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Posted 01 April 2014 - 09:17 AM

Sloppy, rude, moody, wearing only half of their uniform, scruffy and displaying an attitude whereby they really couldn't give a f*ck about their work.

 

Not sure at what point front-end service all fell apart for Royal Mail, but I'm less than satisfied with it.

 

Are there similarities for other countries I wonder?


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Posted 01 April 2014 - 09:18 AM

I had a few knocking on the front door of my apartment building rather than ringing the bell.

 

 

I'm on the third floor.


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Posted 01 April 2014 - 09:18 AM

Are all threads as ignorant as the ones in general chat?

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 09:19 AM

Sack 'em all I say

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 09:20 AM

I really couldn't give a f*ck about this thread. Sorry you cannot be satisfied with my service to your thread. Cheerio. 

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 09:22 AM Edited by Melchior, 01 April 2014 - 09:22 AM.

I really couldn't give a f*ck about this thread. Sorry you cannot be satisfied with my service to your thread. Cheerio. 

Sloppy, rude, moody, scruffy and displaying an attitude whereby they really couldn't give a f*ck about their contributions to this thread.

 

That's you. Get out.

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 09:23 AM Edited by *MURDOC*, 01 April 2014 - 09:23 AM.

There are definitely people in every occupation that are terrible at their job, to say that all of them are anything doesn't really make a ton of sense.

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 09:35 AM

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 09:37 AM

I've never thought that the Post Office delivery staff are that bad. Their customer service staff in branches are universally awful though. It's like they were trained in sales demeanour by Harold Shipman.

Oh, and Yodel are the worst delivery service in the world by a country mile. They make Parcelfarce look positively competent.
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Posted 01 April 2014 - 09:49 AM

I run a Mail Order business and work with Royal Mail on a daily basis and find them generally polite and efficient.

 

If you do have a problem with Royal Mail staff there is an online form that you can use to seek a solution to the situation.

 

Please click this link: https://royalmailema.../ContactUs.aspx


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Posted 01 April 2014 - 09:50 AM

I got a lot of love for whoever delivers my letters.


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Posted 01 April 2014 - 10:03 AM

In America, you barely even know the postal worker. They just drive by, put your mail in the mailbox & collect your mail, and drive next door to repeat

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 10:04 AM

drive next door

Lazy f*cks.

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 10:38 AM Edited by Joe Chip, 01 April 2014 - 10:38 AM.

In certain neighborhoods around here the postperson walks door to door. I'm not quite sure why, but I always thought it looked kind of difficult, especially in the summer when it's usually over 100 F out.

 

I don't really bother mine though. There were wasps in my mailbox once, and the mailperson still delivered mail despite them, so I'd say they're at least competent in my area. :)


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Posted 01 April 2014 - 11:28 AM Edited by Lucchese, 01 April 2014 - 11:36 AM.

I've never thought that the Post Office delivery staff are that bad. Their customer service staff in branches are universally awful though. It's like they were trained in sales demeanour by Harold Shipman.

Agreed. I didn't realise this was commonplace up and down the country. The staff at two of the local branches I use, more often than not have such a miserable and rude conduct it always brings me glee whenever I have something large and heavy to give them. Maybe it's all those giro cheques they have to cash.

 

E: Just re-read your post- it's the complete opposite where I live.

 

E2: Excuse me, it is the same. Not much sleep last night etc.


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Posted 01 April 2014 - 03:40 PM

Our postman is awesome.

 

He fakes our signature and drops off the packages under the garage instead of waking us up at 10:00 AM or making us go to a post office in the afternoon to sign for it.

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 04:05 PM

Their customer service staff in branches are universally awful though. It's like they were trained in sales demeanour by Harold Shipman.

 

Same in the states - that's what happens when you get bureaucratic low level government employees that get a steady paycheck and strong job security.

 

They're often worse in the planning department. They have no accountability so it's not like they give a sh*t, but you still need to have them stamp your construction drawings for you or else the entire project gets put on hold.

 

That said, the clerks at my local post office are pretty friendly though, and the postal carriers are great.


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Posted 01 April 2014 - 04:10 PM

HEY! I resent this thread! Then again, its my last name, not my occupation.

