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    Not sure if this is everywhere but a job with the postal service used to be a career position with benefits and retirement.
    At our post office they have cut most of the workers back to part time and the routes are serviced by independent workers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burl Source View Post
    Not sure if this is everywhere but a job with the postal service used to be a career position with benefits and retirement.
    At our post office they have cut most of the workers back to part time and the routes are serviced by independent workers.

    Well that would explain a great deal. I had no idea.

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    I feel like it's essentially the same that happened with the rail and bus system. It declines and other private companies present better options because it sucks. Then instead of putting a bit more money in to fix it, they make further cuts to make it even worse. Until at some point it becomes nearly unusable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Martell View Post
    Well that would explain a great deal. I had no idea.
    Congress made the USPS massively pre-fund their pensions, which I believe was specifically done to destroy the institution of the US Postal Service. Everybody is reaping the rewards of ideological psychosis.

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    3 recent experiences: Jnat lost and never found, recipient at home yet missed delivery, intial post office fails to scan package. Not too impressed. Has me worried about send to or receiving from the US.

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    What I find laughable it their "tracking". Even it something is going to take 3-4 days to arrive the tracking info is never updated. Our local PO is run down with multiple fluorescent lights not working for over a year. The people working there are nice enough but they never show any hustle, doesn't matter how long the line is they don't call for help ( when you can hear multiple people laughing and having fun in the back) and they take their sweet time.

    They actually called me last week to say they had a package that had my phone number on it. I went in and it turns out they had been sitting on it since August! The address numbers were wrong 1161 instead of 1611, but come on - my phone number was on the package why wait 5 months to call me.

    Not sure why congress made them fund their pension at a higher rate than other entities but that is definitely a huge source of their problems.

    Our route guy is pretty good but no mail yesterday.

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    If it's completely stupid weather, then they shouldn't have to. They need to think of their own safety. Why can't we just wait an extra day or two? It's just a job. Trust me, as someone who is part of a group that LITERALLY has to be at work 24/7, let me say that there are times that we shake out heads at what other people go through for their jobs. It's only mail, and not a matter of life or death. What doctors, nurses, police, EMS, or I do, on the other hand....
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    It definitely doesn't apply here....if it's more than a light drizzle I don't get mail....forget about garbage pick up....it's even worse....ryan


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    I didn't get mail yesterday, but we had more snow than we've had in four years, so that seems reasonable to me. Was out driving around a bit, and figure it would take them several times as long to deliver. Don't see how everyone could have gotten mail yesterday--there just wouldn't be enough time. And I agree with Lefty--it's just mail.

    As Bill13 mentioned, the "tracking" is often not very helpful. Sometimes 48 hours between updates--it turns out to not be very helpful. Maybe someday . . .

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