Richmonders react to list of postal branches that could close

Jul 27, 2011 Full story: WTVR Richmond 57

A delivery of bad news arrives for Alvin Hopson. "Rain snow sleet or hail.. Always deliver the mail.

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hammer time

Richmond, VA

#1 Jul 27, 2011
close them all, even the ones the USPS built out in the suburbs. they are a drain on the financial well being of the USPS. with current technology the USPS lags way behind. yep, cut those salaries and pension plans to boot.
1 state employee 2

Richmond, VA

#2 Jul 28, 2011
hammer time wrote:
close them all, even the ones the USPS built out in the suburbs. they are a drain on the financial well being of the USPS. with current technology the USPS lags way behind. yep, cut those salaries and pension plans to boot.
then how do propose mail should be delivered then?????
hammer time

Richmond, VA

#3 Jul 29, 2011
1 state employee 2 wrote:
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then how do propose mail should be delivered then?????
contract it out to UPS or FEDX or create a new modern day pony express.
Voice of Reality

Petersburg, VA

#4 Jul 30, 2011
1 state employee 2 wrote:
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then how do propose mail should be delivered then?????
I have mixed emotions about postal workers, on the good side there are the letter carriers who work hard each day, every day. On the bad side there are the inside clerks at many of the postal locations who have obviously taken classes in "How Slow Can You Walk" and "How Arrogant Can You Act". To be completely turned off to the post office, all one has to do it go to the one on Technology Drive and go inside and watch the actions of the so called Customer Service Workers who work the counter.

The post office has become an overweight, out of touch exercise in the wrong way to do things. I ACTUALLY believe that any private business such as UPS or FedEx could come in and run post office business at twice the speed and half the cost.

Proof of this is seen in the profit and loss statements of UPS, FedEx and the Postal Service for the past ten years. Two have made money and one begs every year for money to cover their losses.
hammer time

Richmond, VA

#5 Jul 30, 2011
the losses are part of how the system was set up in the first place. too bloated and too many former military yucks at the wheel.

Since: Jul 10

Richmond, VA

#6 Jul 30, 2011
hammer time wrote:
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contract it out to UPS or FEDX or create a new modern day pony express.
Then who is gonna deliver your welfare check??
the mom

Chester, VA

#7 Jul 30, 2011
Voice, you are correct that 2 have made money and one has losses but only one will mail a letter for $0.41.
Voice of Reality

Petersburg, VA

#8 Jul 31, 2011
the mom wrote:
Voice, you are correct that 2 have made money and one has losses but only one will mail a letter for $0.41.
Actually the $0.41 is the up front cost, UPS and FedEx does not get the benefit of taxpayer money on a daily basis to add to the cost to their consumer and who is the taxpayer? Care to rethink that $0.41 cost to mail your letter? People, you need to understand that the post office is the best example of Government Waste that we have. The only good thing is that with the expansion of E-Mail and other things this bloated enity has a very real shelf life and in 25 yeas will be a shadow of what it is now.
The post office is the victim of the same thing many other federal, state and local government agencies suffer. A union that still thinks that government must provide cradle to grave care for current and former employees and it also makes it almost impossible (unless they murder somebody and then their job might be waiting if they ever get out of jail) to terminate the useless and nonproductive employee. Go to Technology Drive to the main post office and go inside the customer service area and you will find that the clerks did not get their massive butts by being motivated to move and service customers.
1 state employee 2

Richmond, VA

#9 Jul 31, 2011
Voice of Reality wrote:
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Actually the $0.41 is the up front cost, UPS and FedEx does not get the benefit of taxpayer money on a daily basis to add to the cost to their consumer and who is the taxpayer? Care to rethink that $0.41 cost to mail your letter? People, you need to understand that the post office is the best example of Government Waste that we have. The only good thing is that with the expansion of E-Mail and other things this bloated enity has a very real shelf life and in 25 yeas will be a shadow of what it is now.
The post office is the victim of the same thing many other federal, state and local government agencies suffer. A union that still thinks that government must provide cradle to grave care for current and former employees and it also makes it almost impossible (unless they murder somebody and then their job might be waiting if they ever get out of jail) to terminate the useless and nonproductive employee. Go to Technology Drive to the main post office and go inside the customer service area and you will find that the clerks did not get their massive butts by being motivated to move and service customers.
even though I work for a state agency....I SO FEEL YOUR POST....!!!! PRIVATE INDUSTRY IS ABOUT MAKING MONEY FOR MORE THAN JUST PAYING THE BILLS THAT WANT PROFIT TOO!!!
1 state employee 2

Richmond, VA

#10 Jul 31, 2011
Sammy- wrote:
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Then who is gonna deliver your welfare check??
You must be from the backwoods....that's exactly why government is screwed up because instead of realizing what the problem is and fixing it people like you are too busy worrying about something that didn't create the problem to begin with...im sure if you knew your history you would know the postal system is older than any social welfare program...and if you were keeping up with the times....welfare checks are no longer checks they are delivered via automatic deposit like any major organization does as is social security and other SOCIALISM PROGRAM.....before you post THINK....but I have come to realize most people on here dont think logical before they post....go back to school and retake government and social studies before you DARE post AGAIN!!!

