Thank you, Quazi!
Whether I like it or not I knew this was coming.
The PS around here requires all new complexes have centralized mail boxes, but doing that for the standalone houses (say, at the end of the block) would be a gargantuan expense and a security nightmare. At least now, when thieves try to come up on my porch to steal the outgoing mail, it triggers my porch light.
But my question is: are they going to start picking the mail up every day again now that they're not delivering on Saturdays? As it stands now I find, if they don't have anything to deliver to me they don't bother to pickup either. Many times I've had to seek out a standalone mailbox to get something out on time. And there are some bills I can't pay online.
The other problem with this is that some people still get their checks in the mail. It's not always possible to do direct deposit. This is gonna suck hard for them because they're (I believe) most likely to be living from paycheck to paycheck. I suppose they should have a paycheck delivery class that like package delivery, does deliver on Saturdays.
Oh, and on the junk mail. The PS is structured like the old phone companies. With them the residential lines were largely a loss and the business lines supported the system. Regular mail doesn't pay the way, but the commercial mail, the junk, pays more and actually pays it's own way plus subsidizing the regular mail. Now that folks can refuse the junk (and more are taking advantage of that) and advertisers have discovered the internet, there's far less junk mail - hurting the PS bottom line even more.
Thank you, Quazi!
You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo
Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville