Mailboxes disappearing in N.J.

Mailboxes disappearing in N.J.

There are 5 comments on the Courier-Post story from Nov 27, 2006, titled Mailboxes disappearing in N.J.. In it, Courier-Post reports that:

It's the case of the missing mailboxes, only they're not really missing -- just a casualty of an age when more and more messages are sent electronically rather than by way of the post office.

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Ray Klotkowski

Pittsburgh, PA

#1 Dec 26, 2006
SSSHHHHHHHHHHHHHHhhhhhhhhhhhh !! Don't say nuthin'.They'll raise the postage because of lost revenu !!
PJW

New York, NY

#2 Jan 19, 2007
USPS is getting rid of the ones not being used much
enveloped emotions

Stirling, NJ

#3 Jan 3, 2009
Does anyone realize the cost involved to go to these blue collection boxes on a daily basis? Does anyone think about how the cost of gas is also a factor in operating expenses for the 2nd largest fleet of vehicles next to the army? Most people take the USPS for granted, demanding services that they have received for free be perfect without any room for human error only remembering the one letter that was misdelivered 35 years ago and forgetting about the thousands per year they get, 6 days a week, that are delivered correctly and free. If you don't need the Post Office, why do so many people wait for the mail and why do you complain when it is not at a time you usually get it, people get sick in the post office too, when they are sick, the other people have to absorb that work, but no slack is given, just complaints about this FREE service. NO, your taxes do not pay the salaries of these fine individuals who are the brunt of negativity from thankless residents and sitcoms on TV. People should stop and think about what a fine job they do, daily. There is so much work that goes into delivering the mail to your house but the average citizen doesn't even consider what a feat it is, how many restraints there are, and the beating they are taking because of e-mail. While your sleeping the post office has shifts working. Does anyone ever think about the operating costs vs. the declining volume? Wake-up people, the USPS is an amazing organization but most people can only find fault with them. Your mail delivery is free, does anything else come to your doorstep 365 days a year free? Probably not, so please quit complaining and shovel your sidewalks so the employees can go home to their families uninjured.
Old School

Randolph, NJ

#4 Jan 4, 2009
My sentiments exactly. Unfortunately the next generation will have little use for the US Postal Service. Fax machines, text messages, on line bill paying, e-mail and other forms of electronic communication will take the place of the letter.
The sad part is very few people will actually have the skills to write a letter or simple note. There's a special feeling we get as we open our mailbox awaiting important information, bills, checks, advertisements or greeting cards that will badly missed should the post office disappear. Mail volume has been off over a billion pieces from last year, fuel prices had risen also for a while, wages, benefits, operating costs have risen, and advertisers who send what we call junk mail also have cut back. All in all, the removal of so many mail boxes is another piece of the American landscape disappearing before our eyes. Some of them get vandalized and the mail inside gets destroyed as a result. It's not the same society we grew up in back in the day. Most people won't know what they had until they lose it.
Jarruda - north jersey

Stamford, CT

#5 Jan 20, 2010
Old School wrote:
My sentiments exactly. Unfortunately the next generation will have little use for the US Postal Service. Fax machines, text messages, on line bill paying, e-mail and other forms of electronic communication will take the place of the letter.
The sad part is very few people will actually have the skills to write a letter or simple note. There's a special feeling we get as we open our mailbox awaiting important information, bills, checks, advertisements or greeting cards that will badly missed should the post office disappear. Mail volume has been off over a billion pieces from last year, fuel prices had risen also for a while, wages, benefits, operating costs have risen, and advertisers who send what we call junk mail also have cut back. All in all, the removal of so many mail boxes is another piece of the American landscape disappearing before our eyes. Some of them get vandalized and the mail inside gets destroyed as a result. It's not the same society we grew up in back in the day. Most people won't know what they had until they lose it.
OLD SCHOOL = you hit the nail on the head = the BABY BOOMERS ( post
WWII ) are the LAST of what America was proud of and this country
will never be the same again. We were proud of our fathers & grandfathers, but these kids are not. We grew up with the Movies
and people our father's age ( John Wayne, Charlton Heston, Gregory Peck ) portrayed heroes that we looked up to - well no more, these kids look to their own age group for heroes. I could right a book about what has transpired in the last 50 years and how America has
changed from the Greatest Nation on Earth to a revolving door for
other nationalities who want to make money here and then go back to their old country to live. Well I am proud to be an American who grew up in the 50's / 60's and I will never forget how great we were and how much we loved our country. AMEN to that brother.
JArruda / North jersey

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