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Postal Service to eliminate 1,490 jobs in 3 states

 
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jjseuts



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 2:37 pm    Post subject: Postal Service to eliminate 1,490 jobs in 3 states Reply with quote

I just thought this would be helpful to all since this could affect shipping for most of us.

The post office here (the only one 25 miles from us) shut down Saturday hours completely.


http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/postal_layoffs
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thelivesandlovesofmaggiethecat



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought they were shutting down sorting stations not postal outlets.
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bthomas2009



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This has been happening in the UK for a couple of years now
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skincareideas



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does it mean that USPS would only make delivery 5 days per week (Mon to Fri)?
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YayBeads



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They've been talking about it recently, but I don't think they've made that decision yet. They lost a bundle of money last year and expect to lose a lot more this year.

Email & online banking/billpay are hurting their bottom line. And it's only gonna get worse.
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theartsandlettersofmaggiethecat



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My US post office has not had Saturday package service in the 10 years or so I've been using it. It is open till noon to pick up mail and buy stamps; you can drop off postage paid packages but nothing moves till Monday at 4pm.
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JefferysJunction



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2009 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mail volume is down, and like most businesses, they must cut back during this recession.
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