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"The U.S. Postal Service plans to save as much as $500 million in the next two years as it works to close or consolidate about 2,000 mostly small, rural and rarely visited retail locations, according to senior postal officials. Another 500 sites are slated to close by June."
Originally posted by LanMan54
reply to post by ScepticalBeliever
More jobs going down the tubes thanks to TECHNOLOGY!
Originally posted by ScepticalBeliever
We've recently been through similar cuts to our "Royal Mail" in the UK. It's just a sign of the times, e-mail is taking over and though obviously there are times when a letter is the far better option/needed, the frequency of that is on the decline. Escalating fuel costs won't be doing the situation much good either.
Originally posted by mike_trivisonno
The Postal Service was started as a works program for returning Civil War veterans.
It grew into the most efficient mail delivery system the planet has ever seen.
Then employees unionized and the era of "going postal" dawned. Now it is model of mismanagement, inefficiency, and government bloat.
edit on 25-1-2011 by mike_trivisonno because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by SonOfTheLawOfOne
This goes to show that privatized business always beats government-run business.
UPS and FedEx have demolished the US Postal Service in terms of speed, quality, tracking, etc.
This is what needs to happen with everything the government owns.
I'm astonished that they've actually "given in" and decided to get rid of SOME wasteful spending.
On to Amtrak, Fannie and Freddie, Sallie Mae (student loans), etc.