Herger seeks new study on postal deci...

Herger seeks new study on postal decision

There are 71 comments on the Chico Enterprise-Record story from May 4, 2010, titled Herger seeks new study on postal decision. In it, Chico Enterprise-Record reports that:

Two local congressmen want the U.S. Postal Service to do a new feasibility study on its plan to close the Marysville mail-processing facility, according to Fran Peace, district director for Rep.

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SaneChicoan

Marysville, CA

#1 May 4, 2010
Six-day doorstep delivery to every address in the US, and a postmaster in every two-horse town is wasteful and unnecessary. As mail volume shrinks, so should the USPS. Wally and Tom should be praising a govt agency taking steps to reduce the bloat.
dick

Chico, CA

#2 May 4, 2010
why don't they move west Sac operations to marysville?
Eugene

Chico, CA

#3 May 4, 2010
Move it to West Sacramento, save money.
Postal Worker

Chico, CA

#4 May 4, 2010
The people of this country is what is reducing service to america. The USPS is a dying leaf on a big tree. More and more people are using computers and UPS and FED EX, leaving the postal service with no volume to operate. As soon as steps are taken to try and preserve the USPS everyone bitches. You want your postal service, use it. If you don't care, well then nature is going to take its course. What Wally, some of your rich friends not getting their mail fast enough? Wally Herger has never given a rats Ars about the postal service or its employees. He is blowing smoke here.
Avenues

Sacramento, CA

#5 May 4, 2010
Can we unelect this Fool? Another hand wringing Wally study.

Since: Jul 08

Chico

#6 May 4, 2010
Have any of you been to the Chico Post Office? There is always a line, even before they open in the morning, so there seems to be a demand for the service. The main Chico Post Office was built when John Kennedy was President. Chico has grown a lot since then. Maybe they could save money in West Sac and expand up here.
Rocky

Chico, CA

#7 May 4, 2010
Thank You Postal Workers for the great job you do !
fans of rustenhoven

Paradise, CA

#8 May 4, 2010
Postal Worker wrote:
The people of this country is what is reducing service to america. The USPS is a dying leaf on a big tree. More and more people are using computers and UPS and FED EX, leaving the postal service with no volume to operate. As soon as steps are taken to try and preserve the USPS everyone bitches. You want your postal service, use it. If you don't care, well then nature is going to take its course. What Wally, some of your rich friends not getting their mail fast enough? Wally Herger has never given a rats Ars about the postal service or its employees. He is blowing smoke here.
who r u?? jhn porter
fans of rustenhoven

Paradise, CA

#9 May 4, 2010
i hoped they shut down that stupid plant in marysville. lay off fat, lazy postal employees
Rocky

Chico, CA

#10 May 4, 2010
Don't call him Rusty, he doesn't like it ! Call him Craig !
Post carriers rock

United States

#11 May 4, 2010
The major decisions about post plans come from above, I just want to thank the carriers. Wally is nuts thinking he can change one little thing about the PO, a giant federal bueracracy.
postal carrier

Kent, WA

#12 May 5, 2010
Mr. Jaffer worked for the USPS for more than 20 years. As the V.P. of PAC since 1999, he oversaw a staff of 160 people and a $20 million budget. The OIG investigation covers only January of 2003 through December of 2005. Yet, over that short period of time, Mr. Jaffer crisscrossed the country, wining and dining guests and, often, his own relatives on the USPS’ dime.

At one Washington, D.C. USPS event, Mr. Jaffer had his staff book him a 400-square foot suite at the Grand Hyatt at a cost of $8,252.00. Between May of 2003 and June of 2005, Mr. Jaffer racked up a whopping $12,863 for meals at just one popular suburban Asian restaurant, where he treated his wife, as well as his limousine driver on occasion, to expensive meals.

The national capital area’s wait staffs must have salivated when they saw Mr. Jaffer and his entourage arrive, since his tipping habits were generous. At another sophisticated D.C. restaurant, the final bill came to almost $5,000, including an automatic 20 percent gratuity. Jaffer ordered that an additional $824 be added, bringing the final tip to 44 percent of the bill. Apparently something of an oenophile, Mr. Jaffer told OIG investigators he considered “anything up to $100 a bottle [of wine] to be ‘halfway decent and reasonable.’” WOW ?!!! The post office is being mis-managed to death. The ratio of workers to management is 1-8 and the bone-us mentality is killing us. WHY DID POTTER GET PAID $850K ON A $265K SALARY DURING OUR WORST YEAR EVER ????

