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banned6y, 5m agoPosted 6 years, 5 months ago
For the third time in a few months the postman have left a slip in the door instead of knocking. How lazy do you have to be to not wait 20 seconds. Now I have to wait 48 hours and travel 20 minutes to pick my parcel up . Hope the royal mail gets privatized and they all lose their jobs. That is all.
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banned6y, 5m agoPosted 6 years, 5 months ago
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#1
This happened to me yesterday, I was sat in the living room and he stood at the door writing his ticket out, prats
Happy 50th at last!
#2
RM are atrocious, they lost a parcel to me from someone off here! still waiting on claim refund. In fact i think 4-5 occasions over the past yea stuff has gone missing to or from me!
Unless everyone is on the scam??
banned#3
skusey
This happened to me yesterday, I was sat in the living room and he stood at the door writing his ticket out, prats
Happy 50th at last!


You not say anything to him?
#4
master_chief
You not say anything to him?


no, I thought he was posting something through my letterbox, didnt realise until it was too late:?
#5
do u have a doorbell that doesnt work? sometimes they just pres that and give up if noone answers
#6
jayjayuk1234
do u have a doorbell that doesnt work? sometimes they just pres that and give up if noone answers


mine works, he didnt ring or knock
#7
When you have a bag on your shoulder and 600 houses to deliver to before you finish I wonder how long you would wait?

No I don't work for Royal Mail but I think some understanding is required.

Waiting 48hours is a lie, you can call your local delivery office an it will be put out for delivery the following day and be redelivered upto 3 times before it's returned.

Unless you live in a rural area which in that case blame your address not the postal service.
#8
beta_tester
When you have a bag on your shoulder and 600 houses to deliver to before you finish I wonder how long you would wait?

No I don't work for Royal Mail but I think some understanding is required.

Waiting 48hours is a lie, you can call your local delivery office an it will be put out for delivery the following day and be redelivered upto 3 times before it's returned.

Unless you live in a rural area which in that case blame your address not the postal service.


are they not trained how to ring a doorbell?
banned#9
beta_tester
When you have a bag on your shoulder and 600 houses to deliver to before you finish I wonder how long you would wait?

No I don't work for Royal Mail but I think some understanding is required.

Waiting 48hours is a lie, you can call your local delivery office an it will be put out for delivery the following day and be redelivered upto 3 times before it's returned.

Unless you live in a rural area which in that case blame your address not the postal service.


Fair enough I wouldn't expect them to wait more than a minute but I would expect them to a least ring the doorbell or knock. It;s called doing your job.

My postman manages to do his job properly so all the others should too.
#10
Says on cards I get through you have to wait 48hrs before collecting as ours goes back to depot and is then sent to local office

I signed for a special delivery letter last week which wasn't even mine! As I was waiting for soemthing anyway I didn't think twice and he didn't question my name, wasn't until I'd opened my neighbours letter I realised.
#11
In RM's defence our postie is brilliant - he'll wait a minute or so, then check on our neighbours to see if he can leave the parcel with one of them (if he has time he'll even write a note to tell us that that's what he's done).
#12
master_chief
Fair enough I wouldn't expect them to wait more than a minute but I would expect them to a least ring the doorbell or knock. It;s called doing your job.

My postman manages to do his job properly so all the others should too.


I think it's a matter of where they are. Some posties have to keep up a pace of something like 4.5mph to complete their round on time, and I often see the guy that does my area moving around with this weird sort of half-run half-skip action, which I gather isn't something he does through choice.

I wonder what the official guidelines are on how long posties are supposed to spend waiting at someone's door, or even if there are any. I wonder how long's really a fair duration.
banned#13
jayjayuk1234
do u have a doorbell that doesnt work? sometimes they just pres that and give up if noone answers


Yes the doorbell is and always has been fine. The postman however are far from ok. Getting p'ed of that eveytime I order anything I have to wait an extra 2 days and pick it up myself. At my old house they would leave it with the neighbours and leave a note or put it under the recycle bin. Great postman. If they can go to that effort why can't my new postman ring a doorbell !
banned#14
dxx
I think it's a matter of where they are. Some posties have to keep up a pace of something like 4.5mph to complete their round on time, and I often see the guy that does my area moving around with this weird sort of half-run half-skip action, which I gather isn't something he does through choice.

I wonder what the official guidelines are on how long posties are supposed to spend waiting at someone's door, or even if there are any. I wonder how long's really a fair duration.


Ringing the bell (10 seconds) would be a start
#15
JeffreyBruma
Ringing the bell (10 seconds) would be a start


That would **** some people off. My postman would ring for 3 seconds wait 25 seconds then would leave a note that he left it next door.
#16
I left a note on the door saying this is the doorbell please ring to see if I am in and I WILL answer the door.!
#17
Or you could grow some balls and ring the local delivery office and complain or even tell the postman himself.

If you're expecting a parcel then sit on the porch. Simples
#18
Our postie is useless. I have watched him through the front glass door come up to the house, open his bag, pull out a prewritten "you weren't in" slip and post it through the door, without ringing or chapping the front door. I opened the door and said "excuse me I'm in...". To say he was startled would be an understatement. I asked for the item in question and he said "oh I tried to deliver it yesterday but I forgot my pad, so I was dropping off the slip, sorry". It was a valiant attempt but unfortunately I was one step ahead. I had only ordered the item the day before and it was on a next day delivery. I told him such, he shrugged his shoulders and said "take it up w' the boss if you have a problem".

So I did... unfortunately his boss did sod all about the complaint and the many complaints I've had about our postie (missing items, delayed deliveries, damage to items, downright insults not to mention a broken letterbox - three times).

I really hate the Royal Mail, and I'm sure they aint too chuffed with me.
#19
JeffreyBruma
Ringing the bell (10 seconds) would be a start


10 seconds of ringing a doorbell is an age, though. If you haven't alerted someone in 2 seconds, they're not going to come, and more than that is just obnoxious. After that, how long does someone need to make any sign of life?

Actually, the more I think about this, the more I think 20 seconds is plenty generous enough. I guess it depends on how big your house is and everything, but how long does it really take you to move from wherever you are to the front door? Give it a quick test now, just to see. I did it just there, and made it to the door and back within 38 seconds. Could've done it in half that time if I'd gone at anything like full speed, so that's 19 seconds even at a relatively relaxed pace. The noise I'd have made if I was moving at full pace would've been enough to let any postie know I was on my way.

But, yeah. Try going to your front door and back just now, and see how long it takes. Do it from a cold start, like you would normally. I'd just be curious to see what your numbers are.
#20
whenever we have a new postie for a bit (covering holidays etc) we always get mail for other people in the street as well as our own. Is this a crafty way of getting us to deliver the neighbours mail so they dont have to walk up the drive?
Have mentioned it to royal mail, they sent me some stamps.
#21
My postman is nice, talk to him often... lucky me
#22
We are so lucky where I live, we have great postmen who are friendly and wait enough time for me to get downstairs plus we get our first lot of post at 7am and then a second post at lunchtime sometimes which is almost unheard of these days. One of my friends gets her post at 1pm which I would find frustrating, I like that mine is in the early morning.
#23
skusey
are they not trained how to ring a doorbell?


health & safety issues:roll:

Happy 50Th
#24
For the third time in a few months the postman have left a slip in the door instead of knocking. How lazy do you have to be to not wait 20 seconds. