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    General Lighting
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    just about every other sorting office in the country is called out. This will clearly affect those of you expecting things through the post..

    Thankfully all I’ve had go missing so far is five bicycle spokes (annoying as they were hard to obtain ones) and its probably not going to get any better for a few months…

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    GiantMidget
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    Royal mail needs to sort it the fuck out.

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    joshd96320
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    FUCK.

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    mishap
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    who just ordered 10gs of mephedrone:lol_fast:?!?

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    p0ly
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    @mishap 350738 wrote:

    who just ordered 10gs of mephedrone:lol_fast:?!?

    me.

    #1206385
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    p0ly
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    fuckin postal twats, ill have their fuckin jobs if they don’t wanna work em

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    TheLostOne
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    Fucking Unions fucking up the country again. ‘look at me I am special I work for a postal service’ no you are not fuck off and do your work. There are people fucking queuing up for a job.

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    GiantMidget
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    Man after my experiences of Royal Mail i wouldn’t work there again. Too many wankers in the unions and management.

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    General Lighting
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    they don’t even appear to be recruiting much this year – which is the source of all the beef to start with, the posties are being expected to deliver more with less resources.

    The real problem is that the EU is trying to force all of Europe to privatise its postal services when in some nations they are better off as a public service… yes you’ve got all these new companies like UK Mail etc but they cherry pick the business contracts rather than competing on a equal footing..

    what does worry me is if/when someones delivery of meph gets kicked around in a sorting office, busts open and next thing you know its full security alert for “white powder”, cops, Fire Brigade IRU etc.. bringing the stuff more into the spotlight..

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    dont think thats the least of the worries GL, ive had stuff going missing past couple weeks, luckily little things, not stuff exceeding 30 quid, but its not fucking on

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    @joshd96320 350801 wrote:

    dont think thats the least of the worries GL, ive had stuff going missing past couple weeks, luckily little things, not stuff exceeding 30 quid, but its not fucking on

    Thing is normally the post here is fairly good in IP area other than Slowmarket.

    I suspect there is a lot of stuff backed up in Yorks (trolleys used to put post in) awaiting delivery, all odd sized packages what need manual cancelling of stamps. Certainly my package of 5 bicycle spokes sent from Cambridge to my office in Mid Suffolk has gone astray, and I’m hearing stories of post arriving weeks later than it should…

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    TheLostOne
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    joshd96320
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    gl – its not just that, some of my stuff had missed delivery notes, but wasnt at the depot ..

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    @joshd96320 350822 wrote:

    gl – its not just that, some of my stuff had missed delivery notes, but wasnt at the depot ..

    in that case this needs to be reported to Royal Mail. They have their own private investigation service called the Investigation Board who take this sort of stuff seriously (at least they did a few years back), particularly at times of bad industrial relations.

    http://www.royalmail.com/portal/rm/content2?catId=69800733&mediaId=80300735

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    joshd96320
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    cheers for the link, but to be honest mate i really cant be arsed faffing around – too much hassle <=. at least my kaoss pad and 505 travelled safely 🙂

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    Anonymous

    fucking nuisance! useless royal mail cunts!!

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    globalloon
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    one of the reasons they are going on strike is that even if the posties have a full time contract they can be sent home on no pay if there isn’t enough business. jnot many people can afford to keep a job where on any given week you might only take home 60% of what you expected to earn… leaving you having to choose between paying your mortgage or feeding your family.

    another reason is the threat of pension cuts. if you reached 2 years before your retirement and you only pension was going to come from your employer, but suddenly it was going to be cut, leaving you without enough money to live on, you would be pissed off too.

    I think the strike should be supported. it’s taken generations of people fighting to get fair conditions from their employers. seems some people on here would happily just hand all that back and be treated like dirt by their employers again

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    @globalloon 350882 wrote:

    one of the reasons they are going on strike is that even if the posties have a full time contract they can be sent home on no pay if there isn’t enough business. jnot many people can afford to keep a job where on any given week you might only take home 60% of what you expected to earn… leaving you having to choose between paying your mortgage or feeding your family.

    another reason is the threat of pension cuts. if you reached 2 years before your retirement and you only pension was going to come from your employer, but suddenly it was going to be cut, leaving you without enough money to live on, you would be pissed off too.

