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View Diary: Axing Saturday Delivery Won't Save USPS (111 comments)

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  •  I dunno... (0+ / 0-)

    Clearly they know how long it takes for them to unload the monday mail after the similarly dooming non-delivery on sunday.  They don't deliver mail on sunday, and I don't see it being much different if they don't deliver on saturday either.  That 24/7/365 bit is more like 24/6, eh?  They didn't say they'd stop the trucks on saturdays, anymore then they did on sundays.  

    Maybe they won't have to store so much junk mail if I only get 5 per week vs 6.

    “In the Soviet Union, capitalism triumphed over communism. In this country, capitalism triumphed over democracy.” - Fran Lebowitz

    by Aramis Wyler on Wed Feb 06, 2013 at 01:44:08 PM PST

    •  Two days off lets a lot of mail pile up... (5+ / 0-)

      We noticed that on three day weekends for years, by sunday evening we we're running out of places to put mail. Same thing at some of the Hostess bakeries that closed saturday and sunday- was a major battle to get all the Twinkies and such out on friday night and saturday. That's why most big bakeries don't shut down for two days in a row.

      •  not sure how long ago you worked at USPS (0+ / 0-)

        my carrier says that Thursday, Friday and Saturday are the lightest days of the week for them.  On Fridays, he says, some carriers come back to the station 90 minutes early because the mail volume was so light.

        Ending Saturday Dely is not that big a deal.  Even the prescriptions meds by mail could easily adjust to this schedule by shipping on the appropriate weekday.

        Oregon:'s cold. But it's a damp cold.

        by Keith930 on Wed Feb 06, 2013 at 03:13:17 PM PST

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        •  Depends where you live... (0+ / 0-)

          Early in the week is big for parcels as folks shop online over the weekend. Late in the week you get lots of advertising mailings, as the businesses want them "in home" on thursday or friday.

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