postal strike

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how difficult can it be to walk around putting letters in a hole in someones door?

Time to give the work to scroats on community service and no pay.

The posties can then stay in bed ALL day

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Absolutley a shambless. "we are striking so we can provide a great service"..play another tune will you

Did anyone hear radio 2 yesterday about posties putting sorry you were out cards in your door for parcels that they cant be arsed to carry

Priceless!!!


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Royal Mail management are inept and the posties are getting screwed with their pants on, unfortunately when the whole thing becomes fubar us taxpayers have to pick up the multi billion pound bill to bail out the pension fund. Not only will we not get our mail but we will have to pay for the privilege.

Oh and Crozier is a c*nt.
 

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I_M speaks the truth.

How hard can it be, or is it time to pull another sickie cos of the stress of it all. The real world's over there, eh?
 

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Did anyone hear radio 2 yesterday about posties putting sorry you were out cards in your door for parcels that they cant be arsed to carry
They don't ring the bell for parcels any more round here, just drop them by the door. That includes some SD packages.

Letter in London papers this week asking if Royal Mail will drop rate for Special Delivery, so many people using it do ensure post arrives rather than disappear into the morass that the postal service has become.

Oh, and if they FUBAR an SD you can get the postage costs back, managed this last year with my Dad's birthday present, they showed up at 3:00pm, 2 hours after latest advertised delivery time - and the signature on the tracking service was definitely not my Dad's (which I know very well from "copying" into homework diaries at school! ;) )
 

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At least if they go on strike my property will have a break from having red rubber bands thrown al over it.

Littering is a criminal offence Mr Postman you tw*t.
 

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and the signature on the tracking service was definitely not my Dad's (which I know very well from "copying" into homework diaries at school! ;) )
They don't have to get your dad's signature, just an adult at your dad's address.

If Royal Mail concentrated on looking after their staff properly they wouldn't have to employ so many agency workers who can't read or write or speak the language and maybe then there wouldn't be so many mistakes in Lundin.....

Don't even talk to me about slimlining and efficiency....of the network, cause in a few years, there's not even gonna be a national network, just big towns and all the country folk can **** off.

Rowland Hill would be turning in his grave..................
 

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Don't even talk to me about slimlining and efficiency....
I get stuff off of ebay (and Amazon but that's a different story), to help improve efficiency, we now have to wait 24 hours before being allowed to collect our parcels, and instead of being open until 7pm, which was great for a commuter town, they now close at 3pm.
 

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They don't have to get your dad's signature, just an adult at your dad's address.
He would have been the only one in, Mum being at work that day.

Recently checked online details for a birthday parcel sent to my youngest nephew - his older brother, just 12, signed for it. I know he's tall but he doesn't look like an adult!
 

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I'm trying to work out when there was ever a time, when thing's seemed to go right in this country. Everything is so f**ked up it's starting to do my head in. Tbh I have no understanding why the posties are out on strike, by this I mean, the actual reasons, and not just being told 'it's for a better service' Ok I don't use the post regular, but I do rely on it, as working for agency my wage slips get delivered by post. In 5 week I've not received 2 wage slips. I need these, so what's my alternative. To ask the agency to keep hold of em and I will pick them up every few week. Why the hell should I??? So if it is for a better service, does that mean, every letter/parcel etc will be delivered within reasonable time and in reasonable condition. In fact, for many years, when I post something be it a card or parcel it get sent registered delivery for the simple fact, I know the percentage of the person actually receiving it, is a lot higher than sending it normal postage. I've lost count the number of items that have been sent by normal post and not received.
I would just like to know what the benefits will be to the customer if the posties get what they want. It's alot of disruption already and will be if they continue to strike, therefore no benefits to the customer while on strike.
 

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better service? we used to get 2 deliveries a day and one was early morning. now we are lucky to get one and that's after lunch!

better service - my arse

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There has to be change at Royal Mail. Time has moved on but Royal Mail hasn't. It has been well and truely shafted by the Government when it opened up competition and that hasn't helped the financial side of things but the internet has impacted on it aswell. There simply isn't as much mail going around as there used to be to warrant such a large staff. That said, the size of 'walks' are increasing because of the number of houses being built. I think a lot of full time positions are going to have to go part time and those full time positions that remain will have to start turning to the way that I understand they are at Taunton, with 10am-6pm shifts which means that the 'walk' will cover the collections aswell as the deliveries in the same style that every courier firm operates. I can already hear a rumbling of your complaints about getting your mail at lunchtime/afternoon instead of breakfast time but I know that in Bridgewater the shifts now start later because 'customers are complaining about getting disturbed by the rattling of the letter box so early in the morning'. Have your cake and eat it??
So long as the CWU don't expect us to come out on strike to support Royal Mail after the way we were left to sink or swim five years ago, I'm not too bothered.
 
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