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to think that those that work for royal mail should just get a new job if they not happy

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jaspersslave Sun 05-Aug-07 20:42:17

anyone agree

Marne Sun 05-Aug-07 20:43:41

Yes, i agree, very with all this postal strike shite, i have 2 expensive parcals missing

nutcracker Sun 05-Aug-07 20:43:45

Because it is so easy to just walk out of one job and into another isn't it


FluffyMummy123 Sun 05-Aug-07 20:44:36

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RubySlippers Sun 05-Aug-07 20:45:05


Marne - your parcels should be insured if they have been sent recorded/signed for delivery

edam Sun 05-Aug-07 20:45:33

Oh for heaven's sake, if people are f8cked around by their bosses, they have every right to protest. The right to withrdraw your labour is a fundamental tenet of democracy.

Aitch Sun 05-Aug-07 20:46:05

lol, are you sure you aren't lillaura's slave? you are being a towering idiot, btw.

moljam Sun 05-Aug-07 20:46:43

yabu.theyre striking for a reason not just to annoy you.

Marne Sun 05-Aug-07 20:48:12

They ar'nt recorded , i just hope the senders have proof of postage, i have been waiting 2 weeks for them.

I wish i could go on strike to get a pay rise, i cant afford to be on strike

How much do they get payed? is it that bad?

nutcracker Sun 05-Aug-07 20:48:35

It's not just about pay.

FluffyMummy123 Sun 05-Aug-07 20:49:17

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RubySlippers Sun 05-Aug-07 20:49:44

if the seller has proof of postage you can claim up to £50 back

Peachy Sun 05-Aug-07 20:51:03

I ahve ahd some V important stuff alte / lost but FGS! its nto that easy to just walk into another job! And why should they? We are all entitled to a basic standard in life, if we work and Posties work hard.

Its not just about wages anyhow. Its about far more.

oliveoil Sun 05-Aug-07 20:51:19

I ordered some perfume from Ebay and it has not arrived. Only my second order as well [dinosaur]

am I within my rights to kick the postie in the nuts next time I see him or not, I am thinking yes as it is obviously HIS fault and not his money grabbing snidey boss?


Aitch Sun 05-Aug-07 20:51:45

where were you last night, cod? we could have done with you...

WideWebWitch Sun 05-Aug-07 20:52:04

I'm with those saying yb a utter nob

Peachy Sun 05-Aug-07 20:52:12

It's around £15000 mark FT, even in London iirc

Ie really, really low- and pretty much impossible tor aise a family on these days imo.

Aitch Sun 05-Aug-07 20:53:16

PS i have five books, a birthday present and some work stuff missing in the post. doesn't the fact that we all rely on the RM for much indicate that we should treat its workers better?

nickytwotimes Sun 05-Aug-07 20:53:57

ooh, yes, I say go back to sending kids up chimneys. If they don't like it, well, they can just go hungry, ungrateful little beggars!

Drinkypops Sun 05-Aug-07 20:54:30

My dp works at royal mail, and we really can't afford for him to be on strike.

The wages aren't that good, and it is not that easy just to get another job when you have your childcare planned around your working hours.

WideWebWitch Sun 05-Aug-07 20:54:54

Ah, those were the days, when children knew their place. Which was mainly up chimneys

Peachy Sun 05-Aug-07 20:54:54

royal mail pay scales

They would be what I would describe as


(and my Dh doesn't work for RM, he is in the delivery industry though. Not well paid by any emans- £18,500 for amanagement grade job- but better)

nickytwotimes Sun 05-Aug-07 20:55:15

also, I kicked my maidservant in the face today for not straightening my clothes in a suitably defferential manner.

MyTwopenceworth Sun 05-Aug-07 20:55:39

I think you are entitled to your opinion.

It's not one I share.

Although I think that it is unreasonable of people to take a job and then start making unreasonable demands - double my pay, halve my hours, change my contract.... If a job is advertised, the terms and conditions are explained and you agree to them when you sign a contract. That's what the agreement is - Offer and Acceptance. It is unreasonable to take a job which offers certain things - thereby accepting those things - then, once in place, start to demand that massive changes are made to accomodate you.

I have seen that happen - I used to be an employer before my business went belly-up and I have had staff members behave that way to me!!

So, such people are taking the piss, frankly.

BUT. There is a point beyond which, employers are taking the piss. And this is where, I believe, Royal Mail is. The bosses are abusing the staff, taking advantage of them and behaving VERY unfairly.

This is wrong, and is NOT the same as someone taking a job and trying to change it to suit them. In cases like this one with RM, the staff member should not be made to feel 'like it or lump it', because it is the company that is in the wrong. The way they are treating their staff is appaulling!

WideWebWitch Sun 05-Aug-07 20:56:01

£242 a week? Really? Bloody hell, that's slave labour.

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