PSA: If you have bills to pay on Monday, you better hope your money to pay those bills come by Friday, ‘cuz there ain’t gonna be any goodies in your mailbox on Saturday thanks to the Postal Service announcing that due to a $16 billion debt last year, it will be stopping the 150-year practice of delivering mail on Saturdays. Packages and express mail will still be ordered on Saturday.
Apparently, going from six-days-a-week to five will save the postal service $2 Billion big ones a year, which is awesome since they’ve lost about $41 billion dollars in the past six years, since people are doing so many more things online.
Although the Postal Service is trying to implement changes to save money, they can’t do very much without congressional approval. For this change in service, the Postal Service’s lawyers say that they “have figured out a way around the law.” An antiquated law that are just now trying to modernize.
What do you think? Will the lack of Saturday mail change your weekly routine at all?
–Nadia Noir, CBS Radio Los Angeles