Monday, February 9, 2009

Ten minutes a day

Last week, the Board of Governors announced that our first quarter losses amounted to more than $384 million dollars.That equates to a daily loss of $4.3 million, which cascades to $177,777 an hour, $2,962 a minute, and $49 a second.

That sounds staggering.

But, when you take that daily figure and divide it equally among all postal employees, it comes out to just $6.14 per employee per day.

At the average salary, this means if each of us could find just ten minutes a day of efficiencies, we could help turn things around.

What do you think? Is ten minutes realistic? Comment here.

10 comments:

Joyce M said...

Ten minutes for the clerks in my office to actually do something that is worthwhile is impossible. They are a bunch of lazy people who all they care about is getting the OT that they think they deserve just because they work for the Postal Service. If the Postal Service would get rid of these people they would be a lot better off. But that won't happen will it.

Anonymous said...

Since the Postal Service is no longer paying its front-line Supervisors, (who, btw, take all the abuse from our wonderful entitled employees), budget shouldn't be an issue. Finding good people to do a tough job will, however, become impossible.

Anonymous said...

Time to let the light duty people go, we can't afford to pay welfare anymore. If they get better let them do their jobs but don't offer light duty, most will never get better.

Anonymous said...

How about some REAL improvement. Allow management to fire the top ten percent of the worst employees in each office. Not only would this get rid of a bunch of dead wood but it would greatly improve the morale of the remaining employees who might start doing an even better job.

Anonymous said...

Ten minutes a day ???
Does the Board of Governers take in to account all the extra time employees like myself and others work but never get paid ???.
As an AMT I don't punch a clock but I am expected to work an 8 hr. day, my official start time is 8:00AM to 4:30PM.
My typical day starts around 7:30 and ends around 5:00PM I almost always work through my lunch, and do my paper work on my day off like today. 1 to 2Hrs.
I don't claim the overtime because I know it wont get approved. I just want to get the job done.
The other AMT's in my group do the same.
Are there others out there like myself or are we alone???
Anonymous AMT.

Anonymous said...

To the person that wants to fire 10%.
YOU ARE A FOOL OR A MANAGER!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Wow reading these comments makes me realize that maybe just maybe that it is the same all over. I don't belong to the union because of terrible stewards early in my career. All they cared about is themselves and if a greivance was filed it was on their behalf and their behalf only. BUT yet the union now won't help me keep my job because I don't belong. I have worked for the Postal Service for 20 years and now I am being threatened by the union that they help me save my job. What a crock. Get rid of the light duty, get rid of the people that don't don their jobs. get rid of the people that hog the OT and holiday pay. I used to love my job and now it is getting harder and harder to go to work because of all of this.

Anonymous said...

My department is the same. We have too many lazy dead wood around that work like a snail or call in at least 1 to 2 days a week. Our OT was cut...absolutly no overtime what so ever....and I know the work can get done if everyone would just kick into gear and get it done. We dont need the overtime to get it done. People just need to do a full 8 hours work to get the pay. It really frusterates me to see 2 or 3 clerks sitting around chit chatting when there is work that can be done. It is sad when one of shop stewards is the worst offender of the laziness!!

Anonymous said...

How about until the Post Office can decide what to do. We all take an extra 10 minutes for lunch.Still work the same shift same work just 10 minutes less to do it in.Our over all pay would be a little less each but save the Post Office the money they need to save.

Anonymous said...

I agree with all the comments here. They should start getting rid of those LAZY Seniority Ass!@#*. All they do all 5 days a weeks, is Talk and Talk, and if they send some LAZY Employee on a busy work area. That person, will go home, because he doesn't care and that's not his bid to work. Start looking on those LAZY Employee that always go home early, and always making EXCUSES that they're Body or Back hurt went working on a certain area. But when they start open their mouth, they can stand for almost half an hour just talking BULL!@#*...