Post office or Fedex?

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by Fragiledonthrow, Jul 11, 2016.

  1. So I Always hear how overpaid postal workers are. Who would work for the PO here? Seems like a more laidback job. But dont know how benefits are.
     
  2. Mr. 7

    Mr. 7 The monkey on the left.

    Pay and bennies are better but, who wants to do such a thank-less job?

    I love the job satisfaction I get.
     
  3. rod

    rod retired and happy

    Now days your average postal worker is harassed just about as as much as any FedEx or UPS driver.
     
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  4. TheJackal

    TheJackal Active Member

    Seems being the key word. PO workers don't have it as sweet as most people might think. Just like every other delivery business, the USPS looks to cut expenses. More work expected to be done in the same amount of time, vehicle repairs don't get done unless they HAVE to, etc.
     
  5. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    True. Ain't what it used to be.
     
  6. Slick silver

    Slick silver Active Member

    We just had to a new postal worker come over to express a couple months ago. He said they wanted him to work 7 days a week.
     
  7. Route 66

    Route 66 Flacid Member

    My letter carrier is getting paid to deliver my mail to my neighbors' mailboxes and theirs to mine. Every once in awhile he screws up and puts my mail in my mailbox. It happens.
     
  8. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    A friend of mine delivers my mail. I can always tell when she's off.... I end up with random stuff in my mailbox.
     
  9. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Yeah, when I see someone other than my regular mailman they look more like FedEx Ground employees than USPS and I feel lucky to get my mail those days.
     
  10. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Such as?
     
  11. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    Other people's mail.
     
  12. BootsOnTarmac

    BootsOnTarmac Member

    Years ago I would get someone else's mail in my box often. I would write on the envelope in red pen "Postmaster, please deliver to the correct address." I then would put the letter in a USPS drop box on the way to work. I'm sure the recipients were not happy when they finally received their letter. Maybe they complained, I now rarely receive someone else's mail now.
     
  13. Exec32

    Exec32 Member

    Dude express and ground are on a decline. One will be a part time company the a Frieght company humping 150 lb boxes and furniture. The other will be overstaffed and you'll be lucky to get 32 hours a week. By the way express will find a way to get rid of you when they know the job can now be done by a high school drop out. USPS IS your best bet, don't let these fools lie to you, I know because I worked for both of them!
     
  14. bacha29

    bacha29 Well-Known Member

    Right on man. While USPS people are timed studied constantly and rural mail carriers instead of being given a mileage allowance to supply their own vehicle are being forced to use old worn out USPS mail cars the USPS is making huge strides. As for your description of what X will look like in the future I think you are completely correct because the evidence pointing to that outcome is indisputable .
     
  15. BigWork13

    BigWork13 Member

    You must be joking. The USPS is losing money at an extraordinary rate. It's another one of those wasteful government programs that need to and will eventually be cut.
     
  16. bacha29

    bacha29 Well-Known Member

    Would UPS or Fedex haul your first class letter from Boise to Boston for $.47? Put a 5 in front of that decimal point and they might think about it. There are two major problems facing the USPS. First their rates are too low. Secondly they are required to prepay the pensions of mail carriers who haven't even been born yet. Oh by the way, the USPS has been a free standing non government entity for many years.
     
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  17. BigWork13

    BigWork13 Member

  18. Exec32

    Exec32 Member

    FedEx ground has been subsidized by us all, continuous skirting of labor laws, manipulation of vague laws, and the inaction of regulatory agencies including the justice Dept have given them a competitive advantage at OUR OWN COST. A HUGE SUBSIDY.
     
  19. bacha29

    bacha29 Well-Known Member

    All done to keep rates artificially low. Oh sure Great Leader Fred and the boys at the CATO Institute would love to get their hands on the USPS business so they can put that 5 in front of the decimal point and much higher in the rural areas who will get no better that 5 day service,more like 3. Moreover that 6 day service is why Great Leader Fred has clearly stated Ground will run 6 days a week year round leaving contractors already faced with great difficulty competing for qualified labor in an even more difficult if not impossible situation.
     
  20. Exec32

    Exec32 Member