Aug 7, 2006
A truck trailer containing more than 90,000 Michigan telephone and cable bills was left in a parking lot in Tennessee for more than three weeks. Post office management’s story is, the trailer was left there by a truck driver hired by a private subcontractor, who arrived after the plant had closed and just found a place to park it.
This sounds like what usually happens when government agencies contract out their work: business owners make out like bandits, while they hire too few workers at too little pay. And service goes still further down the tubes.