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Mr C

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Re: Unofficial mail strikes..........
« Reply #30 on: 31 October, 2003, 08:07:20 pm »
No cheques or invoices in the post at work today. Not looking good for the Christmas bonus scheme or my order from bleedin Amazon!

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Re: Unofficial mail strikes..........
« Reply #31 on: 31 October, 2003, 08:11:48 pm »
C - you work in accounts too? Snap!
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Re: Unofficial mail strikes..........
« Reply #32 on: 31 October, 2003, 08:16:32 pm »
No, I er, I.. I... I'm a feckin receptionist alright? I know I'm a twenty year old bloke but I'm a receptionist and have been for two years! Two years on minimum wage! Ah well, at least I get to bum around here all day ;)

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Re: Unofficial mail strikes..........
« Reply #33 on: 31 October, 2003, 09:45:22 pm »
common guys, workers got the right to strike! okay so its a pain, but thats the point. yes its a bummer that all of us can't do that, more power to the rest of us having some sort of rights or contract or wage.

junk mail? dudley? what do you do ? are you responsible for junk mail? tax them bastishes, i used to gleeefully shredd junk mail & use it for Raku firing, but there was so much of it i went thru 4 shredders & still hadnt a hope in hell of recycling all that shiV. Grrr, poor posties having to lug all that pointless shiV.

likewise SPAM is one reason why i don't do as much business, banking, whatever on-line, the spam clutter is too much, i often accidently delete proper mails which get lost in the viagra& valium tsunami. ARGGGHHHH !

( I'm a few K short of the minimum wage btw , grud bless the UK. )

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Re: Unofficial mail strikes..........
« Reply #34 on: 31 October, 2003, 09:50:24 pm »
junk mail? dudley? what do you do ?

I sell people's names and addresses so that other people can send junk mail to them, or junk telephone sales calls.

I'm proud of having done this disgusting job (well, this disgusting job and advertising sales) long enough to have helped my wife through her PhD.  My time in this job is drawing to a close.

All the email spam you're talking about is almost certainly nothig to do with anybody in the UK, though - the code of rules is so tight everyone's giving up on email marketing right now.  40% of all email traffic is down to just 150 firms, mostly located in Florida, that do nothing but trawl the web all day for your email addresses.

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Re: Unofficial mail strikes..........
« Reply #35 on: 31 October, 2003, 11:24:46 pm »
Dudley - You're a Tower Hamlets man, what do you think about all of the stories of post bags being 'lost', or left in the middle of the street because the postie got fed up and went home? If you're wondering, I heard of this through some of the local papers (EastendLife, etc)

Also, God help us with private delivery companies! A parcel from Argos was delivered today, not by parcelforce, but by another bunch who pushed a note through the door with the section "Your parcel may be found" scrawled over with "Under hedge, near wall."
No local depot, not left with the neighbour, but it was stuffed under the bushes next to my front gate, and with all thwe local brats running around on half term...

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Re: Unofficial mail strikes..........
« Reply #36 on: 31 October, 2003, 11:30:33 pm »
Well, private delivery is a pilke of crap wherever you are in the country - you should be glad you weren't there when we were trying to get John Lewis to deliver our wedding list gifts.  

Postie stories.  I like our postman.  He has a fag hanging permanently out of the side of his mouth, he never delivers before half one, and I've twice had to chase him down because I was at home when a "We did not find you at home to deliver this parcel" notice was pushed through my door.  I would hate him, but he so blatantly doesn't care it's actually quite admirable.

EastEndLife is pretty good for a freesheet, I'd guess they might even be telling the truth  :0

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« Reply #37 on: 01 November, 2003, 04:04:55 am »
I believe the problem with the post is directly because of the cancellation of Farscape. The G.P.O. loved Farscape and are still bitter about it's premature ending.

To rub salt in the wounds all us Doctor Who fans are having a whale of a time what with new series, the animated version and the Big Finish celebratory C.D. The G.P.O. can't halt the first two but are doing their best to stop us getting the new Paul McGann C.D. through the mail. So when you think about it, the writer of that C.D. is partially to blame. Alan Barnes, you should be ashamed...

