USPS to reduce workforce by 13,000

USPS to reduce workforce by 13,000

There are 75 comments on the Business Journal story from May 18, 2012, titled USPS to reduce workforce by 13,000. In it, Business Journal reports that:

Two USPS mail processing facilities in New Mexico, one in Alamogordo and one in Roswell, are being considered for consolidation, according to a list of locations the USPS included in the release.

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Since: Oct 08

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#1 May 19, 2012
Reducing the work force at the Alamogordo post office could only improve the service!
Gorky

Albuquerque, NM

#2 May 19, 2012
Skuttlebutt wrote:
Reducing the work force at the Alamogordo post office could only improve the service!
More people in our community without an income will hurt all our businesses. The laid off postal workers will not have money to spend in our community. When businesses begin to notice a loss in revenue, they will begin to lay off employees starting a downward economic spiral throughout the entire community. How does that improve our service, Mr. Skuttlebutt?

Whether you like it or not, our community depends on generous infusions of outside state and national government money, such as the USPS and the military presence. Your "Forever Stamps" do not cover postal service salaries. Your pie in the sky self-sustainability and support of the top one percent is just that, a pie in the sky.
joey

Carlsbad, NM

#3 May 19, 2012
Gorky wrote:
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More people in our community without an income will hurt all our businesses. The laid off postal workers will not have money to spend in our community. When businesses begin to notice a loss in revenue, they will begin to lay off employees starting a downward economic spiral throughout the entire community. How does that improve our service, Mr. Skuttlebutt?
Whether you like it or not, our community depends on generous infusions of outside state and national government money, such as the USPS and the military presence. Your "Forever Stamps" do not cover postal service salaries. Your pie in the sky self-sustainability and support of the top one percent is just that, a pie in the sky.
true we must reset

usps workers can go to ups... and WORK
Rate Payer

Biloxi, MS

#4 May 19, 2012
Or Congress can change the unfair reserve money requrements that no one else has.And in case you didn`t know it ups uses usps all the time.
joey

Carlsbad, NM

#5 May 19, 2012
or usps could charge $50/year to NOT put junk mail

in my box, then i would never need to see your surley attitude again
uhg

Carlsbad, NM

#6 May 19, 2012
mail 3 days a week is enough
it is mostly junk mail
how many

Albuquerque, NM

#7 May 19, 2012
How many employees does this department of our post office employee?
Gorky

Albuquerque, NM

#8 May 19, 2012
Otero County currently has a 6% unemployment rate, not counting those estimated 2% who have given up on the employment office and are no longer counted. This out of a 2010 Census count of 63,797. 30403 is the last counted population of Alamogordo with a negative population growth of -14.6% since 2000.
toby

Carlsbad, NM

#9 May 19, 2012
how many wrote:
How many employees does this department of our post office employee?
roswell & alamo together.... less than 20

no big deal... save the $$$$
Never

Biloxi, MS

#10 May 19, 2012
Going to happen,Congess has something called "franking" that means they get to send the voters mail free. Congress will never, never, never, I repeat never give this up .this is nothing but election year politics.So everyone can relax and go back to making up crap and posting it on topix.
Resident

Alamogordo, NM

#11 May 19, 2012
Gorky wrote:
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More people in our community without an income will hurt all our businesses. The laid off postal workers will not have money to spend in our community. When businesses begin to notice a loss in revenue, they will begin to lay off employees starting a downward economic spiral throughout the entire community. How does that improve our service, Mr. Skuttlebutt?
Whether you like it or not, our community depends on generous infusions of outside state and national government money, such as the USPS and the military presence. Your "Forever Stamps" do not cover postal service salaries. Your pie in the sky self-sustainability and support of the top one percent is just that, a pie in the sky.
YES! ALL RIGHT!! Another form of welfare for the tax payer!

Since: Oct 08

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#12 May 19, 2012
Gorky wrote:
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More people in our community without an income will hurt all our businesses. The laid off postal workers will not have money to spend in our community. When businesses begin to notice a loss in revenue, they will begin to lay off employees starting a downward economic spiral throughout the entire community. How does that improve our service, Mr. Skuttlebutt?
Whether you like it or not, our community depends on generous infusions of outside state and national government money, such as the USPS and the military presence. Your "Forever Stamps" do not cover postal service salaries. Your pie in the sky self-sustainability and support of the top one percent is just that, a pie in the sky.
you are right...nothing can improve the crappys ervice by the post office...just close the whole thing down.
toobad

