• Reply to: The Postal Service and Its Obligation   1 day 3 hours ago

    I would like to find out why my outgoing mail was not picked up until 8:40 pm tonight. I waited and watched the mail truck come by. I could have taken my mail to work but thought it would get out quicker. I have also seen mail trucks running on Sunday. What is going on?

  • Reply to: Have you used a Postal Service app of any kind?   1 day 18 hours ago

    I've had this app quite awhile,,used to work better,,but now the tracking is about worthless,,shows it left original facility,,then nothing until it's out for delivery,,no scans along the way ,,rediculous

  • 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 days 22 hours ago

    They should be at every major shopping location, they are a dream come true, no standing in lines and no interaction with a potential depressed or disgruntled employee who might do lord knows what,please put them more places like shopping centers and malls. I could actually buy a gift and overnight my package all at the same spot. A lot of times I just won't buy things because of the hassle of having to go to a post office, try it out in a busy mall before Christmas so the public will know they are available and how easy they are to use, of coarse put an attendant there to show the general public how simple they are to use

  • Reply to: A Golden Opportunity?   4 days 20 hours ago

    This is a great idea and it would help those people out that can't cash checks at a bank because they don't have a account. also then they wouldn't be indebt to the pay day leaders!

  • Reply to: A Golden Opportunity?   5 days 8 hours ago

    Absolutely! I strongly support the expansion of the USPS into financial services as a viable business line that would offer expanded and valuable customer services, especially to sectors of American society that now lack low or no-cost mechanisms for fiscal transactions and short-term loans. Death to the payday lenders who charge outrageous interest rates and snare people into a cycle of never-ending debt payments.

  • Reply to: An Uber Good Idea?   5 days 19 hours ago

    Unfortunatly we don´t have UBER in Spain because of the taxi lobbys push. We still have Desguaces en Barcelona

  • 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?   6 days 8 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?   1 week 5 hours 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   1 week 8 hours 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?   1 week 1 day 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   1 week 3 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   1 week 3 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?   1 week 4 days ago

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

  • Reply to: A Golden Opportunity?   1 week 4 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?   1 week 4 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?   1 week 4 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?   1 week 4 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?   1 week 4 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?   1 week 4 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?   1 week 4 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?   1 week 4 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?   1 week 4 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?   1 week 4 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?   1 week 4 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   1 week 5 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!!!!