• Reply to: If you have been to a Post Office with a kiosk, but opted to wait for a clerk instead, what was the basis for your decision?   2 months 12 hours ago

    I've experienced the same thing with all of the credit cards in my wallet lately. Ever since the issuers sent me replacement cards with the new technology (embedded chips), the USPS kiosk readers can't scan them. When this problem first arose, I still had one card that had not been replaced and it worked. Now none of mine will work. I don't know why I tried again today. Like you, I never have a problem with these same cards anywhere else. I don't expect a fix very soon, since they have so many they'll have to retrofit.

  • Reply to: Can the Postal Service Deliver the Goods?   2 months 1 day ago

    USPS is THE WORSE Postal "Service" I have ever used in the 6 countries I have lived in. It would be impossible to detail all of the idiotic and moronic and systemic failures of USPS but I will tell you IF you care then DO SOMETHING!! Of course that will NEVER happen as the Postal Union will never allow any employee to be fired for theft or incompetence. I addressed a package to Ecuador and the moron at USPS in Phoenix sent it to Equatorial Guinea...when I tried to get it intercepted the horrible people who staff the USPS office REFUSED to help me, stonewalled me, scowled at me and laughed at me. Your office is a joke, USPS is a disgrace and I will pay ten times the price to use DHL or Fedex. You are the most dishonorable collection of people I have ever had the misfortune to deal with.

  • Reply to: The Postal Service and Its Obligation   2 months 1 day ago

    When a mail man leaves a vacancy letter for me to sign because he thought address was vacant do they send u your old mail back the next day prior to sighning it? Or do they do it the fallowing day?

  • Reply to: An Uber Good Idea?   2 months 2 days ago

    I work for the usps and currently am a uber driver. Is this something that would not allow me to do? Would this take away my extra income? What would be the restrictions for the current usps/uber drivers? How many of there r us????

  • Reply to: Go Secure With gopost   2 months 4 days ago

    I would definitely use this! I live in Portland OR and package theft is a huge problem in my neighborhood.

  • Reply to: Nationwide Wage Uniformity   2 months 4 days ago

    i have a question, I just got a transfer from the Detroit NDC to the Atlanta NDC , is the pay going to be the same

  • Reply to: A Golden Opportunity?   2 months 5 days ago

    Bill paying, ID's, banking, and voting should have been incorporated into the USPS years ago.

  • Reply to: A Golden Opportunity?   2 months 5 days ago

    The USPS should serve all American's with extended hours, postal banking, more employees at the window, more passport hours and full time carrier employees.

  • Reply to: A Golden Opportunity?   2 months 5 days ago

    I am a resident of a small town (Covington, GA) and would certianly take advantage of certian essential banking services that the U.S.P.S. might offer.

  • Reply to: A Golden Opportunity?   2 months 5 days ago

    Correct me if I'm mistaken, but didn't the Post Office used to offer basic banking services back in the days before it became a stand-alone version of its former self and the Postmaster General was bounced as a Cabinet member?
    I think it is long past time to restore the Post Office to its former importance in this country.

  • Reply to: A Golden Opportunity?   2 months 5 days ago

    I support this initiative especially " The development of credit union-type savings and micro-loan programs are badly needed by the working poor as an alternative to predatory businesses that thrive from their misery.”

  • Reply to: A Golden Opportunity?   2 months 5 days ago

    As someone who worked both as a letter carrier and a window clerk, I feel that the USPS universal delivery and retail service networks are underutlized. Both were built with public revenues at a time when the post office was still a federal agency, and decisions about how to use them should be made with the idea of maximizing benefits to the public.
    It would be of enormous benefit to the American people to offer a non-profit alternative to increasingly asggressive payday lenders who prey upon people experiencing difficujlt financial services.

    I was recently in Barcelona, where I walked into a post office and found a banking window in the front lobby. There are other countries where the notion of postal banking has been applied successfully. Thank you for giving this idea serious consideration.

  • Reply to: A Golden Opportunity?   2 months 5 days ago

    On our 1st jaunt to Europe in 1970 we were amazed that you could do so many things both communication and financial at the old Post Office ! Later went to work as a clerk for the USPService and eventually retired from it. Still think the European model a good service for the customer ! Hope we can install and instill in our own USPS ! !

  • Reply to: A Golden Opportunity?   2 months 5 days ago

    My father was a letter carrier and postql employee for most of his work life.
    I want to help the US Post Office become strong again, and postal banking is
    a step in that direction.

  • Reply to: A Golden Opportunity?   2 months 5 days ago

    Postal banking would be solution to at least two problems: revenue generation for the Postal Service and access to banking services to our poor and working class people. I support this idea and hope that USPS re-establishes this program soon.

  • Reply to: A Golden Opportunity?   2 months 5 days ago

    The USPS is vital. Enhancing its services would help diminish, and hopefully end payday loan usury.
    It would help the poor to better handle finances, with the return of banking.
    Congress has put horrific constraints on the USPS's ability to make profits. It is time to change that.

