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MSNBC: Damn These Conservatives for Trying to "Kill the Post Office"

charlesthehammer Wrote: Feb 07, 2013 7:43 PM
I worked at the post office for a year, without a union it could cut its work force in half and never miss a beat. Under union rules each worker is assigned to a specific area and not supposed to come to the aid of other workers in other areas. I've seen workers in one area sitting on their butts while workers in other areas (usually the temps) are covered up, union rules won't let employees cross over to help out. Postal supervisors have virtually no control over the union employees, nepotism is rampant and sexual harassment common. I've worked at many places over the last 60 years and the post office is the most out of control, disorganized, wasteful outfit I've ever seen.
jeffar Wrote: Feb 07, 2013 7:58 PM
A union threw a wrench in the spokes. No surprise. I had a similar experience with a union in a different type of job. I was not a union employee. I was tasked to install a piece of electronic equipment. It took about 4 hours. I was ready to connect power. All I needed was the wiring. I couldn't get it. I was told the union electrician had to connect power. This was not rocket science. We are talking about connecting a hot, neutral and a ground. The electrician was on vacation for 3 more days. So it took fours days to do something that should have been done in 4 hours. Thank you, union. By the way, this was in the criminal union thug state of Illinois. The state where 4 of the last 7 governors went to prison.

There's a dastardly conspiracy afoot to shut down the United States Postal Service, Lefty screamer Ed Schultz has informed his MSNBC audience.  The culprits?  Republicans, match.  The USPS recently announced its decision to end Saturday mail service, an attempt to stanch its years-long budget bleeding; the federal entity lost $16 billion in 2012.  Though this move is only projected to save the Post Office roughly $2 billion annually, it's still an important nod to reality.  I discussed this issue on CNBC last night, where even the liberal panelist seemed to agree that major reductions are in order and...