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5 Day USPS Mail Delivery?

Monday, March 4, 2013


That’s right and although this has been fought or ignored for a couple of years now—Congress kept ignoring it. You see even though the USPS is actually a private company it is actually under jurisdiction of the US government-Congress to be precise. And we know how competent those people are. It seems, however, that it just might be coming up for a vote (hey why not, a great way to distract people from all the other nonsense going on!).

From what I’ve been reading in various news sources it seems that the USPS not only has to fund the current retirement plan like every other company—but they also have to fund it for future retirees? This doesn’t quite make sense to me—but then who am I? About the only thing I can agree with whole heartedly is that the internet has cut into the USPS profits. Lets face it—emails and paying bills via the internet is faster. According to an article I read this morning (ABCNews online) there is a study that says the USPS is actually the fastest in the world—oh the maneuvering you can do with statistics.


Of course the rates just went up again and will probably go up even more if Congress puts an oversight committee into place. But have no fear—the Post Office will be open on Saturdays (just not for us) to sort and deliver next day deliveries, express mail etc. They probably will be sorting all the other mail as well-because there is no way humanely possible the employees could do all that on Monday, and deliver that mail Why is this beginning to sound like another reason to lay off people or to stop benefits which these people have worked for and were promised, or possibly to cut back any over time the employees make?

We all will just have to watch and see. Could I live without Saturday deliveries—probably. Except, come to think of it I still get checks in the mail—and I know those companies are not going to pay extra to get it to me on time!!






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20 comments :

Christy Maurer said...

I know I for one will miss Saturday mail though I don't know exactly why lol. It is just a habit to check for the mail! Everything is going sky high, so I guess the mail will be too since they have to pay for everyone else's retirement!

Mama to 4 said...

I spoke w/ my maillady the other day and she said if they sto delivering mail here in Florida it wouldn't go into effect till Sept. but she also said she didnt think it would pass.

Jennifer Williams said...

I think if it saves jobs,then it is a good idea, I can not tell you how many times we forget to check the mail on the weekends. On weekdays someone is always coming home and gets it when they get here, I can guarantee you that my mail from Saturday is still in the box because nobody went to get it. I appreciate the person that delivers my mail, he is a great person and I would hate to see him lose his job because they did not cut one day.

Melanie Snyder said...

from what I understand, packages will still be delivered on Saturdays just not regular mail. Strange. My boyfriend brought up an interesting question: we wonder if this will effect the whole "delivered in so and so many business days" thing.

Sofia @ From PDX with Love said...

I really don't see why this would be a bad thing. I mean, it will save them money, therefore it will save jobs. Besides...I get a lot of junk mail, one less day of junk mail is awesome!

Mommy Had A Little Blog said...

The whole thing is a mess so far! I will miss Saturday mail because I ship and receive a huge amount of stuff on the weekends, it tends to be the only time I can do it. But like anything new I guess we will all adjust!

Melissa Tiffany said...

It is saves jobs then yeah I am okay with it! I can check it on Monday :)

Lisa Richards/alterlisa said...

If it saves jobs- why not. They could deliver every other day for that matter. That way they would not have to hire new personnel as they retired. They could work 3 12 hour days(36 hrs) and they would save on overtime and operating expenses for 3 days a week. It would be better than no job.
Or they could do as the government generally does, pour in a lot more money with no accountability and in
10 years we would be back at the same place again.

amy2blessings said...

I have no problem with the mail not coming on saturday but sad that people will lose there jobs:(

Danielle Royalegacy said...

No one is going to lose their jobs, and the post office will still be delivering well into the future on Saturdays. My BIL has worked for the post office as a carrier for over 35 years! He says that the union will not let this go through.

Kim Croisant said...

I don't get it either...however, you're right - the internet is taking their money. My mail lady also told me that she doesn't think it will pass. I WANT my mail on Saturdays and I look forward to it...

She also loves the fact that I send and pay for my priority mail on USPS.com, leave it on my front porch for her to pick up. She says - her manager looks at how many boxes she picks up and that tells them how much she is needed.

Alaina Bullock said...

I really hate that they did this! I loved getting Saturday mail! And I feel horrible for all those postal workers whose hours are now cut!

Dee Mauser said...

I'm not looking forward to cutting back to 5 days delivery either. It stinks, especially since as a blogger it means waiting even longer to get products for review and/or items I've purchased online.

Krystle(Baking Beauty) said...

I'm thankful I get my mail at the post office. I heard they will still be open and sorting the mail on Saturdays there

JustADealJess said...

i WOULD RATHER THEM DROP A DAY THEN LAY PEOPLE OFF. WE CAN SURVIVE WITHOUT SATURDAY MAIL!

Rachel Marie said...

I was pretty surprised to learn we won't have mail coming in on Saturday, then I realized I don't get anything worth having from the mail except my Netflix movies, so I felt a little better. It does suck for those workers though, I mean some of them depend on that extra day of work if they can get it. Hopefully they have a plan behind it and a better reason then we are all expecting. totally_rachel

AMBER EDWARDS said...

I think the whole thing is a mess. I hate the prices going up; but I love that my adoptive mom and Dad have a job (my best friends mom and dad. I call them mom and dad too, they helped raise me), They are both post masters in my hometown. I can sacrifice if it means they will be ensured to keep their jobs, but it doesn't mean I like it. And seriously if I'm going to be giving up my Saturday mail, which is a big thing with my business; then I want ot be assured it really is saving jobs. Not more of their "propoganda" that it "might" save jobs.

Kimmy K said...

I wonder if more people will start mailing packages through UPS or FedEx so they can have Saturday deliveries? How will this change priority mail will we pay more and have an extra day for delivery?

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Andrea Kruse said...

I could live without it. I know I love getting fluffy mail on the weekend and always hate having to wait until Monday... but the USPS just can't go on as it has. Our service here is horrible! They lose mail - yet claim that doesn't happen. Our local employees are just plain rude but I know they all have good benefits. Overall I wish it had been run better, but maybe the private sector can pick up the slack if there is an actual need. Only the market can dictate that. A demand will be supplied. :)

hippie_mom said...

Personally, we wont be affected since our maillady doesnt deliver to us on most fridays or saturdays. They alternate houses that receive on those days (or just skip blocks). Its frustrating, but at least it would be expected with the new system. Hopefully she becomes more deligent about friday deliveries ;)

 
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