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Good morning to you. I have a very good friend who was a postal carrier for many years. Stories he told me about his defiance of management to the point of being unbelievable was hard for me to believe. He was a veteran who had a shoulder injury and they insisted on him carrying his bag one specific way which was very uncomfortable to him. He delivered his full route in less than expected time and had a great rapport with his customers. That's why he had issues with management. Anyway, when he told me about the disrespectful way that he argued with his employer, I found it hard to believe. But the fact that he was part of a union gave him a blank check because he felt he couldn't lose his job. Plus the wages are very generous.
I don't necessarily want the post office to fail. But I believe there will come a time when that will happen. From the 1960's to the 1985'ish era, there was hardly ever a postal rate increase. Now it seems it happens about every two years. With the costs of health care, retirement plans, union wages, and gasoline, I think the post office has many difficult issues to face. Sadly, today, many company's pay low wages, offer limited benefits, and don't have to deal with union's. We'll see what happens as time rolls on. I am afraid the fact that so much is sent electronically and the trend towards going to lower cost operations will spell trouble for the post office.