Is Your Local Post Office Closing?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by greenfamilyfarms, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

    Feb 27, 2008
    Elizabethtown, NC

    Postal Service is looking at about 3,700 post offices with low sales and few customers for possible elimination as early as January, Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe said Tuesday. Most of those under review take in less than $27,500 a year and have only enough customers and mail to keep them busy two hours a day, Donahoe said.

    The Postal Service will spend at least four months evaluating each post office. Anyone who objects to a closing has 60 days to submit comments to the Postal Service.

    Proposals to close any of its estimated 31,000 post offices often meet strong resistance from communities and their representatives in Congress. In January, the Postal Service named 1,400 post offices it wanted to close; 280 are gone."

    See a State by State listing of those slated for closure here.
  2. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive

    We have a few local ones that are closing but ours isn't.
  3. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    I have a dear friend whose job would be on the line. He is near retirement in a few years. I am hoping he can be transferred elsewhere.
  4. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    That has been all over the local news, lately.

    I looked at the Washington list and it looks like a lot of smaller communities, and in the Seattle area, poorer neighborhoods.

    I guess that the PO needs to adapt to survive or it will go away. I rarely use a PO anymore. I use an automated postal machine, no line and open 24/7.

  5. Laurajean

    Laurajean Slightly Touched

    Apr 2, 2010
    New Hampshire
    I hadn't heard about this, thanks for posting that link. Fortunately mine is not on the list, I cannot imagine what I would do if it closed. We're so remote out here we'd have to drive a LONG way to get to the next closest one. There are about five on the list for my state, but none near me thankfully.
  6. ChickenAlgebra

    ChickenAlgebra Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 14, 2011
    If we were staying here, yes, ours is on the list. It's one that NEEDS to go honestly, or get decent people who can actually work in. It's horrible. Awful. I can get mail where DH works, packages are fine, things are timely. The mail here gets processed from the same office. Things don't show up, they are damaged, then it's never the PO fault, it's always ours. INCLUDING when I went to the office to pick up something that had the flag to pick up at office, I'd never handled the box, it was SMASHED all over, then soaked in water and the contents were ruined. Nope, not the PO fault, it's our fault.

    I will send a letter recommending ours be closed. Ugh. No, I don't even care that those people are losing their jobs. They don't do a good job, they shouldn't have the job.
  7. TerriLaChicks

    TerriLaChicks Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 23, 2008
    Central Louisiana
    Ours is on the 'watch' list & it's a very nice place with great people, including our rural route carrier who is a good friend of mine who needs her job.
  8. CowgirlPenny

    CowgirlPenny Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 17, 2011
    South East TN
    Thankfully no, and I did not recognize any of the city names on the TN list, so none in this area.
  9. piecemaker

    piecemaker Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2008
    Centerville Texas
    Not ours but 2 close by, Leona and Donie, are on the list.
  10. Farmerboy16

    Farmerboy16 Rebuilding my Farm

    Dec 30, 2010
    Sparta, MI
    Thanks for the link! Our P.O is not on the list, and only one close by is closing. But Detroit has 10 closing, no wonder, for the city is in a bad shape. [​IMG]

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