• Reply to: Is Five-Day Delivery in the Future?   4 years 1 day ago

    we must close on saturdays..no question...we will get back volume on our routes and have much better service..we should also give city carriers the choice of evaluated routes and put all boxes on the street..get rid of these walking routes..they are the most expensive service we have and should have been stopped 30 years ago...these things will give us back the post office

  • Reply to: Should the Postal Service Monitor Packaging Supplies?   4 years 1 day ago

    There is a lot of abuse of this process. Fix or eliminate it.

  • Reply to: Is Five-Day Delivery in the Future?   4 years 1 day ago

    Five day delivery is not the answer to the current problems. The Postal Service needs to get legislative changes that would allow it to operate effectively. Five day delivery may be a good idea, but don't do it in an attempt to save the Postal Service.

  • Reply to: Is Five-Day Delivery in the Future?   4 years 1 day ago

    5 day delivery ? is a win, win , win for the postal service.. 30,000 workers that the postal service can let go. The saving is big. The gas saving is big. My postal customers tell me that they can do without Saturday delivery. Who needs junk mail on Saturday ? That is what they tell me. Most businesses are close on Saturday anyway.. UPS is close on Saturday, why not the Postal service ? 30,000 will lose their jobs, but we have to do it to save the postal service. If it was my business ? i would do it.

  • Reply to: Is Five-Day Delivery in the Future?   4 years 1 day ago

    I love the fact that the PRC takes a year to study this and then can't come to a consensus. Great job!

  • Reply to: Is Five-Day Delivery in the Future?   4 years 2 days ago

    The Postal Service's push for 5 Day delivery in efforts to carry out its constitutional mandate, providing affordable universal mail service to the American public, is misplaced in my opinion. More radical change to its delivery business model is needed, such as changing it from "FREE" door-to-door delivery service to fees for service AND free po box service at mini postal hubs (existing post office locations). The focal point should be determining if delivery hubs for self-service pickup rather than delivery points is the future for "affordable" universal mail service.

  • Reply to: Flying Full   4 years 2 days ago

    I haven't worked in the plant much, but isn't the point of running multiple machines to make TRANSPORTATION cut off times-- ie; the time that the container on the plane is leaving? If multiple machines aren't run, then the plane is leaving anyway with EMPTY containers...... right?

  • Reply to: Fundamental Questions for the Future of the Postal Service: How Would You Answer Them?   4 years 2 days ago

    Inaccurate or falsified change of address orders are the most common complaint received by this postal employee. It takes up a large portion of each day. "Family" change of address orders should be eliminated and each individual person moving should be required to submit an order. There should also be a charge for this service and it should be limited to no more than 6 months. It is a huge cost to the Postal Service--no matter what the experts, PRC, USPS, OIG, or anyone perceives. It would also encourage the rental of post office boxes for persons moving on a regular basis and reduce their dependency on the USPS to keep up with their mail

  • Reply to: Can the Postal Service Further Consolidate the Area and District Administrative Office Structure?   4 years 2 days ago

    Are you people LISTENINIG???? The first level of management that does any productive function is a Postmaster. Then they report to EVERYONE at the district who reports to EVERYONE at the AREA with THE SAME JOB TITLE--JUST A LEVEL ABOVE, then they report to HEADQUARTERS. Each level has to make a spreasheet to justify keeping their position, which either corresponds or contradicts another employee's spreadsheet, while the lowly Postmasters and Supervisors are required to log into the district programs and area programs to enter data (multiple times daily sometimes) while ignoring the customers and employees. Training is done by tele-con but district and area training staff exist, usually for the sole function of monitoring the training records for discipline purposes. Retail and sales staff have the same function for failed mystery shops. And the biggest offendeer is this employee's district is the district manager. His sole function is harrassment and intimidation. If the Postal Service does not intend to consolidate additional districts or areas, it should convert all of the district and area staff employees to labor relations employees. That appears to be their sole duty anyway.

  • Reply to: Is Five-Day Delivery in the Future?   4 years 2 days ago

    I see the 5 day delivery plan to be a bit short-sighted, in the same basic rationale expressed by The Facts; however, I do not believe that he/she is correct in asserting it will never happen. All the statistics showing money saved vs. lost parcels = less hemorrhage by the Postal Service is not seeing the big picture. I would say that ideally one of the other parcel services would like to absorb our business, either in the same way that is happening overseas and taking over the Postal Service, or by simply taking over our business until we become obsolete. If Saturday mail is removed, the businesses that rely on that availability, like the pharmaceutical companies, are not going to just wait until Monday to send out their items, they are going to turn to someone who can distribute. Those other distributers will likely want to seize on this opportunity and advertise their ability and compete for low prices to attract those businesses full time rather than just one-day a week. At that point, it no longer matters that "if it fits it ships," because after a couple years of this, people will no longer be shipping, and the delays in the mail will cause more and more people to become disgruntled over standard mail thus leaving the USPS with very little to work with. Saturday mail will help keep USPS afloat long enough to become relevant again (FedEx and UPS are still running despite not having any standard mail business), but who knows maybe we are just "slow dancing in a burning room."

  • Reply to: Is Five-Day Delivery in the Future?   4 years 2 days ago

    Looks like a lot of rural carriers on here didn't like what I said.

  • Reply to: Is Five-Day Delivery in the Future?   4 years 2 days ago

    i am tired of hearing they will use someone else if we cut saturday delivery. please, who else will deliver a letter for 44 cents across country. no one. so shut up

  • Reply to: Is Five-Day Delivery in the Future?   4 years 3 days ago

    5 day delivery should be allowed. Most doctor's offices are closed on Saturday. Most banks are closed on Saturday. The electric co is closed on Saturdays so what makes the USPS so what makes the Postal Service closing on Saturday so bad. Gas is steadily going up and look at the amount paid in gas and salaries on Saturday that could saved.

