Bad Day for American Workers – U.S. Postal Service Says F-You to 35,000 Employees

Things are getting worse for U.S. workers.

The bozos at the U.S. Postal Service are preparing to fire 35,000 employees.

Arguing that its massive nationwide infrastructure is no longer financially sustainable, the USPS is considering shuttering 250 processing facilities, reducing mail processing equipment by 50%, dramatically decreasing the nationwide transportation network, throwing 35,000 employees under the bus and lowering service standards for First-Class Mail.

The post thinks it can save $3 billion a year by implementing the above slash-and-burn techniques.

With the advent of e-mail and other electronic forms of communication, mail volume has declined by 43 billion pieces in the past five years and continues to decline. First-Class Mail has dropped 25% and single piece First-Class Mail (letters bearing postage stamps) has declined 36% in the same period and nearly 50% in the past ten years. Apparently, the decline has created substantial excess capacity within the postal processing network.

Ha Ha Ha

Never let it be said that the USPS bozos are without a sense of humor.

After announcing plans to kick out 35,000 employees, USPS Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe said:

Our employees continue to do a terrific job for our customers and are among the most dedicated workforce anywhere.

By the way, the USPS receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.

3 Responses to "Bad Day for American Workers – U.S. Postal Service Says F-You to 35,000 Employees"

  1. เฎฎเฏเฎฉเฎฟAndy   September 15, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    damn.. hope our mailman Bob is OK Responds:

    You may tell Bob, Linda and Mike to start shopping at the Goodwill Thrift Store henceforth.

    No more Macy’s or J.C.Penney for the mail carriers and other USPS workers. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. boopalanj   September 15, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    Indian Postal service will follow soon ๐Ÿ™‚ Responds:

    They’ll have to fire at least 350,000. ๐Ÿ™

    Our best recollection of the Indian postal service is that some decades back the postman unexpectedly came home with his wife one evening, told us he belonged to our caste and asked us for a big loan. The not-so-subtle message was that if we were not of his caste he wouldn’t have asked us for the loan.

    Honest! You can’t make up this kind of stuff! Strange things happen in India.

    Now, you know why we hate Hinduism! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • rama dasa   September 15, 2011 at 7:59 pm

      the religion has nothing to do with it,but since you brought up the subject,here is a video for you,not about hinduism but about american religious politics: Responds:

      Great video!

      Love Christopher Hitchens.

      Most men of the cloth, irrespective of their religion, are hucksters making hay at the expense of the gullible.

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