• Reply to: Moving at the Right Speed   3 years 11 months ago

    The white paper does not take into consideration that working mail at night (6pm - 6am) is a choice by management. Working mail on Tour-2 was always done, but a decision was made to all but eliminate Tour-2 and work the majority of mail on Tour-1. Mail is available on Tour-2 and could be worked thus reducing the amount of mail for Tour-1 and also ensuring that more mail could be moved to the Stations and Branches in the early morning. So the premium pay could be reduced considerably. Also, there used to be dispatches to Stations in the afternoon and the clerks worked that mail when received, so it was available in the morning. This is another casualty of shutting down Tour-2. The Postal Service's problems are not only with electronic devices, its a lot of bad decisions which did not work well or work at all. Rebuild confidence in the consumers and volume will increase. Make what we have work well and we will get customers back. People have not stopped mailing. They have stopped mailing with USPS because they have lost faith.

  • Reply to: Moving at the Right Speed   3 years 11 months ago

    If the Postal Service "relaxes" their delivery times, it will be the deciding factor that runs them into the ground! To stay competitive and alive, it needs to increase delivery speed, not delay it! Priority mail is not any faster than first class in delivery times as it is. With less mail, the Postal Service should be running more efficiently, not less! It's time to downsize and reorganize the Postal Service to meet the demands of the quantity of mail and trim the excess fat that is bogging them down!

  • Reply to: Moving at the Right Speed   3 years 11 months ago

    The Post Office should be allowed to rasie the price of stamps. As Exxon answer and other oil corporations make outragous profits off the backs of all Americans- the Post Office suffers with all Americans.
    I am sick and tired of the oil companies distroying our Country. The Post Office deserves to rasie the rate of the postage stamp.
    Put out that question. We The People will support you.
    And the fact Congress turned you down is another example of their lack of concern for the working class.
    How many jobs are at risk? What if the Post Office could hire all the workers they need? Congress and the Senate should be ashamed of themselves.
    This sounds like the 1920-30's. But, please stand tall. Ask for support from the public who use you day and out. This important.

    To the extreme, I think the Post Office should sue the oil corporations for the profits they made off the Post Office and putting the Post Office at risk.

    Doing away with 25,000 postal jobs is NOT the answer either. It is adding to the tragic attack on jobs in the United States.

    Fight for what is honest and right. A 48 or 50 cent stamp is a start. Don't let the truth be blurred by those who look to profit off the suffering of working American Postal Service.
    Stand Proud and be loud and let Americans stand tall with you.
    And point out the oil companies absolute blame for the record breaking profits. 40 billion dollar quarterly profits?

  • Reply to: Moving at the Right Speed   3 years 11 months ago

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  • Reply to: The OIG Wants to Know How You Feel about Sick Leave   3 years 11 months ago

    Does that really answer the original question??

  • Reply to: Workforce Flexibility – Would it Work for the Postal Service?   3 years 11 months ago

    being a PTF i know exactaly how it is, the postal service owns you, yes it is good money, but you are not allowed to have a life. you never know what or when you are going to be working

  • Reply to: Online Shopping on the Rise! What’s in it for the Postal Service?   3 years 11 months ago

    Ever thought about advertising on your LLV's or other delivery vehicles your product you offer online or in the office? Even a web address with the saying, USPS.COM see what blue can do you and your business. Would get some attention.

  • Reply to: Online Shopping on the Rise! What’s in it for the Postal Service?   3 years 11 months ago

    On your website you can get every type of postage except for a single first class stamp. Not everyone wants to buy a book or roll of stamp. Stamps.com chargers a monthly fee for their service (not much of a convenience for the price). I think if you added that option to your site, you could put some money back your pocket.

  • Reply to: Workforce Flexibility – Would it Work for the Postal Service?   3 years 11 months ago

    I've worked part time, and I've worked full time. Full time is better.
    Back to the Middle Ages. No insurance, no benefits, nohow. Am I the only one who sees the whole edifice crumbling into cinders?

  • Reply to: Could Radio Frequency Identification Make the U.S. Postal Service the Premier Delivery System?   3 years 11 months ago

    I disagree with the concept of deployment. And not
    because it's not feasible.
    See "Penny for your thoughts" discussion posts 10/05/09 & 10/8/09.
    Furthermore, it's not that there are not opportunities (see the safety OX Plant program using RFID).
    RFID is not going to solve the USPS legacy costs
    and extraordinary collapse in volumes. These, combined with the challenges of new technology
    development and energy burdens may very well be insurmountable obstacles.
    By far the most economically effective and least environmentally disruptive way to extract wood products from the forest is with a chain saw & draft horses. But, when you employ 500 units on any
    given project to increase production, all bets are off. Just like the USPS. Employ 750,000 units to execute several billion transactions, the program's
    revenue is sustainable. Employ 350,000 units to execute a billion transactions, the program's revenue is unsustainable. Reason, the investment of resources and time no longer generates an adequate "ROI". In other words, it becomes a subsidy. And, that girls and boys is what is not competively working in our global marketplace.

