In a press conference yesterday Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe announced a plan to stop delivering mail six days per week, cutting out delivery of first class mail on Saturdays. The change to the delivery schedule would cut an estimated $2 billion from the U.S. Postal Service budget, helping them get back on track financially.
The proposed change wouldn’t go into effect until August 5th, and it wouldn’t affect package delivery or the operating hours of post office branches, just the mail that’s delivered to your door.
Aside from whether or not it’s actually legal to go down to a 5-day delivery schedule (see more on that issue from Time), what do you think about not getting any mail over the weekend? Is there anything that you would miss? I personally don’t like the idea of going the weekend without a Netflix DVD, if I haven’t mailed back my current disc before Wednesday.
Let me know what you think in the comments.