I Want an Unlimited Spending Budget

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 means the end of the , 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.
Oh well.
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.


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6 responses to “I Want an Unlimited Spending Budget

  1. I think a 5day mail week is ridiculous. It’s hard enough to predict when things are going to be delivered… for that matter, sometimes I wish there was Sunday delivery.
    .-= Misty´s last blog ..Year One =-.

    • Nah, I’m good with 6-day, :lol:. I need one day I can plan around 😉

      • Lol, I said sometimes. I think they could probably do a better job of scheduling, after reading some of your posts. That way you would still have a day to plan around. 🙂
        .-= Misty´s last blog ..Year One =-.

        • The reason he gets called in, most of the time, is several people call out, or they get more mail than expected. The biggest problem is those with a major amount of personal/sick leave, and they use it when they don’t feel like coming it, and because they have major seniority, nothing can really be done to them 😉

          And, nope, if they had Sundays running mail, they would have him working those, trust me, :lol:.

          Biggest thing to remember: for now, mail, on average, takes about 3 days to get from Point A to Point B in the continental US. Takes a little longer for Hawaii and Alaska because it’s gotta fly 😉 And packages can take a little longer as well 🙂
          .-= Sarah´s last blog ..Being Bodacious =-.

  2. ooh, hey, since it ate your list, you could save it for Thursday 13….