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But obstacles like financial cuts and legislation are not easy to overcome

Source: The Guardian

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By Christobevii3 on 1/16/2013 12:13:02 PM , Rating: 3
You know, if their electronic tracking would actually get updated by the lazy employees or replace them with scanners that automated it would help.

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By ebakke on 1/16/2013 1:40:46 PM , Rating: 2
No kidding. USPS tracking is godawful compared to FedEx and UPS.

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By Bad-Karma on 1/16/2013 4:19:16 PM , Rating: 2
If the UPS system had the same tracking efficiency as FedEx or UPS then the same level of accountability would be expected.

And you know USPS would never allow that kind of oversight into their personnel and processes.....

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By Samus on 1/16/2013 10:12:01 PM , Rating: 1
The fundamental problem with the post office is most of their employee's are incompetent, plain fucking lazy dipshits. 9/10 of them wouldn't last a week as UPS/FedEx.

Why? Well, let's just say it's a government thing.

And don't get me wrong, I had a great postman when I was a kid (30 years ago) but haven't had somebody like that anywhere I've lived since. He was so good, you'd know the days he was off and you had a temp, just how the mail was sorted.

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By Amedean on 1/17/2013 2:10:40 AM , Rating: 2
So far none of you understand what you are talking about.....sorry kids!

The real problem of the postal system is going to EVERY business and home in the country 6 days a week with gas prices as they are and a diminishing letter volume.

From my experience the USPS has better costumer service than Fedex or UPS and the tracking systems is are virtually the same for all companies. Packages are more reliably delivered by USPS because they have routine routes and even know residents by name often times. Fragile packages are usually handled with more care with the USPS because both Fedex and UPS have very tight delivery schedules paired with evolving routes to keep costs down. This means they are always in a rush.

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By marvdmartian on 1/17/2013 7:42:53 AM , Rating: 3
Actually, more like a UNION thing. The post office employees union is pretty strong (which is why they enjoy the best deal on health benefits, amongst others, of all federal employees). NOTHING happens, employee-wise, at the PO, unless the union approves of it.

Pretty sad, since its not as though they have any real power. They can't strike (every federal employee signs a statement, when hired, saying they understand they'll be terminated if they try to go on strike). They can't stage a walk out. Really, the worst they could do is slow down the mail, which is getting to be more of a moot point every year.

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