The article is about competitions/drones doing our jobs as far as package delivery goes. I just thought the picture itself was a bit dramatic. As it
is portraying an apocalypse. Goes as bit far, and in my eyes goes further than the article. Letter delivery will always be ours, but packages are
Technology is taking job away faster than the illegal aliens ever could. I hope you don't get replaced by a drone in any foreseeable future. I talk
to my mailman daily and he's a great guy. I would hate to see him go.
A friend of mine in the U.K is a mail man he used to be in the sorting side of it for 15 years but has gone on the rounds again as he was told that
tens of thousands of jobs will go due to the sell of of royal mail and the change to mechanization .
Another friend busts his gut delivering parcels in a remote area for £ 0.80 $ 1.00 per parcel and usingg his own van petrol etc when the minimum
wage here is £ 6-8 per hour
Well parcels are a different ballgame. Look at the address deliver. Easy as pie. Those wages are very low though. Seems like almost slave labor.
Sorting is fully automated in the US. The bigger stuff still has to be cased by hand though. Smaller sorting offices are getting closed down. My
office is about to lose 43 people due to this.
I have always been told people get laid off a lot in the post office, but carriers will always have a job. Carriers never get laid off (knock on
wood). I'm working 6 days a week 10 hour days.
Best thing about overtime in the post office is. Anything over 8 hours is time and a half. Anything over 10 is double time. Also anything over 40 is
combined with that in overtime.
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