Doesn't matter to me. Anything vital goes via FedEx or UPS. Actual window service in our area sucks as just about every single physical location is closed for 1 to 2 hours at lunchtime. It is d*mn near impossible to go to the post office when you need service over lunch time. Actual service at the physical locations is already pretty darn lousy in our area.
Rural delivery began around the turn of the century.
Another option would be to divide the rural and residential routes into two groups, one MWF and the other TTS. That way the number of delivery personnel could be cut probably by 35-40%. Labor, employee overhead, fuel, and vehicle maintenance costs would be reduced. One of the biggest problems for the postal service is the cost of the retirement and employee insurance programs.
The USPS as it exists is an anachronism, it's time has come. They just haven't admitted it yet.
Last edited by Frank B; Feb. 6, 2013 at 09:34 PM.
“There are two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is by the sword. The other is by debt.”
so.. what exactly is happening to the employees? The one postal worker I talked to last year had told me that they were put on a 6 day week with shorter hours every day... so now are they are going to have longer days but one less? or did they have layoffs?
It doesn't bother me at all, because my town only delivers mail if you live outside of city limits. We have to go to the post office to pick up our mail, which can be a real pain if you get a package because you have to get there while someone is there and they close at 4 pm and they are closed at lunch.