I am a retired Postal employee. It is a hard job with decent pay. It provides a decent living with good benefits. Back in 2006 Congress created a problem for the USPS. Prepayment of benefits for retirees way into the future. For employees not yet hired. There was one politician that would come into our office and would tell us that he was going to put us out of business. Why would he say that? We do not take a dime yet are governed by Congress and at their mercy when it comes to the budget. We are a big part of this country just like the public service employees such as yourselves.