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Letters: 'Has anyone else noticed how the Royal Mail has gone downhill?'

10 May 2019, 13:34

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I WONDER if anyone else has noticed how our once second greatest institution next to the NHS, has gone downhill?

I refer to the Royal Mail. In our row of houses we do not seem to have a regular postman.

Someone who cared, kept an eye out for the older generation, someone you could depend on.

I have actually been told that our round is classed as a spare round and it is given to anyone who is spare or free after their regular work,

In the last two years I have had reason to complain four times of mail that I have not received, I have even visited the sorting office and put my complaints personally.


I have letters apologising and for a few weeks’ things get better, but then it goes haywire again.

I have had people bring mail to the house that has been delivered to theirs, and vice versa.

What happens to the mail that goes elsewhere, and people cannot be bothered?

I have had mail that’s been redirected, (people have put back in the box). If like me and you do not do internet banking – and there are still a lot of us – and it all comes by mail, all those personal details can be picked up by anyone. I have seen posties standing on the corner and you can tell they have not a clue where they are going. It’s not their fault because our particular address is split into three or four areas and can be awkward.

I am also aware that there’s been no mail at all on a Saturday sometimes, obviously because there has been no one spare.

It is no wonder that the other delivery firms are picking up most of the parcel work, even those when they deliver, have regular drivers. It is no wonder the Royal Mail shares are where they are, in dire straits.

Oh, for the days when you knew the name of your postman or post woman to say good morning too. Happy days.

Letters: 'Has anyone else noticed how the Royal Mail has gone downhill?'

10 May 2019, 15:33

I can remember moans like these 30 years ago. Redirection failures, misdeliveries, non arrival of mail etc.

Letters: 'Has anyone else noticed how the Royal Mail has gone downhill?'

10 May 2019, 16:32

deltaforce wrote:I can remember moans like these 30 years ago. Redirection failures, misdeliveries, non arrival of mail etc.

That's true enough, lapsing makes it worse though, no "ownership " ,of the delivery , no,pride in doing it right ,the prevailing attitude seems to be " not my delivery, I don't care". Another great Royal Mail initiative.

Letters: 'Has anyone else noticed how the Royal Mail has gone downhill?'

10 May 2019, 21:18

I think Royal Mail don't want people that take time to care about the quality of their work. However when us "old timers" have gone, who will have the knowledge - it won't be the newbies.

Letters: 'Has anyone else noticed how the Royal Mail has gone downhill?'

10 May 2019, 21:36

It's these "Old timers" & there special relationships with the customers thats f**ked the job up for the normal bloke who wants to get in & out, job done, go home.

Letters: 'Has anyone else noticed how the Royal Mail has gone downhill?'

10 May 2019, 22:53

mattycash wrote:It's these "Old timers" & there special relationships with the customers thats f**ked the job up for the normal bloke who wants to get in & out, job done, go home.


Lol job done go home your blaming old timers for talking to customers f***ing the job up for the normal bloke.
Get a grip its a changing business,
Royalmail want every hours worked, job done go home is a thing of the past.

Letters: 'Has anyone else noticed how the Royal Mail has gone downhill?'

11 May 2019, 06:52

Yamr1 wrote:
mattycash wrote:It's these "Old timers" & there special relationships with the customers thats f**ked the job up for the normal bloke who wants to get in & out, job done, go home.


Lol job done go home your blaming old timers for talking to customers f***ing the job up for the normal bloke.
Get a grip its a changing business,
Royalmail want every hours worked, job done go home is a thing of the past.

Job and finish was got rid of with i believe the Pay & Mod agreement

Letters: 'Has anyone else noticed how the Royal Mail has gone downhill?'

11 May 2019, 10:37

mattycash wrote:It's these "Old timers" & there special relationships with the customers thats f**ked the job up for the normal bloke who wants to get in & out, job done, go home.

Not a very responsible comment and not a viewpoint that represents most posties. We generally do our best to get the post delivered accurately and on time. The issues raised by the OP result from the actions of RM upper management and are beyond our control most of the time.

Letters: 'Has anyone else noticed how the Royal Mail has gone downhill?'

11 May 2019, 22:07

mattycash wrote:It's these "Old timers" & there special relationships with the customers thats f**ked the job up for the normal bloke who wants to get in & out, job done, go home.

In my experience it's these job n done f***ers that doorstep packets, forget to do a fair share d2ds, leave vans in a state the list goes on

Letters: 'Has anyone else noticed how the Royal Mail has gone downhill?'

13 May 2019, 18:30

mattycash wrote:It's these "Old timers" & there special relationships with the customers thats f**ked the job up for the normal bloke who wants to get in & out, job done, go home.

There speaks the voice of experience, f**k being in a hole with you "Young Un"and needing a dig out :pray
feel sorry for any Postie paired with you and that attitude. :no no :d'oh! :thumbdown

Letters: 'Has anyone else noticed how the Royal Mail has gone downhill?'

13 May 2019, 21:03

mattycash wrote:It's these "Old timers" & there special relationships with the customers thats f**ked the job up for the normal bloke who wants to get in & out, job done, go home.


I work in a MC but I take every much proud in my work as a Delivery Posties and I am disgusted by your comment. You don’t speak for every postie and differently not me. Them old timers as you put it have got a lot more experience then you and should listened and treated with abit more respect and have a little thought in that tiny little brain cell of yours that some of the customers might be lonely and the postie is the only person they see you selfish little prat.

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