Would you imagine one day we out of Post Service in the U.S.?

United States
August 7, 2012 9:04pm CST
As you might already know from the news, many post office branches might be closed down, or many post workers might also consider finding another job. Literally to say, if the Federal government unwilling to provide financial assistance to it, it will face bankruptcy some day, it is imminent fate of the post office of United States; not mention most of its employees are union workers, also they need benefits and pension for their retirement. Such big financial burden would our Federal government be able to take it on forever? The competition of UPS and Fedex might also hurt the post office financial gain. So, imagine, one day without our post service.
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@Suzieqmom (2763)
• United States
23 Oct 12
I believe it is inevitable. Once the postal service went from being totally government-run to being a quasi-private business, prices went up, quality went down and people started looking elsewhere for mailing options. Combine that with the ability to now do almost everything online, and people are using the postal service less and less. That causes the postal service to raise prices again and again, & cut services and hours even more, and thus drives more people away. It is a vicious cycle. I believe the only way the postal service can be saved if it is taken over again by the federal government, not just bailed out, but that scenario seems highly unlikely.
@inertia4 (27404)
• United States
1 Sep 12
I find that disturbing myself. But I think what really hurt the post office more is the internet. I agree that UPS and FedEx did hurt the Post Office. But the internet did its damage also. It would be horrible to see the Post Office go under. Can you imagine a private post office? We would be spending tons of money to mail things. Not good.
@Shellyann36 (8915)
• United States
15 Aug 12
One of my uncle's works for the post office. He has been there for almost 30 years. He is very close to full retirement and they are trying to drive him out of his job. They cut his hours from full time to part time and they shipped him to another post office that was a 45 minute drive one way. He did not waver though. He sold the house that him and my aunt lived in and rented one closer to his new assignment. I know for a fact that UPS has cheaper service than the post office for packages. As far as the federal government bailing out the post office.... I would much rather see them bail out the post office than to bail out all of these banks they bailed out!
• United States
8 Aug 12
Although it is disappointing to see the direction that the U.S. postal service is going in, I think this kind of thing happening was only a matter of time. There's so many other ways (mostly online) to do what you would've normally done with the postal service: E-mail, e-billing, et cetera. I was thinking when I read this, though, that it would mean you could do a lot more of those online surveys where they mail you a bunch of spam. If you never receive the spam, then it's not so bad!
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
8 Aug 12
As much as I hate to say this considering that I have a lot of members of my family that do work for the postal service, I do believe that this is something that is inevitable in the long run. Our family does receive mail from the post office on an almost daily basis, but I have to admit that the vast majority of this mail is junk mail that does end up straight in the trash can. We don't mail in any of our bills, we will pay them online where that is possible, or if it isn't possible to pay them online, we will pay them in person because it is so expensive to purchase stamps these days when there are ways that you can pay all of your bills without having to support the post office.
@deazil (4556)
• United States
8 Aug 12
I worked for a company that was under contract to the PO. We lost the contract last year. I know people who work/worked in the PO and the money they waste is unbelievable. You don't find out about it unless you work there or under contract. I saw a lot of waste created by them, when I was working. It's very bad mismanagement. They keep cutting the workforce but they don't get rid of management. At least in my area. We have several large facilities where I live. The PO makes many bad decisions that cost them much money.