• Reply to: Are There Other Viable Alternatives for 6-Day Delivery Operations?   5 years 10 months ago

    Why not institute Part Time Regular City Carriers in more cities?

  • Reply to: Are There Other Viable Alternatives for 6-Day Delivery Operations?   5 years 10 months ago

    as usual , upper level management is only seeing the idea cut craft employees numbers or pay and increasing their workload- eliminate about 40% of all managers - close all post offices below level 18 and comsolidate all post offices into one for every 5 miles -- and place managers pay back to 2006 pay grades --remove all managers who give out LOW and then lose most of t them in grievence battles - that costs too much - -- eliminate all PFP and bonus permanently - to do that we need to replace Potter and get someone in who is NOT part of the manegers coven--what we have now is far to many former girlfriend managers -- the result of the managers for the last 20 years prmoting th eir women and now we have mostly the women - who promote mostly other women -

  • Reply to: Are There Other Viable Alternatives for 6-Day Delivery Operations?   5 years 10 months ago

    Before we consider cutting Saturday delivery we must see the plan for what it is. The USPS claims it will save $3.6 Billion by cutting Saturday. The Government Accounting Office did it's own review and claimed the savings would be more like $1.7 Billion.

    Postmaster General Potter ADMITS that cutting Saturday delivery will result in the loss of $600 Million in revenue as customers go elsewhere for service.

    So, using the GAO numbers, the USPS will save about $1.1 Billion by cutting Saturday delivery. USPS revenue for 2009 was $79 Billion. $1.1 Billion in savings represents only 1.3% of all postal costs.

    Cutting Saturday delivery would result in cutting 16.7% of service while only saving 1.3% in costs.

  • Reply to: Are There Other Viable Alternatives for 6-Day Delivery Operations?   5 years 10 months ago

    5 day delivery question is beginning to sound like a broken record. You want to go 5 days, I have a better idea, just shut the post office down completely on day 6, 5 day delivery would discriminate against people who have home delivery. it is funny how i have never heard anyone mention that you could save ooodles more money by simply just shutting the post office down on day 6. NO employee, management, transportation, energy, cooling, heating,elctricity cost on day 6 oh what a concept. You want to cut the fat? Cut management by 90%. Is there any need for every post office to have a post master. The answer is no. we could have one post master for 5 to 10 post offices. My post master makes over 70k a year. I think his boss makes over 100k, supervisors make a boat load of money too. I hear there are way to many supervisors, all these salaries add up to oodles of money. I really think we need a common sense approach by cutting all unesessary postions that do not handle the mail. A private company would not survive and go bankrupt if the company had a high management to worker percentage as the post office does. It is time for Mr potter to act responsible and do what must be done to save the post office by cutting management positions.

  • Reply to: Are There Other Viable Alternatives for 6-Day Delivery Operations?   5 years 10 months ago

    Save 6 day delivery. Proportionally reduce the numbers of Supervisors, Managers, Postal Inspectors, and OIG staff to those reductions in the craft. Stop the "Pay for Performance" Bonuses given out to Management and Supervisors. This is a repeat of the Banking and Financial sectors, albeit they were giving out these perks while making "record" profits the Postal Service is rewarding these Managers and Supervisors while making "record" losses.
    Eliminate the District level as having 2 levels is redundant and a waste. Bring back the MSC/SCF Postmaster position, and save having 5 people plus staff doing the same job (i.e., Postmaster/Plant Manager/POOM/District Manager/Senior Plant Manager).

  • Reply to: Are There Other Viable Alternatives for 6-Day Delivery Operations?   5 years 10 months ago

    No one is saying what would happen if the USPS does go to 5 day delivery, how many more customers would cease mailing? As a postal worker, Saturdays is one of the HEAVIEST days for mail. Tuesdays are the lightest. I am not sure who is saying Saturday is light but they are not correct. An alternative is start offering more early outs to all employees. Cross train employees for maintenance jobs so those employees can retire as well. You may save $5 billion by eliminating a day of delivery, but if it costs you $5 billion in revenue, what exactly has been gained? It really seems USPS is intent on destroying the US Postal System and turn processing over to competitors.

  • Reply to: Are There Other Viable Alternatives for 6-Day Delivery Operations?   5 years 10 months ago

    forget 5 day delivery. reduce service will only destroy the usps. people want service not less. why do people pay more for cell phone services? you know, blackberry's and iphones. because they want more. increase to 7 day delivery, increase priority mail, parcel post and express mail. these products are generated by the power of the interent though sales. why do we insist on giving rivals, ups and federal express more of our business, unless thats what higher managers really want to do. destroy the usps, sell it off and then scramble to see what pieces they can pick up and profit from. this might be a stretch but who knows?

