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Anyone else experiencing problems? It's rare we get a post-less day, but today was the first time we got mail since last Thursday. Last Thursday was also the first time we got mail since the weekend before, and absolutely heaps came at once. Today, we were also expecting heaps, plus a rather important package which is a few days late, but no. Just a couple of things.

Beginning to get a bit worried. is there any way of hunting down a non-recorded delivery package, or at least complain about not getting any post? We do usually get a few things a day, so its rare to have so many consecutive days without it.

Bah. Postmen. Rabble rabble rabble.

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The thing that pisses me off about the fecking Royal Mail is the huge collection of those shitty red elastic bands that they use to bundle mail that we have amassed from our doorstep. Our house is on a corner, and is clearly at a point where they finish or start a new batch of mail.

One day I will sit and build an elastic band ball and post it to them. Cunts.

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cunts the lot of them, over the past week iv have two red slips thru my door sayin iv gotta go pick up a parcel but slip were on seperate days and both say they tried to deliver them at around ten o'clock, iv been working back shift this week and both times that red slip wasnt in my letter box when i left my house at one o'clock, me personaly i dont get it why say u tried at 10 on two seperate occasions when you clearly did not, fucking tubes

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cunts the lot of them, over the past week iv have two red slips thru my door sayin iv gotta go pick up a parcel but slip were on seperate days and both say they tried to deliver them at around ten o'clock, iv been working back shift this week and both times that red slip wasnt in my letter box when i left my house at one o'clock, me personaly i dont get it why say u tried at 10 on two seperate occasions when you clearly did not, fucking tubes

I was a postman for almost a year. I can tell you why this happens. Certain postmen (particularly the alcoholic ones who are desperate to get their shift finished before midday so they can get to the pub) can't be bothered carrying your package round for any sort of distance, so they just write out the "Sorry we missed you" card and deliver it along with the letters and leave the package at the depot or in one of their storage boxes throughout their round (those grey coloured boxes, usually on a black pole). Some of the behaviour I witnessed from colleagues when I was postman was quite sickening. Most of them would do anything to cut corners and ensure an early finish.

A number of them drink in Portals bar on the Castlegate from about midday onwards. Go cause some shit.

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i once caught a postman pulling that "sorry you were out" card stunt, all i heard was a very quiet posting through the letterbox then some thundering down the stairs, it was 4 flights though so i had time to get to the door and shout abuse. he just ran.

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When I stayed in my last house which was numbered 24, I regularly received mail for someone of the same last name and house number but in a completely different street, the name of which was in no way similar to mine.

Easily done, that. But regularly is poor. Was the other address within your postal round, do you know? Or would you estimate that it was?

My round had this problem - identical surname and street number and, even, street prefix (Middleton Circle and Middleton Path, if I remember correctly), but luckily for the first few weeks of my round, the customers were both very understanding. They also both tipped me that christmas because I cut the errors down.

I was a fucking great postman, even if I do say so myself.

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Easily done, that. But regularly is poor. Was the other address within your postal round, do you know? Or would you estimate that it was?

My round had this problem - identical surname and street number and, even, street prefix (Middleton Circle and Middleton Path, if I remember correctly), but luckily for the first few weeks of my round, the customers were both very understanding. They also both tipped me that christmas because I cut the errors down.

I was a fucking great postman, even if I do say so myself.

My street and the other address were in no way similar in name, even though they probably were on the same route so I think it was more than a tad careless, especially as a repeat offence.and I mean repeat, like a lot. I still can't my head around you as a postman.no offence and all but you never struck me as the getting up horrifically early type!

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My street and the other address were in no way similar in name, even though they probably were on the same route so I think it was more than a tad careless, especially as a repeat offence.and I mean repeat, like a lot. I still can't my head around you as a postman.no offence and all but you never struck me as the getting up horrifically early type!

Phone up your delivery office and explain the continual error - if your round has a regular postman then he'll be made aware of the error - they perhaps don't know they're doing it. It is slack as fuck, though.

Before I started, I never envisioned myself as a postman either - mainly due to the early hours. But I had just quit One Up because it was co-owned by a child monkey and I needed to pay my rent and bills; so needs must and all that. I slept so little as a postman, though. I lived in Mastrick for the most part and I still attended gigs and socialised a lot, so about three or four nights a week, I'd roll home at around 1am then pull myself out of bed around 4:30am for work. Horrible.

Good job, though. There were aspects of it that I loved, but in the end I felt I was too socially active to realistically sustain it. Brilliant job for someone a bit older and with more domestic responsibilities.

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A lot of them fail to understand what 'Do not Bend' and 'Fragile' mean.

It means they tend to make a tinkling sound when they land. I worked at their mail centre one christmas and I can tell you that adding exclamation marks and underlining frantic warnings is just a waste of your Sharpie.

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Hmm, post here has been fine. Just had to answer the door for a large parcel for my brother... did seem to be the only mail the guy was delivering to the whole building though.

Separate drivers are assigned to deliver the bigger parcels. :up:

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It's worse in the countryside, you can send something Next Day Delivery and it still takes 3-4 days... The amount of times I've sent an item as a standard parcel and it's taken over two weeks to send, then at other times it's only taken a day!

It's really annoying, I thought it was just the country bumpkins cutting corners!

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We have had a few cuntish posties out in ellon in the past. Had the "sorry you werent in" thing tried a LOT, but because my family all work different hours there is nearly always someone home, and the same postie was caught by all of us in the space of a few weeks.

Must say our newest postie is an absolute gem, if he needs a signature for something and hears my music, he just comes and knocks on my window because i cant hear the door.

But to answer your origional question, my post has been fine all week, hope you get it sorted soon, maybe worth giving the post office a buzz?

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Useless, im just off the phone from tracking an order or attempting to. I got through after about 15 minutes to speak to a person who said my parcel had been 'scanned' at the london office on the 17th of May and then transferred me through to someone else who confirmed this who then said it was up to the sender in Hong Kong to start an investigation. Seriously what is going on? The parcel was sent as signed delivery....

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The sender of mine didn't send it recorded. I can't really get on at him to send it again, as it is records for review which he was only given one copy of and then passed them onto his reviewers. Still, I'm massively pissed. I've had to review a whole manner of shite and now I get to review the good stuff. It's just sods law that I probably won't get these free records!

If I wasn't stuck in work, I'd be down the sorting office kicking off, but I'm here til beyond the closing times of the Post Office. Fuck sake.

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If it's not sent next day delivery there is no real way of knowing when something should arrive. First Class should be there next day or within 2 days but I've seen stuff not arrive for ages. I'm convinced things are just sometimes accidentally put to one side in the sorting office and are at the mercy of someone finding them. Of course there is stuff that just goes missing altogether.

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I always get stuff of note sent to my work, they seem to take more care of mail to corporate addresses. At home I've had stuff go missing a fair bit - often cards (probably because the someone thinks there might be some money in there), we were invited to a wedding recently but never received the actual physical invite (hmph!). I once had a parcel of books dumped either outside my door or outside the block - I never got to read them, it was November time and they ended up as part of the fuel for an impromptu mattress bonfire in our car park. Oh joy.

No love for the Royal Fail here, I'm afraid.

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There's a story in the Evening Express today about a postman being suspended after hundreds of letters and parcels went missing and weren't delivered to Woodside and Kittybrewster.

I'd link to the story but the EE website is shit.

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