• Reply to: Brainstorm Ideas Part 2   5 years 10 months ago

    Right on, 100% !!!!!

  • Reply to: Brainstorm Ideas Part 2   5 years 10 months ago

    If the USPS set up city delivery like the rurals, how would the carriers be paid? Rurals get paid well for mounted delivery, and every step on a dismount is counted and they are paid for it accordingly. City carriers would have to be paid 10 times as much as rural carriers, if they were using the same system of pay. Not to mention, the increase in trips and falls when carriers are running their routes or other ailments that result from carrying mail. The expenses in accidents and lost work time would be large, to say the least. There is a monumental difference between rural delivery, and city delivery. It would not work, unless city carriers are paid waaaaaaaay more than rural carriers, and I don't see that happening.

  • Reply to: To Award or Not to Award: What’s the Postal Service to Do?   5 years 10 months ago

    The only problem is that the awards never make it down to the craft employees. i saw an audit the OIG did in the Western District and saw that money had been spent on employee awards of TVS, computers, etc. I can guarantee you that the craft employees did not receive any such gifts. Its called embezzlement. Theft. Someone should go to jail!

  • Reply to: To Award or Not to Award: What’s the Postal Service to Do?   5 years 10 months ago

    We're a goverment agency regardless !
    Do FBI agents get a cash reward if they catch a crook?

    Does a soldier in Irag get a prize if he kills an enemy?

    Does a Congressman get a bonus if he votes?

    Why should USPS give rewards for doing your job???

  • Reply to: To Award or Not to Award: What’s the Postal Service to Do?   5 years 10 months ago

    no--- because its a goverment job. and the more you reward mang. the more they will do anything aganist there fellow employees to get it.

  • Reply to: To Award or Not to Award: What’s the Postal Service to Do?   5 years 10 months ago

    No I do not think that large awards are appropriate, especially right now, However I read with interest that there are espresso makers, GPS system, Personal Computers being given as awards. These must be MANAGEMENT Perks and awards because Us lowly carriers are lucky to get 2 free movie tickets as a reward or recognition for a job well done, and even those have pretty much stopped.why doesn't the inspection service or OIG track that!

  • Reply to: To Award or Not to Award: What’s the Postal Service to Do?   5 years 10 months ago

    No.....Why? Because Post Office is a government agent. I was so proud when I got hired from Post Office. I thought I work for American people, but now I found out I'm working for Postal Management, our managers.

  • Reply to: To Award or Not to Award: What’s the Postal Service to Do?   5 years 10 months ago

    We should consider delivering mail on business routes on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Resedential routes on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturday. This would reduce carrier complement by 1/2 and vehicle usage by the same amount.

  • Reply to: To Award or Not to Award: What’s the Postal Service to Do?   5 years 10 months ago

    If any union accepts reduction of pay, do what I will do....get out of it. Saturdays off is the only answer!

  • Reply to: To Award or Not to Award: What’s the Postal Service to Do?   5 years 10 months ago

    I want what managers get....millions for doing nothing that requires any mind power. How hard can it be to pick up your #2 pencil and erase my true figures to unrealistic figures that suit your needs? PHHHAlleezzze!!!!!

  • Reply to: To Award or Not to Award: What’s the Postal Service to Do?   5 years 10 months ago

    If you HAVE to give out "rewards", how about giving them to the people who actually TOUCH the mail?
    PFP, give me a break, it's a reward for riding the carriers, clerks and mail handlers.

  • Reply to: To Award or Not to Award: What’s the Postal Service to Do?   5 years 10 months ago

    Of course good employees should be rewarded in the postal service as in any other company. It is a good incentive for excellence.

  • Reply to: To Award or Not to Award: What’s the Postal Service to Do?   5 years 10 months ago

    Save the money to reduce costs. Employees should already be doing a job at 125% because our jobs may be eliminated.

  • Reply to: To Award or Not to Award: What’s the Postal Service to Do?   5 years 10 months ago

    postal employees should be rewarded, but under the present system of management, it would not be fair. when Akron Ohio was still a district, I submitted 12 ideas. All of them were conviently "lost" and I was never able to ascertain whether any of the idaes were stolen. Too many of my superiors do not have the intelligence,responsibility, or iniative to see such a program properly through. Ihave never been properly rewarded for my contributions to the postal service,nor do i expect same. my 30 year certificate from the USPS even had my first and last names interchanged. Some days you are the bug, others you are the windshield

  • Reply to: To Award or Not to Award: What’s the Postal Service to Do?   5 years 10 months ago

    The USPS pays us well, above and beyond most other employees, so there is no real need for this except the greed that is there with this type of bonus. People will pay themselves and their friends, it is a corrupt system.

  • Reply to: Brainstorm Ideas to Help the Postal Service   5 years 10 months ago

    Dear OIG...I understand that you all are also human and can only take so much bad mouthing of mgmt in these postings so let me put the postal service in perspective, treating it as if it were a typical American..........................................................Lets say we were weened from the nest in 1972 and told everyone we no longer wanted to eat mothers cooking but rather have the option to go out sometime and go out we did....at the time we were young, slim and very active and we were succesful as well, We loved eating out and fast food was our favorite...Hamburgers, hotdogs, tacos, fried chicken, you name it we loved it...Well as the years past our waist started getting bigger and bigger, but that was the least of our problems...The Doctor had diagnoste us with Diabetes....and said you need to trim the fat from your waist or your going to have trouble down the road...Well here we are back in the Doctors office and the doctor tells us that you haven't lost any weight and the circulation in your feet have pretty much gone and we are going to have to amputate your toes...(station closures) I think you know what happens after that....gman in pdx

  • Reply to: Brainstorm Ideas to Help the Postal Service   5 years 10 months ago

    My station is on the short list for closure...No one from Mgmt has even visited my office We have 3 clerks and net over $800,000 anually... THATS NET...Its not called closure its called consolidation, pardon me...We have
    an office out by the airport (glen widing) which is staffed by a dozen managers and the annual rent is over $200,000 and they net zero dollars for the Post Office...Isn't it funny how I'm on the short list and they are not...Somethings got to give...PLEASE HELP US...

