What they really need to do is get rid of 50% of all people associated with physical movement of the mail, and go to every-other-day delivery - half of all addresses get Monday-Wednesday-Friday delivery, the other half gets Tuesday-Thursday-Saturday delivery.
Certainly the overly generous pay of postal employees ought to be reduced by 1/6th when this reduction of service kicks in.
I have thought that is the plan that makes most sense. It works for waste pickup. Surely it works for mail delivery. There is seldom something in the mail that can’t wait a day.
Concur, they would also be increasing their 1st rate mix. Bulk mail is not a money maker, it just helps offset costs, but by filling the bags, it also ensures that costs remain high. By decreasing to every other day, the USPS would be able to raise rates on bulk mail, accepting that some that business will just go away.
I just don't see the need for six day a week postal delivery.
Let me put it this way ~ it’s far more complex than that. Carrier time on the street is about 75% of carrier costs. Cutting street time in half doesn’t cut total carrier costs in half.
half of all addresses get Monday-Wednesday-Friday delivery, the other half gets Tuesday-Thursday-Saturday delivery.
I’ve agreed with that approach for a long time for residential delivery. However some commercial may need 6 day service but that wouldn’t be a large percent of them.
Exactly. The PO is a jobs program. It’s not designed to be efficient or cost effective.
I agree with the M-W-F or T-T-S scheme. There is nothing that I get in the mail that can not wait one day.
Not a bad suggestion!
What would determine who gets M, W, and F delivery and Tu, Th, and Sa delivery? Could this truly be determined fairly?