United States Post Office Informative - Jobs Program for the Incompetent.
I finally figured out why the United States Postal Service pays NO Taxes. It is actually a Government sponsored, Taxpayer subsidized Jobs Program for the incompetent! This is the place to seek employment if you have no ambition, no drive and no skill. What else could possibly explain why they cannot get the simplest things right. Why, for example, can't your mailman of 10 years, figure out that mail addressed to another person, with a different name, living on a different street in a different zip code on the other side of town does not belong in your mailbox? Why, for example, when I mail sensitive personal and financial data certified mail, return reciept requested and get confirmation that it was delivered to the wrong place to they give me the "We Can't Do Anything About That" response?? I am sick of getting other people's Credit Card bills, bank statements, Jury Duty Summonses, Junk Mail, magazines, Christmas Cards, etc... I am sick of having to pay to put stop payment orders on checks I mail that are never received! I have switched everything possible to electronic payment and requested from all those I have accounts with to stop sending bills and statements via USPS if I can get them through my online account. There are enough ways for identy thieves to steal information as it is. They do not need the USPS's army of Goobatrons to help them. The folks at the USPS have yet to prove to me that not "as dumb as they come, and then some." I think that their Union Mission Statement reads something like: "It is our primary mission to do as little as possible, with as many as possible, for as much as possible, for as long as possible!" Why don't they just hire some Chimps? I could go on and on, but what good would it do?
I'll bet that the recent rate increase is more likely the result of less business rather than higher costs because people are seeking more reliable alternatives.