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Greyhound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-31-09 11:34 PM
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43. All true. Potter has spent 8 years fucking up the postal service in order to
sell privatization. Over the last few years they have quietly switched more and more service to "contractors" that are paid much less, get none of the federal or union benefits, are not subject to the same regulations as regular carriers, and as the inevitable result service gets worse.

There is also a move afoot to eliminate the rural system all together, turning it all over to the contractors.

Those six-day routes and the forced surrender of vacation time are just ways to get carriers to quit/retire or otherwise leave. Maybe the new PMG will turn this around.


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  -Just talked to my letter carrier- she is PRAYING they cut back to 5 days underpants  Jan-31-09 10:18 AM   #0 
  - isnt there a rule they cant go more than two days without delivery.  seabeyond   Jan-31-09 10:22 AM   #1 
  - The main uses for snail mail these days  notesdev   Jan-31-09 10:25 AM   #5 
  - hey... i so agree. fill my trash with the trash i get from mail. n/t  seabeyond   Jan-31-09 10:27 AM   #8 
  - My father used to deliver tons of magazines 20 years ago when he was a letter carrier  NNN0LHI   Jan-31-09 10:26 AM   #6 
     - we get boys life, times, smithsonian, nation geographic and game mag. lol. n/t  seabeyond   Jan-31-09 10:27 AM   #11 
  - I read that they picked Tuesday  MorningGlow   Jan-31-09 10:23 AM   #2 
  - My neighbor postal worker  notesdev   Jan-31-09 10:24 AM   #3 
  - What a bizarre schedule,  MadHound   Jan-31-09 10:24 AM   #4 
  - My partner is a carrier and we  Puglover   Jan-31-09 10:26 AM   #7 
  - As a small business owner (we are open Mon thru Sat) I could get  kestrel91316   Jan-31-09 11:52 AM   #31 
  - Unless her workday is only six hours,  SheilaT   Jan-31-09 10:27 AM   #9 
  - I'm convinced  Coyote_Bandit   Jan-31-09 10:27 AM   #10 
  - Monday holiday + no mail on Tuesday = BIG $$ for lenders  havocmom   Jan-31-09 10:31 AM   #12 
  - Good point  underpants   Jan-31-09 10:43 AM   #18 
  - Why not pray for more carriers with shorter days and usable vacation time?  bread_and_roses   Jan-31-09 10:34 AM   #13 
  - All true. Potter has spent 8 years fucking up the postal service in order to  Greyhound   Jan-31-09 11:34 PM   #43 
  - so I am.  lies and propaganda   Jan-31-09 10:36 AM   #14 
  - My mail has been getting later and later  Warpy   Jan-31-09 10:37 AM   #15 
  - At our old place we got mail at 8PM  underpants   Jan-31-09 10:42 AM   #17 
  - This is the inner city  Warpy   Jan-31-09 10:59 AM   #25 
  - 20 yrs ago I was a city carrier in Chattanooga. Richmond ALWAYS  Nay   Jan-31-09 11:58 AM   #33 
     - I did not know that about the Richmond post offices  underpants   Jan-31-09 12:20 PM   #36 
  - just imagine the mail experience for those in the hurricane recovery  merh   Jan-31-09 10:58 AM   #24 
  - The Tuesday day off is based on the findings of the post office  RJ Connors   Jan-31-09 10:38 AM   #16 
  - Newspapers too.  underpants   Jan-31-09 10:44 AM   #20 
  - True! That's why it's called the Times-Disgrace! No reason for it  Nay   Jan-31-09 12:06 PM   #34 
     - I had to call them 4 times to get my money back and stop delivery  underpants   Jan-31-09 12:21 PM   #37 
        - Yeah--what day was it they closed the Powhite for ice and accidents?  Nay   Jan-31-09 01:20 PM   #39 
           - Talking to my mom last night  underpants   Jan-31-09 01:33 PM   #40 
  - ...except that thursdays are actually lighter  soothsayer   Jan-31-09 09:32 PM   #42 
     - Why do you think that Thursdays are lighter? n/t  RJ Connors   Feb-01-09 12:10 AM   #44 
  - I have the nicest mail lady in the world.  madaboutharry   Jan-31-09 10:44 AM   #19 
  - Mine is really nice too  underpants   Jan-31-09 10:46 AM   #21 
  - That Tuesday thing has me stumped as well.  Jamastiene   Jan-31-09 10:46 AM   #22 
  - They have by far the fewest deliveries on Tues is why Tue is being considered  stray cat   Jan-31-09 11:15 AM   #27 
  - So a scab is looking out for herself  Gman   Jan-31-09 10:54 AM   #23 
  - Where did you get the idea she's a scab?  DemBones DemBones   Jan-31-09 12:36 PM   #38 
     - The OP says so  Gman   Feb-01-09 07:31 AM   #45 
  - I've heard in general postal jobs are secure and well paid - with potentially the exception  stray cat   Jan-31-09 11:14 AM   #26 
  - ebay made everything Paypal  pansypoo53219   Jan-31-09 11:35 AM   #28 
  - The only day I have to go to the post office is SATURDAY.  alarimer   Jan-31-09 11:48 AM   #29 
  - most "mail" is garbage/trash that rides cheap. raise the rates on the trash first nt  msongs   Jan-31-09 11:51 AM   #30 
  - I am thinking the carrier you talked to  WCIL   Jan-31-09 11:53 AM   #32 
  - I am pretty sure she was a long term employee  underpants   Jan-31-09 12:15 PM   #35 
  - T-6's work 5 days a week and all carriers get a full weekend every 6 weeks.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Jan-31-09 01:47 PM   #41 
  - My husband is a supervisor, he was basically told the same thing about requesting Tuesday..  recoveringrepublican   Feb-01-09 08:51 AM   #46 
 

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