    I think the strike should be supported. it’s taken generations of people fighting to get fair conditions from their employers. seems some people on here would happily just hand all that back and be treated like dirt by their employers again

    I think you put what I’d like to say better than I could Glo

    people have had to fight for their rights and should have the opportunity to continue to do so,
    my dad brought me up with this – from personal experience and unions are there for a reason, I belong to one – (just in case)
    as with the discussion we have had on here for the train / tube strikes – yes it is inconveniant in the short term for us but sometimes it needs to be done

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    @globalloon 350882 wrote:

    one of the reasons they are going on strike is that even if the posties have a full time contract they can be sent home on no pay if there isn’t enough business. jnot many people can afford to keep a job where on any given week you might only take home 60% of what you expected to earn… leaving you having to choose between paying your mortgage or feeding your family.

    another reason is the threat of pension cuts. if you reached 2 years before your retirement and you only pension was going to come from your employer, but suddenly it was going to be cut, leaving you without enough money to live on, you would be pissed off too.

    I think the strike should be supported. it’s taken generations of people fighting to get fair conditions from their employers. seems some people on here would happily just hand all that back and be treated like dirt by their employers again

    yeah thats all well and good but when your income is reliant on the royal mail delivering packages on time you begin to worry for your own everytime a strike is called.
    The royal mail have a massive responsibility and must remain sufficient and reliable at all times or there reputation will go down the shitter along with there customers. people (like me) who depend on packages arriving on time for business will start using other delivery companies eventually and the royal mail will loose more money from lack of customers, resluting in even more financial and employment problems ..

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    @Tank Girl 350887 wrote:

    I think you put what I’d like to say better than I could Glo

    people have had to fight for their rights and should have the opportunity to continue to do so,
    my dad brought me up with this – from personal experience and unions are there for a reason, I belong to one – (just in case)
    as with the discussion we have had on here for the train / tube strikes – yes it is inconveniant in the short term for us but sometimes it needs to be done

    yeah i guess it is required – its just a bit of a nuisance when stuff doesnt arrive or whatever, but perhaps thats just selfish 🙂

    @Cosmic_Energy 350889 wrote:

    yeah thats all well and good but when your income is reliant on the royal mail delivering packages on time you begin to worry for your own everytime a strike is called.
    The royal mail have a massive responsibility and must remain sufficient and reliable at all times or there reputation will go down the shitter along with there customers. people (like me) who depend on packages arriving on time for business will start using other delivery companies eventually and the royal mail will loose more money from lack of customers, resluting in even more financial and employment problems ..

    unless perhaps other companies swell because of this, and will employ the old royal mail folks

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    DaftFader
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    I don’t blame them for striking .. I blame the people who forced them to strike by taking the piss with their pentions ect. … I think the strike is a piss take .. but blame it on theese people ..NOT the people who are actualy striking.

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    General Lighting
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    something to think about – if I was a CWU shop steward what stumbled across this forum (posties like to party as well) and saw a lot of people slagging off Royal Mail for striking in a group of people some of whom may well also be having packages of white powder sent through the post, I’d start spreading FUD about the health and safety implications of “potentially mis-identified /unidentified packages of chemicals” going through the postal system just to stir the pot a bit… and there are “left wing working class” people what support trade unions but disagree heavily with drug use..

    “Action short of a strike” which is commonly known as “working to rule” often involves enforcing otherwise benign health and safety regulations to the letter..

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    GiantMidget
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    Personally i think striking while the country is in the grip of a recession to be absolutely disgraceful.

    How much damage has it done to small businesses and similar, most of whom depend on post getting to them on time, orders being sent out etc. It must surely do damage to the economy.

    fair enough they gotta fight for their rights but they picked a bad time to do it, I doubt many people would be sympathetic to their cause during the current climate. And seeing as alot of people are out of work i doubt they’d toot em on the picket lines.

    Although not all of the workers go on strike, Just those who are part of the union. Although things might be different now since i worked for RM.

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    @thelostone 350797 wrote:

    Fucking Unions fucking up the country again. ‘look at me I am special I work for a postal service’ no you are not fuck off and do your work. There are people fucking queuing up for a job.

    @thelostone 350804 wrote:

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    Your post in the gutter: Strike-hit Post Office managers sort mail on the pavement | Mail Online

    well arent you a nice little tory. unions fuckin up the country? unions are essential to safeguard the rights of workers. i love how the link you posted is from the daily fuckin mail. you might as well wear a t-shirt saying “i love thatcher”

    @globalloon 350882 wrote:

    I think the strike should be supported. it’s taken generations of people fighting to get fair conditions from their employers. seems some people on here would happily just hand all that back and be treated like dirt by their employers again

    absolutely spot on.

    respect to all the unions still fighting for workers rights, respect to TUC

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    uglyprettytrash
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    AGH. i need my replacement bank cards 🙁 I move back to manc on sunday and i have no bank cards! shiiiit.

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