JackieBlue - 4:06 am on Nov 17, 2011 (gmt 0)
The post office was making money until a few years ago. They are hamstrung in their ability to increase rates and have little control over their costs. Even though the post office is expected to operate like a for profit company - the laws are set up against them. Let's see
1. An outside entity dictates the price you can charge. 2. An outside entity decides where and when you can provide service and what manner that service provides.
3. An outside entity decides what retirement options you must provide
4. An outside entity decides what level of employee you need.
If my business was run this way I'd be bleeding red ink too.