Jump to bottom


1 Political Atheist  Wed, Feb 6, 2013 9:00:34am

We fired the Post office for all packages where I work. And we are moving to more and more email rather than consuming paper, ink and money to tell a cutomer how much their charges are.

The reasons were purely performance based. With registered mail we have a loss rate far higher than with FedEx. Far more Priority Mail envelopes are late than overnight letters via FedEx. Late first class letters have a significant negative effect on revenue flow, and customers payment history. there are no good junk mail filters available like there are online. Tracking a package is far easier and more accurate with FedEx.

Blame the Congress and email all you want, but performance still matters to our economy. And the Post office is on a performance reduction program, now official.

2 Destro  Wed, Feb 6, 2013 9:36:05am

re: #1 Political Atheist

Right wing bullshit on your part. I have been seeing this sort of thing claimed on Libertypost and freedom4um.

And it has nothing - NOTHING - to do with the Congressional mandate that they prefund their pension plans 75 years in advance which saps the USPS money out.

3 dragonath  Wed, Feb 6, 2013 9:36:20am

re: #1 Political Atheist

Insane. Letting the post office roll over and die will only empower Congress to privatize and crappify even more public institutions because no one seems to want to invest in anything that’s already (in this case, intentionally!) damaged.

And how about those private services— UPS, for example, doesn’t even take cash.

4 Political Atheist  Wed, Feb 6, 2013 10:03:44am

re: #2 Destro

Think me a liar if you want, does not matter to me. But the facts at my work remain. Funny how reality seeps out through places high and low. It’s like water that way.

Of course I said nothing about the retirement funds. That has no effect of what has happened at work.

re: #3 dragonath

I don’t want it to die. I want it to be a good vendor. Right now for package mail it is not.

6 Political Atheist  Wed, Feb 6, 2013 12:17:07pm

This just in…
USPS lies again about an 11;00am attempted delivery for a registered high value package. And promptly can not now find it. Now a customer will be waiting a month or two to get the insurance money for the lost package. A problem for that poor guy in the low five figures. His platinum and gold will not be refined as was needed.

Meantime FedEx just delivered 4 similar packages on time. UPS just brought us some computer equipment. Undamaged and on time.

These guys have got to do better than that.

90014 zip code BTW.

7 Varek Raith  Wed, Feb 6, 2013 1:17:20pm

And FedEx left a PC on my door step the entire day.
What’s your point?

8 Political Atheist  Wed, Feb 6, 2013 1:24:42pm

re: #7 Varek Raith

FedEx was who we had to use after the USPSA could not get it done right. Unless your computer was sent “signature only” your doorstep is just fine.

This page has been archived.
Comments are closed.

Jump to top

Create a Page

This is the LGF Pages posting bookmarklet. To use it, drag this button to your browser's bookmark bar, and title it 'LGF Pages' (or whatever you like). Then browse to a site you want to post, select some text on the page to use for a quote, click the bookmarklet, and the Pages posting window will appear with the title, text, and any embedded video or audio files already filled in, ready to go.

Or... you can just click this button to open the Pages posting window right away.

Last updated: 2015-09-11 10:11 am PDT

LGF User's Guide RSS Feeds

Help support Little Green Footballs!

Subscribe now for ad-free access!

Recent Pages
Inside the Scandal Rocking the Fantasy Sports World
Earlier this week, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman opened an investigation into the business practices of DraftKings and FanDuel, seeking to determine whether employees at the sites won payouts based on access to internal information. In separate letters ...

53 minutes ago
Views: 68 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 1 • Rating: 0
William Lewis
Happy Birthday John Lennon
And now for something completely different... Today, Oct 9, 2015 would have been his 75th birthday. Thanks for the music, John.

11 hours, 53 minutes ago
Views: 105 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 0
Great White Snark
How Iranian General Plotted Out Syrian Assault in Moscow
At a meeting in Moscow in July, a top Iranian general unfurled a map of Syria to explain to his Russian hosts how a series of defeats for President Bashar al-Assad could be turned into victory - with Russia's ...

2 days, 16 hours ago
Views: 366 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 2 • Rating: 1
I Stand With Planned Parenthood
Gates Foundation Gives New Parents a Year of Paid Leave
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is giving new parents up to a year of paid parental leave. The foundation's new policy, offering both mothers and fathers up to 52 weeks of paid time off during the first year ...

3 days ago
Views: 420 • Comments: 1
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 1
Under the Lake Live Thread
Another Two-Parter this time, it promises to be awesome join me here!

6 days, 13 hours ago
Views: 537 • Comments: 25
Tweets: 2 • Rating: 1
Imagine Donald Trump as a Dystopian Sci-Fi Movie Tyrant ( Video )
Here's a video created by folks at the science and sci fi website io9. Its disturbing because Donald Trump really does sound like he could be Dystopian despot! Watch the video and you'll see what I mean. If you're a ...

1 week, 1 day ago
Views: 610 • Comments: 3
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 2
Paul Canning
World’s Main Security Issue Today Is Russian Poisoned Public Opinion
I have posted before about how Americans seem to be unaware just how much Russians are being told to hate them. In this article Andreas Umland, a Kyiv based analyst and Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Euro-Atlantic ...

1 week, 1 day ago
Views: 784 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 6 • Rating: 1
The Autumn DIY Project
Ok, so September is not exactly New Year, but as the academic term begins and schools go back following the holidays, it does feel like a fresh start. It can be a good time to tackle new projects, so why ...

2 weeks, 2 days ago
Views: 770 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 2 • Rating: 0