  • Reply to: Is Five-Day Delivery in the Future?   4 years 3 days ago

    Every plan that is tried falls short when it comes to big savings.Andf so will 5 day.

    But usps has to cut so i say go for ir or there will be a reduction in force.The

    new contract does not prvent a R I F.so 5 day may prevent a R I F.

  • Reply to: Is Five-Day Delivery in the Future?   4 years 3 days ago

    they will go back to meeting again for another year when they will issue the same report. which will be---maybe yes---maybe no

  • Reply to: Is Five-Day Delivery in the Future?   4 years 3 days ago

    the losses a inflated, by pre payments , do not belive fiveday would do anything but make things worse

  • Reply to: Is Five-Day Delivery in the Future?   4 years 3 days ago

    the facts is right, alot of you people are not lookin at the big picture

  • Reply to: Should the Postal Service Monitor Packaging Supplies?   4 years 3 days ago

    sorry, J Beck's post was dated 10/26/09.

  • Reply to: Is Five-Day Delivery in the Future?   4 years 3 days ago

    there will be no five day delivery,because if you think about it prc agrees in the long run you will lose more and more bussiness the people that want there mail to hit on saturdays without delays will find other deliverly source to do this will futher be a death spiral to the postal sevice, cutting management should have been done a long time ago and is being done as we speak , cut the people that don,t touch the mail, cutting mail service will kill the postal service

  • Reply to: Is Five-Day Delivery in the Future?   4 years 3 days ago

    you people have no idea and some of you carriers that post your comments should be fired, the facts are the post office is forced to pay pre payments that are unjust and that is the reason for the losses , you people that say three day s a week is fine me you need to re think your thinking here why it not you that matters the moms and pops that use the mail system is only 8 to 10 percent of revanue , it is the big bussinesses like walmart amazon and a lot of other that pay the bill at the usps. they want there mail to be delerered in a timely matter which incudes saturdays alot of th big retailers want there mail to hit on saturdays ,most of you people have no idea about the big picture !!!!!!!

  • Reply to: Is Five-Day Delivery in the Future?   4 years 3 days ago

    "Pay for Performance has destroyed the USPS.
    Instead of rewarding customer service, PFP rewards the slashing of numbers. (Must beat "SPLY"-same period last year).

    It results in a business attitude by management that is the exact opposite of any real for-profit business.

    Supervisors are LITERALLY giddy on a light mail volume day.(They'll "make their numbers!").
    Likewise, they are miserable when mail volume is heavy. (Need to pay OT, late leaving).

    Here's a good analogy. Notice how ridiculous this sounds. We'll use a restaurant, "Jonny's Pizza" for comparison.

    A) "Hey Jonny, how's business today?"
    "It's a DISASTER! The place is full! There's a line out the door! I'LL HAVE TO PAY OVERTIME TODAY!!!"

    B) "Hey Jonny, how's it going today?"
    "GREAT! Look! The place is empty! I CAN SEND EVERYONE HOME EARLY TODAY! No overime. UNDERTIME!!! I'll beat "Same Period Last Year" today for sure!"

    See how ridiculous the USPS "Business Model" is?

    So with pizza sales down should Jonny raise rates and close down on Saturday? Or should Jonny run a "Buy 2-get one free" sale and expand his store hours?

    People, this isn't that hard to figure out.

  • Reply to: Is Five-Day Delivery in the Future?   4 years 3 days ago

    Of course we will see 5 Day delivery. Manye not right away. But the mail volume isn't projected to increase, and if it keep dropping, there will be no excuse NOT to go to 5 Days. Its funny in a pathetic sort of way........all of the politicians screaming for "smaller government", and "The Post Office should be run like a business", but every time the PO wants to change something, or streamline service, the politicians have to put in their 2 cents, and the whole matter goes into gridlock.

  • Reply to: Is Five-Day Delivery in the Future?   4 years 3 days ago

    Elimination of Saturday delivery is inevitable. On average, I deliver 3 trays of letters and a little over 1 tray of flats on Saturdays. The mail volume will continue to decrease as the older generation dies off and the "new digital generation" takes over. Ask your teenager if they ever mailed a letter or if they ever plan too.....

  • Reply to: Is Five-Day Delivery in the Future?   4 years 3 days ago

    Eliminate all Saturday service, retail and delivery. Offer civil service employees a realistic early retirement option.Pay all new employees Walmart wages and give them very little benefits.good luck getting anything valuable thru the mail. You get what you pay for.

  • Reply to: Is Five-Day Delivery in the Future?   4 years 3 days ago

    Medications, Netflix, Blockbuster and any packages that are delivered depend on speed. That speed is reduced with any disruption in service. Even if by another day. Throw Holidays in there, especially when talking about all the Monday ones, and no deliveries on Saturday are a real problem for a lot of people. Everyone talks about the letter they and bill they can wait an extra day on but what about those others I have mentioned. Look at the big picture. Also, the Postal Service is becoming more dependent on those packages and the speed with which they are delivered. To cut Saturday deliveries will only force some of these companies to find alternate means to get their packages delivered quicker. Companies like Fedex Ground who deliver on Saturdays will benefit from any change in Post Office policies. And the Postal Service will loose every more revenue causing a downward spiral. Service is part of the name of this institution and while they may need to get leaner elsewhere it should not be at the expense of the service they provide their customers.

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