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Thread: Should door to door mail delivery end?

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    Re: Should door to door mail delivery end?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Bingo! Agree completely.

    I also believe that guaranteeing anything would require them to change their mindset... their "culture of indifference" (I like that) as you call it... and they simply don't want to do that. Have you even been to the PO and notice how quiet and slow things move in the back? They'd have to move faster and with purpose and urgency.
    I used to live in a small town, and the women at that Post Office were just awful. Mean, ugly, rude -- all of them. They moved like they were underwater and didn't really want to do anything. You would think, for what they are making, they might try to make an effort. But that was too much like work. And for the most part, it's been like that with all the POs. They really can't be fired. It's almost impossible. I saw a documentary several years back on Dateline that talked about the substance abuse that was rampant in the PO. They specifically picked out a PO in Cincinnati. The workers would all go out on break, drink from a flask, get high, and then show back up to work an hour late. Now it wasn't just Cincinnati. It was all over the country. It was just worse in Cincinnati. Explains a lot about why they don't want to do anything, huh? But instead of a reprimand, or being terminated, they were all sent to rehab (on the Post Office's dime) and continued to get paid - while in rehab.

    If you can get away with behavior like that and not get fired, who's going to fire someone for being lazy, or insolent, or incompetent?
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    Re: Should door to door mail delivery end?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Interesting. You either had the Nordstrom's of internet service already, or found Billy Bob's Discount Satellite & Taxidermy Emporium. When I checked into it, about 10 years ago, it was 3x anything else.
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    Re: Should door to door mail delivery end?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Planar View Post
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    Re: Should door to door mail delivery end?

    Quote Originally Posted by drakie View Post
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    Re: Should door to door mail delivery end?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    The story is our US Post Office is loosing tons of money - the reasons are a bit complex but suffice to say they have been running in the red for quite some time and something has to give. A recent bill H.R. 4670, Secure Delivery for America Act of 2014 -- was approved by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee recently. This bill basically removes at home delivery and creates a centralized delivery mailbox (outdoors or indoors) where people will need to travel to pick up their daily mail, USPS packages, etc. The saving is estimated (yeah right - sorry but government identifying savings is like NASA stumbling on a "faster than the speed of light warp drive") to be $2 Billion per year.


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    Who the hell writes letters anymore? The only mail I get is paper duplicates of my electronic bills. I think door to door mail delivery will die out simply because people from my generation will eventually stop using it completely.

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    Re: Should door to door mail delivery end?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    Who the hell writes letters anymore? The only mail I get is paper duplicates of my electronic bills. I think door to door mail delivery will die out simply because people from my generation will eventually stop using it completely.
    I'm terrified of stopping paper billing because someday my computer may die and I not be able to afford to fix it. Some people can't afford computers and paper billing is their only option.
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    Re: Should door to door mail delivery end?

    Quote Originally Posted by Slyhunter View Post
    I'm terrified of stopping paper billing because someday my computer may die and I not be able to afford to fix it. Some people can't afford computers and paper billing is their only option.
    Calm your fears, until your car dies and you can't afford to fix it, you can drive down to the Post Office and get your mail there. (I guess a smart phone bill pay app is out of the question )

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    Re: Should door to door mail delivery end?

    Quote Originally Posted by notquiteright View Post
    Calm your fears, until your car dies and you can't afford to fix it, you can drive down to the Post Office and get your mail there. (I guess a smart phone bill pay app is out of the question )
    I still use a clamshell.
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    Re: Should door to door mail delivery end?

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    For most people in the USA door to door mail delivery is an expensive luxury that they could live without.
    And probably wouldn't even want if we hadn't been made accustomed to it. Think about it: do we really prefer providing 90% of the companies with whom we do business every detail of our lives including were we sleep at night? This is all complements of home delivery mail service. I'd much rather have a quick, self-service neighborhood postal pickup and delivery center that doesn't charge po box rental fees.
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    Re: Should door to door mail delivery end?

    Quote Originally Posted by notquiteright View Post
    Calm your fears, until your car dies and you can't afford to fix it, you can drive down to the Post Office and get your mail there. (I guess a smart phone bill pay app is out of the question )
    Do you use the SP bill app? What safety measures are you using?
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