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Old 01-14-2015, 01:09 AM
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My FIL was a postmaster, he let some gypsy woman con him out of over $250,000 of his life savings. I always thought he had no brains...
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Old 08-03-2015, 04:35 PM
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First, the familiar "Do you have anything perishable, fragile, liquid, explosive or potentially hazardous, blah, blah?""---after years of having the USPS employees practicing their recitation and speaking ability, now they finally learned they could use a keypad asking the customer to enter yes/no--still, as if someone would press "Yes"??

Second, when you go USPS online to calculate postage, the first thing displayed is the most costing Express 1-day delivery, prompting EVERYONE to have to click on the drop display to see other alternatives, with the least expensive listed at the bottom as an obscure and unnamed "Other options". As if everyone sending a 3 ounce toy wants to pay $45 for a 1-day delivery?? Huhhh??!!

What do you expect? They don't hire the best and the brightest. The middle management know this are are doing their best not to tip the apple cart. They follow the company line to the "T" and hope to make to to retirement.
The USPS is an anachronism . It's a throwback to a time when mail really meant something. It needs to be replaced with something new. It really serves no useful purpose except for proving delivery of a subpoena and a means to distribute worthless ads.
I'd give it ten years and Congress will drive a stake in it's heart.
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