  • Reply to: Are There Other Viable Alternatives for 6-Day Delivery Operations?   5 years 10 months ago

    We have been beating this 5 day horse for years. If Potter and the governors want a new and workable idea, why not agree to going back in time to the pay level of 2007 for EVERYONE.
    This would free up a vast chunk of change for the USPS. It would take the bargining unit back to before the large COLA and before Potter and the VP's pay shot through the roof. Let's see if the Executives can give a little too to keep this train on the tracks. But from the way they have been chipping away at the services and makeing it harder for the customers to use the USPS, it' clear they don't really want a fix.

  • Reply to: Are There Other Viable Alternatives for 6-Day Delivery Operations?   5 years 10 months ago

    Thats a great idea Mr Zip

  • Reply to: Are There Other Viable Alternatives for 6-Day Delivery Operations?   5 years 10 months ago

    big know it all has never delivered mail in the dark. the lights aren't bright enough, the rural carriers in their car cannot see either. you can't see the mailbox, nor the number. and this is even more dangerous for the carrier!
    WAIT--- that's what the usps wants! downsize the workforce by killing off the carriers!

  • Reply to: Are There Other Viable Alternatives for 6-Day Delivery Operations?   5 years 10 months ago

    If I'm serving a 8.5 hours route. If go 5 days, it will increase my office hours....about 1.5 hours daily. So, it will be 10 hours work everyday. TEN HOURS WORK!!!!!!

  • Reply to: Are There Other Viable Alternatives for 6-Day Delivery Operations?   5 years 10 months ago

    5-day delivery is not only a mistake ... it is a sellout. Management is on a roller-coaster mentality. After years of bonus, bonus, bonus ... now they preach cut-cut and eliminate-eliminate. That's a shame, because the USPS has the potential to engage the 21st Century with innovation and stamina.

  • Reply to: Are There Other Viable Alternatives for 6-Day Delivery Operations?   5 years 10 months ago

    I can not believe the Postal Service would even consider eliminating Saturday delivery!! Wake up people!! We need to be generating revenue!!

    Go to your address bar....type in Mypostoffice.com. or Mypo.com Where does it take you??? To USPS.com, WOW. We need to be utilizing the internet, not competeting against it.

    Customers should be going to thier electronic mailboxes to receive thier ads from Macy's, WalMart
    local grocery ads and the such. We should be collecting revenue from the retailers for these services.

    Customers wanting a copy of the sale paper or catalog in thier mailbox weekly....click here.

    This service could be expanded to online ordering. Order your Prada tee shirt from Saxs 5th Ave and have it shipped Priority Mail....Directly from MyPostOffice.com!!....The possibilities are endless, USPS search engine....we could be another GOOGLE!!....Let's get the revenue rolling with pay-per-click revenues!!.....let's wake up!!

  • Reply to: Are There Other Viable Alternatives for 6-Day Delivery Operations?   5 years 10 months ago

    Who said saturday mail delivery is a light day? I havent seen it. In the postal service for over 6 years now and sat seems to be one of the busyist days of the week, except for mondays. Wow just think every monday would be like a day after the holiday if implemented, not to mention the customer service and business we would lose. A lot of people don't realize that sat are a big day when carriers get to see and speak with thier customers, eliminating this would lose vital contact with the customer its self. Banks and other business have expanded services to bring in more customers, while we are trying to shrink it. Some banks are now open seven days a week, so if a customer recieves a check on sat, they can deposit that day or on sunday. And believe me, we do deliver a lot of checks on sat, along with packages and time sensitive bulk mail. As for managers agreeing with going to 5 days, they are puppets and just doing what they are told.

  • Reply to: Are There Other Viable Alternatives for 6-Day Delivery Operations?   5 years 10 months ago

    I suggest no city, rural or contract delivery on Saturdays. I would ensure collection boxes are collected on Saturdays. I would also ensure boxes at Post Offices are put out on Saturdays, thus, those that want Saturday Delivery would need to get a PO Box at a Post Offices. This would generate an increase in revenue through the increase in box rentals across the country.

  • Reply to: Are There Other Viable Alternatives for 6-Day Delivery Operations?   5 years 10 months ago

    Try this on for size! I have written to my Congressman and Senators and the pmg. Under my plan the PO continues to operate 6 days a week, but we actually go to a 3-day delivery with each carrier being responsible for 2 routes on which he would alternate days on and half of the people would get M-W-F and the others Tu-Thur-S. Your reach a point on any route where no matter how light the volume a carrier can only cover a certain amount of ground. There would at the very least a 40% reduction in manpower, Vehicles and fuel costs. On this system it would require 6 carriers to cover 10 routes, and 5 vehicles instead of 10. The public, given the choice of losing the USPS or switching to 3 day delivery, could be brought over to our side,

  • Reply to: Are There Other Viable Alternatives for 6-Day Delivery Operations?   5 years 10 months ago

    If Congress approves a 5 day delivery, an idea worth considering is having carriers work four 10 hour days with non-scheduled days as such.
    Carrier “A” - Sat, Sun, Mon
    Carrier “B” - Sat, Sun, Tue
    Carrier “C” – Sat, Sun, Wed
    Carrier “D” – Sat, Sun, Thu
    Swing Carrier, Sat, Sun, Fri (Work “A” on Mon, “B” on Tue, “C” on Wed and “D” on Thu)

    This would reduce daily overtime if mail volumes are heavy due to 5 delivery days per week or have routes adjusted accordingly.

