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YouSPeeSPerson was signed in when posted
05-18-2018
02:59 PM ET (US)
/m57551 Automation clerks really arenʼt mail processing clerks, they are machine attendants: They feed the machines the mail, let them crap it out, then wipe their ass and change their diapers! P=)
Edited 05-18-2018 03:02 PM
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Boss BasherPerson was signed in when posted
05-18-2018
11:20 AM ET (US)
/m57549 Though it flies in the face of Logic, Clerks are more likely than Carriers to be offered an early-out. Ever been in a Mail Processing Center lately? Where there used to be 300 Clerks, working two/three shifts, is now an ocean of machines - with 2 or 3 Overseers. I'm surprised the Clerk craft wasn't annihilated 15 years ago. The Schlepping of trays of mail, loading trucks, etc. could be handled by MHs or even Temps, with only a Skeleton force of Distribution Clerks. If the P.O. knew what they were doing, that is...

They can't do that with Carriers, unless and until they have Legions of little R2D2s, who deliver mail. Someone's gotta go out there with it.
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Boss BasherPerson was signed in when posted
05-18-2018
11:14 AM ET (US)
/m57545 Exactly. As long as Carriers are working Overtime, the chance for an EO is infinitesimal. And if there IS one, you won't like the terms. Full penalties for lack of years of Service or Age, NO cash incentive, etc. Any Rumor which appears, touting "5/5/25" terms for an EO, you can compare to "The Aliens Have Landed"...that's only offered to White-Collar Fed Employees.
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939Person was signed in when posted
05-18-2018
09:59 AM ET (US)
I totally agree that we are short on employees. We were short clerks in January and they offered early out, which made no sense to me.
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Reality checkPerson was signed in when posted
05-18-2018
09:16 AM ET (US)
Cali, Amazon has already contracted out our local office. We no longer deliver Amazon parcels, except for a few leftover parcels. However, overtime is climbing due to injuries, vacations, and CCA'S not staying. Coming in on days off, and working ten hour days, is the norm. CA-CHING!
Edited 05-18-2018 09:17 AM
57547
DennissPerson was signed in when posted
05-18-2018
09:01 AM ET (US)
939 /m57544 ... Well, I guess if the POTUS can be uniformed so can the PMG.
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Cali to ColoPerson was signed in when posted
05-18-2018
08:28 AM ET (US)
41, Back to Reality Check's post - five day would probably do it. It is even apparent that increased parcel volume isn't helping the p.o.'s bottom line and Amazon is even taking some of those away. It would be interesting if the p.o.'s situation improved as Amazon volume tanks!
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41 and outPerson was signed in when posted
05-18-2018
07:13 AM ET (US)
how are you going to have an early out when most offices are short handed as it is?
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939Person was signed in when posted
05-18-2018
01:35 AM ET (US)
M57541/ Well I guess I got that figure from our Postmaster General who thanked 644,000 postal employees during Public Service recognition week on May 4, 2018.
https://link.usps.com/wp-content/uploads/2...eek_large-story.jpg
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Boss BasherPerson was signed in when posted
05-17-2018
11:52 PM ET (US)
/m57539 I remember working at the P.O. when there were OVER 900,000 employees.
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Hannah BlectorPerson was signed in when posted
05-17-2018
11:27 PM ET (US)
CSRS postal employees who continue working now are among the cheapest overall help if you factor in retirement costs. I realize you could figure the cost without acknowledging the retirement checks. But a CSRS craft employee is a way better bargain than the FERS employees with 12 or more years of service. Wanting to get rid of CSRS workers is bad math.
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DennissPerson was signed in when posted
05-17-2018
11:24 PM ET (US)
939 /m57539 ... Your info is years out of date, the USPS has much fewer than 644,000 employees. And right now, a federal agency may not legally offer an early out for the purpose of replacing the retirees with less expensive new employees. The old timers are not the reason USPS is losing money, Congress is.
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Reality checkPerson was signed in when posted
05-17-2018
10:57 PM ET (US)
If Congress votes to cut Saturday delivery and POTUS signs it, you shall have your early out offer. Until then, 4/1/2019. Good luck.
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939Person was signed in when posted
05-17-2018
10:00 PM ET (US)
I still think there will be a chance at another early out after the presidents review of the USPS. In order to survive with 644,000 employees they need to cut the wages and benefits for the new hires. They are still hiring people, which is strange being that we lost millions in the 2nd quarter. It is too expensive having all the old timers.
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Cali to ColoPerson was signed in when posted
05-17-2018
09:13 PM ET (US)
So true, Boss . . . funny /m57537. The (rural carriers) in my town are seem to be struggling to have consistent staffing. I am not sure about city carriers, but I guarantee the delivery supervisors know that the more experienced carriers who don't retire asap, the fewer the delivery complaints. Not that it is about customer service, but that does reduce the sups. daily hassles.
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Boss BasherPerson was signed in when posted
05-17-2018
06:00 PM ET (US)
/m57532 You got it. If one ever does arrive, there will be a Mad Scramble to be first one to Post on this board. And it won't be "April 1st". It'll be on the "News", in e-mails and the Chatter on the workroom floor will be deafening. You'll hear about it from all Four Corners of the Earth.
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