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Old 02-07-2013, 09:01 AM   #31
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I wish my Saturday person would replace my weekday person. The weekday guy is constantly mixing up peoples' mail, delivering to the wrong address and such. And at least once every two months I have a bill come up missing, along with other necessary mail. Without fail.
I mentioned this to a friend who used to have his mail delivered by the same guy. He told me that one of his old neighbors used to go out of town all the time and not have his mail stopped. When the neighbor's mailbox became full the mailman would start putting the neighbor's mail in my friend's box. He confronted him about it, but he kept right on doing it. Now that doesn't seem right.

I think there comes a time when experience does not outweigh a younger set of eyes or way of thinking.
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Old 02-07-2013, 09:51 AM   #32
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The mail trucks have GPS in them and the main office knows where the mailman is all the time and how many times he moves his truck. We have more than forty mailboxes here for this building. The first thing the mailman does when he opens the three doors is take a bar code reading that goes right back to the office. He is then timed for how long it takes him to deliver all the mail here. He is allotted just so much time. When he has packages, he is supposed to deliver them right to their door. No matter what floor they are on. He doesn't though. And there are a lot of prescriptions that are left on the shelf. When I see them I will deliver them myself. I am so tempted to call his office and report him. But I hate to get someone in trouble or cause him to lose his job. Everyone in the building will deliver the packages if they see them on the shelf. Maybe that is what the problem is. He knows we will take care of the packages. I usually get to do it because I have my scooter and it is easier for me to do it. No walking the long corridors.

I too have gone paperless and I love it. Only junk mail for me and once in a great while, something from Winthrop. Like a notice for a meeting or the results of my recent blood work.
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Old 02-07-2013, 03:12 PM   #33
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I guess it would also mean that in the future there will also be fewer cases of "going postal"?
They will be "Fed-Ups"?
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Old 02-07-2013, 04:53 PM   #34
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They will be "Fed-Ups"?
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Old 02-07-2013, 05:34 PM   #35
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The USPS is in some major problems....

They are projected to continue loosing mail volume through 2020.

In March they are expected to only have 4 days worth of cash on hand to pay expenses.

They have borrowed 15 billion bucks which is the federal government limit.

This is only one of many measures they have to take or the USPS fully goes under. Congress has to pass a bill that will allow them to have more control over the finances of the company.

Gutting Saturday delivery of mail is not going to be that bad of problem, but companies like Netflix could see some pain from this move.

Gutting Saturday mail service should have been done years ago.

If they had to gut something like Thursday mail delivery major problems could occur.
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Old 02-07-2013, 05:38 PM   #36
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Good point! Netflix isn't going to like this, nor will their customers.
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Old 02-07-2013, 05:40 PM   #37
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But on second thought, Netflix will probably change their envelope to some sort of package, barely raising the price of their DVD subscriptions. If that's possible...
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Old 02-07-2013, 05:56 PM   #38
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But on second thought, Netflix will probably change their envelope to some sort of package, barely raising the price of their DVD subscriptions. If that's possible...
Not possible. A package, even the cheapest package would be too expensive for Netflix even in bulk for them.
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Not possible. A package, even the cheapest package would be too expensive for Netflix even in bulk for them.
I get DVD spam/junkmail in the mail every so often. The box is DVD or CD ROM size. Isn't that a package? It can't be that expensive to mail in bulk, because like I said, it's junk mail offering something if you keep the DVD or something like that.
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My health insurance only covers the maintenance medications if I get them via the mail. As it is, they are kind of slow. I do not want to run out like I did with Hurricane Sandy.
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