Postmaster General Suggest Cutting Mail Days

As you already know, I have no love for US Postal Service. In fact, I almost expected something like this to happen soon. Crisis makes all kinds of shady deals get more shady.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Massive deficits could force the post office to cut out one day of mail delivery, the postmaster general told Congress on Wednesday, in asking lawmakers to lift the requirement that the agency deliver mail six days a week.

If the change happens, that doesn’t necessarily mean an end to Saturday mail delivery. Previous post office studies have looked at the possibility of skipping some other day when mail flow is light, such as Tuesday.

So if you were wondering – what does it take for a commercial entity to make money, now you have a clear answer. You have to do less work. Less work – more money. Got it?

2 Comments

  • Deb Kolaras

    January 28, 2009

    Aren’t they really already doing less work, bemoaning the ever-present reality that email marketing and online bill pay, etc., has cut into their business? Didn’t they also raise the rate within 6 months of the last hike? They’re making themselves obsolete without our help.
    Good post. @bizcoachdeb

  • Zealus

    January 31, 2009

    For as much as possible I am trying to use other means of communications. So far, only one client left that still hadn’t quite figured file operations, so I am mailing him CDs with his demos.

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