  • Reply to: Are There Other Viable Alternatives for 6-Day Delivery Operations?   5 years 10 months ago

    Let's see what kind of fireworks this will bring...

    I remember long ago my first day of orientation,
    which by the way has not changed a bit as recent as
    two years ago.

    The speakers asked the group of 60 + - a first
    question.

    "What is it that the Post Office Operations
    don't like the most?"

    A number of inductee's replied various answers that
    were acknowledged as accurate, however the correct answer was as follows..

    "The POST OFFICE does not like change". We don't like
    things to change". "this is the most important aspect
    of your job at the USPS, to keep things the same."

    With that, here's something to think about.

    According to the USPS, they are a 24 Hour Clock Operation. What about delivery during other hours?
    I mean, MVS operates during Tour 1, 2, and 3.
    Why not deliver mail at night??? Is this simply crazy?
    It's not like the LLV's don't have flashers. It's
    not like they don't have interior lights? It's not like there aren't headlamps that provide ample light for delivery personnel like coal miners use? It's not
    like the mail needs to be delivered during the daylight hours?
    I do know there is much less traffic during hours 2300- 1930. There are literally no children out and about. Is someone going to rob the mailman of the
    mail?
    As a previous business owner, and Operations Manager
    in a highly personnel risk exposure field, my primary
    role was to execute the projects. However, it really
    ended up as a responsibility of reducing the liabilities to personnel, equipment, and property.

    Therefore, environmental factors, interference by
    other parties in activity areas (traffic/personnel/equipment/noise-debris-etc. all our affected operations.

    Similar to carriers executing their duties.
    How much accountable mail is delivered every day
    anyway? Surely somebody could make these deliveries
    during the day if necessary?

    Crazy idea? Mmmmmmmmmmmmhhhhhhhh

    Oh, and Saturday's, heck yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Reply to: Are There Other Viable Alternatives for 6-Day Delivery Operations?   5 years 10 months ago

    5 days would rock

  • Reply to: Are There Other Viable Alternatives for 6-Day Delivery Operations?   5 years 10 months ago

    The USPs (notice the diminishing service) needs to cut out it's reckless spending that does not help getting mail delivered. As a carrier I perform meaningless tasks every day so someone at a higher level can have a report to read. For example I have to count the mail pieces missent to my route by DPS.
    For months I have consistently had over 100 a day.
    Why is the problem not getting fixed? I have been delivering mail for 24 years; now I will receive 22 hours of training before I can drive a LLV. There are many other examples of where money is wasted, or spent for no reason but to create paper for someone sitting in an office to look at. As a good career employee I have no sympathy fot the management that has gotten us into this mess; only for the hard working carriers, clerks, postmasters, mailhandlers, and truck drivers that keep the SERVICE going in spite of higher level mismanagement.

  • Reply to: Are There Other Viable Alternatives for 6-Day Delivery Operations?   5 years 10 months ago

    But also read my posts on the other thread about offering PO Boxes in lieu of delivery to those that live closest to post offices. That might not save as much money as 5 day delivery, but it will save a lot in delivery expenses.

  • Reply to: Are There Other Viable Alternatives for 6-Day Delivery Operations?   5 years 10 months ago

    I don't see there being an alternative to 5 day delivery, if anything it is the best option. Almost everybody I have talked to about it has no issue with it. But leave the option open to deliver first class mail to PO Boxes 6 days for those that do need that 6th day of mail. It would then make PO Box service a true "premium service", and that would justify paying for the box rental.

  • Reply to: Are There Other Viable Alternatives for 6-Day Delivery Operations?   5 years 10 months ago

    changing to 5 day wouldnt require staffing changes? how would that possibly be true, at least 50,000 people would have to be either excessed or layed off. and talk about 5 day all you want but its not going to happen any time soon, instead how about telling potter to think about something outside the box, instead of just telling congress we have to do this! get a good idea and stop pounding 5 day delivery acting like its the end all be all answer. not only that but congress isnt too keen on postal math, that says in your numbers you could save 3.5 million while normal math users see about half of that being saved. think outside the box, we are moving into a new generation of postal users, 5 day delivery will just ensure we wont be here in the future.

  • Reply to: Year 2   5 years 10 months ago

    A ground level view of FSS human impact delivery issues. Stay tuned for more non-actuarial calculations and videos.

    http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=_biCfZxYzR4&client=mv-google

  • Reply to: Modes of Delivery   5 years 10 months ago

    The delivery confirmation system is not meeting our customers' needs. We keep getting mandates about having to make "arrival at unit" scans and "Stop the clock" scans all in the name of "better visibility". This is not giving customers what they want. Customers don't need to see that we made 4 scans once the package arrived at the office, they want to see all the steps BETWEEN point A and point B, so they know when they can reasonably expect their package.

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