Reader C. visited the post office recently, and what he saw upset him. The good news was that his post office was doing brisk business. It was early in the morning still, but it received a lot of packages. The bad news was that these packages were piled on the floor in the lobby. [More]
Someday soon, you may no longer be able to drive by your local post office and show your children where all those credit card offers and unread political mailings come from, as the U.S. Postal Service looks into the viability of nearly 3,700 of its 32,000 locations around the country. [More]
The United States Postal Service is continuing its long slide into suckage according to a new report delivered by Postmaster General John E. Potter this morning. People sent far less mail last year (“more than double any previous decline,” says the Washington Post) and labor costs continue to rise, which helped the USPS lose $3.8 billion in 2009. [More]
Is your post office on the list of locations (PDF) the USPS is considering closing to save money? We checked and our last one in Brooklyn isn’t, which proves that they didn’t base the list on degree or intensity of suck, or it would have been closed, burned down, and the earth salted.
If you’re scrambling to get your taxes mailed tonight in Manhattan, there’s a post office open until midnight at 31st st & 8th av.