I took over my mother’s box after she passed away a few years ago, and I have seen and even argued with the post office, because my box went from $12 every six months to $20 every six months. I was told it would increase every time of any other postal increase.
The more the price of mail goes up, the more people will use and pay by the Internet or computer; in some ways, they will be charged more and not less.
I believe the post office should close on Saturdays, and/or institute a two-percent pay deduction, starting at the top in Washington, to the state and county level. Maybe if they (or we) just stop paying for some of those so-called “paid holidays,” things might get back in check.
I have friends who work for the post office, and I mean them no ill will. But I’m a disabled older man on a fixed income and I don’t have a computer and can’t afford to operate one; plus, I don’t want to pay someone else to pay my bills, which I already struggle with.
I’m afraid that’s where we are headed, and if something is not done about the priced going up, my friends are going to work themselves out of a job.
— G. Hayes, Odenville