Utica postmark in jeopardy - again

Utica postmark in jeopardy - again

There are 31 comments on the The Mid-York Weekly story from Jan 14, 2011, titled Utica postmark in jeopardy - again. In it, The Mid-York Weekly reports that:

Debbie Langow of Clayville prepares her mail for mailing at the United States Post Office at 100 Pitcher Street in Utica on Friday, January 14, 2011.

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Shelly

Sodus, NY

#21 Jan 18, 2011
hmm wrote:
Why do people think the price of stamps affects whether this place stays open or closes?
It's about the fact that why do you have a distribution center in Utica when there is another in Syracuse 50 miles away that more than likely can handle the work that Utica does for very little extra overhead.
If you ran a business, would you have as many places open when you could consolidate? Think before you speak.
You people are probably the same people that say well Wal-Mart cashiers should make $15/hr cause Wal-Mart makes alot of money but if they lose money well they should still make $15/hr.
Then you wonder why all U.S. jobs are being shipped to India daily.
Let's outsource the postal service to India and Pakistan! We could save the USPS tons of money. All our mail could be put on airplanes and shipped over there, sorted, and then flown back here. This might also speed up the whole process and take less overall time than it takes the current postal system to do this.
poor baby

Oneida, NY

#22 Jan 21, 2011
Shelly wrote:
<quoted text>Let's outsource the postal service to India and Pakistan! We could save the USPS tons of money. All our mail could be put on airplanes and shipped over there, sorted, and then flown back here. This might also speed up the whole process and take less overall time than it takes the current postal system to do this.
Great Idea! That way a large part of the SUNYIT student body that originates from Pakistan and India could have a job doing this!(The 'JOBS' still stay in Utica!!!)

Send the stuff on flights over there to be sorted and shipped back, for $1.73 a day.

in 2005 the UK's National Health Service was air expressing lab samples from London to Mumbai for testing, and it reduced backlog and waiting times for test results.

http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4156/...
slapanut

Watertown, NY

#23 Jan 26, 2011
lazyphucks wrote:
Yeah, they are so efficient in Utica, the mail carriers have less and less volume to even deliver. 10 carriers all congregate at the North Utica Burger King for 1.5 to 2 hours every day. One letter carrier even hides out in the Candlewyck lane apt. lots, frittering away an hour "on break" because there's not enough mail to deliver. I love how letter carriers in Utica all seem to slowly drive back to 100 Pitcher St at 5:00pm, making it seem like they 'just finished' their routes at quittin' time.
Ain't that the truth. I see the mail trcuk in the North Utica Burger King parking lot every single day. Not too surprised to find them in Candlewyck Lane Apts on "breaks" Yeah right - a quickie break more like it.
too funny

Camden, NY

#24 Feb 2, 2011
WeDontGoThere wrote:
When you have to send an important letter, who still relies on the post office to get it there?
USPS Window clerk has "only" 17.9 years until retirement (1982):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =JHAFUoLXWWgXX
LOL! That commercial was GREAT!
too funny

Camden, NY

#25 Feb 2, 2011
DumpItAlready wrote:
Get rid of the Utica postmark already. It's embarassing to have this city's postmark on my outgoing cards and letters. I have nothing but shame for Utica--hate it here. I'm moving away for good come July.
As Postal Employee NEWMAN would say:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =Hox-ni8geIwXX
This clip is frickin' Hilarious! I love NEWMAN!!!
truly shocking

Camden, NY

#26 Feb 2, 2011
pay4performance wrote:
Thiefmaster General's Pay (2009):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =q1xzlAXDns8XX
Wow, this is shocking. Thanks to ABC News and Diane Sawyer for running this news story last year.

It's a good thing Thiefmaster Potter is out the door. Maybe he's connected enough to benefit from this area's "FRIENDS & FAMILY" plan?
Freudian Slip

Camden, NY

#27 Feb 2, 2011
UhOh wrote:
Obama admits the USPS has "problems" (2008):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =bqUmuZnmf7AXX
Now THAT's a Freudian Slip of the tongue, Mr. President!
CrooksandLiars

Camden, NY

#28 Feb 2, 2011
USPSBailout wrote:
Looks like the USPS got a BIG BAILOUT in 2010!
It was worth about $4 billion, courtesy of "Harlem's Finest" Charlie 'Tax Cheat' Rangel.
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0909/275...
Happy MLK Day, SUCKERS!!!!
Happy MLK day is right!!

How can this guy "Wrangle" a deal to remain in Congress? No wonder good people have lost all faith in their so-called "Representatives."

BTW, what have Michael Arcuri and Peter Scalise been up to these days?

Will Richard Hanna be able to change anything for the better in Congress as Vice Chairman of the Highway Subcommittee of the massive House Transportation Committee?

I doubt it.
queereyestr8guy

Cortland, NY

#29 Feb 2, 2011
lazyphucks wrote:
Yeah, they are so efficient in Utica, the mail carriers have less and less volume to even deliver. 10 carriers all congregate at the North Utica Burger King for 1.5 to 2 hours every day. One letter carrier even hides out in the Candlewyck lane apt. lots, frittering away an hour "on break" because there's not enough mail to deliver. I love how letter carriers in Utica all seem to slowly drive back to 100 Pitcher St at 5:00pm, making it seem like they 'just finished' their routes at quittin' time.
jealous a bit? u loser! & by the way those are scheduled breaks & are regimented by scanning delivery points!
Rub1Out

Oneida, NY

#30 Feb 3, 2011
queereyestr8guy wrote:
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jealous a bit? u loser! & by the way those are scheduled breaks & are regimented by scanning delivery points!
Yeah, lemme guess. There is a lot of regimentation at the USPS. NOT! Do you think we get what we pay for from USPS? Almost half a buck for a 1.0 ounce FCM letter? C'mon...privatize the post office. Pull it off the government teat and let it stand on it's own two feet or collapse.

Who is gonna miss it when it's gone? NOT ME!
zip code

Decatur, GA

#31 Apr 10, 2011
well wrote:
The Post Office is funding by everyone's tax dollars. The Post Office isn't paying a post master $100k a year from selling stamps and postage.
So not sure how you are only paying an extra $4 a year to fund all the employees at a Utica Distribution center, while all that mail could've been sorted 50 miles away in Syracuse.
actually, and you can look this one up, the post office does not accept one cent of tax money. i'm sure you think i'm making that up but, as a former postal employee i happen to know that for a fact. i can also tell you that it is the most mis-managed institution next to congress. i hated going to work with every fiber of my being. i understand why people go postal at those toilets... the management is the worst. they'll just keep beatin' ya down till you give in or quit. i quit to save my marriage and am better off for it.

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