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    I don't think it will save the sinking ship, but I guess they will have to try something. Some people really look forward to getting mail but no mail on saturday is fine by me.



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    mod, feel free to merge threads.



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    oh sorry, didn't see this.... the one thing that will suck is my netflix dvd's! lol.... I like getting them on saturday so I have them to watch on the weekend...oh well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by knightrider View Post
    oh sorry, didn't see this.... the one thing that will suck is my netflix dvd's! lol.... I like getting them on saturday so I have them to watch on the weekend...oh well.
    yes! i already have to make sure i get them back to the PO so it doesn't take an extra day to return. foo.




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    when did Saturday delivery start? I want to say it happened sometime during the past 30 years.

    I honestly do not even get very much mail. Its mostly junk and flyers.

    I will not miss Saturday delivery.


    ETA. Saturday delivery started in the 1800's. Defiantly NOT in my life time.



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    Doesn't matter to me. Anything vital goes via FedEx or UPS. Actual window service in our area sucks as just about every single physical location is closed for 1 to 2 hours at lunchtime. It is d*mn near impossible to go to the post office when you need service over lunch time. Actual service at the physical locations is already pretty darn lousy in our area.



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    I'm sure as customers we will all be fine, but the big impact is to the employees who have jobs/hours cut.



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    Funny about the Netflix, that was exactly my thought! I NEED my movies...grrr!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MunchingonHay View Post
    when did Saturday delivery start? I want to say it happened sometime during the past 30 years.

    I honestly do not even get very much mail. Its mostly junk and flyers.

    I will not miss Saturday delivery.


    ETA. Saturday delivery started in the 1800's. Defiantly NOT in my life time.
    Longer ago than that. I'm 47 and I remember as a very little girl one of my Saturday "chores" was to bring in Saturday mail.
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    Rural delivery began around the turn of the century.

    Another option would be to divide the rural and residential routes into two groups, one MWF and the other TTS. That way the number of delivery personnel could be cut probably by 35-40%. Labor, employee overhead, fuel, and vehicle maintenance costs would be reduced. One of the biggest problems for the postal service is the cost of the retirement and employee insurance programs.

    The USPS as it exists is an anachronism, it's time has come. They just haven't admitted it yet.
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    And they want to have the gvt take over health care and run it.


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    Well I am bumming, Netflix is a huge concern for me.



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    Mail on a Saturday? Never heard of such a thing, ever.
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    Good riddance to all of it. Made mostly irrelevant by the free market.



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    so.. what exactly is happening to the employees? The one postal worker I talked to last year had told me that they were put on a 6 day week with shorter hours every day... so now are they are going to have longer days but one less? or did they have layoffs?
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    Quote Originally Posted by knightrider View Post
    so.. what exactly is happening to the employees?
    Who cares? The same thing that happened to buggy whip makers and elevator operators.



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    It doesn't bother me at all, because my town only delivers mail if you live outside of city limits. We have to go to the post office to pick up our mail, which can be a real pain if you get a package because you have to get there while someone is there and they close at 4 pm and they are closed at lunch.
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