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 04:40 PM

I've had far worse experiences with courier companies, too be honest. Having to deal with the fallout from their below par services isn't fun.

Trying to send cupcakes to London, however? Yeah, that one was on us.

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 04:43 PM

 

 

Sloppy, rude, moody, wearing only half of their uniform, scruffy

 

Yh they should wear a suit and tie really, and white velvet gloves. I don't want their filthy hands touching my letters or parcels thank you very much. 

 

 

 

and displaying an attitude whereby they really couldn't give a f*ck about their work.

 

Exactly. If they can't get excited and enthusiastic about getting up whilst it's still dark, and then trudging for miles with a heavy bag in all kinds of weather, then they shouldn't be in the job. Their attitude f*cking stinks quite frankly. We as tax payers pay their wages, they're basically our slaves. Pep up slave. I'm rarely in a good mood in the morning, but you have to be because you touch my sh*t for about 5 seconds. I don't want your bad vibes coming through the letter box and infecting me.  

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 05:08 PM

I honestly can't remember the last time I've seen a postman anywhere. But we get our mail, so I guess they exist.

I collect most of my mail at the post office though, and the clerks are actually ok (if they're not on strike).

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 05:42 PM

 

drive next door

Lazy f*cks.

 

If you had to deliver mail in a Suburban neighborhood with 100+ yards between boxes wouldn't you think it would be quicker and more efficient to just stay in your truck (which is specifically designed for that purpose) as opposed to parking at the entrance to the neighborhood and wasting a sh*tload of time walking to each house only to walk back to your truck at the end of it?


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Posted 01 April 2014 - 05:43 PM

Imagine how much Bukowski hated working at a post office.


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Posted 01 April 2014 - 05:47 PM

I've never thought that the Post Office delivery staff are that bad. Their customer service staff in branches are universally awful though. It's like they were trained in sales demeanour by Harold Shipman.

Oh, and Yodel are the worst delivery service in the world by a country mile. They make Parcelfarce look positively competent.

 

IDK what you're talking about?

 

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 05:51 PM

 

 

drive next door

Lazy f*cks.

 

If you had to deliver mail in a Suburban neighborhood with 100+ yards between boxes wouldn't you think it would be quicker and more efficient to just stay in your truck (which is specifically designed for that purpose) as opposed to parking at the entrance to the neighborhood and wasting a sh*tload of time walking to each house only to walk back to your truck at the end of it?

 

It was a joke, which I thought was funny because I was picturing an inner city environment like the one I live in. Believe it or not, I have no strong opinion on methods of postal delivery and how it reflects on the employee's character.

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 06:08 PM Edited by DarthShinobi, 01 April 2014 - 06:09 PM.

I rarely see my postmen/women, but when I do they usually say "Hi" or just other small talk like "How are you?" Or "Have a good day." They're pretty nice in the States I guess.

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 06:20 PM Edited by gtamann123, 01 April 2014 - 06:21 PM.

I rarely see my postmen/women, but when I do they usually say "Hi" or just other small talk like "How are you?" Or "Have a good day." They're pretty nice in the States I guess.

Yeah for doing such an under appreciated commonly sh*t on job they do remain pretty friendly and professional. I think people in the UK are just angry and pissy in general :p at least that's what it seems like here. And the postmen are just reflective of the larger society


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Posted 01 April 2014 - 06:25 PM

I rarely see my postmen/women, but when I do they usually say "Hi" or just other small talk like "How are you?" Or "Have a good day." They're pretty nice in the States I guess.

Yeah for doing such an under appreciated commonly sh*t on job they do remain pretty friendly and professional. I think people in the UK are just angry and pissy in general :p at least that's what it seems like here. And the postmen are just reflective of the larger society

I'd be angry too if my atmosphere every day was gray and rainy. :p
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Posted 01 April 2014 - 08:03 PM

I never get to see any postal workers. We have these things,
 
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Though this one time, when my sister was expecting a package, the delivery man put the package in the backyard for no reason. He didn't even ring our door bell, he just tossed it in the backyard for no apparent reason.
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Posted 01 April 2014 - 08:34 PM

NO NO NO, this is bulls*it! I know Pat.

 

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