Thursday, July 30, 2020

Exercising restraint under pressure, in these times of crisis, through leveraging U.S. Post Office Delivery Times.

A recent news drop topic and policy referendum has hit the blogs and online news media publishing outlets, recently: that of the Trump Administration's advisory and gestures towards slowing down the U. S. Postal Service's expected delivery timescale. 

The slowdown advisory, which has been heralded by news outlets since April this year, comes down to aggregated partitioning of budgetary constraints, 

Critics of the changes say they don’t see how minimizing mail delivery efforts will lead to an increase in revenue. Empirically, the opposite has occurred. In late 2011, the USPS announced nearly $3 billion in service cuts that slowed first-class mail delivery for the first time in 40 years. It ended the 2012 fiscal year with a record net loss of $15.9 billion, compared to a net loss of $5.1 billion for the same period the year before.


in a time of widespread domestic unrest of the citizenry, as seen through the various outbreaks of violent demonstration and protest that have plagued various hotspots throughout the nation; here, in Los Angeles, it's a viable dilemma on any given day for retailers, working professionals, and many sorts of local businesses in and around the downtown Los Angeles area, where many windows are still shuttered with plywood. 

Conjectural eavesdropping of the passing-of-times nightfalls and come-mornings suggests that there's something more to it beneath the surface; of historical budgetary quotas quote and referendums set in place by former administrations, to astute attestations of what it means to be a patriot, and a leader, in this day and age, and certainly in this locale of the Greater Los Angeles area, of Southern California. This being, that it's not only an issue of budget; nay, more insightfully, it's an issue of cultural and demographic statistical fairness - to put a line in the sand, to declare that which had also broken the news: that minorities had received their stimulus checks later than whites. Source: CBS News.

Here in the melting pot of cultural pluralism, it stands to reason that we ought to take some instances in time out to reconsider our highly-touted statistical outperform, that it might be, in some people's cases, and, in turn, understand our own personal shortcomings, within the context of the pandemic news topic, at large, and understand that sometimes, it not only pays, in sustainable enterprise, as an ethical constraint on performance, in historical gains to come, but also serves to remind us that these issues of impermanence and impatient expectations, abound, are symbolic, for those of us, aside from the fact, who sit and wait for good news to arrive in the form of benefits mail, provided by the U.S. Postal Service to the citizenry across all of our country. 


A feature with which I'd just become acquainted with, since earlier this morning, when I first posted this blog, is Informed Delivery, by USPS. Informed Delivery apparently will notify the customer as to articles of mail that had been delivered "Today," as well as on days leading up to the current day, thereby "informing" the customer as to whether or not mail had, or had not, in fact, been delivered. It's an important and appreciated feature, for someone like myself, in particular, given that I live in a new and unfamiliar neighborhood, and that I am housed in a transitional living home environment, where several housemates reside at the same address. Check out the interface of Informed Delivery in this photo. It's quite simple, apparently, but the implications of added workload upon the Post Office become apparent, when taking in to consideration the extra steps required in documenting and verifying that articles of mail had been delivered, or are set to be delivered, for example.

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