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#1 Mokes

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Posted February 24 2012 - 7:43 AM

They plan on closing the hub in Central MA. That's going to suck a lot and kill a lot of jobs for people. Go go economy! 35K jobs. Gone. Awesome. :confused:


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#2 John M

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Posted February 24 2012 - 7:51 AM

Mokes, times change the postal service needs to change too.......thats hwo it goes. The need to close alot more stuff and post offices too and probably will in the near future.


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#3 Gamakatsu

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Posted February 24 2012 - 8:13 AM

With email and electronic bill payments reducing the volume of mail, it is only logical to lay people off. This has nothing to do with the state of the economy and everything to do with ending the $5 billion losses the USPS has been incurring. Sad but necessary.

Expect more government jobs to go away. It's the only sector of the economy that is still shedding jobs. I would think those who want a balanced budget would be applauding such layoffs.:confused:



#4 Joe G

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Posted February 24 2012 - 8:40 AM

They plan on closing the hub in Central MA. That's going to suck a lot and kill a lot of jobs for people. Go go economy! 35K jobs. Gone. Awesome. :confused:


That's 35K jobs nationwide, not in central MA.

Consolidating operations from Central and NW Mass to the Boston facility will probably add to it's roster of 1,300 employees.

25% decline in the volume of first class mail since 2006 contributed to these cost-cutting measures.



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Posted February 24 2012 - 9:27 AM

I don't pretend to know about their logistics, but I got a kick out of the route my package just travelled by.
I told the sender that maybe who ever creates the routes is a fisherman and wanted to do a trial run for the fall run. Started in Bound Brook to Kearny, to Rhode Island, to Long Island to Staten Island.
I'm sure (actually I hope) there's a resonable explanation, but it still makes one scratch their head.



Your Label Number Service Status of Your Item Date & Time Location Features
Result 1 03091140000058478556
Priority Mail®
Delivered
February 23, 2012, 1:09 pm
STATEN ISLAND, NY 10306
Expected Delivery By:
February 21, 2012


Delivery Confirmation™


Insured


Arrival at Post Office
February 23, 2012, 6:20 am
STATEN ISLAND, NY 10306

Depart USPS Sort Facility
February 23, 2012
BETHPAGE, NY 11714

Processed through USPS Sort Facility
February 23, 2012, 12:50 am
BETHPAGE, NY 11714

Processed through USPS Sort Facility
February 22, 2012, 11:34 pm
BETHPAGE, NY 11714

Processed through USPS Sort Facility
February 21, 2012, 1:52 am
PROVIDENCE, RI 02904

Depart USPS Sort Facility
February 20, 2012
PROVIDENCE, RI 02904

Processed through USPS Sort Facility
February 20, 2012, 2:46 am
PROVIDENCE, RI 02904

Processed through USPS Sort Facility
February 19, 2012, 7:54 pm
PROVIDENCE, RI 02904

Depart USPS Sort Facility
February 17, 2012
KEARNY, NJ 07032

Processed at USPS Origin Sort Facility
February 17, 2012, 8:24 pm
KEARNY, NJ 07032

Dispatched to Sort Facility
February 17, 2012, 5:24 pm
BOUND BROOK, NJ 08805

Acceptance
February 17, 2012, 1:03 pm
BOUND BROOK, NJ 08805



#6 gray gables

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Posted February 24 2012 - 9:30 AM

the pensions also hurt the postal system to,



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Posted February 24 2012 - 9:31 AM


Its the delivery system they learned from the research and huge successes of Fedex.



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Posted February 24 2012 - 10:09 AM

Hey there is always UPS and FedEx. Most Conservatives are in favor of privatizing government services.



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Posted February 24 2012 - 10:19 AM


fuel prices and pensions.




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Posted February 24 2012 - 11:49 AM

All good reasons posted above, but they're also bogged down w tons of catalogs at 3rd class postage - which is a huge subsidy to mail order business.


See you on the big one.

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Posted February 24 2012 - 11:53 AM

Hey there is always UPS and FedEx. Most Conservatives are in favor of privatizing government services.


Well, I don't have to support their pensions with my taxes.


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Posted February 24 2012 - 11:57 AM

Hey there is always UPS and FedEx. Most Conservatives are in favor of privatizing government services.


If they were private they would have reorganized or folded long ago.



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Posted February 24 2012 - 12:18 PM

Unions too...go figure



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Posted February 24 2012 - 12:56 PM

I thought you liberals were all for breaking up businesses that are too big to fail. How is this different?


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Posted February 24 2012 - 3:30 PM

Grease your cornholes (no taxpayer funded Vaseline will be provided). This is just a taste of austerity when it comes.

And you'll need to bring your own toilet paper when you go to a government building too. It's gonna be great!