oliveoil · 05/08/2007 20:51
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?
MyTwopenceworth · 05/08/2007 20:55
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!
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