Thursday, February 5, 2009

The boss writes a letter

During my run as the nation's first Postmaster General, it didn't take much to find a way to talk to all the postal employees . All I had to do was offer free wings down at the pub at night and call a meeting. They always showed. Something about "free" that does the trick.

But...times change and it's gettin' tougher and tougher for today's Postmaster General to give straight talk to all your employees. And right now, you all need to hear what the plan is. There's a letter to employees sent out by Postmaster General Jack Potter. If you haven't seen it, it's here.

He tells us the truth about what's coming around the bend. And it's not pretty. He also recognizes that most of our troubles are economy related. And despite this, our service has never been better. That's something worth talking about.

"....I appreciate that. You’ve kept our customers first. That will make a difference for us when the economy does get better," he said in the letter.

The way I see it, some things are out of our control -- like the economy and business and personal mailing trends. But what is in our control -- doing our very best every day is the best contribution we can make.

What do you think of what he said? Click here to tell me.

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