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  Going postal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Going postal is an American English slang term, used as a verb meaning to become extremely angry, possibly to the point of violence.
Going Postal: Rage, Murder, and Rebellion: From Reagan's Workplaces to Clinton's Columbine and Beyond is the title of a book by Mark Ames, which examines the rise of office and school shootings in the wake of the Reagan Revolution, and compares the shootings to slave rebellions.
Going Postal is also the title of a book by Don Lasseter, which examines the issue of workplace shootings inside the USPS (ISBN 0-7860-0439-8).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Going_postal   (1214 words)

  
 Boing Boing: Pratchett's "Going Postal": Graft, hackers, and a semaphore Internet
I'm a sucker for stories about cons and graft (see my review of the canonical text in the field), and Going Postal revolves around a fantastic and daring series of cons that are by turns nail-bitingly tense and gut-wrenchingly funny.
Going Postal's mcguffin is the "clacks," a system of mechanical semaphore towers that have been strung across the continent in a kind of primitive telegraph/Internet.
Pratchett completely nails the pioneering spirit, hacks, grift, and ingenuity present at the birth of every network, and his accounts of the technical workings of the clacks are nearly as gripping as classic real-world accounts of hacking derring-do.
www.boingboing.net /2004/10/09/pratchetts_going_pos.html   (387 words)

  
 Terry Pratchett: Going Postal
Going Postal is no different, and Pratchett primarily takes on giant organizations that put the making money, especially personal money, ahead of anything else.
While Pratchett is known as a humorist, Going Postal, like so many of his books, is a book in which the humor is implicit in the situation.
Nevertheless, Going Postal is a very funny novel which has the additional benefit of making the reader think about the institutions which come into focus under Pratchett's satirical scrutiny.
www.sfsite.com /~silverag/postal.html   (481 words)

  
 "Going Postal" is a Myth - H&S no3
Of the nearly 12,000 postal workers and 3,000 employees surveyed in the national survey, one in 20 workers were physically assaulted at work in the past year.
Although postal workers were nearly six times more likely than the national workforce to believe that they are more likely to be victims of violence, the reality is that the likelihood is almost the same (4% vs. 3%).
Postal workers reported being less confident in management’s fairness and honesty (37% vs. 60%) and postal workers did not agree that their employer takes action to protect them (52% vs. 70%).
www.uaw.org /hs/01/03/hs03.html   (629 words)

  
 Going postal quite understandable
Postal officials claim they’ve fixed the problems — yet that check that was supposed to be in mail still hasn’t shown up.
Larry Dozier, U.S. Postal Service spokesman, said things have “gotten under control” and “things are running smoothly now.” He added that there was a slight “learning curve” that needed to happen when the post office moved the Marina del Rey mail sorting center to the main office in South Los Angeles.
The U.S. Postal Service ought to have stricter screening processes to ensure that it is getting high quality employees who care enough and understand how important their jobs are.
www.smdp.com /article/articles/1282/1/Going-postal-quite-understandable   (652 words)

  
 CityBeat: Going Postal (2001-05-10)
The Postal Service (USPS) is falling deeper into financial trouble -- so much so that Congress is talking about closing post offices, cutting delivery to five days per week and whether to continue delivering mail all over the country for the same price.
Postal employees cannot legally strike, and the USPS can't lay off employees or close any of its 38,000 retail outlets for budget reasons.
Having exhausted the postal chain of command, Joseph is turning to the General Accounting Office (GAO), which monitors and audits the federal government.
www.citybeat.com /2001-05-10/news2.shtml   (1665 words)

  
 Going Postal by Jeff Babener, MLM Lawyer
Postal lottery laws provide that it is illegal to charge a consideration for the "chance" to win a prize using the U.S. Mail.
Typically, the MLM distributor or MLM company will receive a letter from the regional postal inspector indicating that it is believed that the individual or company is participating in a multilevel program which violates fraud statues or lottery statutes.
If the Postal Service is not satisfied by the response, it may initiate an administrative proceeding to litigate the issues and to cut off mail regarding the program.
www.mlmlegal.com /postal.html   (1610 words)

  
 PostalMag.com! Editorial #15
Go to the local office supply store and buy a hundred, or even a thousand, envelopes.
Postal facilities across the nation would be closed for up to two years while undergoing the process of decontamination.
"Postal Pete" states that perhaps too much is being made of a foreign connection, and that the eight steps listed in the editorial could more easily be carried out by an American.
www.postalworkersonline.com /editorial15.htm   (926 words)

  
 Postal Service expects $1.8b deficit in '06 - The Boston Globe
The Postal Service's chief financial officer, Richard J. Strasser, told the board of governors yesterday that rising costs will result in a $1.8 billion deficit in 2006.
The agency plans a 5.4 percent increase in January, which would raise the cost of sending a first-class letter by two cents, to 39 cents.
The postal fiscal year for the US Postal Service begins Oct. 1.
www.boston.com /news/nation/washington/articles/2005/09/28/postal_service_expects_18b_deficit_in_06   (369 words)

