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Darth Biscuit

Postal Service reports massive $5 billion loss

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The Milkman went the way of the Dodo.

Time for 6 day a week mail carriers to do the same.

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The post office is a special circumstance of government services because they are required to service all areas for largely the same price. That's not good for business to set up a post office in bum fug nowhere. For that reason, I do tend to give the post office a pass.

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Want to save the postal service? Privatize it and expand into other countries. Look at what the Germans have done. Their postal system was on the verge of chaos as well, but now is doing better than ever thanks to some crafty business planning. Did you know that if you ship something FedEx/UPS air, there's a good chance it was delivered on a Lufthansa plane? Go figure.

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The post master general needs to gather all the postal workers around a huge movie screen and show them that Costner movie The Postman. They will either be inspired or go on a rampage. I did the later after watching that crapfest.

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Want to save the postal service? Privatize it and expand into other countries. Look at what the Germans have done. Their postal system was on the verge of chaos as well, but now is doing better than ever thanks to some crafty business planning. Did you know that if you ship something FedEx/UPS air, there's a good chance it was delivered on a Lufthansa plane? Go figure.

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The post master general needs to gather all the postal workers around a huge movie screen and show them that Costner movie The Postman. They will either be inspired or go on a rampage. I did the later after watching that crapfest.

it wasn't that bad

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Where is this free postal service of which you speak?

Its free in as much as you are not charged a discrete fee to receive your bills or your jury summons.

Its also why privatization will never work.

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The postal service always tries to rip me off. They will not tell you the available shipping options and just state the more expensive shipping options. I caught them doing it a couple times.

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Sounds like it's the pensions that are breaking them. A govt run postal service could work....it just will never be able to under the current conditions.

Govt employees used to make less money but got better benefits...now they, in many cases, make more than the commercial sector, are harder to downsize, and still get those benefits that made working for them appealing.

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