For or against stopping Saturday mail delivery?
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The USPS is at least as good as ups and fed ex, definitely cheaper. It's about breaking the largest union employer in the country.
YOU GET MAIL ON SATURDAYS?!?! lol! We don't at all!! (Toronto)
As always I'm late to the party.. My question.. If they are still going to do Saturday delivery of packages then don't they have to 'staff' drivers anyway? How will they know that a certain route in a certain city will/will not get a package picked up and delivered? Which I assume then requires staffing at distribution centers. I guess I'm trying to figure out where (read:which jobs impacted) the actual 'cut' takes place.
Erik nailed it . Against.
Ablake, yes. Walmart wants to have mail kiosks within their facilities. Hope you saw FSP's new pic:)
@ABlakeI like your idea! I want someone from India to call me and read my bday card. Some generic Hallmark bs.
I don't care, but my mother LOVES to watch for the mail person.
@Lotta, other than that bump in the road, which I have to say was immediately fixed, I've always had great service as well.
Against, simply because it's Congress who created this problem by making the Post Office prefund it's pension for 75 years, in one decade. And, Congress won't let them do other things that would allow them to be more competitive with UPS and Fed Ex (thanks to a huge lobbying effort by, guess who?). I also think this is an effort to sell off land owned by the Post Office for commercial development.
@Silly girl, my post office always offers a tracking number for a fee. What is going on with these stories…. I must have the good post office that no one thinks exists. I can't believe so many people have issues with USPS.
I've had my mail delivered to a POB for years so I'm unaffected by the announcement. I still send letters via snail mail, though, so it'd be nice if they kept the service available somehow.
Any company that sponsored Lance Armstrong with $10 million of tax payer money should have one day cut as punishment for that alone.
Yeah, we get mail five days a week in Canada and it's no big thing. We did used to have Saturday delivery, years and years ago. You'll adjust. *L*
Against. The world doesn't stop on Saturday so why should the mail. There have been several times where I was waiting on a package or check so I could pay bills, put gas in my car, or eat and would just be shit out of luck until Monday.
Texas shuts down almost everything on Sunday, don't take Saturday away from us as well.
I'm so old, I remember when we used to have TWO mail deliveries every day. As to the cutting out the Saturday delivery, I can't even remember the last time I got something delivered on Saturday, so I'm all for it if it will stop the postage increases very year.
Cutting Saturday delivery makes a lot of sense. Currently, they need 6 people to cover 5 delivery routes. 5 people cover 5 days of the regular routes. The 6th person picks up the 6th day of each of the 5 routes. Cut the 6th person, move the other 5 delivery people to a M-F schedule, and you can reduce delivery staff by 16% without a major impact to most people.
With the current pre-funding pension problem, they need to do this.
Against. What I am for is Congress repealing the 2006 law they passed specifically for the purpose of destroying the previously thriving USPS so that we would be forced to have privatization of the mail.
dont care as long as my shit arrive on time. Ja feel
They promise to still deliver packages just not 1st class…but I am against the cuts..
If it is true the Post Office has to pre pay until 2016, then it is 4 years away from HUGE profits, no? All they gotta due is weather the storm.
It would be nice if the USPS would bar code and track their stuff, like FedEx and UPS. That makes a HUGE difference to me. I'll pay the extra money to have it traceable. USPS doesn't do that.
I could do with delivery one day a week. All of my bills are online, which I then pay online. The only things in my mailbox are the previous tenant's mail, some news circulars, and junk.
I love getting mail any day but really whatever has to be has to be.
For, and think they should cut it further to every other day saving even more money. Electronic mail has pretty much replaced snail mail anyways. Packages should still be delivered Monday – Saturday however.
For getting Congress off its ass and giving the USPS the room to be run properly:
Congress — not email — destroyed the Postal Service
I don't mind them stopping delivery, however I hope they actually keep the office open on Saturdays. Sometimes, I need to mail or pick up something from the p.o. direct & Saturday is the most convenient day.
Lol! Same here. I can start enjoying my entire weekends now. 🙂
@SusanB–ugh. Sounds like your post office is rife with incompetence. I'm sorry there isn't better recourse for you. 🙁
@Cathy, I have to go to a meeting, but I'll respond in a bit!
@Susan, wow that really stinks. I understand your frustration considering you filed a complaint and still end up with the same story.
Just wanted to mention – good luck to all CDaNers who live in the areas where that storm is supposed to hit tomorrow! Looks like a monster!
I'd kind of like it to keep coming on Saturday, but I'm not stressed about it.
We don't have it here anyhow.
I appreciate all the advise, but we have filed complaints. They just don't give a damn. Another example – we had a package of legal papers to send out of state. I took them to the post office, they weighed, etc the package, put the postage on themselves – a month later we got the package back – it was refused for insufficient postage. Sorry – I just can't care about the post office any more.
Why not raise the price of commercial delivery to subsidize residential delivery? I still get a crap ton of paper spam.
I'm on the fence.
I agree with Lola, Susan. File a complaint. I bet you can do it online. I've only had really great carriers who genuinely enjoy and care about their jobs. My husband worked for USPS while in college and my small business is dependent on them. I think there's bad apples in every profession but as far as govt jobs go, USPS has a low rate of corruption.
@Susan – your mailcarrier reminds me of the one in Funny Farm!
@Lola & Frivolity – thank you 🙂
@Susan, we used to have a mailperson who half assed it too. I'd report her to the postmaster at your local post office.
For it, they need to do something or there will be no mail service soon.
And all that junk mail everyone is complaining about, that is pretty much what is keeping the USPS going right now.
First class mail is at on all time low. Between email, e-vites, online bill pay, people just don't used the mail like they used to. So while revenue is dropping expenses keep rising, gas, health care, pensions.
Something needs to give before we no longer have a USPS.
I don't really care, my bills will still come. 🙁