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AIBU?

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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flowerybeanbag · 06/08/2007 11:23

I thought they were striking because of streamlining and redundancies? Am I wrong?
If so, just a thought, by striking because of this, surely Royal Mail will lose even more big contracts and more redundancies will follow?
Not saying they are not right to strike, and as I say, I might be wrong about the reasons, but isn't it a vicious circle?

Peachy · 06/08/2007 11:25

I completely supprt the reasons and rights behind the strike

I don't think its particualrly wise at this point because of the reasons flowery gives- but everyone has to try to improve a bad situation and bet they feel they dont ahve any other options

TheQueenOfQuotes · 06/08/2007 11:27

and lets not forget that it's not only the people working for RM who go out and do their "walks" (post letters) that get a bad deal. My DB was taken off the postal duties on the back of a Dr.s letter, but ended up doing night shifts and other ungodly hour shifts. Those workers get a bad deal too.

jaspersslave · 06/08/2007 20:17

all im saying is that they knew what they were going to be doing and getting paid when they started the job
i dont really like staying at home with the kids some days but i dont just stop looking after them

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Beauregard · 06/08/2007 20:19

i dont really like staying at home with the kids some days but i dont just stop looking after them

Why don't you just get a job then ?

TheQueenOfQuotes · 06/08/2007 20:19

"all im saying is that they knew what they were going to be doing and getting paid when they started the job "

yes - but if it's the only job you can get you're not exactly going to argue are you??

I took on a nightshift job where the pay was EXACTLY the same rate as for the day staff! It was the only care home in my town that doesn't pay it's night staff more - BUT I needed a job so I took it....

hatrick · 06/08/2007 20:23

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lulumama · 06/08/2007 20:23

wow, did you actually read the replies, Jasper, about the difficulties of finding another job, just like that? or have you stuck your fingers in your ears, and gone, 'lalalalalalaaaa i'm right...'

newlifenewname · 06/08/2007 20:25

yb a utter nob

aloha · 06/08/2007 20:26

Well, we clearly all NEED postmen, and they are paid very little and are being messed about. Every postman I've had has been lovely - friendly, helpful, chatty with the children. I think people are so vile. Is this a hangover from Thatcherism?

jaspersslave · 06/08/2007 20:33

ok i admit i was wrong and im sorry
but the title was am i being unreasable and yes i guess i was
i didnt want to offended anyone i just feel sorry for people who rely on royal mail services for buissness etc being affected

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expatinscotland · 06/08/2007 20:34

'There is no society' has come home to roost, people.

filchthemildmanneredjanitor · 06/08/2007 20:35

exactly expat-these threads have had some many young people on them sounding like norman tebbit.

expatinscotland · 06/08/2007 20:36

'The hand that rocks the cradle . . . ' as the saying goes, janitor

filchthemildmanneredjanitor · 06/08/2007 20:38

so many that should have said.

i agree

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