80 percent of the 5,000 letter carriers in the Chicago area, according to Mack Julion, president of the Chicago branch of the National Association of Letter Carriers.


a long way to go to NOT say they are over-represented in the USPS
89 posted on 01/22/2013 7:28:50 AM PST by stylin19a
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To: Lancey Howard

Without this job, I don’t know where I’d be right now.

Amtrak it’s a gov funded job.


90 posted on 01/22/2013 7:30:07 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: funfan
I go to the post office a couple of days a week and the people who work there are minorities but they really are nice and they do work hard.

Your experience and mine and the Freeper who posted #5 differ. On the rare occasions when I have to go to the post office I hope to get a white clerk for the transaction. I have noticed that the black clerks clearly frost over when a white client appears but become all sunshine and roses when they service a black person.

91 posted on 01/22/2013 7:42:07 AM PST by OldPossum
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To: ladyjane

almost every time I have posted an anti-USPS message here on Free Republic I have received a FRe-mail from a post office worker. A nasty one!


That’s the union thug’s brown-shirt way of taking constructive criticism.

I own an online and 1 to 1 business that manufactures industrial welding machinery controls and I absolutely will not ship via the totally inept U.S. Postal service. I’ve done this since 1980. To date, no package has been sent since then through the USPS. Before then, I learned my lessons painfully as (1) shipments of product were lost and to track them was impossible, (2) no package lost was ever found, (3) their attitude was “screw you! Who the hell do you think you are?”

I still have customers who send products in for repair that use the USPS and without missing a beat, they will call in to see why the repairs have not been made and the product returned. My answer to them is “we have not received your package yet and I told you not to use the Postal service but use FEDEX or UPS. You can actually track it and it will be there when cited when you sent it.” With the Postal service it could be anywhere from 3 days to 2 weeks before it’s received....if it’s received at all.

We are industrial and the loss or delay of a package (either shipped or received) is an emergency and work is shut down for the customer. With retail sales (or repairs) it’s simply an inconvenience so we absolutely require a professional service to transport our products and services to and from the customer.

The USPS is an absolute example of a government run business. Don’t say it isn’t either....it is! Check to see who actually controls it and it’s funding....CONGRESS!


92 posted on 01/22/2013 7:48:48 AM PST by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: elcid1970
That was the Carter Regime at work ~ your problem was the economy ~ not USPS. Inflation was running high ~ housing prices were spiraling out of sight ~ we probably had ten times as many job applicants then as we had employees!

The day Ronald Reagan was elected that all changed ~ it was instantaneous.

93 posted on 01/22/2013 8:17:31 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

The headphones have been demonstrated to improve productivity in that environment.


Yeah, sure, whatever.

I’m sure their minds are strictly on their business.

Now, I have to go feed my unicorn.


94 posted on 01/22/2013 8:20:46 AM PST by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: muawiyah

Gee, I can instantly tell that your are either an EX postal employee or a current one.

Am I right? Sure I am.

I hate to bust your bubble but “when you were a kid that carrier probably handled 200 pieces a day” is a pathetically stupid statement. That carrier served much larger area than you give him (or the real postmen back then) credit for. You have to remember, that was back when postal employees actually worked for a living.


95 posted on 01/22/2013 8:28:47 AM PST by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: DH
As i suggested you have no idea what you are talking about. Those employees are mail distribution clerks. There is NO intellectual content to their jobs. On the other hand they have to be able to read and write ~ and must be able to pass a drug test and pass an examination.

The fact you cannot imagine a job so stultifying you'd do better with headphones is telling ~

Hope you've never been in supervision.

96 posted on 01/22/2013 8:29:35 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: Shadowstrike

>”I didn’t know jobs came in colors”<

Yeah, the Rolling Stones did a song about it way back when.


97 posted on 01/22/2013 8:30:44 AM PST by Kickass Conservative (I only Fear a Government that doesn't Fear me.)
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To: muawiyah

First, answer my question and I will answer yours.

Are you a postal employee or an EX postal employee.

I know the answer but I just want you to tell me and the other FR membership so that we can judge if your responses are biased toward the postal service.

I’ll be waiting.


98 posted on 01/22/2013 8:36:51 AM PST by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: vette6387

My local PO is crap, also. Mail delivery is really quite good, however. Most mail gets across town in one day, and we’re talking ATL metro here, so it’s a pretty good sized “town”.

There is obviously a lot of room for improvement / cost cutting. I’m all for eliminating Saturday mail delivery, for instance. Move the big stuff behind the scenes, keep the Saturday hours at the PO, but kill local delivery.


99 posted on 01/22/2013 8:42:56 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: kearnyirish2

Exactly right. Under normal conditions, Peter accepts the status quo as a kind of cost of the sins of the forefathers. Now the bill has come due and the recipient really doesn’t care about Peter’s problems even though he’s got no more means to pay. Liberals can cry all they want, but there is a social Darwinism that will not be evaded.


100 posted on 01/22/2013 8:44:08 AM PST by untwist
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