fftspam...Only one thing to laugh at. Your post. Chattanooga to Ooltewah was an example but you're probably too slow to figure that out. Its more than old people. Utility bills, meds, parcels, magazines, etc. are all in the mailstream. If you need to mail things to another office to be organized then you got bigger problems than what I'm talking about so I dont think your opinion is really wanted or needed. Anyway if it does take 3 days to get it to your office it will now take a week. Yes I do have a dog in the hunt as its perfectly obvious along with another 323 employees who are getting screwed in the deal. Now go run along and get organized sounds like you need to.
Beamis they are wanting to change the mail delivery standard to 2-3 day delivery on first class mail. Yes there will be a big change in delivery. A letter from chattanooga to ooltewah will take at least two days to get there. No overnight anymore. Also there is no way you got an overnight letter 250 miles away. Thats 500 miles roundtrip plus processing time. If you mailed it in town it was probably worked in town as some small offices can still do. By the way thanks for you support in keeping some 323 jobs here locally. we appreciate it. Maybe the same thing will happen to you one day, maybe that will change your tune.
Unions have nothing to do with the Post Office failing. The contracts are agreed on by both parties. Although mail volume is also to blame it is actually the prefunding of retirement benefits. The Postal Service is required to pay 5.5 Billion a year for a 10 year period. That funds 75 years of benefits. No other organization is required to do this. The ones supporting the closure with be the first ones to complain when any mail or package they mail/recieve will take a week to get where its going. North Metro productivity rate is awful. Chattanooga on the other hand is very productive.