  
 Going Postal on Postal Workers
Many postal employees work as hard and effectively as anyone in private business, but others have an ethos of "never hurry, never strain, and never break a sweat." These people don't see themselves as lazy or unproductive; on the contrary, they feel pressured and overworked.
Postal managers don't try to discipline their lame and lazy workers; they just work around them or transfer them into areas with no public contact.
The probable end of the postal monopoly in the next few years is going to intensify the problem by an order of magnitude.
multichannelmerchant.com /news/marketing_going_postal_postal/index.html   (436 words)

  
 CNN.com - Commission says 'going postal' is a myth - August 31, 2000
The panel found postal workers are no more likely to face violence on the job than workers in general, and only one-third as likely to be murdered there.
In the vernacular, a violent attack in the workplace was characterized as "going postal."
The study surveyed 12,000 postal workers and 3,000 employees in other jobs around the country and concluded that there is an unacceptable level of violence in the American workplace.
archives.cnn.com /2000/US/08/31/postal.violence.ap   (827 words)

  
 Amazon.co.uk: Going Postal (Discworld): Books: Terry Pratchett   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Going Postal is yet another terrific installment of discworld sequence and Terry Pratchett shows no sign of losing his touch.
"Going Postal" is the twenty-ninth novel in Terry Pratchett's hugely popular Discworld series and was first published in 2004.
Neither Moist nor Mr Pump are going to have an easy time in their new positions : for a start, the Post Office itself is a mess.
www.amazon.co.uk /Going-Postal-Discworld-Terry-Pratchett/dp/0385603428   (1446 words)

  
 GOING POSTAL
Well, actually, Herself was right, but I wrote the letter to the editor to make sure her opinion got heard, darn it.
In philatelic news, Norwegian postal authorities are trying to track down who they put on their new stamp.
This is a paragraph of text that could go in the sidebar.
www.gooddeed.net /gp   (504 words)

  
 Gapers Block : Fuel : Going Postal
Just then a postal carrier came in and I asked her if it was ok to leave the box in the foyer, she said it would most likely get stolen and she would gladly take it inside and drop it by the residents mail box.
If you go out of town and fill out a form for the PO to hold your mail, there is (in my experience) a 25% chance that they will do it.
i'd like to go out on a limb and state that the worst, most rinky-dinky post office office in the city is in ravenswood, on lawrence west of western, serving the 60625 region.
www.gapersblock.com /fuel/archives/going_postal   (6882 words)

  
 BIGperk » Going Postal T-shirts
We recieved a couple of tee’s from Going Postal and we are impressed and we bet you would be too.
Going Postal’s has a huge collection of t-shirts that take us back through time with pulp magazines, postcards, stamps, flags, currencies and zodiac signs.
Going Postal is by far the largest t-shirt collection we’ve seen on the internet and it has frequent new additions.
www.bigperk.com /?p=57   (275 words)

  
 Bookreporter.com - GOING POSTAL by Terry Pratchett
In the case of the unfortunately named Moist von Lipwig, any consummate Discworld fan is going to doubt that he's the one.
GOING POSTAL may be Terry Pratchett's most ingenious fictional invention yet.
His satiric wit is honed to a fine edge as he takes a poke at bureaucracy, political chicanery, power mongers, organized crime, despots, fraternal organizations and mass information systems.
www.bookreporter.com /reviews2/0060013133.asp   (533 words)

  
 Capitol Hill Blue: Going postal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Going postal, these days, no longer necessarily means a disgruntled postal worker going off the deep end.
And the U.S. Postal Service, which is seeing a decline in the volume of first-class mail even as its energy costs soar, knows it.
The postal service says it is still in the process of toying with details, although it is committed to the concept.
www.capitolhillblue.com /artman/publish/article_8551.shtml   (766 words)

  
 Going Postal I
Another critical incident intervention was with bereaved private sector staff after an employee who, under the influence of alcohol and depressed over the breakup of an unhappy relationship, wound up driving her car into a tree, killing herself instantaneously.
Postal unions are often in a double-edged position.
I suspect the postal manager allowed this disturbed postal worker to act out some of his (the manager's) anger toward "the slackers." The manager justified his not referring "the slackers" to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) because of a previous unsatisfactory EAP experience.
www.stressdoc.com /going_postal_i.htm   (2988 words)

  
 Going Postal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
With recent antrax scares it's no wonder postal patrons have been a tad nicer to their postal workers, but the holiday onslaught of letters and packages have many of us wishing they would just hurry up already.
I've come up with a way to increase the efficiency of the US Postal Service while at the same time boosting the morale and the esteem of all mail carriers and postal workers throughout the country.
Armstrong has, but when he puts on his US Postal Team uniform he looks fast and I'd be willing to bet dollars to doughnuts that he feels fast too.
www.frictionmagazine.com /sport/columns/going_postal.asp   (1134 words)

