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Old 02-06-2013, 06:55 AM   #1
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But...they will still deliver packages!!!!!


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Old 02-06-2013, 06:56 AM   #2
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"The move accentuates one of the agency's strong points package delivery has increased by 14 percent since 2010, officials say, while the delivery of letters and other mail has declined with the increasing use of email and other Internet services."

Hummmmm...I wonder...
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Old 02-06-2013, 06:57 AM   #3
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I have no problem with it. Sometimes I go a week without checking it unless I am expecting something.
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Old 02-06-2013, 07:21 AM   #4
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I didn't get that from the article. But I'm only on my second coffee.. It mentions workforce reduction as well. The office will still be open but no one in the field. So I would assume you could still go down to the PO on Saturday and pick up your package.
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So they will have to make special trips to deliver packages? I feel for the dispatchers!
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So they will have to make special trips to deliver packages? I feel for the dispatchers!
Around here sometimes I see package specific trucks that almost look like a small fedex truck.
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Old 02-06-2013, 07:32 AM   #7
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Default Re: No more Saturday USPS

It was on the local news this morning as well. Specifically the whole "We will still deliver packages on Saturdays."

Seems crazy. Supposed to save 2B a year?
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Hmm.. maybe so then. I have gotten deliveries before, from these ""gypsy" drivers in untagged vans... obviously sub contractors.

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It was on the local news this morning as well. Specifically the whole "We will still deliver packages on Saturdays."
Seems crazy. Supposed to save 2B a year?
Then I guess it is so...
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Old 02-06-2013, 07:36 AM   #9
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So they will have to make special trips to deliver packages? I feel for the dispatchers!
I glad they are not ending Saturday package deliverys - It seems that every box of CC's always land on a Saturday
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Well I'm glad they will deliver the packages... makes for a great weekend
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Old 02-06-2013, 07:43 AM   #11
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Around here sometimes I see package specific trucks that almost look like a small fedex truck.
Yep, me too.
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What's the point of delivering packages and not FCM. Something typically govt. stoopid in that! Don't deliver ANY mail on Sat ok, but to have people going out in vehicles to deliver only packages doesn't seem like it will save much money!
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I didn't get that from the article. But I'm only on my second coffee.. It mentions workforce reduction as well. The office will still be open but no one in the field. So I would assume you could still go down to the PO on Saturday and pick up your package.
"WASHINGTON (AP) Apparently trying an end-run around an unaccommodating Congress, the financially struggling U.S. Postal Service says it will stop delivering mail on Saturdays but continue to disburse packages six days a week."

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Old 02-06-2013, 09:16 AM   #14
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Default Re: No more Saturday USPS

"disburse" does not necessarily mean "deliver." Kinda nebulous the way they put it. How many people would go to the PO on Sat just in case there might be a package waiting for them?
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I like USPS over UPS when it comes to packages.
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What's the point of delivering packages and not FCM. Something typically govt. stoopid in that! Don't deliver ANY mail on Sat ok, but to have people going out in vehicles to deliver only packages doesn't seem like it will save much money!
A package delivery truck/carrier could likely cover several routes with one person.
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No skin off my nose! My local post office has been closed on Saturday for at least a decade. As far as I'm concerned, they could limit regular delivery to three or four days a week. I already have all my bills sent electronically, and I send out 95% of my work via email. And what few small packages I mail out get hand carried to the post office because I don't want them baking inside a mailbox oven for hours!
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This quotation is the ringer. It's banned by Congress. It'll be reinstated in March. Donahoe can "interpret" all he wants, but what he interprets doesn't mean squat.

"Congress has included a ban on five-day delivery in its appropriations bill. But because the federal government is now operating under a temporary spending measure, rather than an appropriations bill, Donahoe says it's the agency's interpretation that it can make the change itself.
"This is not like a 'gotcha' or anything like that," he said. The agency is essentially asking Congress not to reimpose the ban when the spending measure expires on March 27 and he said he would work with Congress on the issue."


I've always wondered "why the constant battle?"
Anyone can look at the USPS operation and it's glaringly obvious that they pinch every single dime until it screams in pain. They won't even pay someone to clean the floors but once a week.
Congress can easily allow them to raise their rates. If they'd allow them to make a profit, the PO could invest in better ways to do things. But they can't.
It'd be nice if the PO could get outside help, like from UPS or FedEx. Or work some sort of deal and quasi-privatize. Just something to make them not suck, and make it a good-looking, well-staffed, awesome organization.
I didn't mean suck in the sense of the job they do, because they're freakin awesome. I meant suck as in the image they put forth.
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The USPS already does contract out a fair amount of package mail. And, it does appear that they will be delivering packages on Saturdays. What Tom said is true, but it sure would make more sense to just not deliver any mail on Saturdays. But, that's why these guys get paid the big bucks to make decisions!
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