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on Jan 31, 2012
What else would you expect from the government! The UPS is going bankrupt because it continues with a failed business model. Don't get me started on the pathetic customer service.
The USPS isn't a government entity, but it has the worst of both worlds - it does not get any tax funds, but it has to get congressional approval on its prices and business practices, fund employee benefits at federal levels, serve every house in the nation every day, and compete with private companies offering faster, on-demand service. I think Congress could go a long way toward fixing this by letting it set its own rates and pension benefits.
If bulk mail were curtailed there would be no need for this. I am buried in bulk mail that ALL goes into the recycle bin.
The answer to junk mail is to call the sender up and tell them to take you off there mailing list. Most all junk mails have a telephone or some type of contact info. If not, return it to sender with a note on it to take you off there list. I have no junk mail in my box, only bills.
Consolidation is a good move. Less duplicate administrative work.
Without junk mail the Post Office would lose more money. I'm thankful for it.
If this goes thru, maybe they can expand the number of windows to serve the public. Even when all are staffed, lines form. The demand is there. Let them build a bigger counter.
BD said the Post Office has to, "serve every house in the nation every day." That's true and it's because, as BD also said, "it has to get congressional approval on its prices and business practices."
I'm sure the Congress would never approve, but I think the Post Office would do better to charge a flat annual fee comparable to the mail box fee for mail delivery, a very expensive service, and consider reducing the fee for mail boxes, a comparatively less expensive service.
How many businesses in Mountain View vs. Los Altos?
This is a really bad idea. The Loyola Corners post office is in a remote location, on a narrow street. Traffic is already congested. Making business clients travel out to the hinterlands to mail their articles is a waste of time and gas for them, and adds to the traffic nightmare of the people who live on the narrow residential streets near the Loyola post office.
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