Recent quote by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy states, “The U.S. Postal Service is ten thousand percent better than it was.”
Reality Check time: The Utica NY S&DC was officially launched February 25, 2023. On December 1, 2022, all of the restrooms but one was torn apart down to the bare walls, as was the cafeteria. Portable restrooms now sit in front of the building. It has taken five months just to put new sheet rock up on the walls. Portable restrooms still there.
At this pace it will likely be a year before the employees have sufficient restrooms and a cafeteria. Construction materials scattered throughout a building currently housing close to 180 employees with additional employees coming in June. The USPS reported first quarter losses of $1 Billion Dollars.
DeJoy’s contention this is ten thousand percent better than it was defies reality. As they say the proof is in the pudding. The light that Mr. DeJoy claims is at the end of the tunnel is actually an oncoming train. Buckle Up!
First Name: Fred
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