Roosevelt Smith, who has been a business entry technician at the Adams
post office for the last 20 years, said the office has more than a
thousand bulk mail customers.
More than 100 of them have already taken out forms to complain about
the move, he said.
"A lot of people are upset," Smith said. "It seems to me that they are
trying to drive small mailers out of business. The [U.S. Postal Service]
is saying this is a cost-saving move for them and there's only seven and
a half hours of work here. But if I'm working only 7 1/2 hours and
clearing over a million pieces of mail a year, I must be doing something
right for the post office."
Although many of the complaints so far have been from businesses, Ed
Fawcett, president and chief executive of the city's Chamber of Commerce,
said that nonprofit groups, homeowners' associations, the school district
and even the city itself could also be affected by the change.
"In the last number of years, the postal service has been criticized
for poor service," Fawcett said. "How can they compete with other mail
delivery companies when they are becoming less customer friendly?"