Economy strikes USPS

Economy strikes USPS

There are 15 comments on the GoErie.com story from Mar 20, 2009, titled Economy strikes USPS. In it, GoErie.com reports that:

The U.S. Postal Service will close its Erie district office this summer, eliminating as many as 63 jobs.

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Stricken

Erie, PA

#1 Mar 21, 2009
What the postal service fails to share with the public is that those people who are "eligible" for the early out are also people who do not have enough years or the age for a full pension. They will be forced to take a 2% penalty for each year they go early. For example; if they were eligible to retire with a full pension in 7 years it will cost them 14%!! How many people do you know that can afford to give up 14% in this day and age? For those who are going to try to find a job they will more than likely have to uproot their families and relocate.
RADRACEMOM

United States

#2 Mar 21, 2009
I realize everyone is down sizing and I agree with your post.Don't think half the people understand the early retirement n what goes with it. Also the postal service should drop a day of delivering mail like on a Saturday lots of junkmail on that day usually.
rick

Philadelphia, PA

#3 Mar 21, 2009
i'll retire early as long as i get an AIG style package...otherwise they can shove it
mrkihn

Chambersburg, PA

#5 Mar 22, 2009
Gee
What ever happen to the government creating new jobs.
mrkihn

Chambersburg, PA

#6 Mar 22, 2009
rick wrote:
i'll retire early as long as i get an AIG style package...otherwise they can shove it
Being most of the jobs are being eliminated by retirement. That means these people have been there for a while which also means they have one hell of a government pension. They probably make more in retirement then Then someone who makes $12-15 per hr.
I would be more then happy to retire with that.
lakerman1

Erie, PA

#7 Mar 22, 2009
Gary Nardo
1726 W 36 St
Erie, PA 16508
gail

Brookville, PA

#8 Mar 22, 2009
lakerman1 wrote:
Gary Nardo
1726 W 36 St
Erie, PA 16508
Hummm, is this near Mercyhurst college?? I used to go to Erie years ago....I forgotten so many places.
lakerman1

Erie, PA

#9 Mar 22, 2009
Wow! My little cyberstalker is out of the basement again! He must have promised mommy that he would be good. He is a regular norman bates, I bet.
JMT

AOL

#10 Mar 22, 2009
RADRACEMOM wrote:
I realize everyone is down sizing and I agree with your post.Don't think half the people understand the early retirement n what goes with it. Also the postal service should drop a day of delivering mail like on a Saturday lots of junkmail on that day usually.
They could cut back to 3 days a week. Mon, Wed, and Fri.
Yay

Erie, PA

#11 Jan 17, 2010
Gary Nardo
Gary Nardo
AKA GForce

The ugliest little man on the planet!
MCR

United States

#12 Jan 18, 2010
Most retirement plans are like the one for the postal service. If you take the early out you loose a percentage of your pension. Having said that, they usually offer a incentive pay to equal your SS until you reach the age of retirement.
It is a better deal than getting a layoff notice.
Stricken wrote:
What the postal service fails to share with the public is that those people who are "eligible" for the early out are also people who do not have enough years or the age for a full pension. They will be forced to take a 2% penalty for each year they go early. For example; if they were eligible to retire with a full pension in 7 years it will cost them 14%!! How many people do you know that can afford to give up 14% in this day and age? For those who are going to try to find a job they will more than likely have to uproot their families and relocate.
Danny Glover

United States

#13 Jan 18, 2010
Yay wrote:
Gary Nardo
Gary Nardo
AKA GForce
The ugliest little man on the planet!
He's getting fat, too.
citizen

Kittanning, PA

#15 Jun 20, 2011
The economy isn't striking the USPS. The USPS and 911 addressing authorities are the ones to strike the Economy. Every economic problem that has occured is a direct result of 911 addressing implementation procedures. That is to say not 911 addressing but how it was done. 911 addressing is not the problem. Changing the roads names had a bigger effect on the economy than they seem to think and in most cases the name change was made illegally. Sure the state doesn't have a problem with a name change, but federal contract law has a very big problem with these name changes. You can not just tap a gavel and say your changing the name of a road that has a name. There may not be a law against changing a roads name, but there are laws that can impede any desire to change a road name without permission of the owner. A county road easement does not make the county the owner of a road. It is like a lease and if the road has a name then the owner has to grant you permission to change the name even though you the county have the right of its use and maintenance. Civil rights still exist even if they are being ignored by a public bully.
Latenighter

Akron, OH

#16 Jun 20, 2011
The Post Office can cut out making all of those different types of stamps. I really do not understand that making an Emilia Earhart(sp?) stamp for example in its importance. It costs the government too much money with all these different type of stamps and not just having a simple Eagle stamp.

With this economy and competition from UPS, the P.O. needs to cut out the novelties and work on convenience. I rather pay something online(e-mail being more competition) without having to go out and buying a roll of stamps to pay my bills. With a roll of 37 cent stamps and they raise the price to 41 cent stamps, I have to go out and buy 4 cent stamps. I rather just throw another 37 cent stamp on to save myself a trip to the post office. I do not think that not so many people anymore write letters. Envelopes with postage on it already is a good start. Closing branches to save money is a mistake. Instead of laying off people, hiring an efficiency officer maybe a better idea.
tommyg

Cleveland, OH

#17 Jun 20, 2011
Post offices are largely unnecessary. Very few people write much at all, quite a bit of banking and bill paying have gone on-line, so yes the answer is laying off people. Superfluous workers need to be trimmed or the whole system collapses under the dead weight. Government jobs aren't guaranteed for life, no matter what City, County, State ,and Federal workers want us to believe.

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