  • Reply to: Brainstorm Ideas Part 2   5 years 10 months ago

    I agree with the Saturday PO Box delivery. This would finally make PO Box service a true "Premium service" for the smaller offices, and be a possible revenue windfall. I think you can do 6 days in the non delivery offices pretty easily, since all of their mail would be po box mail, whereas the mail in the delivery offices would have issues with seperating the box mail from the street mail. Also a good way to make the smaller offices more productive, and take some of the load off the bigger offices.

  • Reply to: Brainstorm Ideas Part 2   5 years 10 months ago

    the usps should work with the postal unions to develope an acceptable plan to go to 5-day delivery.obviously it is in the best interest of all that this accomplished.unfortunately the fear of how jobs are eliminated for the rank and file is preventing the parties from cooperating.
    if the po were to do layoffs (as many fear would happen)it would cost $25,000+ per employee in severance and unemployment comp.if they would use this money instead to offer early out bonuses, i believe they would easily accomplish the 15% reduction in the workforce, which would be needed.the po would also have a much younger, more capable workforce who make less per hour, have less vacation time and are not sitting on a mountain of sick leave and ready to use it.
    by coming up with a plan that avoids layoff and possibly makes PTFs, regulars and TEs, PTFs, the po would not only win over congress, but also the unions who have much influence with congress. WIN_WIN

  • Reply to: Brainstorm Ideas Part 2   5 years 10 months ago

    I recently retired after 42 years. The revenue generated for the postal service comes in over the window. Better customer service is necessary. Management is cutting more and more jobs and the customer is suffering because of this. The lines are long and there is not enough staff to handle customers. The vending machines were removed from the lobbies so one has to wait just to buy a book of stamps.

    Bring in Donald Trump and fire most of management, starting with Potter.

  • Reply to: Brainstorm Ideas Part 2   5 years 10 months ago

    I want to mention about the direct deposit,as all we remember we used to get the paycheck by mail but somehow the postal service want to save their paper and effort to make the paycheck they recommend the employee to have the direct deposit,now you can simply go to the postal-ease ,with a click of button you can set up your own account,and you do not pay anything,nada.

    Not just a postal service for instance, the social security check is same situation,they recommend the recipient to have a direct deposit so they do not have to wait in front of their mailbox to get the check anymore.

    what the us postal service did to set up any kind of method to charge any amount for this web transaction?

    Nothing!

    Now, everybody makes the similar on line transaction through the internet because the all the government agency especially us postal service which is they are the one cut their own throat for recommending these kind of web-based direct deposit to their employee for their own conveniences.

    they are cutting their service by their own hands so No service provided so No revenues.

    even if the postal employee retirement the postal service forced to have the e-payment and communicate with e mail and file e-taxes.

    I would say the postal service have No right to blame the employee,

    Instead,they should ask themselves why they didn't do anything about it.

  • Reply to: Brainstorm Ideas to Help the Postal Service   5 years 10 months ago

    the usps should work with the postal unions to develope an acceptable plan to go to 5-day delivery.obviously it is in the best interest of all that this accomplished.unfortunately the fear of how jobs are eliminated for the rank and file is preventing the parties from cooperating.
    if the po were to do layoffs (as many fear would happen)it would cost $25,000+ per employee in severance and unemployment comp.if they would use this money instead to offer early out bonuses, i believe they would easily accomplish the 15% reduction in the workforce, which would be needed.the po would also have a much younger, more capable workforce who make less per hour, have less vacation time and are not sitting on a mountain of sick leave and ready to use it.
    by coming up with a plan that avoids layoff and possibly makes PTFs, regulars and TEs, PTFs, the po would not only win over congress, but also the unions who have much influence with congress. WIN_WIN

  • Reply to: Brainstorm Ideas to Help the Postal Service   5 years 10 months ago

    in response to small town pm,i (a city letter carrier/union steward) just took a survey amongst our 80 plus city carriers and found out near 75% of them thought eliminating saturday delivery would be beneficial to them and the po. as for "you must be a craft employee," we too are out to save the po and are just as sincere about doing what it takes to do so. in fact our "career 204s" were completely against us going to 5-day delivery because they are the only ones working 6 days.even our pm was encouraging us to work hard to do what it takes to save routes during the latest route adjustment...he did not want his office to drop below a level 22.

  • Reply to: Brainstorm Ideas Part 2   5 years 10 months ago

    Potter wants the Postal Service to look bad. Then the politicians that he is still buddies with in Washington, can push to privatetize the USPS. No matter what, Potter will still get his bonus!

  • Reply to: Neighborhood Mail   5 years 10 months ago

    Just what would be the charge on this? Some papers deliver it already in the for $29 per thousand for a single sheet flyer. Can the Post Office offer this rate? Also, most times 1,000 flyers doesn't get the saturation an advertiser needs to pull in customers.

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