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Re: Unofficial mail strikes..........
« Reply #38 on: 01 November, 2003, 06:32:44 pm »
There was an excellent story in a local Edinburgh paper earlier this year.. a postie had been off sick for a short time and someone from royal mail visited him, thousands of letters were found in his home,all over the place,stuffed in drawers etc..
But the thing is this guy had so much mail to deliver basically he couldn't deliver it all, so he held on to it and fully intended to deliver it at a later date. This chap was actually 100% honest as none of the mail had been opened or tampered with, he didn't hold on to it for any immoral/illegal reasons. There was some quote from his mum saying 'he's a good lad really'.
I'm not sure what happened to him, but I know the courts realised he wasn't stealing as such. I kinda felt sorry for him. But it conjurs up images of a fat postie in his armchair surrounded by countless envelopes and maybe a few pizza boxes, who basically couldn't be arsed delivering.

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Re: Unofficial mail strikes..........
« Reply #39 on: 01 November, 2003, 07:23:52 pm »
What Bou said.

I wonder how many other subbing boarders intend to buy their prog from the newsagents in the meantime, thus boosting the circulation of the Galaxy's Greatest?

(BTW "subbing boarders" is not made-up swearing).

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Re: Unofficial mail strikes..........
« Reply #40 on: 02 November, 2003, 01:59:08 am »
I was about to keeel you there dudley until you denied blame for spam, so who are these 150 floridians, can i get slippo on contract to keeel them next time hes out there?

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Re: Unofficial mail strikes..........
« Reply #41 on: 02 November, 2003, 04:30:31 pm »
"A parcel from Argos was delivered today, not by parcelforce, but by another bunch who pushed a note through the door with the section "Your parcel may be found" scrawled over with "Under hedge, near wall."  ..."

Yersss ... I had something even better: "We have left your parcel ..." followed by "in the bin".

Yes. That's right. In the wheelie-bin. With the kitchen waste and bags of used cat litter.

Fortunately, a quick peek in the aforementioned bin was enough to read the address label and learn that the parcel as actually for a previous occupant.

Even more fortunately, this didn't happen before 10.00am on a Wednesday, which is bin day.

Morons.

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Re: Unofficial mail strikes..........
« Reply #42 on: 03 November, 2003, 02:28:43 pm »
Stupid, stupid, Post creatures....


Your damn strike has effected our postal system- so no prog today.

How many posties are on strike???
How many unemployed are there in UK at the mo?

Sack 'em all, and give their jobs to the (previously) unemployed!
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Re: Unofficial mail strikes..........
« Reply #43 on: 03 November, 2003, 02:46:01 pm »
heres a strange fact UKdane

the post office have 1000s of job vacancies.
they have always had a problem with it. based on the long hours and poor pay for most vacancies. very high turnover rate of staff.

strange isnt it.they could sack em all.but it would likely be even worse then it is now.
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« Reply #44 on: 03 November, 2003, 03:09:05 pm »
Unemployment is dealt with slightly differently in DK- It's a ctually a damn good system, and one of the reasons why the unemployment rate in Scandinavia (as a whole) is so low.

Basically, If your unemployed, you can sign up for the dole.
BUT when doing this, you have to submit a CV.
At ANY point during the time you are signed up for the dole, the local employment agency can call you up and send you out to work- anywhere, anytime. And as long as you want to continue receiving benefit (which is much higher than in UK) you have to turn up. If you don't, then you risk being kicked off the dole.
It's slightly more complicated than that, ie You have to have been a member of a union for 1 year before losing your job. The chance of you being sent out within the first 12 months is reduced.
BUT it does mean that unemployment levels are kept low, as at any time they could ring and ask you to clean the streets, remove snow, work as an odd-job man for a high ranking accountant, fill in for sick teachers, the job could be anything.


Yer 'Dane - collecting benefit again!
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