Here are just a few things I would buy if I had an unlimited spending budget. Okay, not completely unlimited, but I could spend where I wanted without having to feel guilty because some people are too stupid to realize that going 5-day delivery in the USPS means the end of the USPS, and the end of the safeguards currently there protecting the consumer/mail recipient.
Well, I was gonna do this nice long list, but WP decided to eat it.
Now you can just get my whine.
So, are you for or against the 5-day mail delivery?
5-days means laying off at least 1/6 the work-force. For every 5 routes, there is a T6, who carries that route.
Then, there are PTF’s (technically part-time) who can work anywhere for 2-60 hours a week (Josh did 50-56 from October to middle of February). Then, the TEs. Those are the temps. They’re only guaranteed 4 hours, period. They work more hours than a PTF, the PTF gets paid what the TE worked, as well :P, since the PTF is more permanent.
The biggest bunch of BS: even if you are a regular, if you’ve been with the USPS for less than 6 years, you can be laid off.
The pay isn’t as good as some people like to say it is. Josh gets absolutely no paid holidays, unless he works it. He might be making almost $24 an hour, but he’s shelling out almost $5K a year for medical, when only 4 dentists accept the dental and like 12 local places accept the vision. Oh, and don’t even get me started on trying to find a local primary-care-physician. That’s literally impossible. I was only able to find a GYN because my SIL and MIL went to the office that accepts it.