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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by FirstBassman, Dec 2, 2008.
Somehow this passed by me:
Good riddance-they sucked anyway.
Yeah, I saw interviews with thier workers whose entire towns depended on those jobs and they're gone.
Judging from what one of their workers did with a package addressed to me recently...see #2.
Too much competition for them to thrive. The Postal Service is planning to eliminate thousands of jobs too. I suppose this is good news for FEDEX and UPS.
My coworker works for UPS and I think she said they own DHL now.
Parcel service, maybe, but there actually is more 1st class letter mail during a recession.
Reason? Bad debt mail has to transact three times.
Mail volume in the U.S. has been decreasing for years with the advent of online banking and use of email. Last years increase in fuel prices along with the economic downturn have taken their toll. The U.S. Postal Service needs to cut services, reduce employees and close many locations if they have any chance of survival.
I have a friend who worked for them for a while-he said they were unloading freight from a cargo plane one day when their forklift broke down-so they just threw everything out of the back of the plane onto the tarmac, including an engine!
I had wondered how they seemed to come out of nowhere to suddenly be everywhere. Sounds like the key word is OVEREXTENDED.
I won't miss them. They put zero effort into getting up and running again in New Orleans. Nobody gave them another chance here after that.
I've used them almost exclusively the past few years to ship all of my ebay sales. Guitars, amps, cameras. etc. Everything arrived quickly and safely and for less cost. Plus the pickup at my local Office Max was around 8 p.m. so I didn't have to hurry after work to ship stuff. I'll miss 'em.
This is old news.
I thought it was Airborne Express reborn into DHL.
DHL bought out Airborne Express in 2003.
DHL's been in business for nearly 40 years, but they never made a profit in the US market. Ever.
And they never recovered from doing that.
Terrible company. I have a wonderful horror story of them printing a corporate AMEX number on a bunch of shipping labels on the outside of boxes. I never did business with them after that.
Thats why i work for Fed-Ex!! Mon the Fed-Ex!!
These are some rough times. I found myself jobless right before Thanksgiving, with bills due and a fairly light gig schedule coming up. Hope everybody likes Christmas cards, because that's what they're gonna be getting this year.
I am not optimistic about what 09 is gonna hold, either.