The entire Eastern seaboard, but now mostly New York and New Jersey, has been struggling through the aftermath of Sandy, one of the strongest storms to ever hit the country. At one point 8 million people were without power and the flooding reached into Manhattan as far up as 23rd Street. More than 50,000 families remain homeless and the process of demolishing between 200 and 500 homes on the coast is set to begin.
The Postal Pundit
April is here and we now know that March madness was more than just basketball.
Part of the madness is the belief in some circles that everything regarding the mailing industry and the Postal service will resolve itself, negating the need for legislative relief and a change in the way mail moves.
It is less than two months into the new year and the migraine headaches are already beginning for most of us. Our view of the near future, rather than being clear and sharply focused, is still blurry and uncertain. There is no argument that the Postal Service is in dire financial straits. There is no argument that something needs to be done.
Now that the Postal Service is showing the level of desperation that only a company typically in its death throes would show, just maybe the powers that be will act with some level of expediency.
Various elements of the Postal Service haven’t yet realized how serious the situation is for the future of the mailing industry that depends on them.
Some USPS rules have not caught up with the times. One of the biggest offenders in this category has been how to subscribe to or request a magazine or newspaper.