WTF: No mail Wednesday because Bush died?

#1
I don't care about the mail, but this seems unpresidented!

Do mail carriers just get a bonus day off?

Did this happen for Reagan or anyone else?

I am fine with the half staff flag thing, but no mail during the Xmas rush!
 
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#5
The guy was 94, not like the JFK assination.

As a former Mailhandler with USPS , the postal unions will demand pay for the day also, and get it !
 
#14
need to get that job
Tough to get that sweet custodian job..

Great gig though, no supervisors mess with you, they have mail to worry about

These guys are pretty much invisible, way easier than other jobs like mail handler, carrier etc.

You pretty much have to be a disabled veteran to get that position, or at least a veteran.
 
#19
These days, all I get in the mail is junk.
I have not sent a letter or licked a stamp in years.
Junk mail is apparently the most effective way for retailers to reach their cliental.

You kind of sort of need to know what is on sale at varoius stores, and play the shopping game, or you overpay.
 

MrTop

EOG Dedicated
#25
amazon wants to take over. Will be charging for home delivery for mail . The good thing is it will be included in your amazon package per year ,which will be only $249 per year. Twilight zone reruns for free.
 
#27
It seems to be traditional to cancel mail after a POTUS croaks, they did it for Kennedy after he got whacked and Reagan, even Ford.

Nixon was passed over
 
#28
My bowling teammate works for the US Postal Service. They were giving people deals who wanted to still work on Wednesday.......work your normal shift on Wednesday,and then earn an extra 8 hours of paid time off that doesn't count as a vacation day. I'm happy for my friend, he earned an extra day off, and therefore, doesn't need to burn a vacation day. But fundamentally, how is that good for the Post Office, an agency that continues to lose money?

I can say from personal experience, most of what used to be mailed to me, comes in the form of a PDF in an email, dropbox exchange, etc. All my bills and statements are online. Just about the only items that are actually mailed to me are junk and promotional items, like Val Pak, and those hit the garbage as soon as I get them.

Last year, I signed up for the US Postal notification service, which is free. You get a daily email delivered to you, which consists of scanned pictures of the envelopes that are about to be delivered to your mailbox. So when I see that anything is important, I then go to the mailbox to get my mail, otherwise it could be weeks before I empty it out!
 
#29
My bowling teammate works for the US Postal Service. They were giving people deals who wanted to still work on Wednesday.......work your normal shift on Wednesday,and then earn an extra 8 hours of paid time off that doesn't count as a vacation day. I'm happy for my friend, he earned an extra day off, and therefore, doesn't need to burn a vacation day. But fundamentally, how is that good for the Post Office, an agency that continues to lose money?

I can say from personal experience, most of what used to be mailed to me, comes in the form of a PDF in an email, dropbox exchange, etc. All my bills and statements are online. Just about the only items that are actually mailed to me are junk and promotional items, like Val Pak, and those hit the garbage as soon as I get them.

Last year, I signed up for the US Postal notification service, which is free. You get a daily email delivered to you, which consists of scanned pictures of the envelopes that are about to be delivered to your mailbox. So when I see that anything is important, I then go to the mailbox to get my mail, otherwise it could be weeks before I empty it out!
What position does he have?

Most workers like carriers and window clerks, custodians etc. Would not be needed .

Mailhandlers and processing clerks on graveyard shift work everyday of the week. They would just get extra pay for the Bush bonus.

I don't understand the deal your friend got.
 

John Kelly

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#30
My bowling teammate works for the US Postal Service. They were giving people deals who wanted to still work on Wednesday.......work your normal shift on Wednesday,and then earn an extra 8 hours of paid time off that doesn't count as a vacation day. I'm happy for my friend, he earned an extra day off, and therefore, doesn't need to burn a vacation day. But fundamentally, how is that good for the Post Office, an agency that continues to lose money?

I can say from personal experience, most of what used to be mailed to me, comes in the form of a PDF in an email, dropbox exchange, etc. All my bills and statements are online. Just about the only items that are actually mailed to me are junk and promotional items, like Val Pak, and those hit the garbage as soon as I get them.

Last year, I signed up for the US Postal notification service, which is free. You get a daily email delivered to you, which consists of scanned pictures of the envelopes that are about to be delivered to your mailbox. So when I see that anything is important, I then go to the mailbox to get my mail, otherwise it could be weeks before I empty it out!

I wasn't aware of the USPS notification service.

Thankx, 300.
 
#32
It's a job that doesn't require even a high school diploma and pays a living wage with good benefits but most employees have to work hard.

It isn't easy to be a carrier or mailhandlers, clerk is easier.

It helps to be a veteran to get the job and newer hires get fewer be benefits.

It might be considered comparable to many other civil service jobs.

You won't make six figures but it is a good job
 

MrTop

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#33
Postal service does a very good job . Every year during football I get my kelso Stugeon " purchase this now " mail . Never late .
 
#36
It's a job that doesn't require even a high school diploma and pays a living wage with good benefits but most employees have to work hard.

It isn't easy to be a carrier or mailhandlers, clerk is easier.

It helps to be a veteran to get the job and newer hires get fewer be benefits.

It might be considered comparable to many other civil service jobs.

You won't make six figures but it is a good job

Did you Quit or Retire ? I know all about the P.O.
 
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