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posted 19 November 2005 11:14 AM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Canada Post is in the process of hiring the henchmen or women for a plan they say doesn't exist. It has just posted two jobs on its web site, with duties that include managing massive network changes, including privatization of retail outlets, "rationalization" or closures of post offices and major developments at facilities such as plants.

Canadian Union of Postal Workers

From: I've got a fever, and the only prescription is more cowbell. | Registered: May 2001  |  IP: Logged
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posted 19 November 2005 02:49 PM      Profile for pebbles     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Why are post offices sacred cows?
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posted 19 November 2005 03:15 PM      Profile for tallyho        Edit/Delete Post
I don't know about the rest of you but the post office is little more in our life than a subsidized means for business to send us things.

We probably get a couple pieces of personal mail a year other than greeting cards. If there's anything important to convey to a friend or realtive we pick up the telephone.

Why do we still have mail five days a week? Why not once a week? why at all? It all made sense at one time but in the era of 98% of households and businesses with telephones, high percentage of Internet use, the availabilty of all types of courieur services, etc. ?

We'll go away for a month and come back and there is 'nothing' in the mail of importance. zilch. I have a friend with one of those corner boxes and he checks it no more than once a week.

I don't expect the government to deliver our groceries, cable, laundry, etc, to the door. I don't need it to deliver bank statements and pizza flyers.

[ 19 November 2005: Message edited by: tallyho ]

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posted 19 November 2005 03:38 PM      Profile for DrConway     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
I actually wouldn't mind some goddamn Saturday delivery, thank you very much!
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