The Postal Service is thinking of changing delivery service to 5 days a week – stopping delivery on Saturdays. What a shame! NOT! I mostly hate the Post Office. Here in Arizona I do not even have a mailbox out in front of my house. I have to go pick up my mail down the block at the community mailbox bank.
The USPS is losing money, constantly, and that money is YOURS & MINE! Thankfully, most people are doing a lot of the same things that need the postal service now through the internet such as pay some bills, send Thank Yous, so perhaps we’ll be able to cut some of the excess.
The statistics show that The Post Office, like our Government is a losing proposition. It seems that they are now only in business to keep the Gov’t. machine going to pay benefits to present and future workers. How crazy is that?
One thing I really want to know, is how come just because you work for the Government you end up with lifetime benefits and health plans? I’m not talking about just the Post Office now, but like our fabulous Government Officials in Washington, ie. the politicians, they end up leaving office, and having lifetime golden parachutes and lifetime health benefits. Why are they SPECIAL? Is this one place we can cut back on our over-stretched National Budget? Why aren’t Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid and the Prez. expected to have ObamaCare if it’s so damn good that all the people in all the land should have it?
Most politicians come in with money, are well paid, why in Gods name do they need lifetime benefits covered by the taxpayers? I don’t remember companies in the free-market coddling their people like that. Perhaps that’s why service is so mediocre at best at Federal or Government run facilities. Some of these workers know they are working their 40 hour shift no matter how slow they work, but in the long run, they’ll get theirs…. the benes? (benefits)
I do not want to disparage a whole group of people, it’s just that it cannot be denied that sometimes when entering a Government Facility like the Post Office or the DMV it is more often than not you get a slow, inattentive surly worker. If this was not true I do not think it would be such a prevalent joke. But perhaps they could cut back on bad workers, get rid of the Unions, AND get rid of the Saturday service.
(C) Written by Evelyn Garone 7/20/11