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Old 02-06-2013, 09:30 AM   #1
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USPS - No more Saturday mail?

Am I understanding this correctly?
There is to be no more mail delivery (in the US) on Saturdays, but they are still going to be out delivering packages?
Postal Service to stop delivering mail on Saturdays

I'd rather they take a day in the middle of the week off.
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Old 02-06-2013, 09:40 AM   #2
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That makes me think that our mail carriers are going to lose a day's work. I hope not.

I don't get a lot of mail, so that doesn't impact me, but am glad to hear my packages (which I do wait impatiently for) will still be coming.
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Old 02-06-2013, 10:03 AM   #3
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I hope you appreciate how spoiled you are with your mail service. Canada Post is nowhere near the level of service you receive. You get mail on the weekend? Really?
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I hope you appreciate how spoiled you are with your mail service. Canada Post is nowhere near the level of service you receive. You get mail on the weekend? Really?
You don't? What's your mail service like, Alix?
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from what i've heard, they start delivering mail to people whose names begin with the letter "a", but it gets so confusing after that they have to start over and go slower.

sorry, alix. couldn't help it, eh?
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No wonder I don't get mail on the weekend.
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Old 02-06-2013, 10:18 AM   #7
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We've never had weekend delivery. Most new homes don't have door to door service anymore, they have "superboxes" so you have to go pick up your mail. It is not very predictable either. I had a package arrive from Ontario (1864 miles) 2 days after it was sent, and a card from Calgary (186 miles) a week after it was sent. It is ridiculously expensive to send things via mail. Its worth it to use Purolator or FedEx to get it there quickly at roughly the same price or less.
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That's terrible, Alix. We have a wonderful mail service here. I'd think that you would too.

I like it that if I order something online, it is always either delivered to my mailbox or to my door within a couple of weeks.

Sorry.
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I hope you appreciate how spoiled you are with your mail service. Canada Post is nowhere near the level of service you receive. You get mail on the weekend? Really?
I have indeed become spoiled with the post office delivering packages on Saturdays now. They have really stepped up their game in this regards.
I don't understand why they are going to do one and not the other though. Are they really going to have someone come in to deliver 6 packages that might be on their route without delivering any mail? That part doesn't make any sense to me.
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I'm sure that manhours and mileage are the big reasons behind the change.

They can't stop delivering packages on Saturday because the are contracted with UPS and FEDEX to deliver for them. That happens quite a bit in the greater Houston area anyway.

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