3 W.Va. postal agencies to close

3 W.Va. postal agencies to close

There are 15 comments on the Charleston Gazette story from Feb 23, 2012, titled 3 W.Va. postal agencies to close. In it, Charleston Gazette reports that:

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- West Virginians working at three U.S. Postal Service mail distribution centers will not be made jobless when the agency consolidates the centers in mid-May, a spokeswoman said Thursday.

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Larry Dadisman

Montgomery, WV

#1 Feb 24, 2012
What is sad, it doesn't have to be this way and it should not have happened at all. The facts show it. Millions of people will be given hardships when this happens.

Since: Feb 12

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#2 Feb 24, 2012
Larry Dadisman wrote:
What is sad, it doesn't have to be this way and it should not have happened at all. The facts show it. Millions of people will be given hardships when this happens.
Did i read that right tjat employees from the Clarksburg center will be relocated to Pittsburgh or Charleston? O.o

Thats pretty dirty.

Since: Feb 11

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#3 Feb 24, 2012
Fast forward 5 to 10 years - the USPS finds that it's still bleeding money so further consolidations are made and home delivery is cut to 3 days per week. The center in Pittsburgh is split between Cleveland and Philadelphia - Charleston is split between Richmond and Cincinatti... etc. etc. etc...

When are they going to accept the fact that the US Government is going to have to subsidize the Postal Service? The could implement advertising in the post marks like other countries and charge a HIGHER rate to junk mail. I'd gladly pay 75 cents per stamp just to keep the Postal Service at full speed because it's still cheaper than paying some bills online (examples: Mon Power & Dominion Hope).

Get our troops home and cut support to rebel governments around the world so we can support the goods and services within our own borders!!!
Jefferson

Oakvale, WV

#4 Feb 24, 2012
Get our troops home? Obama is out there apologizing for a couple of books being burned. As far as subsidizing the usps didnt you know we are 16 trillion, SIXTEEN TRILLION in debt. We brought the troops home to early from Iraq, the place is going to hades and have we seen any peace dividend from that?
bieber_hole_69

United States

#5 Feb 24, 2012
The postal service is obsolete.
lmao

Williamstown, WV

#6 Feb 24, 2012
USPS is going to hell in a hand basket because none of the staff gives a damn. I've been having trouble for my carrier, and can NEVER each anyone at the post master's office.

Lazy, lazy, lazy.

Also, at work, mail that should go to other STATES gets delivered here. It's like they're not even trying.

CTD is what they're doing.
I KNOW

Bluefield, VA

#7 Feb 24, 2012
bieber_hole_69 wrote:
The postal service is obsolete.
I agree with you 100 %-while there is definite need for some kind of postal service the service as it is obsolete and has been for some time-and growing more so every day.The salaries-the benefits the "guarantees" & attitudes(laziness & poor service) are all contributing to a very cumbersome and unsustainable business model.The whole "system" and "setup" needs a total revitalization and be brought in tune with the times.
There is no doubt this is a HUGE undertaking and a difficult one at best.There is not a doubt the postal system is needed and necessary BUT it needs to be re done-re thought-and updated.This is going to be a huge undertaking but must be attempted as the present set up is unsustainable and has been for some time-and that is getting worse every day.

Since: Feb 12

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#8 Feb 24, 2012
I KNOW wrote:
<quoted text>
I agree with you 100 %-while there is definite need for some kind of postal service the service as it is obsolete and has been for some time-and growing more so every day.The salaries-the benefits the "guarantees" & attitudes(laziness & poor service) are all contributing to a very cumbersome and unsustainable business model.The whole "system" and "setup" needs a total revitalization and be brought in tune with the times.
There is no doubt this is a HUGE undertaking and a difficult one at best.There is not a doubt the postal system is needed and necessary BUT it needs to be re done-re thought-and updated.This is going to be a huge undertaking but must be attempted as the present set up is unsustainable and has been for some time-and that is getting worse every day.
Well stated.
nemesis

Mount Lookout, WV

#9 Feb 24, 2012
It's partly a SIW. The Federal Government quit mailing SOS and other Govt. checks, and this took away a big chunk of their business. Electronic transfer has taken it's toll.
Beavis

Fairmont, WV

#10 Feb 24, 2012
I like how they try to scam you at East Point when you want to send something by the lower Media Mail rate. Just be careful what you say when they casually ask if there's any "first-class correspondence" tucked inside the envelope.
I KNOW

Bluefield, VA

#11 Feb 24, 2012
The "system" did not perform well and was too costly so even the government started requiring electronic deposits.That should have told them something and been a signal for change because as it is simply is not a sustainable business model.Even the government had many problems with it's own system so they "quit using it" in favor of something more dependable and cost effective.You are right they themselves took a big chunk of mail out of the system.
Jefferson

Oakvale, WV

#12 Feb 24, 2012
Larry Dadisman wrote:
What is sad, it doesn't have to be this way and it should not have happened at all. The facts show it. Millions of people will be given hardships when this happens.
What hardships?
I KNOW

Bluefield, VA

#13 Feb 24, 2012
What kind of hardships...some post offices will close may be affecting some small communities of small parts of cities HOWEVER mail will still be delivered.
The processing center closures will mean slower delivery for an already cumbersome and slow system.
The main so called hardship might be fewer "walk in" post office facilities.Those with PO boxes may have to go somewhere else to get mail some very small towns may be affected however it is a fact they can no longer keep a post office for a few hundred or less people.
Many grocery and possibly some convenience stores sell stamps-most sell money orders for those that use this.
Some have expressed they were loosing a "gathering place" in their community...and I can understand this but a "gathering place does not make money" and it is not the place of the postal service to provide a community a "social gathering place"
The main thing with the processing center closures is much slower delivery because of the extra travel adding increased time to an already slow and inefficient system.
Beavis

Fairmont, WV

#14 Feb 24, 2012
Oh, and don't even get me started about them throwing a fit at East Point just because you choose not to sign the back of your credit card... and what's the deal with there usually only being one clerk behind the counter at lunch time... talk about a total disregard for customer service...
I KNOW

Bluefield, VA

#15 Feb 24, 2012
customer service.....Whats that.....lots of grumps but not customer service.The customer is an interruption to their day-at least that is they way they often act.

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