USPS wants off for the weekend!

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The United States Postal Service is having to cut costs because of expected budget shortfalls. These are likely the result of decreasing snail-mail usage–email has been cutting into snail-mail’s popularity pretty deeply. In order to cut costs, the USPS is seeking to stop Saturday delivery.

Donahoe said a service cut would result in the loss of about 40,000 full-time jobs. About 600,000 workers currently work for the Post Office.

The Post Office hopes to drop Saturday mail in its next fiscal year, which starts Oct. 1. But first, it has to jump through a series of regulatory hoops that could take much longer.

That’s a start–lowering salaries and offering more competitive pricing would be a good effort too.