  • Reply to: A Future Mail Processing and Transportation Network   3 years 11 months ago

    I am not getting some of my mails delivered to me. My wife's email(not same last name) are not delivered but returned to sender. The last names are added in my mailbox. Also when I go to post office(Eagan, Lexignton ave USPS office) they said they don't have any of my mails. I am really confused on the issue here.

    thanks
    Ajeet

  • Reply to: Village Post Offices: A Step Forward or Step Back for Postal Retail Services?   3 years 11 months ago

    I think enough is enough. It is a time for dynamic changes. Postal employees made lot of overtime, penality overtime, and union agreements made the Postal Service economic conditions worst. Why in the real world, any employee should be able to keep his/her job and get promotions and other priorities based on seniority, rather than capability? It is a worst business policy. Layoff clause must be valid in the new union contracts.

  • Reply to: Online Shopping on the Rise! What’s in it for the Postal Service?   3 years 11 months ago

    Does the USPS/DHS/ICE inspect the packages they handle, or the interlata transportation carrier?
    Oh yeah, I don't think you have jurisdictional control over state Alcohol, Tobacco, or Firearms revenue?

  • Reply to: What Do You Think of the Priority Mail Advertising Campaign?   3 years 11 months ago

    I did not know very much about the postal services until I read your article. Thank you for sharing it with me.

  • Reply to: A Penny for Your Thoughts?   3 years 11 months ago

    Even with more increases, it is way cheaper to send by USPS.

  • Reply to: Online Shopping on the Rise! What’s in it for the Postal Service?   3 years 11 months ago

    Less mngmt that doesn't touch the mail, less micromanagement and a better working atmosphere. Don't allow the USPS to curtail mail, don't let UPS and Fed Ex know when mail count is, and count a parcel as a parcel and not something else as management tries to do during rural mail count!!

  • Reply to: Training . . . Stay or Pay?   3 years 11 months ago

    No, I do not agree with such employment agreements unless there are escape clauses allow the employee to leave if is not placed in a position with the corresponding compensation and responsibilities that the training would dictate. Also the value and means of calculating the training must be specified in the contract. It is two easy for an employer to say that the training cost was the trainers fee plus one week of the employees salary plus the cost of replacement for one week. If there are 25 people in the class the cost is 1/25 of the trainers fee and other expenses. Also, it company facilities are used they cannot be charged back to the employee.

    This is just another form of indentured servitude.

  • Reply to: Online Shopping on the Rise! What’s in it for the Postal Service?   3 years 11 months ago

    Hello Frank,

    Thank you for sharing your ideas regarding Wine Shipments. Your ideas and suggestions are highly appreciated. Best wishes in your business.

  • Reply to: Online Shopping on the Rise! What’s in it for the Postal Service?   3 years 11 months ago

    If UPS would allow WINE SHIPMENTS (to controlled states), it would generate BILLIONS in revenue as UPS and FedEX moves large amounts of wine via their networks. I can vouch for the amount UPS has picked up from my business the past couple of years and would give the USPS a fair share if it was legalized and offered at a competitive or better rate!

  • Reply to: The High Cost of Low-Cost Mail   3 years 11 months ago

    by reinventing ourselves into serving the new market demands for delivery services to continue to be the World's First Class Postal Service, rather than the best and most efficient buggy whip company.

  • Reply to: Village Post Offices: A Step Forward or Step Back for Postal Retail Services?   3 years 11 months ago

    Village PO is not a new concept, its former name is CPU. Rather than wasting valuable resources to "spin" and "sell" a tired old concept, the Postal Service should look into partnering with local government town centers, public libraries and banks to leverage their infrastructure for self-service postal needs and possibly centralize deliveries.

  • Reply to: How Can the Postal Service Reduce the Costs Associated with Postage Stamps?   3 years 11 months ago

    The idea of "forever stamps" strikes me as the best solution to this conundrum. I can see how logistics makes it quite hard to implement though.

  • Reply to: A Future Mail Processing and Transportation Network   3 years 11 months ago

    I suggest expanding the USPS services to avoid thousands of postal workers lay-offs. For instance, distributing fresh produce from local farmers directly to their communities, delivering dairy products or meat to customers from dairy & meat producers, in other words, becoming the logistics company of any small enterprise or local manufacturing outfit, etc. Nowadays there is a new global commerce trend paradigm where people are buying retail directly from small manufacturers located in South East Asia, bypassing large corporations such as Walmart. I wonder if the same operations can be implemented locally but for farmers, ranchers and small manufacturing companies using the USPS as their main logistics supplier. The USPS has a huge infrastructure capable of delivering millions of goods efficiently to customers, which at the present time is being underutilized.

  • Reply to: The High Cost of Low-Cost Mail   3 years 11 months ago

    I suggest expanding the USPS services to avoid thousands of postal workers lay-offs. For instance, distributing fresh produce from local farmers directly to their communities, delivering dairy products or meat to customers from dairy & meat producers, in other words, becoming the logistics company of any small enterprise or local manufacturing outfit, etc. Nowadays there is a new global commerce trend paradigm where people are buying retail directly from small manufacturers located in South East Asia, bypassing large corporations such as Walmart. I wonder if the same operations can be implemented locally but for farmers, ranchers and small manufacturing companies using the USPS as their main logistics supplier. The USPS has a huge infrastructure capable of delivering millions of goods efficiently to customers, which at the present time is being underutilized.

  • Reply to: The High Cost of Low-Cost Mail   3 years 11 months ago

    In My town there are 2 small villages, and therefore 2 postoffices, that are a mile apart, couldn't those be combined for some savings? Sandy Creek and Lacona,NY villages.

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