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Unread 03-16-2009, 11:27 PM
Location: Tennessee
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Originally Posted by ladihawkae View Post
Just a thought but my husband and I just had a debate on whether or not we absolutley had to have mail delivered 6 days every week? could we live with just having mail delivered maybe 2-3 days a week? Maybe Mondays and Thursdays or Monday, Wednesdays, Fridays?
What are your thoughts?
Why? Is there a reason why you want a reduction in service?
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Unread 03-17-2009, 07:31 AM
Location: from houstoner to bostoner to new yorker;)
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Yes, once a day works for me. Much less waiting. I lived in a smaller city where the mail didn't seem to move very fast either coming or going and it drove me NUTS. If you don't send or receive much mail I guess once or twice a week would work for you, but it would kill me because I do a lot of mailing.
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Unread 03-17-2009, 09:07 AM
Location: Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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I've thought for a long time they could skip Saturday, I never get anything important on Saturday.

Now I'm thinking skipping Wed., too maybe so four days a week would work for me!
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Unread 03-17-2009, 09:51 AM
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I think cutting service throughout the week in a major city would be a problem. If the USPS cuts service days companies such as Fedex and UPS could hardly stay afloat because they depend on express mail from USPS to be shipped with their company, and the contracts they have with USPS would be terminated. Also what about people who use services such as gamefly or Netflix- they depend on the USPS for pick up and delivery of their mail and will have to pay a higher premium if shipped with Fedex or UPS. With this economy I think we should be thinking of ways to save jobs instead of cutting them because Im sure a lot of mail carriers will become displaced if the USPS were to implement a 2-3 day work week
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