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    Stamp prices go up as postal labor talks reach an impasse
    Postage rates jumped Sunday for the first time in two and a half years as the U.S. Postal Service hopes to generate more revenue amid historic losses. snip
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/politi...LJQ_story.html
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    8. This actually saves me three cents per stamp, because I thought they were already $0.48 a piece


    For that matter, I would be happy to pay a dollar for a first class stamp. It would still be worth it and far cheaper than sending via any private courier service.



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    10. Hear hear!

    Actually, make it $1.50 per to buy physical stamps and $1 ea. to print them online.

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    I have a better Idea, get rid of the parasitic union.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
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    I have a better Idea, get rid of the parasitic union.
    Try privatizing it. I bet within two years the USPS would be making a profit...;)
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    8. This actually saves me three cents per stamp, because I thought they were already $0.48 a piece
    OMG!

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    I don't know about getting rid of the union. I've known a few postal workers in my time-they get injured frequently, and sometimes have life-long consequences from their work-back injuries, in particular.

    They also complain that management treats them like dirt. One guy told me that when their delivery routes are done, they go back to the branch office and finish the day sorting mail. He said that above the sorting room are catwalks and that the managers walk up and down them, watching the workers while they sort mail, like it was prison. He also said that they made them punch out to use the bathroom.

    It's hard to know with postal workers sometimes, though, whether they have a legitimate complaint or whether they are just paranoid. So many postal workers are whack, this guy included. It's hard to know whether they are crazy from their jobs or if for some reason, postal work appeals to crazy people.


    Then again, if for some reason many of your employees appear to be paranoid, is it really a good idea to have their bosses patrolling catwalks overhead?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AmPat View Post
    OMG!

    The stupid, it burns.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam Wood View Post
    Moonbat: "I have $10 to my name. I bet that house there sells for a million dollars."
    Real estate agent: "No, it's listed for $750,000."
    Moonbat: "Sweet! I just saved a quarter of a million bucks!"
    Pretty much the size of it.
    You have a government industry that has to much overhead and not enough business, so you raise prices?
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    Quote Originally Posted by noonwitch View Post
    So many postal workers are whack, this guy included. It's hard to know whether they are crazy from their jobs or if for some reason, postal work appeals to crazy people.
    Noonie, I can answer that for you very easily...

    The mail never stops:
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    That's true too. It never does stop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Apache View Post
    Try privatizing it. I bet within two years the USPS would be making a profit...;)
    The post office is forbidden from making a profit. The post office has made it clear that the financial problem they are experiencing has nothing to do with their employee unions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    Pretty much the size of it.
    You have a government industry that has to much overhead and not enough business, so you raise prices?
    According to the post office, you have mischaracterized their problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Novaheart View Post
    The post office is forbidden from making a profit. The post office has made it clear that the financial problem they are experiencing has nothing to do with their employee unions.
    Union people have made it clear unions are not the problem.
    How is obama working out for you?
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