matt76 wrote:If you have a manager who’s human then it’ll be no problem. Family takes priority in my opinion.
Only met one in my years with Royal Mail. They are not interested in what happens in your personal life. They have been pre-programmed to ask for all the help that you can give them, and woe betide you if you don't, but quickly reject without thought any sensible, human request that you ask of them.
Without doubt in my 49 years of working life I have never worked for a company that disrespected the value of the workers to the degree that Royal Mail does. The current executive would be sent to The Hague for war crimes if this was a wartime situation.