The US Post Office delivered a plea to Congress yesterday — please don't make us deliver mail six days a week. If you consider the last time you wrote someone a letter versus an email, you can understand why the post office is having a hard time meeting rising costs. In fact, last year the post office was $2.8 billion in the red.
Considering the tough times, the Postmaster General would like the flexibility to shift to five-day delivery. While I'm sure mail carriers who work on the weekend hope Saturday delivery would be the first to go, it's more likely that a slow mail day, like Tuesday, will be cut first.
Are you surprised the post office is asking for a day off and not a bailout?