How Doomed Is the U.S. Postal Service?

May 28, 2013 Full story: Gawker

Those who enjoy slow-motion disasters have spent years watching the travails of the gallant United States Postal Service, which is kind of like FedEx if it was run by the Three Stooges.

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Citizen

Morgan, TX

#1 Jun 5, 2013
The USPS is falling apart by their own hands, they have forgotten their mission is to deliver the mail, and not to some government sponsored address, but to a citizen's real life truthful address. Your local government is being run more like a mob, than a democratically elected bunch of officials. The United States Post Office needs to concentrate on just delivering a person's mail and not on some 911 physical address that was made up by a group of people who have never even been there. How can you have commerce or even communication if what your selling or letters of any kind cannot get to you because of a few letters or a number is not exact. What happens when you mis-spell something on a document such as a wrong name or number. It makes the document completely worthless, so how come this is being done publically and not one law enforcement agency seems to be trying to correct or even stop this. When the recession hits that they are creating, maybe then you will stop calling people like me a nut. This country is for the people by the people and to the people and not just your local elected officials. The law used to be that no one has the right to interfere with the mail, do you think that our fathers had a reason for doing that.
ServiceForTheUSP S

Bryn Mawr, PA

#3 Sep 2, 2013
The USPS is very doomed. They are not letter carriers or deliverers of the mail they are ignorant and bitter people filled with attitude and entitlement. With no respect for the customer or the mail. They are clock punchers doing time. If you make them work, watch out they go on the war path. I've never seen a company filled with so many people who hate their job, the public and their bosses. No is forcing them to work though.

How can an organization that views the customers and public as the enemy survive in any business.

NO BAILOUT for the USPS. Downsizing, cuts, buyouts, restructuring but NO BAILOUTS. And eliminate the bloated outdated pension system-401k for everyone under 20 years service.

I'd rather pay 99 weeks for these workers than for a bailout.
cITIZEN

Hemphill, TX

#4 Sep 9, 2013
911 addressing officials and your local USPS postal officials have set stupid addresses that are dangerously unsafe in your rural areas. These rural areas are having legitimate mail returned at an extra cost to the USPS, because of one thing the addressee did not use the residence officially accepted 911 address which is made up by a bunch of jerks with no respect for the complexity of the job they did. If you can not deliver the letters as they are addressed then there is no reason for you to exist. The people at your USPS know where you live and the address that is used on the mail, yet because it is not these 911 addressing officials address that they assigned your home without consultation of any kind or even consideration of the law, some goof made it a policy to send the mail back to the person who sent it. This is a complete failure to respect the mission of the USPS assigned to it by congress so many years ago, when someone's word meant something. Today's government seems to think that people are just numbers and not the people that they made an allegiance to serve and definetly not to the U.S. Constitution that they swore to uphold. The USPS is going broke because of the new policy that they have instituted to only serve those people with 911 addresses and not to serve those people who do not use these 911 addressing officials made up addresses. If the mail is not delivered then the economy will falter and then it will fail.
liberal waiting on check

Olive Branch, MS

#7 Nov 2, 2013
ServiceForTheUSPS wrote:
The USPS is very doomed. They are not letter carriers or deliverers of the mail they are ignorant and bitter people filled with attitude and entitlement. With no respect for the customer or the mail. They are clock punchers doing time. If you make them work, watch out they go on the war path. I've never seen a company filled with so many people who hate their job, the public and their bosses. No is forcing them to work though.
How can an organization that views the customers and public as the enemy survive in any business.
NO BAILOUT for the USPS. Downsizing, cuts, buyouts, restructuring but NO BAILOUTS. And eliminate the bloated outdated pension system-401k for everyone under 20 years service.
I'd rather pay 99 weeks for these workers than for a bailout.
the postal workers are going around blaming congress, and patrick, they act like the government owes them a job and a pension for life at the taxpayers expense, patrick is trying to fix the problem they need to give the man a break and not run their boss in the ground. its the union wages and the e mails that drove the USPS into bankrup. congress has the power to fix it. darrel issa has introduced a bill for postal reform.
liberal waiting on check

Olive Branch, MS

#8 Nov 2, 2013
Citizen wrote:
The USPS is falling apart by their own hands, they have forgotten their mission is to deliver the mail, and not to some government sponsored address, but to a citizen's real life truthful address. Your local government is being run more like a mob, than a democratically elected bunch of officials. The United States Post Office needs to concentrate on just delivering a person's mail and not on some 911 physical address that was made up by a group of people who have never even been there. How can you have commerce or even communication if what your selling or letters of any kind cannot get to you because of a few letters or a number is not exact. What happens when you mis-spell something on a document such as a wrong name or number. It makes the document completely worthless, so how come this is being done publically and not one law enforcement agency seems to be trying to correct or even stop this. When the recession hits that they are creating, maybe then you will stop calling people like me a nut. This country is for the people by the people and to the people and not just your local elected officials. The law used to be that no one has the right to interfere with the mail, do you think that our fathers had a reason for doing that.
why should a postal worker sitting behind a counter selling a stamp make $50,000 a year, no college education? um i think i know why our postal service is going broke. patrick tell congress you need reform, open union contracts, scale down, run it like a private business, we still need our postal service.

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