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I just finished up with a customer where I had to apply a filter to stop recording all of the NetFlix traffic to an internal organization. I reduced the recorded traffic by nearly a quarter. I wanted to chastise them that if I had spent a quarter of my time on their site watching NetFlix that I would be done sometime late Wednesday, but I bit my tongue. Seriously, when you spend up to the salary of 3 Full Time Employees on streaming Breaking Bad to the Accounting department, its either time to fire the Accountants or time to put in a stupid firewall rule to block NetFlix streaming.
Now the United States Postal Service, who no doubt also spend at least a quarter of their time watching NetFlix, announced that they will no longer send those red envelopes to your home in under 3 days. 3 Billion bucks in cuts for the Post Office. I say its about time.
From CBS here:
The U.S. Postal Service on Monday morning announced major budget and service cuts.
As a result of the $3 billion in cuts, first-class mail that used to take just one day to deliver will now take two to three days. Stamps will also rise in cost by 1 cent to 45 cents, starting next month.
The cuts would force the closure of 250 of the nearly 500 mail processing centers around the country, as well as some 3,700 local post offices this coming spring.
Netflix DVDs and other time-sensitive mail will arrive a day or two later than usual with the change.
The Postal Service is expecting a record loss of $14.1 billion next year amid steady declines in first class mail volume.
I would love to see NetFlix personally take over delivery of DVD’s and charge the USPS more cash to deliver their mail for them too. Slacking bastards at the post office can at least retire with full benefits, which is why they can’t stay in business. So the 14 billion dollars loss will of course, come out of your taxes and mine. By my estimation, there needs to be about 1600 postal workers going postal to weed out all the fat in the system to break even.
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