close

Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

Postal Service to End Delivery of Letters on Saturdays

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by 427, Feb 6, 2013.

  1. 427

    427

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2009
    Messages:
    6,997
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    KUMSC
  2. Bruce H

    Bruce H

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2000
    Messages:
    4,029
    Likes Received:
    722
    Location:
    missouri
    Should have been done years ago.
     

  3. Adjuster

    Adjuster

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2006
    Messages:
    15,043
    Likes Received:
    2,402
    Location:
    Port Richey Florida USA
    How is this possible?

    "The Postal Service continues to suffer losses of $36 million a day and is headed for projected losses of about $21 billion a year by 2016."


    Is this amount included in our national debt that everyone is always griping about?


    /
     
  4. USMCsilver

    USMCsilver Boat Life ©

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2001
    Messages:
    13,005
    Likes Received:
    127
    Location:
    Middle of SC
    Holy crap!
     
  5. TBO

    TBO Why so serious? CLM

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2002
    Messages:
    48,357
    Likes Received:
    22,921
    Location:
    402 University Ave E, St Paul, MN 55130
    The handwriting has been on the wall for some time now.
     
  6. jbp84

    jbp84

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2011
    Messages:
    136
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    South Central Illinois
    Not necessarily. From Wikipedia:

    "The USPS has not directly received taxpayer-dollars since the early 1980s with the minor exception of subsidies for costs associated with the disabled and overseas voters."
     
  7. rppnj

    rppnj

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2006
    Messages:
    410
    Likes Received:
    0
    "If the U.S. Government was in charge of the Sahara Desert, in five years there would be a shortage of sand"
    -Milton Friedman, Economist

    ...and the morons who voted for Hussein think that the government could manage healthcare! This government couldn't manage a corner candy store without losing money!
     
  8. clint curtis

    clint curtis

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2010
    Messages:
    555
    Likes Received:
    26
    Location:
    Wisconsin
    For how many years has there been talk of doing this?

    I'll believe it when I see it happening.
     
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2013
  9. WarCry

    WarCry

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2009
    Messages:
    9,600
    Likes Received:
    1,087
    .....it just got lost on the way to delivery......
     
  10. dbcooper

    dbcooper

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2011
    Messages:
    1,138
    Likes Received:
    2
    I see no reason to have delivery daily. 3 days a week would be fine, Monday, Wednesday, Friday.
     
  11. Slug71

    Slug71

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2010
    Messages:
    4,499
    Likes Received:
    11
    Location:
    Oregon - U.S.A
    This.
     
  12. kensb2

    kensb2 pistol n00b

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2012
    Messages:
    1,464
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Apache, OK
    In my town, they won't even deliver your mail, period, if your within town limits. Also, our post office is CLOSED on Saturdays.
     
  13. failsafe

    failsafe

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2003
    Messages:
    3,045
    Likes Received:
    25
    Location:
    Missouri
    The postal employees, were against 5 day delivery..or at least the union was..
    OverTime, personal days, sick days, maternity leave, holidays, workers off work due to injury, vacation..
    As explained to me by my postal delivery person..The loss of Saturday delivery in rural locations would not result in any monetary gain for the PO's.. They still have all the perks as described above, and fewer carriers will result in OT for current carriers..
    As he described, it is a mess at the PO..
     
  14. Dennis in MA

    Dennis in MA Get off my lawn

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2001
    Messages:
    42,700
    Likes Received:
    2,812
    Location:
    Taunton, MA
    Federales aren't responsible for Postal Service debts.

    Saturday delivery needs to die. Honestly, they should do what UPS and FedEx does - take 2 days off EVERYWHERE. The problem with no-Saturday in a business district is that all the backlog must be delivered on Monday. Shut down processing as well and there will be 5 days a week of "normal" mail and no heavy-flow Mondays.
     
  15. elsolo

    elsolo

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2003
    Messages:
    6,359
    Likes Received:
    1,537
    Location:
    socal
    Oh no, one less day of unsolicited junk mail.
     
  16. sheriff733

    sheriff733 NRA LIFE MEMBER

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2007
    Messages:
    2,769
    Likes Received:
    0
    Uh oh. Better tell the NRA they have one day less to bother people with junk mail.
     
  17. Goldendog Redux

    Goldendog Redux Shut your mouth

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2003
    Messages:
    5,242
    Likes Received:
    92
    Location:
    Nevada
    If the USPS is still going to handle packages on Saturdays, what's the point of not delivering the rest of the stuff?
     
  18. JMS

    JMS 02

    Joined:
    May 6, 2007
    Messages:
    14,995
    Likes Received:
    5,797
    Supposedly they are losing $15 billion a year and this will save $2 billion a year.....delaying the inevitable.

    They should charge the same rate to business for 'junk mailers' as they do us to increase revenue.
     
  19. JBnTX

    JBnTX

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2008
    Messages:
    21,658
    Likes Received:
    6,488
    The Post Office loses money every year because it's run by the government, and the government literally confiscates a large chunk of their profits each year.

    Take it out of the governments control and let a company like UPS or Fed-Ex take it over.

    Deliver mail on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
     
  20. WarCry

    WarCry

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2009
    Messages:
    9,600
    Likes Received:
    1,087
    You have a block of houses, say, 10 to a block, 10 blocks to a route (I'm making numbers up here, I have no idea how many houses a postman delivers to) - 100 houses.

    3 packages to be delivered on Saturday.

    How much of a time-savings do you think there is from stopping at 3 places vs walking to 100?