Alamogordo, NM

#13 May 19, 2012
Gorky wrote:
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More people in our community without an income will hurt all our businesses. The laid off postal workers will not have money to spend in our community. When businesses begin to notice a loss in revenue, they will begin to lay off employees starting a downward economic spiral throughout the entire community. How does that improve our service, Mr. Skuttlebutt?
Whether you like it or not, our community depends on generous infusions of outside state and national government money, such as the USPS and the military presence. Your "Forever Stamps" do not cover postal service salaries. Your pie in the sky self-sustainability and support of the top one percent is just that, a pie in the sky.
The USPS are contract employees..........they get way too much money. If they start normal wages, then the USPS wouldn't be broke. The upper echelon makes way tooooo much money.
Rate Payer

Biloxi, MS

#14 May 19, 2012
toobad wrote:
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The USPS are contract employees..........they get way too much money. If they start normal wages, then the USPS wouldn't be broke. The upper echelon makes way tooooo much money.
When the usps lowers the wages suitable to live in a poor state,how would they be able to pay the rent in a normal state,or for that matter an expensive state.?

Since: Sep 08

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#15 May 19, 2012
Gorky wrote:
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More people in our community without an income will hurt all our businesses. The laid off postal workers will not have money to spend in our community. When businesses begin to notice a loss in revenue, they will begin to lay off employees starting a downward economic spiral throughout the entire community. How does that improve our service, Mr. Skuttlebutt?
Whether you like it or not, our community depends on generous infusions of outside state and national government money, such as the USPS and the military presence. Your "Forever Stamps" do not cover postal service salaries. Your pie in the sky self-sustainability and support of the top one percent is just that, a pie in the sky.
So Gorky, if our post office here in Alamogordo lays off 1 or 2 people, that will affect all of the businesses in town as you so stated above. Why does that not happen when an employer close his door with a few employees. There must be $$$ here because every few months a new payday loan opens, and a new business opens up.
When the Harry Reid says this
You know the USPS has a problem, and government is not the answer.

There should be a stamp machine, and a self serve package postage machine here.
Heisenberg

Alamogordo, NM

#16 May 19, 2012
toobad wrote:
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The USPS are contract employees..........they get way too much money. If they start normal wages, then the USPS wouldn't be broke. The upper echelon makes way tooooo much money.
Too much money? What kind of money do you make? You jealous?
Heisenberg

Alamogordo, NM

#17 May 19, 2012
What sort of money should they make, minimum wage, like the rest of the crap jobs here?

Oh, I get it, you're probably on a pension, or some other government check, so you couldn't give a rat's what anyone else makes as pay. Right?

Everybody's trying to guess why people are "jumping ship" in this turd of a town. Maybe it's that they're fleeing for greener pastures?

What future is there here, unless you're retired, or retired military, or getting a freebie from the state?

What a proud thing you can say to others for your children 2-3 years from now, what they're doing with their lives, and the living they're making, working at some shithole cookie factory!
Heisenberg

Alamogordo, NM

#18 May 19, 2012
A few years back, I was speaking with a local business owner whom I have on occasion done business with.

The owner said that they were considering hiring someone to help out.

And the rate of pay that was going to be offered? A measly $5/hr!

And it was a job that required a good degree of expertise, and knowledge, this wasn't something like a window washer's job.

I tried being as respectful as I could towards the business owner, but said that "this wage is something you pay a 12-13 year old for raking leaves in your yard, that it's a slap in the face for any grown adult to even show up here for that sort of pay".

The reply was "well, I'm going to have to do the work myself then"! That's right, do the work yourself I thought!

Guess what, some fool took that job if I recall, and the person was no kid.
yeah

Alamogordo, NM

#19 May 19, 2012
Heisenberg wrote:
A few years back, I was speaking with a local business owner whom I have on occasion done business with.
The owner said that they were considering hiring someone to help out.
And the rate of pay that was going to be offered? A measly $5/hr!
And it was a job that required a good degree of expertise, and knowledge, this wasn't something like a window washer's job.
I tried being as respectful as I could towards the business owner, but said that "this wage is something you pay a 12-13 year old for raking leaves in your yard, that it's a slap in the face for any grown adult to even show up here for that sort of pay".
The reply was "well, I'm going to have to do the work myself then"! That's right, do the work yourself I thought!
Guess what, some fool took that job if I recall, and the person was no kid.
That's par for the course in Alamogordo! They still make way too much money for not having a college degree.
toobad

Alamogordo, NM

#20 May 19, 2012
Heisenberg wrote:
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Too much money? What kind of money do you make? You jealous?
This town is cheap to live in. As the other person said, postal carriers don't have college degrees to make the money they do. They are independent contractors outside of town and write off mileage and have enormous tax breaks. I have a good friend working at the downtown PO. Most everything is automated.

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