  
 Urban Dictionary: going postal
originally coined from a series of real life shootings in the postal service, it now usually means that someone is about to go nuts or off the deep end.
the reason for going postal is usually trivial.
Basicly, "going postal" is pulling a uzi, assault rifle or most any other firearm out from under your jacket and going nuts.
urbandictionary.com /define.php?term=going+postal&defid=1381921#1381921   (221 words)

  
 Amazon.de: Going Postal: A Novel of Discworld (Discworld Novels (Hardcover)): English Books: Terry Pratchett   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Moist is positively inspired (he takes a certain pleasure in out-scamming Reacher Gilt) and becomes an example to the postmen, even going so far as to deliver a letter 40 years old, after which he sends them out to deliver the rest.
Moist will go to almost any length to do his job, from hiring golem postmen to challenging the Grand Trunk to an impossible race; along the way, he even manages to overcome his fear and ask Adora Belle Dearheart (aka Killer) out to dinner.
In GOING POSTAL hält die Großfinanz in Form der schlimmsten Alpträume der Private Equity Einzug in die größte Stadt der Discworld.
www.amazon.de /Going-Postal-Discworld-Novels-Hardcover/dp/0060013133   (2389 words)

  
 "Going Postal"
"Going Postal" is helping a lost motorist, pedestrians, children, and pets, find their way again.
"Going Postal" is creating and managing one of the largest food drives in the nation.
It's scrapes, bumps, bruises, and torn clothes received by going up and down ice covered porches and steps to pick up outgoing mail at your door, even when there is no delivery so you won't have to walk to your local drop box.
www.nlci.com /users/frobozz/nalc/goingpos.html   (641 words)

  
 Going Postal
When you are a stress consultant at the USPS there may be a natural progression - from going Postal to taking Prozac.
Initially, most folks thought I was a postal inspector or a narcotics agent gathering data on the postal peons.
Of course, this plant and its satellite facilities were hardly postal paradise regained.
www.stressdoc.com /going_po.htm   (1204 words)

  
 ABC News: Six Dead in Calif. Post Office Shooting   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
GOLETA, Calif. Jan 31, 2006 (AP)— A former postal worker shot five people to death at a huge mail-processing center and then killed herself in what was believed to be the nation's deadliest workplace shooting ever carried out by a woman.
The rampage the nation's first deadly postal shooting in nearly eight years sent employees running from the sprawling Southern California complex and prompted authorities to warn nearby residents to stay indoors as they searched for the killer.
Postal employee Charles Kronick told KEYT-TV in Santa Barbara that he was inside the building when he heard shots.
abcnews.go.com /US/wireStory?id=1562291   (450 words)

  
 Going Postal's T-shirt Blog
Besides Tarmo's work, there is a huge amount of images already posted on Going Postal that is appropriate for the baby tees, especially on the animal page.
You've got to go see the rest and you'll agree with me. The site is still, shall we say, a minimalist's delight, but you'll see where we're going with this.
Well, they're going to have a party celebrating their "last spike" too, and wanted the whole family to have Going Postal t-shirts to commemorate the even.
www.goingpostal.cc /goingpostal/blog   (2293 words)

  
 Wired News: Going E-Postal Over Rate Hike
"The postal service is, in essence, shooting themselves in the foot by raising their prices," said Rick Merritt, founder of PostalWatch.
The current rate hike is the largest in a round of three increases in the past 18 months.
While virtually all other marketing mediums have lowered their rates to attract companies that are reevaluating where to deploy their advertising dollars, the USPS has continued to increase rates.
www.wired.com /news/ebiz/0,1272,53507,00.html   (767 words)

  
 Going Postal
In fact, it brought a new phrase into the American vocabulary: "going postal." For those who want to go beyond the headlines and understand the roots of this phenomenon, I recommend Mark Ames' Going Postal: Murder and Rebellion from Reagan's Workplace to Clinton Columbine and Beyond (Soft Skull Press, 2005).
There is a reason the post office suffers from "going postal", and it might be the same reason America is willing to pay $ 17.00 and more to get an important piece of mail delivered in 1 day or 2.
Since each and every one of us is encouraged to dream as a child, to go for the big shots, it comes as a very bitter, and brutal surprise to find out we've been consigned to minimum wage for life.
www.thenation.com /blogs/notion?pid=57410   (1836 words)

  
 Soft Skull: Going Postal Rage, Murder, and Rebellion: From Reagan's Workplaces to Clinton's Columbine and Beyond by ...
Going Postal examines the phenomenon of rage murder that took America by storm in the early 1980's and has since grown yearly in body counts and symbolic value.
Going Postal seeks to contextualize this violence in a world where working isn't--and doesn't pay--what it used to.
Although the first modern school massacre took place in 1996 in Moses Lake, Washington, resulting in three murders, it was the massacre during a prayer class, resulting in 5 dead, at West Paducah High in Kentucky, in 1997, that really shocked America and established schools as the next massacre stage.
www.softskull.com /detailedbook.php?isbn=1-932360-82-4   (915 words)

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