Murdoch wrote:Keep a record of what you work, then insist on 1 in 6 Saturdays off. To which you're entitled.
P.S. you'll find that everything in RM is a fight, if you stay quiet you'll never get any Saturdays off, if you consistently moan like s**t, you will.
They're relying on you being too worried about your probation period to say anything, for fear of rocking the boat. The same as they hope you'll come in early for free like others do, not have a break and go over your time every day to finish. We were all the same at one point. Some remain it like it, but if you can stick up for yourself and let them know you are not one of the ones they can take this piss out of then it will be a turning point for you and the job will become so much easier overnight.
It shouldn't be, but working for Royal Mail is a war of attrition a lot of the time and a mental battle of wits. If you let them roll you over a barrel they'll just get the next one ready, but if you can say 'um, hang on, I don't think this is right or fair' they'll leave you alone for an easier target. At the end of the day the manager's are just passing down the s**t they get from above in order to get through the day. Us posties don't have anyone below us to pass that s**t down to, so we have two choices:
1. Stand there with that s**t dripping onto our shoulders. Or,
2. Start boomeranging that s**t back.
Managers don't like that s**t being flung back at them, so they'll stop passing it onto you and pass it elsewhere.
Moral of the story. Become a s**t boomerang and go get your Saturday off.