EA, did you contact the VEDC or City Council or the Chamber to ask them your questions? Great questions by the way. If so, what were the responses?
If those darn ole postal workers had only worn their VICTORIA boots, we would find a place for them.
Maybe if they had offered the USPS the 100 acre wood...
That IS still available, isn't it?
Sorry Edith, but our area leadership would rather attract low end tourist employers and expand government employment through the Unniversity of NoOne, than capitilize on the strengths of the region.
Victoria is a distribution center, centrally located. Corpus Christi is on the coast and therefore not centrally located. As a distribution center it is obvious that Victoria is much better suited to serve as a hub than Corpus Christi.
If our city and county leaders, VEDC or the Chamber of Commerce would have promoted Victoria as such, perhaps the United States Postal Service would not have moved its distribution center to Corpus Christi.
Maybe if our city and county leaders, VEDC or the chamber of Commerce would have voiced opposition to moving the postal distribution center to Corpus Christi, we would not have lost the jobs that just got reassigned.
Maybe the postal service could be shown the financial savings of transportation cost to Victoria and final destinations as opposed to Corpus and final destinations.
Maybe the postal service would increase its use of the airport here in Victoria.
Maybe. Now my questions: Where were our city and county leaders, VEDC or the Chamber of Commerce when the Postal Service was considering moving the distribution center?
Out on Lone Tree Road listening to the crickets?
It is interesting how Victoria with its 60,000+ in population has become a bedroom city. Many business operations have been moved to Corpus Christi. Most utilities, the postal service, weather forecasting, and on and on. We can only support two major grocery stores. We used to have many national chains. We are down to only one major local grocery store. Look at how many business are fleeing Victoria. It would not surprise me for Sears or JCPenneys to move out. Why is that? Is it the people in charge of the Victoria government or is it the good ole boy business model? Is it the decisions such as tear up streets all over Victoria at one time with limited personnel so it can take years and keep traffic screwed up for maximum time? I don't know, but we can't seem to support anything anymore.
This County Carried the REPUBLICAN Vote and Cutting wasteful spending was part of that agenda, but...no, N.I.M.B.Y.
Next I want to see FARM and OIL subsidies CUT! Total COPORATE WELFARE!
I bet the a lot of folks in this town would scream then.
As Usual the whiners about taxes are the biggest Tax TAKERS like Doctors, Farmers, Oilmen and Politicians.
The transfer of jobs from Victoria to Corpus will do little to reduce the overhead of the area Post Offices. Cut delivery days down immediately, eliminate positions, reduce operating expenses, etc. Run the Postal Delivery like a true business instead of another Federal boondoggle.
And these are the people you want in charge of your healthcare?
The question is not WIRE5050 Where else have you lived? The question is WIRE5050 who do you work for UPS, FedEx or DHL? Oh, DHL went into bankruptcy.
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Postal employees have some of highest wages for government employees and they have some of the best benefits with little or no money every month out of pocket to help pay for the premiums. I have been in both of the local offices here. I can tell they get paid by the hour, they are very slow and not very helpful if you have a question. Its sad but the typical postal worker is over paid and under worked. It does not get any better at the state level, is it any wonder why the country is in debt. If federal and state government workers would have to go out in the real world and find a job I am not sure they could survive.