“Who is John Galt?”

Since: Dec 09

Location hidden

#13 May 5, 2010
Let's not forget these gems from the "postal worker". This is the original thread for the Herger/USPS story

http://www.topix.com/forum/source/chico-enter...
Rocky

Chico, CA

#14 May 5, 2010
dbski4it wrote:
Let's not forget these gems from the "postal worker". This is the original thread for the Herger/USPS story
http://www.topix.com/forum/source/chico-enter...
Hi dbskiboy. Do you have a job ? They are hiring at Wal-mart.
Postal Worker

Chico, CA

#15 May 5, 2010
dbski4it wrote:
Let's not forget these gems from the "postal worker". This is the original thread for the Herger/USPS story
http://www.topix.com/forum/source/chico-enter...
The post above you is "POSTAL CARRIER"
Mine is "POSTAL WORKER"
Man, you just keep dis-crediting yourself with your reading skills.
We are truly dealing with an idiot here.
postal carrier

Kent, WA

#16 May 6, 2010
It's unfortunate when folks that have first hand experience aren't given the same credibility as a printed article written to support a point of view. If our question was, "should we get rid of Saturday delivery if it will result in laying off 35-55k workers ?" most intelligent folks would realize in this economy it would be a disaster. Instead po management touts this move as a cost savings move. Problem is the majority of waste is in overpaid and unnecessary management structure. Since 2000 the postal craft/workers nationwide have decreased @ 20%, while management at headquarters has INCREASED by @ 34%. Those management positions NEVER touch the mail and cost more. We're robbing from the poor/working class and giving to the rich. It can't continue if we want/need service.....
Postal Worker

Chico, CA

#17 May 6, 2010
I hear you brother, If you talk to dbski4it, he knows everything about the Post Office. We on the other hand know nothing, we just work there.
postal carrier

Kent, WA

#18 May 6, 2010
Unfortunately when we get angry or criticize the post office then we're "labeled" as going postal or disgruntled workers. Most post office workers like their jobs. The management is the problem. Typically most working class folks don't like bosses. The problem is the "GOING POSTAL" phenomenon. That's how bad it has become. The folks on top are insulated by layers of "yes men" and the union has all it can handle just going through the motions. We need to change the leadership attitude in America today to one that appreciates the working man. Currently everyone wants to be a overseer driving a slave workforce. Really explains the "ugly American" stereotype and corporate greed. Trickle down economics has turned yellow and we need to appreciate each other. OR ELSE ANARCHY !!!

“Who is John Galt?”

Since: Dec 09

Location hidden

#19 May 6, 2010
postal carrier wrote:
Unfortunately when we get angry or criticize the post office then we're "labeled" as going postal or disgruntled workers. Most post office workers like their jobs. The management is the problem. Typically most working class folks don't like bosses. The problem is the "GOING POSTAL" phenomenon. That's how bad it has become. The folks on top are insulated by layers of "yes men" and the union has all it can handle just going through the motions. We need to change the leadership attitude in America today to one that appreciates the working man. Currently everyone wants to be a overseer driving a slave workforce. Really explains the "ugly American" stereotype and corporate greed. Trickle down economics has turned yellow and we need to appreciate each other. OR ELSE ANARCHY !!!
Class envy with a touch of communism. Very classy!

Hey is the Caveman restaurant still going on West Valley Highway?
postal carrier

Kent, WA

#20 May 6, 2010
Caveman restaurant is still going, but that might be the best thing you have to say. The post office is a delivery service and having 1 boss for every 7 workers makes me wonder who's thinking we're running a prison. Why does "Going brown" and "Going postal" evoke different imagery. We have a problem, Houston. Labeling someone/thing instead of thoughtful consideration of the validity of their argument is pretty useless to the discussion. If you're a fan of Ann Rand, then why don't you respect the working man/woman. I wonder if you might be a "cliche" master...Sad

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