Posts Tagged ‘postal service’
So, this is the main argument why we have to close Postal Service. First, in this skype and instant messaging world we have to face the declining of mail volume. It means, mail delivery becomes high cost and un-profitable. Second, Postal Service couldn’t beat what the internet offers to its customer. Internet is still the faster and the most efficient service compared to what a traditional Postal Service offers. So, I believe that to beat Internet service is the most important strategy if Postal Service to be survived. I mean, Postal Service have to revolutionize its service to be more efficient and faster. Postal Service still could hijack the moment of internet. For example, using the potential of Internet to revolutionize Postal Service. So, here is interesting articles that shows us the main argument about the discourse of declining role of Postal Service.
Over the past 10 years while the Postal Service loss 14 percent of its mail volume; it has also cut its workforce by nearly 25 percent. That means postal employees have been more efficient while delivering mail to every American home six days a week. We understand that working together we can avoid cuts in service that would eventually lead to the end of the USPS. As letter carriers we also realize there are many who still rely on the Postal Service as a primary source of communication. Recent polls that suggest Saturday deliveries would not be missed are misleading. In this age of instant technology there still exist a great "digital divide."
Here is interesting article about postal service in the US wrote by Philip F. Rubio. It is very interesting for several reason. first, Rubio’s article highlighted the why Postal Service is important. Second, Rubio’s article is an counter discourse to the rising discourse of the declining Postal Service role in the skype and instant messaging world. Third, if the Postal Service win on the war of position, it will be a historical moment before everything wiped by the internet.
The post office has historically helped all kinds of people find jobs, including immigrants, rural migrants and those pursuing higher education. For African-Americans, the post office has been a job magnet and a vehicle for social activism and community development. Since changes in the law allowed them to enter the ranks in 1865, African-Americans fought segregation and discrimination in the Postal Service and its unions, and they played a key role in modernizing the agency. Historically, the post office has been the largest employer of African-Americans, and from 1970 to 2000, blacks were at least twice as likely to work for the post office as whites.