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Would You Miss Saturday Mail Delivery?

A proposal would end Saturday first-class mail delivery.

 

The U.S. Postal Service is reportedly announcing on Wednesday that it will stop Saturday first-class mail delivery by Aug. 1, reported CBS News.

Mail personnel have delivered mail on Saturdays for 150 years, but the plan is to end regular mail service, while maintaining Saturday delivery for packages and express mail, said CBS News.

The move is the latest attempt by the cash-strapped federal department to save money. It has already cut employees and service, but still reportedly lost $16 billion last year.

What do you think about this idea? Would you miss Saturday mail service?

Joe Smolski February 11, 2013 at 11:42 PM
Yeah I'll miss it
Roy Winthrop February 12, 2013 at 12:01 AM
The real problem with the post office is the fact that they are required by our government to pay retirees medical costs 25 YEARS in advance. This would crush ANY business, and is especially bad for the mismanaged Postal Service. Its sad that a lot of good people will be affected, and one day this profession will be gone.
Sean Ward February 12, 2013 at 03:59 PM
I thought it was longer? Either way it makes sense. If you are a quasi-government agency and your compensation package includes taking care of your 38 year old retirees for life you should be required to escrow that potential 60 years worth of benefits during their employment not gamble that persons future on the volitility of the market and weather the business will even be around in 60 years. The real problem is that they offer this benefit at all.
Shan Lynn April 04, 2013 at 08:51 PM
My husband has been a rural letter carrier for 23 years. We agree..........CLOSE THE POST OFFICE ON SATURDAYS!!!!!!!!! Plain and simple the USPS is the most poorly run agency we've ever seen. They have supervisors that worry about coming in time but not about major issues that matter. They cheat during the mail counts. They harass the employees for no good reason (being 30 seconds late, calling in sick when they're sick, listening to radios when they case their mail, answering a phone call when their child is sick, etc.........the list goes on and on as you can imagine). They get paid hefty salaries to harass employees, not supervise. I've conducted my own survey for about a year now. On Saturdays (when I actually remember to check my mail) we get one, maybe two pieces of mail. It's always junk mail. They could save billions of dollars a year by closing the USPS. DO IT!!!!!!!!
Shan Lynn April 04, 2013 at 08:54 PM
Rural letter carriers can't retire after 20 years. I wish they could so my husband could get out of the USPS!!!!

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