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Royal mail deliver to your neighbour if you're out

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by cajar, 17 Aug 2012.

  1. cajar

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    Royal mail plan to deliver post to a neighbour if they person is out in plans to reduce failed deliveries.

    First of all, not everyone gets on with their neighbour? and even if they do, who is to say that stuff wont go missing or just not be forwarded, or forwarded in a good condition?

    Why is this such a hard problem for royal mail to solve? the answer is and has always been simple - deliver when your customers are home.

    Why postman deliver during working hours evades me. Deliver after 6pm till say 11pm and watch the successful deliveries skyrocket. it's not rocket science!

    http://news.uk.msn.com/uk/neighbour-post-delivery-extended-1
     
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  3. freddiemercurystwin

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    Its not compulsary, you can opt out of the service if you dn't want to so what's your problem? :rolleyes:

    Our post isn't that bad btw, compare it with the rest of Europe.

    Just another inane GD rant!
     
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    Of all the delivery's I get Royal mail are the pits.

    Typically the guy taps the door put a card through the box and legs it before I get to the door, if I hear him that is.

    They are supposed to use the knocker which will wake the dead and wait to give an oap the chance to open the door.
     
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    Pay workers out of hours wages = higher costs.
     
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    The majority of postal deliveries are to businesses not to households, so successful deliveries would actually plummet.
     
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    I watched our postman one day, walking round our estate. I heard some mail being delivered through my own letterbox. Amongst the delivery was a card saying they could not deliver a package as no one was in. I opened the door and asked him to come back and deliver the undeliverable package as I was indeed in. The blagger hadn't even knocked at the door. He'd already written the card out before he'd got to the door.
    Another postman delivered mail and when I looked at it, it was the correct number, but the wrong street. I shouted him, (not wanting him to post any more to the wrong addresses) He sauntered back and when I told him, he asked me where the correct street was,,,, then proceeded on his round, posting the wrong letters through peoples letterboxes. :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:
     
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    Knocking doors with a sponge - oft applied in many trades where you don't want anyone actually answering :mrgreen:
     
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    Delivering mail at up to 23:00 hrs in the Winter, snow, ice. rain etc, that sounds like a plan :!: :!: :!:
     
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    pay workers out of hours wages= better service and instead of higher costs why not have less profits?

    Just for the record if you was a postman and had parcels to deliver would it not be better to deliver them instead of using a ghost call,write out a card and then having to lump the parcels around and then book them back in........would it not be easier to just deliver them?
     
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    Non-delivery is soooo common that the postmen write out the card on their way to the door and expect no response, yet royal mail management are trying all these other solutions when the answer is obvious - deliver when people are in. Postman isn't a skilled job they will still get staff if they put them on shifts.
     
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    As a postie I can tell you that we used to deliver the vast majority of parcels at the first attempt when deliveries started before 7am. Management led changes mean we now start deliveries later, typically 10am, and as a consequence many more first delivery attempts fail.
    Management are also looking at even later starts meaning delivery spans will typically be between 11am-3pm.
     
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    The only reason they can make a profit at all is be skivvying off the pension liabilities to the government.
     
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