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Postal Service plans to end Saturday mail delivery by August

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Falldog, Feb 6, 2013.

  1. Falldog

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    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs...halt-saturday-mail-starting-august-1/?hpid=z1
     
  2. Mags

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    Who mails anything?
     
  3. stevethrower

    stevethrower Got Sig?

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    Amazon... shit comes faster by mail then say UPS ground.
     
  4. Mother Shucker

    Mother Shucker I'm over here now.

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    When are they just going to go private?
     
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    Need to start somewhere to stop the bleeding.
     
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    This should have been done years ago.
     
  7. Mags

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    USPS: workfare.
     
  8. Hudson

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    They are not really open on Saturdays here..3 hours window use, 5 hour access to mailboxes. I think I am at the edge of the people that still do stuff by mail because it seems more secure...and the Federal Government fucking abuses the shit out of the mail...IRS, FBI, and Homeland Security do not pay for postage..I don't know about other aspects. When I had my background checks..I got a buttload of unnecessary mail from them, including adverts.
     
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  10. weeniewawa

    weeniewawa it's a man, baby!!!

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    I use USPS to ship packages

    our PO is open 9am to 1pm on saturdays

    24/7 access to PO boxes
     
  11. Mags

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    Not no more ya dont.
     
  12. Hudson

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    They lock the post office doors at 4 Pm here...used to be 8Pm. Weekdays.
     
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    They never lock the doors to our
    post office. If you have a box it's always
    available.

    They just shutter the counter when closed.
     
  14. Party Rooster

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    Maybe you can find a nice mail-order correspondence course to improve your comprehension.
    :action-sm
     
  15. weeniewawa

    weeniewawa it's a man, baby!!!

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    I used to live in another town near here and they kept the doors unlocked until bums started living there

    so they would lock up from 6pm to 7am for a few months then back to 24/7 open when they figured the bums were gone

    should have just shot the bums and let us humans have our mail access
     
  16. Mags

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    Why do you hate fun?
     
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  17. Party Rooster

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    Au contraire. I have a lot of fun pointing out stuff like that. :)

    I don't really have a problem with this. As long as I still get Saturday packages and have access to a post office if I need to ship or mail something on those Saturdays. My bills and junk mail can wait until Monday.
     
  18. Mags

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    I didn't read the story at all actually. I heard it in the background while eating lunch at work. ;)
     
  19. Party Rooster

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    Well, that's a solid defense. What an idiot I feel like now...
     
  20. whiskeyguy

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    Same here.
     
  21. Hudson

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    I spoke to the post master here..he says we can opt to have home delivery of the mail for free, rather than pay for post boxes. It will just take an extra 3-4 days to get our mail.
     
  22. fletcher

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    I read somewhere that the USPS pension had to be prepaid for the next 75 years. Who is running the USPS, the NYC MTA?
     
  23. Party Rooster

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    You spoke to Stig ?
     
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  24. Mags

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    I pardon you.
     
  25. NoSurviivors

    NoSurviivors fmeinthea

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    The issue is that the USPS is controlled by congress, and unions. Look at the unbelievable benefit payments (How many companies have to pre-fund healthcare obligations 75 years in advance, and do it in 10 years (rule instituted in 2006 by congress) and the fact that they have to approach congress to change and adapt to the business.

    One thing to do would be to make the postage rates obscene for junk mailers. I think privatizing would bring prices up to UPS/Fedex, but they'd strain under the demand for that type of service the way they're structured and fucked in the ass now.

    I could care less for Saturday delivery. Mail or packages, work related or not. However, they shouldn't be raising rates while decreasing service. That's a major red flag that's ignored too often in government run services.
     

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