U.S. Postal Service Eyes Closing Thousands Of Post Offices – I think that the U.S Postal Service is fantastic. Compared to back home it is a world of difference. In fact, I think our post man was one of the first people I got to know when I moved here. Come hell or high water he is there every day too!
Unfortunately – and we all knew this day would come – it looks like the U.S Postal service is going the way of the Post Offices in England…they are closing. Before I left the UK, it was clear to me that the world in which I grew up – one where you could rely upon it as almost a nationwide standard that every town had ‘two pubs and a post office’ – was coming to an end. The decline in the economy, coupled with the increasing use in modern day technology has meant that our old school ways are facing big changes.
U.S. Postal Service Eyes Closing Thousands Of Post Offices
It would appear that as good as they are at delivering your parcels, the U.S Postal service is equally good at operating at a loss. When companies run at a loss, the first thing they always do is hit the cost cutting exercises, of which this one is a big one. As many as 2,00 Post Offices will close around the country in March, and there appears to be an additional 16,000 that are far from being safe.
I must forewarn you that I feel what happened in the UK is about to happen here. That old fashioned sense of community, which is already on the wane after the likes of Wal-Mart beat down upon pretty much all small local businesses, is about to disappear. People will be forced to travel further to find what they need which I feel will put further problems on the postal industry as a whole. If you make it harder to send letters and packages, will people soon give up altogether? The art of letter writing is all but dead, please don’t let the gift of sending something through the mail die also.
So, after posting record loses to the tune of $8.5 billion last year, the U.S. Postal Service Eyes Closing Thousands Of Post Offices.
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