I'm just trying to figure out why there's such a big difference in the amount of hours being offered and "available". My husband's held route is one of the longest (11-13 miles walking, depending on mail amounts), and they're pulling off of him to get the regulars their full 8 hours a day. My husband says its because of the increase in fees towards advertisements, and while I have seen a drop in those type of flyers, but I haven't seen much difference in the amount of junk and regular mail I get (I miss two days, and our box is overflowing, and 80% of it is junk). Could it be because he works in a primarily college town (home of University of Kansas)?
Forgive the newbie-ish questions, but with the fact that he has to drive 45 miles to get to work every day, them sending him home after 2 hours is starting to hurt our budget.