No More Mail On Saturdays!
The USPS is the latest to feel the fiscal crunch.
After it was reported that the post office lost $16 billion(!) last year, there will be no more Saturday delivery of standard first class mail.
I just don’t understand how an institution like the post office can lose such an amount.
Does this mean that in a normal year that the USPS only lost $ 5 billion? $8 billion?
Hell, I came home after work one day last week and the mail was being delivered at about 6:00 pm….I guess that’s just my way of saying to hell with Saturday delivery.
The kicker? It’s only going to save $2 billion!
The USPS cuts Saturday delivery of mail? That is sadly the case, so if you’ve grown comfortably accustomed to receiving your catalogs and magazines on the weekend through the mail, those days appear to be over.
According to CBS News, the USPS announced on Wednesday that, after losing a whopping $16 billion last year, they needed to make a major change in the structure of conducting business.
That big change? Slashing Saturday delivery entirely.
The change is expected to go into effect by August 1.
So what does this ultimately mean, you ask? Pretty much what it sounds like. Most mailers, letters, catalogs, magazines and more will not reach you until Monday, as USPS plans to stop all first class mail deliveries on Saturday by the summer.
But, there is some good news, believe it or not. While this new USPS decision affects first class mail, it does not affect priority mail or express mail. It will also not stop you from receiving your medicine by the mail, nor will you cease from receiving your packages via USPS.
So are big changes headed your way thanks to USPS? Yes and no. If you primarily receive catalogs and letters in the mail, you’ll notice a pretty dramatic change. But if you’re a frequent buyer on eBay, or receiving medicine in the mail every Saturday like clockwork, you’ll likely never ever notice the fact that USPS cut Saturday delivery.
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