Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Job opportunities

Given what we've been hearing about the U.S. Postal Service, this fellow, waving his sign outside the Evans Avenue main San Francisco post office, was a somewhat surprising sight. 

Yes, the USPS is hiring, he told me. And yes, they did send him and about 5 of his coworkers out to jump up and down on a lightly trafficked boulevard. 

They were having a good time and assured me that if I knew anyone who needed a job, this was the moment to get in. Maybe you too can wear reindeer horns and wave a sign that looks like advertising for a used car lot.

All kidding aside, and not perhaps the highest of priorities, if Democrats ever do control Congress, they should reverse the insane privatization scheme that makes the USPS even more precarious than it needs to be. It would be the rural voters who so disdain the Democrats who would benefit most. A public postal service is essential if you live in the country.

1 comment:

Bonnie said...

I got a giggle out of that. No post office in our area would have a place for people to stand, small parking lots in. Plus long lines in waiting to get service as usually one person is clerking. At the most 2. They would be ticked to see an employee out front waving a sign.