Is The USPS Worth Saving? Employees Share Their Thoughts On Twitter

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You might have heard by now that the current state of society is taking its toll on the United States Postal Service. You may be less aware that certain people with money (lots of money) have long desired to privatize the nation’s mail service – to make you pay for mail delivery.

Put those two things together and what do you get? A company asking for government help to remain viable during these trying times, and a leader who may decide not to bail them out for personal financial reasons. These are the times we live in, my friends. You can’t make these things up.

What do USPS employees think about all of this? Well, you’re about to find out the opinion of one guy who is on Twitter, anyway.

He starts a #SaveThePostOfficeThread, and begins by telling us all that we (the taxpayers) don’t pay his salary. Fun fact!

And their current financial issues are really no fault of their own (according to his point of view).

The he busts out fun fact #2: the framers of the Constitution wanted to make sure a government-funded postal service existed. Forevermore.

He thinks that one reason certain rich and powerful people would love to get their hands on the USPS isn’t because they want to deliver mail – they want access to the data. Which makes you think, doesn’t it?

This doesn’t sound bad, though? Maybe?

But here’s why you shouldn’t support the privatization.

Here’s why it matters to you, especially if you don’t live in a large city.

And junk mail? There’s a reason for that, too.

Have you ever heard of this “last mile service?” Me, either, but I know my mail carrier sometimes brings packages shipped through private companies.

You’ve been cut off and don’t realize it. Like college all over again.

Right now, you get mail 6 days a week, for free.

Your carrier likely knows your face, your name, your address, and a bunch of other stuff about you (like how nice your dog is, for starters).

He goes on to talk about all of the big and small and biggish small ways mail carriers go above and beyond, are a friendly face in their community, and generally do their best to be good humans six days a week.

None of this is going to be a reality when a profit is the bottom line. It’s just not.

Also? The USPS is the highest rated government agency…so maybe call your Congressman?

In addition, the USPS is one of the largest employers of veterans and people of color in the country.

So if you’re thinking now that yes, the USPS deserves to not only be saved, but strengthened, do your part.

Send some mail, buy some stamps, call your representatives. We’re all in this together, like it or not!

I love hearing from the source, and the truth is, everyone is scared for their jobs and income right now.

What are your thoughts on the subject? Share them (respectfully, please) in the comments!