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    Re: Postmaster delivers bundle of bad news

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    My company just had it's Q4 meeting with all of us and they had a larger drop in production and orders.

    Guess what they did to keep revenue, after costs, the same?
    They cut employees, streamlined and consolidated production.

    Why doesn't the post office do the same thing?
    Given that they want to have flexability in compensation and delivery, it sounds like thats what they are trying to do.

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    Re: Postmaster delivers bundle of bad news

    Declining usage isn't a bit surprise the way things are today.
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Postmaster delivers bundle of bad news

    Quote Originally Posted by WI Crippler View Post
    When companies cut jobs its called corporate greed. When the government does it, its called fiscal responsibility.

    I do agree that the PO should follow suit. In fact, I think they should contract with power/utility companies for online bill pay services, since many of them have third party contractors that charge $4 for online bill pay service.
    Your behind the times man, ING Direct has free online bill pay and free mail a check for companies that don't accept online bill pay.

    Online banking FTW!!
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    Re: Postmaster delivers bundle of bad news

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    no reason why they shouldn't raise rates, even at a buck a letter it's an incredible deal.
    agreed....i asked my local post office lady why the post office just doesnt raise rates to 50 or 75 cents a stamp, instead of dicking around with a penny or two here and there...she says they can't because they are not allowed to make a profit....she says an end to saturday mail delivery is all but certain within the next year from what she hears.

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    Re: Postmaster delivers bundle of bad news

    Quote Originally Posted by randel View Post
    agreed....i asked my local post office lady why the post office just doesnt raise rates to 50 or 75 cents a stamp, instead of dicking around with a penny or two here and there...she says they can't because they are not allowed to make a profit....she says an end to saturday mail delivery is all but certain within the next year from what she hears.
    2 days a week would work, and also put the Postal Service in the black.
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    Re: Postmaster delivers bundle of bad news

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    no reason why they shouldn't raise rates, even at a buck a letter it's an incredible deal.
    I agree completely. When it was a time where it was the primary form of written communication or communication outside of real time the rates needed to remain low to be able to actually allow for communication to be reasonable in the larger quantities that it'd occur.

    With the proliferation of the internet, email, forums, chat rooms, instant messengers, faxes, and texting the need for actual snail mail communication is severely lowered and is much more narrow focused. As such I think a rate hike due to the reduction in quantity is likely a reasonable and necessary thing.

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    Re: Postmaster delivers bundle of bad news

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    I agree completely. When it was a time where it was the primary form of written communication or communication outside of real time the rates needed to remain low to be able to actually allow for communication to be reasonable in the larger quantities that it'd occur.

    With the proliferation of the internet, email, forums, chat rooms, instant messengers, faxes, and texting the need for actual snail mail communication is severely lowered and is much more narrow focused. As such I think a rate hike due to the reduction in quantity is likely a reasonable and necessary thing.
    I'm inclined to agree. I can't even remember the last time I mailed something.
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    Re: Postmaster delivers bundle of bad news

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post


    That's just mindblowing. It's a rapid change from the Service's previous stability, but I guess this was predictable given our increased reliance on the internet.
    Frankly, I am surprised it has taken this long...
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    Re: Postmaster delivers bundle of bad news

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    2 days a week would work, and also put the Postal Service in the black.
    Amazing the US postal service is reduced to considering this when I live in a country where the post man comes past several times a day with a mail rate a fraction of that in the U.S. -- of course, with a much higher population density, it does make the enterprise more efficient.
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    Re: Postmaster delivers bundle of bad news

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    Except for packages I rarely use the post office......EMAIL is so much easier and quicker.......
    Same here.

    I might ship something a few times a year at the USPS and that just costs a few bucks a pop.
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