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dante
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Technology/automation is a son-of-a-bitch


EastBankTiger
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echnology/automation is a son-of-a-bitch


No doubt.

It does have its advantages...but everything comes with a price.


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WikiTiger
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Then again, as I tell customers, anytime that you do anything electronically, be it on the internet or do things such as using the electronic ticket counter at the casino, you're potentially taking someone's job away.


Said like a good union puke!



I tell you what, we should never progress because it will always take jobs away. I bet an a-hole like you drives an automobile. How do you sleep at night knowing you took a job away from a wagon maker, horse shoer, horse whip maker, etc?



EastBankTiger
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Said like a good union puke!


I'm a registered Republican and a conservative. Ask my shop stewards and my union officers how much of a "good union puke" that I am.

You do know much of what I said was tongue in cheek, right?



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catholictigerfan
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this isn't bad at all people, my campus postal service is closed on saturdays, none of the major shippers do this currently I don't think except USPS, If you really need something shipped to you on a Saturday get UPS to do saturday shipping for you but how often does someone need to get their packages on Saturdays.


riverparish
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That's news to me. Been a city carrier and a member of the NALC for 27 years


ok got to eat crow on that. i knew that rural mail delivery had a union but i "thought" that i knew that the federal employees did not. my father retired from the post office and after calling him i was informed that yes they do and that even the clerks have one available to them. guess i was wrong. my bad.


Zach
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I talked to a mailman about this. He said the Monday load is gonna be a bitch.


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Korkstand
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That tends to happen when laws are passed (in 2006) that require you to pre-pay $5.5billion per year in health benefits that no other government agency or private company has to do. That also tends to happen when the price of your product is set by another entity.


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Korkstand
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But but but... The postal service is self sufficient, it doesn't get tax money.

Well aside from the billion dollar bailouts they keep receiving

Not only would almost any company be begging for a "bailout" if they were required to compress 75 years worth of benefit payments into 10 years, but such a law would never have passed to begin with. Congress shot the USPS in the leg, and then when we give them a bandaid in the form of allowing them to delay these ridiculous mandated payments, people call it a bailout?


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taylormade
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Bushs fault..



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TupeloTiger
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My uncle is a Postal Worker. This closing Saturdays come from the Union period. They want a day off, weekend off. They also have too many SMALL rural post offices that are political. WE have 2 in town, only one is needed and 3 out in the country. There 3 within 12-15 miles from town that should be closed,they will not be missed. I remember this coming up about 3 years ago and the Democratic candidate for Congress opposed the cuts or closing, which forced the Republican candidate to agree and oppose any closing. They have 2 postal employees in each for 5 1/2 days.Only open a few hours on Sat.morning. like 8-12. The big one downtown opens 8-2 Sat.. They can close all the SMALL rural offices and save millions. It'll take guts and leadership and Obama will never do it. That's why I believe in term limits now.


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EastBankTiger
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ok got to eat crow on that. i knew that rural mail delivery had a union but i "thought" that i knew that the federal employees did not. my father retired from the post office and after calling him i was informed that yes they do and that even the clerks have one available to them. guess i was wrong. my bad.


No worries, yes there are separate unions for carriers and clerks / mail handlers.


As to what another poster said...yes, this will significantly increase Monday's workload. Days after holidays will be insane.
This post was edited on 2/6 at 2:46 pm


Tigah in the ATL
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I guess people will be shocked that a government run agency is inefficient
what is your proof it's inefficient?

Can you get something across the country for 50 cents?

Saturday delivery has been dragging them down for years, and the reason was government requirements.


hashtag
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They should cut it down to 2 days a week instead of 5; 3 at the most.


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JabarkusRussell
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So this means during the week of a holiday mail will only be delivered 4 days a week? They better have Saturday delivery on those weeks.


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joeytiger
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"Can you get something across the country for 50 cents?"

I can get it cross country for free (email).


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OldTigahFot
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Can you get something across the country for 50 cents?


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The agency in November reported an annual loss of a record $15.9 billion for the last budget year and forecast more red ink in 2013


Evidently, neither can the Post Office.


JabarkusRussell
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Netflix and Amazon Prime better start offering discounts.


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C
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re: Postal Service Cuts Saturday Mail Delivery
Just an update:

LINK

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Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe pleaded with lawmakers Wednesday not to block the financially strapped Postal Service from moving ahead with plans to end Saturday first-class mail delivery.



Lsut81
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If they want to continue Saturday delivery, they should raise their rates to completely pay for it.

The Tax payers shouldn't be paying out billions every year to keep this agency propped up.


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