If the postal service is self-sufficient . . . and less people use it and everyone pays for what they do use . . . then it should require less people to run it, yeah?
Oh - but that only matters if the business which is netting *less* profit reduces their employment and extension services . . . which they are doing but too little too late, they've declared bankruptcy (haven't they - or is it still just being considered and not official yet)
But I imagine, going out on a limb here, that an employee of the USPS is paid more because they're government . . . and government is almost always paid more than their civilian equal.
Or am I wrong? I just don't know.
To me it would make more sense to pay the person with the more strenuous workload more money - thus - the package guy who hoists your boxes around all day should be paid more than the processor who directs lettersl through the system.