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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 · 05/08/2007 20:42

anyone agree

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Marne · 05/08/2007 20:57

Dh and i earn less than 1500 and manage fine.

I know they work hard and do deserve good pay but there are alot of jobs that pay less including mine

I hpe i dont get parped for this, sorry if i upset any mail workers. I know the price of living is high and alot of people are under payed for what they do.

nickytwotimes · 05/08/2007 20:58

PAYING workers!!!
Whatever next? Days off, sick pay,....

Peachy · 05/08/2007 20:58

I bet its ahrd to arrnage for a second family member to work around postie shifts though!

I think a decent living wage for a ahrd days work is a valid right for all.

Peachy · 05/08/2007 20:58

(PS I hope you earn more than 1200

the basic postie rate came to under £1300 when I put it through my calculator outside London

expatinscotland · 05/08/2007 20:59

You are beyond unreasonable.

What happens when ALL employers are allowed to treat their employees like shit, huh? Do you just find another shite job for crappy pay then?

I've got an 'invitation' for an interview to get a British passport - all first time applicants must be interviewed these days - not present.

DH had an upgraded license, photocard and paper, which was a bit delayed. This directly interfered with his job, because it was an endorsement to drive a mini-bus and he was to be collecting tourists from teh airport. He couldn't work that part of his job till he got that license back so he could be put on the company's insurance.

But did he or his boss object to the strike?

HELL NO. As his boss said, 'Could just as easily have been me.'

Peachy · 05/08/2007 20:59

1500 sorry

Peachy · 05/08/2007 21:01

Need to retype figures as a mess sorry

marne I hope you earn more than 1500 wink

basic wage came to less that £13000

that is better I hope?

MrsBigD · 05/08/2007 21:01

haven't had a chance to read the other replies but... slight difference of going on strike (no idea why they are as I haven't watched the news in a while) or just being miserable in their job. If the latter then yanbu

I could kick our new postie to mars and back. Old one was brilliant. The new one however, have 'missed' packages 3x lately. Wondering how as I was home and all she did was slip chit of 'missed delivery' through the door without even ringing door bell. And even if I don't hear bell ds does. He's a blood hound when it comes to opening the door. Anyhow went to pick up package and mentioned it to chief postie who said that she had forgotten the packages at the sorting office. Which of course means she would have had to fill in the missed delivery slips with all the details beforehand. So is she waisting cards or just can't be bothered to lug packages around? ... so obviously not too bothered with her job iyam ;)

Enough postal rant

TheQueenOfQuotes · 05/08/2007 21:02

Hmm yes that's why when my brother finally walked out of his job with RM nearly 2yrs ago (due to almost 7yrs of bullying, harrassment, being given the crpest shifts going, and crp pay) suffering from stress and depression he's still unemployed now. He looked for another job for several months after he left, but couldn't find anything despite sending off loads of application forms.

As a result of being unemployed and in debt his depression worsened and his dr signed him off long term from work. He's only just able to now starting putting his life back together and be able to think about trying to get back to work.....although is waiting to be declared bankrupt (best option he has with his debts)

"The right to withrdraw your labour is a fundamental tenet of democracy."

absolutely Edam - this is what happens in some countries when you try to strike or even protest about anything WARNING MY LINK CONTAINS PICTURES WHICH MY UPSET/SHOCK SOME PEOPLE.

southeastastra · 05/08/2007 21:02

oh god, i'm hitting my head against a brick wall.

MrsMar · 05/08/2007 21:03

It is frustrating when your mail is screwed, but I agree it's everyone's right to strike and protest. Their pay is a disgrace and the lack of investment in the RM in general is disgusting. Still it's nice to see Royal Mail bosses still get their bonuses while very poorly paid workers lose even more money to get a wage that allows them to live a decent life. I've been on strike and it's something anyone does lightly IMO...

Drinkypops · 05/08/2007 21:03

Not really, as my dp picks dd up at 2.00pm, we then don't have to pay childcare fees for the afternoon.

The strikes are shit, but when the union says there is a stike, dp doesn't really have much choice!

FrannyandZooey · 05/08/2007 21:03


great new acronym cod

Marne · 05/08/2007 21:05

Dh and i both work part time, if i worked full time on my hourly rate i would be close to 15000 pa, dh has been off sick and has now gone back part time so between us we bring home 16500 pa (between us) any way my point is not how we earn our money but that we can survive on 16500 coming in pa.

We live in an expensive area (not as high as london)

Im not saying they should'nt get a pay rise as i believe they deserve more money.

Peachy · 05/08/2007 21:05

sea you're not love, far more people in defence of posties on the thread if you read through

Marne · 05/08/2007 21:07

15000, got it rite this time

southeastastra · 05/08/2007 21:07

i know peachy thank goodness, but these threads are really depressing me.

Flame · 05/08/2007 21:08

Another cry of yb a utter nob

Aitch · 05/08/2007 21:09

ach, jaspersslave hasn't been back. troll, possibly?

hatrick · 05/08/2007 21:15

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littlelapininhercar · 05/08/2007 21:23

My postman is great, his wife had twins a couple of weeks before DS arrived and we are always commiserating with each other over lack of sleep.

Postal workers get a basic rate of £323 a week and are being offered a 2.5% pay rise. Ostensibly this is inline with inflation (CPI is 2.4%) but this does not take into account things like increases in mortgage rates. Those are reflected in the RPI, which is currently 4.4%.

southeastastra · 05/08/2007 21:30

and they are continually changing working conditions. a few years back taking away the second post.

a change in working hours (earlier starts, later finishes) all for the same wage.

not to mention the pension fiasco.

the union did discuss making it a co-operative with shares being owned by the workers. but of course, that would not make money once the royal mail is sold off.
which it will be.

worth striking for?

constancereader · 05/08/2007 21:34

Good God, can't believe the OP.

Beauregard · 05/08/2007 21:35

Unbelievable how anyone could be sooooo stupid to think that it is so easy for someone with a mortgage,and family to just walk into another job.
Have you never heard of financial stability or commitments?
God i am in the mood to punch.

Beauregard · 05/08/2007 21:36

Has the op had a namechange?

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