The Check’s in the Mail…

by Deborah Z Mark

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The U.S. Postal Service announced today that beginning in August, regular mail will no longer be delivered to street addresses on Saturdays.

Some services will not be affected: packages (to street addresses) and mail to PO boxes will still be delivered on Saturdays, and Post Office locations currently open on Saturdays will remain open on Saturdays.

The Postal Service expects to save $2 billion annually by stopping Saturday delivery.

Herodotus, the ancient Greek historian, is credited with creating the unofficial motto of today’s mail service. Around 2,500 years ago, he referred to a rapid horse relay system (similar to our Pony Express) that operated in ancient Persia. His words, “Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night, stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds” still ring true today.

Except on Saturdays.

Hey, I’m just the messenger.  Don’t go postal.

managestaff will mail a check with written authorization. Standard delivery is via courier or FedEx.  Please contact your HR Rep for more information regarding payroll delivery options.

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