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Going Postal

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

I really hope that you guys are having a great week and that you managed to catch yesterday’s beautiful feature of the talented artist behind Suite One Studio. If you haven’t read it yet, it’s worth a look.

Today’s post is rather, well, less inspirational and more frustrational (I just made that word up, so sue me). As lovely as it is to live in Canada, being in a social democracy does have its down sides, but you must learn to take the pros with the cons. Today’s case is a con. The Canadian Postal Worker’s Union is threatening to go on strike tonight at 11:59 pm EST. The workers have been under contract negotiations for a long while now and it seems it’s all coming to a boil tonight. I was hoping that an all out strike would be avoidable, but the reality of one is setting in now. (n.b. I do respect the rights of the workers to go on strike, I haven’t done enough research to really comment on the issues on the table, so I’m keeping this post strictly about how it effects my business).

What does this mean for you, fan and precious customer of Markhed? Well, if you’ve recently made an order, and your package has already sent out, it will be delayed.  If your order has not been sent out yet, I am going to wait until the strike is over to send it to avoid it being lost. If you MUST have your package ASAP, then you can contact me for FEDEX or UPS options, however, I must warn you, they are pricey!

If you’d like to make an order, please don’t hesitate, I will be happy to work on your orders and send them out as soon as the coast is clear. I love you all, and I thank you for your patience!!!