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Posted: 6:34 AM Aug 12, 2011
Postal Service Considers Cutting 120,000 Jobs
WASHINGTON (AP)
Facing a second year of losses totaling $8 billion or more, the financially strapped U.S. Postal Service is considering cutting as many as 120,000 jobs.
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  • by John Location: Waynesboro on Aug 16, 2011 at 08:03 PM
    First of all it is a "scare" tactic. Every story about the post office always comes back to the 5.5billion they dont want to pay to the future retirement system. Every postal comment is "if we didnt have to pay the 5.5b we wouldnt have to cut back to 5 day delivery" etc. The 2nd thing is they do need the employees. They hire "part time" people every day, and by "part time" I mean 40hr a week, non career people with no benifits. What they want is to get rid of the career employees and the replace them with "part time" people. As for the ones that dont want to retire costing the PO money. Thats just false. It actually saves the PO money. Just imagine all the people with 35-40yrs of service. They would receive 70-80 percent of their pay per yr for retirement. Then you have to replace them with someone else making $25 grand a yr. If only the people really knew the truth and didnt buy into the Postal propaganda!
  • by Pat on Aug 15, 2011 at 05:54 AM
    Cutting as many as 120,000? If they aren't needed then that makes sense. More likely it is a scare tactic to obtain a government subsidy. There has been a sharp reduction in personal and business use of mail over the last 15 years. Revenue has suffered correspondingly. "Safe" postal jobs are safe no more.
  • by CHARLOTTESVILLE Location: CHARLOTTESVILLE on Aug 12, 2011 at 07:22 AM
    Maybe the postoffice should look at all the postal workers who can and should have retired years ago and making very hefty salaries be made to retire. These people are like the members of congress who get in the system and you literally have to bury them in order to get them to leave. There are postal workers who could have retired 10-15 years ago and collecting very hefty salaries who have worked the system just like every other government worker. I say give them a retirement package and save the taxpayers a lot of money.
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