Since: Jul 10

Richmond, VA

#11 Jul 31, 2011
1 state employee 2 wrote:
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You must be from the backwoods....that's exactly why government is screwed up because instead of realizing what the problem is and fixing it people like you are too busy worrying about something that didn't create the problem to begin with...im sure if you knew your history you would know the postal system is older than any social welfare program...and if you were keeping up with the times....welfare checks are no longer checks they are delivered via automatic deposit like any major organization does as is social security and other SOCIALISM PROGRAM.....before you post THINK....but I have come to realize most people on here dont think logical before they post....go back to school and retake government and social studies before you DARE post AGAIN!!!
It was a joke you idiot! Now what could you have done with that hour you spent thinking and typing that grammer disaster??

Since: Jul 10

Richmond, VA

#12 Jul 31, 2011
1 state employee 2 wrote:
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even though I work for a state agency....I SO FEEL YOUR POST....!!!! PRIVATE INDUSTRY IS ABOUT MAKING MONEY FOR MORE THAN JUST PAYING THE BILLS THAT WANT PROFIT TOO!!!
Is this EBONICS or are you just stupid??

If you are going to have to drool all over your keyboard again don't bother.
1 state employee 2

Richmond, VA

#13 Jul 31, 2011
Sammy- wrote:
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It was a joke you idiot! Now what could you have done with that hour you spent thinking and typing that grammer disaster??
I wrote it that way so you could understand it better. I see how you like to attack something that can be corrected rather than the content.....your lost!!!
1 state employee 2

Richmond, VA

#14 Jul 31, 2011
Sammy- wrote:
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Is this EBONICS or are you just stupid??
If you are going to have to drool all over your keyboard again don't bother.
cute, what exactly is ebonics???? i must be stupid to keep replying to your naroow minded responses....have a fabuloso week!

Since: Jul 10

Richmond, VA

#15 Jul 31, 2011
1 state employee 2 wrote:
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cute, what exactly is ebonics???? i must be stupid to keep replying to your naroow minded responses....have a fabuloso week!
Not important.

You have a great week too!
Voice of Reality

Petersburg, VA

#16 Aug 1, 2011
Sammy- wrote:
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It was a joke you idiot! Now what could you have done with that hour you spent thinking and typing that grammer disaster??
GRAMMER disaster? Talk about your ultimate contridiction of terms.

Could you possibly meant GRAMMAR disaster?

Since: Jul 10

Richmond, VA

#17 Aug 1, 2011
Voice of Reality wrote:
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GRAMMER disaster? Talk about your ultimate contridiction of terms.
Could you possibly meant GRAMMAR disaster?
Yeah Voice I blew that one!! Can't win them all?!
crazy indian

Richmond, VA

#18 Aug 1, 2011
hammer time wrote:
the losses are part of how the system was set up in the first place. too bloated and too many former military yucks at the wheel.
PLUS" full of nothing but SORRY NO GOOD LAZY ASS NEGRO EMPLOYEES. if we are going to be discussing any thing folks, let us be truthful about the problem's. negro's negro's negro's.
hammer time

Richmond, VA

#19 Aug 1, 2011
crazy indian wrote:
<quoted text> PLUS" full of nothing but SORRY NO GOOD LAZY ASS NEGRO EMPLOYEES. if we are going to be discussing any thing folks, let us be truthful about the problem's. negro's negro's negro's.
why don't you leave and find a place where negroes don't exist?
i have a suggestion, move back to your ancestral land in european siberia or the south pole/north pole. i bet you won't find negroes there. GOT U-HAUL WILL TRAVEL??????????
crazy indian

Richmond, VA

#20 Aug 1, 2011
hammer time wrote:
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why don't you leave and find a place where negroes don't exist?
i have a suggestion, move back to your ancestral land in european siberia or the south pole/north pole. i bet you won't find negroes there. GOT U-HAUL WILL TRAVEL??????????
GLAD TO" right after i receive my REPARATIONS, from your sorry no good evil black ass's. one million dollars and you sorry no evil black ass devils can have the whole place. you sorry evil bastards.

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