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Local businesses discuss impact of postal cuts

February 7, 2013

PARKERSBURG — With the announcement the U.S. Postal Service will be cutting Saturday mail delivery, business leaders discuss its impact on the area....

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Feb-07-13 5:59 AM

The problem with the USPS is "MANAGEMENT" The USPS is the most mismanaged in the world. If you ever worked for this clown show you would understand. Management always said they have the right to mismanage. They do a very good job of it. All the stupid things the USAS has done over the years has come back to bite them. If the workers could run the show it would still be a great place to work. Untill management is replaced the USPS will fail and continue to fail.

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Feb-07-13 7:16 AM

Really don't believe one day less of mail service is going to cramp any-ones style horribly.Due to no Sat. delivery,one would think the medication delivery would shuffle in turn,since it's not as if it's going to happen tomorrow.

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Feb-07-13 7:19 AM

In Ravenswood there is nothing like standing in line for 30 minutes waiting for service. Listening to the clerk and a customer gossip is my main goal in life. You would think that between 8:30 and noon and from 3 to 4:30 we could have both counters open as these are the busiest times.

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Feb-07-13 10:04 AM

Privatize the USPS! Let FedEx, UPS, DHL and any other private company bid for the business; turn it over to the free enterprise market. It's time to stop the bleeding.

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Feb-07-13 11:57 AM

This is another example of what's happening to the once great USA by the march of technology making things easy for us.REALLY!!! Look at all of the jobs lost as well as the mismanagement of resources since technology has replaced good old humankind sense!!! I suspect that advanced technology has been responsible for the dysfunction evident in our society. We have no purpose anymore. And certainly,due to the technological advances,we have more time on our hands to continue our dysfunctionalism,which creates alot of medical,including psychological problems.

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Feb-07-13 1:28 PM

Just another example of government bloated and misguided programs. Getting mail out is good. Getting mail out while wasting tax payer dollars not good. Hence since the bloated carcass of the USPS can not or is not allowed to be deflated it will just be covered with lime to try and cover the stench. This will not solve the USPS financial problem.

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Feb-07-13 2:28 PM

Guy007, You're comment is absolutely right on! New technology over the years in so many ways are a God's blessing. Yet, because of it, jobs have been lost. The only thing I would dissagree with, is that medical advancement has soored over the years because of technology. I so hate to see the space program put on hold, because the average person doesn't know what wonderful advancement it has given to the medical field. Oftentimes we are blindsighted by little things that we take for granted, while one should look at the big picture. I feel bad for the postal workers who are being cut back. As for myself, I think I can manage not getting my bills on Sat.

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Feb-07-13 6:46 PM

Raise the rates on junk mail.I have great carrier service and great service at the post office. These people work hard and do there jobs well.Davisville 16142

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Feb-07-13 9:40 PM

When will the higher ups in PO get there heads out of the sand and start at the top and do away with all that dead wood drawing a big salary. Should just about fix this problem 95%.

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Feb-08-13 9:24 AM

Ha, it's not Japan we need to worry about "taking over" the US. China's already done that.

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Feb-08-13 9:48 AM

I agree with what Guy mentioned about technology. As technology continues to improve it takes out the need for a human to do the same job. So in a sense we are taking jobs away from ourselves. Now having said that I do not know the in and outs of the USPS so I'm willing to bet that's not the only problem at hand but defiantly a factor.

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