We do payroll at headquarters and send checks all over the country. We built the payroll process years ago to allow for one week for the US Mail to carry the paychecks from our office to arrive at their destinations in time. Steadily, over the last five years, office by office, we have had to replace the US Mail with UPS. It apparently is increasingly impossible for the US Mail to get a letter across the country in a week (which is six working days for the USPS).
Today was the final straw. For the third payroll in a row, the US Mail has not been able to get mail from our office in Phoenix to our office just outside of Los Angeles in a week. The payroll was mailed last Monday and it is not there now onthe following Tuesday. Pathetic.