04 Mar 2007, 11:35
that a mate said just after I joined the company.
Royal Mail employs some of the best managers in the Postal industry
Unfortunately, none of them work at this office
04 Mar 2007, 12:05
In 1996 we had 1 manager to run our office, we now have 4 managers, for 110 people, can anyone see where were over staffed, answers to A Leighton.
04 Mar 2007, 14:22
I saw the same in my office where there were 2 before I came along and then there were 4 when I left!
You can cut as many managerial jobs as you want, but without compulsory redundancy they will end up somewhere if they don't want to leave.
The operational management reviw has probably been put on hold as it's one area where reductions can have a major impact on quality. RM have worked hard to improve and then protect their Quality, as it's a good barrier to entrants. Competitors need to offer the same quality otherwise the customer gets properly upset. We are talking 98.5% quality of mailing entering the RM pipeline.
Also check out loads of news today regarding potential job losses and changes.
04 Mar 2007, 15:20
Twice over 15 years RM has offered managers volountary redundancies, and a lot have taken that offer, on very good terms, and they all went with a substantial wedge in their pockets. The problem RM has is that it keeps recruiting more managers, Q of S also has to do with knowledgeable staff, which if these WS machines come in RM will loose in about 10 years, this business has always been top heavy, too many jobs for the boys.