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That’s not true. The President can appoint a Postmaster General, but they can’t fire the PG. Only the USPS Board of Governors can do that, and Biden has had to wait for DeJoy supporting governors to term out before new governors can be appointed and confirmed the Senate.

All in all, Postmaster General is not a cabinet position. There is a reason this dude didn’t instantly get the boot.

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It’s are article written by a bot? All the links feel like the trash sources that GPT4 tries to grab.

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I look forward to McDonald’s new fresh baked bread offerings.

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Whoever made this really fucked up by not saying “son of A bee”

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“These charges consist of approximately $50 million to $65 million associated with office space reductions, approximately $40 million to $55 million related to employee severance and employee-related costs, and $35 million to $45 million in costs associated with licensor commitments,” reads the filing.

The severance I get, but why is closing offices costing them so much. And what are “ licensor commitments?”

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Yeah, that could be. No one wants office buildings because so many people are remote now. Office buildings are the cheapest they’ve been in decades.

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Yeah, that would make sense. Commercial leases can be up to a decade long.

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Mods, what are the rules around jeanerative AI posts ?

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How exactly does one refund time spent shit posting on the toilet?

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I’m going to wager that the plan was never to raise prices at busy times, it was always to use dynamic pricing to put things on sale and bundle stuff. Hear me out…

This is how dynamic pricing is often used in retail. The sales and bundles dupe you into buying more shit, and that raises your order total.

Wendy’s is not Uber or Lyft. There are MANY options that people have for lunch. If they just raise prices at peak times, people will eat elsewhere.

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Oh, I’m not giving them the benefit of the doubt. I 100% think this was a greedy way for them to milk as much money as possible out of their customers.

My guess is that a promo strategy would be the easiest way for them to bleed a wallet. I say that because I’ve worked for some big shitty ecommerce companies that have tested this stuff, and their PR materials all seemed to talk about “saving” money.

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True, but all they said was “dynamic pricing.”

Everyone assumed this was the surge pricing model, but milking a wallet via a promo engine model is what is more common in retail.

Their PR talked about saving money and luring customers in. I’ll wager that an algorithmic promotion engine was the real play. It would pull customers away from the competition during peak hours, and it would make people buy more by thinking they’re getting a deal.

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People heard “dynamic pricing” and immediately assumed “surge pricing.”

Dynamic pricing, especially in retail, is often used to milk your wallet another way - sales, promos, and bundles. You’re incentivized to buy more.

Given that the press release talked about providing value and incentives to come back, I will be money that this was an algorithmic promo engine. Wendy’s will still get more money from you, but that’s because they want to manipulate your purchasing behavior, not raise prices at noon.

Ghostalmedia,
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Depends on the “they” you’re talking about. Some conservatives like the name “libertarian” because it gives them air cover to like things like sex and drugs. Although, there are libertarians put their who border on anarchist, and basically want institutions out of most everything public and private.

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Why not the Volvo then? It’s like $8-10k cheaper than the Y, Ionic, and EV6.

Although it is a smaller EUV.

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Maybe. It’s getting a ~$10k tax hit in order to come into the US, and making something with a Volvo badge for $27k could be tricky.

You can order one now and they ship this summer. I preordered an s60 that way when they totally redid the car in 2019, and they didn’t change the price on me when it finally arrived half a year later. Also, it’s already a EV platform that is shipping as a Zeekr. So the platform isn’t totally unknown.

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