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Yesterday it was announced that the USPS will stop Saturday delivery of mail in August.  Package delivery and post officies will still remain open on Saturday.  

I have no opposition to the changes as over 90% of my mail are adds or applications for credit cards etc.


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I would imagine a lot of Postal workers are rejoicing.

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Glad to hear they are going to do that as then I don't have to worry about having someone pick up my mail when I 'm out bping on weekends. I hate to have it left in my mailbox as someone might take something.
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Sounds reasonable.

The postal service isn't as needed as it once was. I pay most all my bills online, and most my daily mail gets sent straight to the recycle bin.

With a decreasing demand for mail service, there have to be some cuts somewhere. This seems like a natural consequence of that.  I'm fine with it, FWIW.


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This seems like a better choice than closing local post offices and more equitable nationwide. The only mail I look forward to anymore is a letter from my Mom who has no computer, or a postcard from participating in the worldwide postcard exchange site, postcrossing.

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One less thing I need to worry about over the weekend.  I'm Ok with it.

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This has been proposed before and why it's taken this long to implement, I'm not sure.  Perhaps the postal carriers union was pushing back on this subject, being concerned about job security.
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Over the past several years, the Postal Service has advocated shifting to a five-day delivery schedule for mail and packages for several year but Congress has rejected the move.  I assume they think Congress will now approve the change.

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Seems like a good compromise.  It's packages and the PO that most people will want on weekends--and Saturday package delivery sets them apart from UPS, etc.

I've noticed that many of my packages that start out via UPS end up being delivered by the USPS--there's clearly some sort of agreement there, which seems environmentally sound, reducing the trips into the neighborhood.


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Noooo!  You mean I will have to wait for my catalogues until Monday?  What about Vickies?

Seriously.  I have gone to paperless billing from all of my utilities, and I seldom get anything that couldn't wait. I would be fine with every other day, or twice a week, myself.  My neighborhood is one of the few that still has a walking carrier.  We do not have mailboxes on the street, but I would be Ok with it.  I would even endorse those new delivery stations where 10-12 people get there mail in one central location.  IMO, the USPS is good for packages and postcards.  Most everything else can be lost, particularly those weekly bulk ads from te various grocers.  


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Sounds like a good idea to me.

You know, I always hear the USPS asking people to support their postal service, which I do, but every time I am in my local post office the workers are rude as all get out??  What gives?

Does it suck that bad to be a postal employee?
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Hmmm...the local paper comes out on Wednesdays and Saturdays...delievered the same day.  Wonder if they'll shift to Tuesday/Friday.

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If the office is still going to be open on Saturday, it won't change anything for most workers.  Around here, the mail carriers are basically contractors, not full-up USPS employees, so package-only delivery will cut the hours they work.  Maybe they're o.k. with that.

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If the office is still going to be open on Saturday, it won't change anything for most workers.  Around here, the mail carriers are basically contractors, not full-up USPS employees, so package-only delivery will cut the hours they work.  Maybe they're o.k. with that.

I still remember when they had Sunday deliveries...   But the world has changed.  The sooner they cut back on the delivery of junk mail, the better for our society as a whole.

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Heck I effectively do that now. I have a very large mailbox....
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Heck I effectively do that now. I have a very large mailbox....


I travel for months at a time each year.  Mine is a mail slot cut through my front door - so no need to bother with 'vacation holds'.  And when I am not ordering anything online, I need not worry about parcels.


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Mine is... as he puts it, "I've been working Saturdays for 30 years, it will be nice to be off for once."

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Mine is... as he puts it, "I've been working Saturdays for 30 years, it will be nice to be off for once."

Good for him.

Less pay or same pay?

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Hi...


We could help the USPS even more if we all dropped all of the junk mail's postage paid reply cards in the Post Office's mailbox...!!

The businesses who send you those junk mail reply cards and letters not only have to pay the postage on them when they're sent back, but pay an additional handling fee as well.

Think about it...!!                   :D
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Mine is... as he puts it, "I've been working Saturdays for 30 years, it will be nice to be off for once."

Good for him.

Less pay or same pay?

I didn't ask.  Next time I see him I'll ask him.

My guess is same pay but they pick up a shift during a weekday that they would normally be off.  I can't imagine they work 6 days a week.


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We could help the USPS even more if we all dropped all of the junk mail's postage paid reply cards in the Post Office's mailbox...!!

The businesses who send you those junk mail reply cards and letters not only have to pay the postage on them when they're sent back, but pay an additional handling fee as well.

Think about it...!!                   :D

The BEST use for those is to fill them out for someone you despise.

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We could help the USPS even more if we all dropped all of the junk mail's postage paid reply cards in the Post Office's mailbox...!!

The businesses who send you those junk mail reply cards and letters not only have to pay the postage on them when they're sent back, but pay an additional handling fee as well.

Think about it...!!                   :D
I've done that...but not to help the post office.


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I see according to the national news they are still going to have Saturday delivery of packages, just not First class mail. So they will still have some people working in the post office and out on the streets delivering packages and maybe those big envelopes they have. I wish they would stop delivery of those on Saturday too. Then I don't have to worry about someone picking up my mail for me when I'm out bping on weekends.
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I see according to the national news they are still going to have Saturday delivery of packages,.... Then I don't have to worry about someone picking up my mail for me when I'm out bping on weekends.

To be fair, that's a problem with the private delivery services too (FedEx or UPS).  Once in a while a neighborhood gets hit with a rash of stolen packages left by the door.

I prefer USPS since they'll usually leave that pink card so one can go by the Post ofc and pick it up.


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I see according to the national news they are still going to have Saturday delivery of packages,.... Then I don't have to worry about someone picking up my mail for me when I'm out bping on weekends.

To be fair, that's a problem with the private delivery services too (FedEx or UPS).  Once in a while a neighborhood gets hit with a rash of stolen packages left by the door.

I prefer USPS since they'll usually leave that pink card so one can go by the Post ofc and pick it up.

They usually leave the package and not a slip when I get a package from USPS. At least with USPS I know for sure when it's coming due to the tracking number. When I got them from USPS and the sender didn't get a tracking number for it you had no idea when it would be delivered.
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