  • Reply to: A Golden Opportunity?   2 months 5 days ago

    We need our post offices! I am very much in favor of postal banking. We have the bricks & mortar and the staff (used to handling money). All we need is the will to say "No!" to those profiteers chomping at the bit to privatize an American institution that is the envy of the world! Let's take the business away from those check cashing and payday lending places, the parasites! Save the Post Offices!

  • Reply to: A Golden Opportunity?   2 months 5 days ago

    As the President of the National Postal Mail Handlers Union Local #322, I am commenting in support of expanding Postal Banking. Most, if not all, of my members (and their family members) are in support of it as well.

  • Reply to: Undeliverable as Addressed Costs More than You Think   2 months 6 days ago

    Yes, It costs a lot of money to everybody when a REGISTERED letter with a perfectly valid and readable address on it is wrongly AAUed by USPS and sent back overseas...
    This just happened to me. A registered letter was sent to me from Europe on April 9, 2015. I was able to track the letter both on the European and US sides. The letter arrived at the New York ISC facility on April 10. It sat there for 9 days, then arrived at a USPS facility in New York, sat there 2 more days and then on April 21 "Departed USPS Facility" in transit to destination. Then the letter disappeared for 5 weeks (a REGISTERED letter!!!!!). It reappeared on May 29 at the european sender's address with a label "Not deliverable as adresse unable to forward". I have a copy of the envelope. The address is right, perfectly readable and the tracking # of the letter is also intact. What a shame!!!!

  • Reply to: The Postal Service and Its Obligation   2 months 1 week ago

    Where I live the postmaster doesn't do things right. She doesn't do a certified mailing right and she is delivering the packages and putting them on the shelf in the post office which isn't right at all. She is suppose to wait until the person who is receiving the package comes in and gets the package then deliver it. She is in charge of a couple other post offices around her area and there is money missing, stamps missing and packages missing and also clerks doing their own MONEY ORDERS thats not at a POS office and not paying for them! nothing is getting done about it! That really pisses me off. I think there should be something done about this. I could tell you alot more but i'll wait!

  • Reply to: Undeliverable as Addressed Costs More than You Think   2 months 1 week ago

    The industry could help by understanding that in rural America, most small towns DO NOT deliver to the street address within a quarter mile of a Post Office and those addressees MUST be addressed to PO Boxes-ask for both street and PO Box so you can deliver packages via any shipper, but don't refuse PO Box addresses!

  • Reply to: Undeliverable as Addressed Costs More than You Think   2 months 1 week ago

    Sometimes the mistake is with the post office & not the consumer. I shipped a package First Class on June 16 & on the 18th it ended up at the wrong zip code. It was supposed to go to 44111 & got misdirected to 44113. I notice this when I checked for tracking updates & it was posted that it was
    "Undeliverable As Addressed", so I got online for phone numbers & called SEVERAL post offices in Cleveland, OH (the correct city where the package is supposed to be) & got no where. I got the number for the PO Administration office who got me in touch with Consumer Affairs. They "brought up" the image of my package when it was scanned in Cleveland at 44101. LaVonda, the nice lady at Consumer Affairs, said she could read the address clearly & has no idea why it was marked as "Undeliverable" nor where it was but she was sending, all 3 post offices involved, emails to look for it & deliver it ASAP. That was 2 days ago & I haven't heard a thing nor is there any new tracking updates.

  • Reply to: Undeliverable as Addressed Costs More than You Think   2 months 1 week ago

    Several? Seriously? It happens, but I guarantee you the amount of misaddressed mail is vastly higher than "several".

  • Reply to: Undeliverable as Addressed Costs More than You Think   2 months 1 week ago

    I think the real problem here is the hiring of city carrier associates, and rural carriers associates to replace retiring regular carriers, or to handle the expansion of routes in any given area. These CCA's and RCA's are floated around continuously from route to route. They never get to stay in one place and learn who their customers are, and they are under great pressure to deliver the mail in the most inefficient way possible, because they're always the new guy! When you had a regular carrier day in day out, & a sub who always filled in that route on your regular days off, you had people who knew the route and knew their customers. A lot of mail is being handled as undeliverable as addressed because these carriers are unable to complete their route and have no idea what to do with the mail they have left at the end of the day, if they come back to their station with mail they couldn't get delivered they'll get fired. So when you're scared and overwhelmed, you get rid of that mail in the only way you can short of dumping it in the dumpster.

  • Reply to: Does a Virtual PO Box service appeal to you?   2 months 1 week ago

    Absolutely! As someone who lives in an apartment and moves around a lot, I can't tell you how often I'm loosing important mail like driver's licenses, bank statements, voter registrations, car registrations, rental property bills, etc... because I forgot to update the mailing address. This feature would be amazing for people that rent (primarily lower income) because they could finally have a consistent mailing address of record and know that they will receive their proper mail.

    For all those bringing up the issue of jobs, I can't figure out how there would be any impact? If anything, this would create more jobs as there will be support, programming and possibly even additional carriers required to facilitate such a service.

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