Herger seeks new study on postal deci...

Herger seeks new study on postal decision

There are 59 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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“Who is John Galt?”

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#43 May 5, 2010
rustenhoven wrote:
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hey dipstick4 or whatever your name is:
the sky is falling you are a maroon
I'm a maroon? I'm a bright almost red color? Sure why not?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maroon_%28color%...

or am I a runaway or fugitive?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maroon_%28people...

This is much too deep of a discussion for me. You USPS guys really got it on.
Rocky

Chico, CA

#44 May 5, 2010
Hi dbski4it, you are a jealous fool.
Fred C

Paradise, CA

#45 May 6, 2010
dbski4it, I'm not sure what the difference between about to eliminate positions and about to whack them, but your articles clearly pointed out that eliminating positions has been and still is an ongoing process.

I do not disagree that the PO is running at a deficit, I just believe there are many reasons for this, and unneeded employees is the least of them.

The PO is expected to handle all of the unprofitable mail while private carriers focus on the high profit parcels. When the PO suggests a rate increase, or change in service, all hell breaks loose. You see, Americans want government service, they just don't want to pay for it.
Try Common Sense

Chico, CA

#46 May 6, 2010
FWIW A Maroon was a runaway slave.
postal carrier

Kent, WA

#47 May 6, 2010
You folks sound like the customer service line at my bank ? Are you all really that confused ? The ONLY government agency that ever made a profit and has a positive customer service rating, then greedy management killed it. I can't be the only person that sees the American eagle being killed by crows ?! Pulled down by the multitudes or morons that want something for nothing and want someone else to pay for it ! Attacking American workers that delivers faithfully throughout all weather and conditions and has done so for decades. You'll bring AK47s to a baseball game next. Have you no shame ???
TashaKat

San Jose, CA

#48 May 9, 2010
lol--But, yes or no, should the plant be closed?
Postal Worker

Chico, CA

#49 May 9, 2010
TashaKat wrote:
lol--But, yes or no, should the plant be closed?
I know some of my brothers and sisters won't agree, but YES. It should be closed.
AND, YES, we need to dump saturday delivery.

There are at least two days in the week where volume is so low, that there is not 8 hours of work there.

We are delivering 5 days worth of volume, in six days. Management can control the volume from the mail plants, and they don't manage it very well.

On saturdays, all the plant workers go home early, and management wants to get out of there too, so they cut mail, then on Mondays, we are bombed with mail. They save hours on Saturdays at the plant, but the carrier supervisors pay the overtime on Mondays to get the mail out.
postal carrier

Kent, WA

#50 May 9, 2010
Almost any other day except Monday/Tuesday would work better. The Saturday day off puts 2 extra days on foot carriers back. In the case of a Monday holiday the load would become impossible. I HOPE the CA carrier has a mounted route and hasn't thought it out...

On the flip side in a high growth area that has foot delivery losing any day is going to result in collateral damage. Reining in management abuse is the best suggestion, but no one wants to mention the turd in the pool....
Postal Worker

Chico, CA

#51 May 10, 2010
postal carrier wrote:
Almost any other day except Monday/Tuesday would work better. The Saturday day off puts 2 extra days on foot carriers back. In the case of a Monday holiday the load would become impossible. I HOPE the CA carrier has a mounted route and hasn't thought it out...
On the flip side in a high growth area that has foot delivery losing any day is going to result in collateral damage. Reining in management abuse is the best suggestion, but no one wants to mention the turd in the pool....
Volume has changed since your retirement, it is not that way anymore, and will continue to drop.
Most carriers don't even use satchels anymore, and in a way, that is good, because the USPS does not buy them anymore.
Postal Worker

Chico, CA

#52 May 10, 2010
Also to mention, most businesses are closed on Saturday. We give up delivery service on a weekday, when businesses need us, we are just asking for companies to quit using us.
postal carrier

Kent, WA

#53 May 10, 2010
I can't speak to post retirement post office, but pre-retirement management was wasting enough money to sink any business. It's funny, in a sad way, that before DPS machines, scanners, GPS positioning, and a hoard of executives positions, we were paying money to the government. Potter acts like a big kid that can't have enough toys or friends(that we're paying for.) Volume follows the economy. You can't think that laying off 50k employees won't exacerbate the situation ???
Postal Worker

Chico, CA

#54 May 10, 2010
Oh, it will exacerbate the situation. But, I would rather have a postal service, then no postal service at all. There just is not the volume to pay these people. Yes, management should be cut to the bare minimum first, but it won't be enough.
postal carrier

Kent, WA

#55 May 10, 2010
I talk to my letter carrier and he get OT several times a week, frequently on his own route. I can't help but think it depends on how well adjusted your station/area was before volume dropped. The recent route adjustments SHOULD have fixed your volume problems and now cutting some dead wood should be a priority. I'm figuring you're a young buck and age will increase our route difficulty in time. Nobody NEEDS to be working overtime regularly. Saturday will be the first cut. After that building facilities for the DPS machines will be our priority. Next will be we need to cut another day. Slippery slope and poor management.
Jesse

Grass Valley, CA

#56 May 10, 2010
Are you guys still talking to yourselves? Sheesh.

If you're serious about saving the USPS why don't you just commiserate as pen pals. You know, the kind that write letters and use stamps?
postal carrier

Kent, WA

#57 May 11, 2010
I'm sorry did your parole officer make this thread required reading ? On my computer I get to choose which links I open. You should upgrade yours. I made it to retirement and hope friends and fellow workers have that opportunity. I'm also bothered by the loss of goods/services we are all paying money to maintain. I understand that you don't care as much as we do, but why are you reading these posts then ???
Jesse

Grass Valley, CA

#58 May 11, 2010
I read everything I can about the USPS. Even though my business depends on it, it think USPS will die soon. They had an opportunity to make some real changes 10 years ago, but they squandered it, clinging to old ways and waiting to see if "that email thing" catches on. The level of denial is truly amazing. And Tom and Wally's "study" idea is wasteful and absurd.
postal carrier

Kent, WA

#59 May 12, 2010
Kind of interesting, 10 years ago was when I was trying to get our station manager to, "invest", in color printers, internet terminals, and equipment designed to reassert our position in the parcel delivery business. Instead we shrank our presence throughout and set-up a management compensation system designed to reward management for overworking the craft employees. The result is a simple as the difference between,"Going Postal", and ,"Going Brown". All we have to show for the past 10 years are mail sorting machines that aren't producing the predicted returns and work best on our declining 1st class volume. Oh yeah management at HQ increased @%34, while craft declined @%20. I'm betting on privatization within the next 10 years with skyrocketing costs....Hopefully headquarters will still get their BONE-US !!!
reblien

Paradise, CA

#60 May 13, 2010
Postal Worker wrote:
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I know this is not Rustenhoven, Why put his name out there?
He may give carriers a bad name, but,why pick on him here?
who r u? doug naslund?
travis roberson

Paradise, CA

#61 May 13, 2010
leave rustenhoven alone

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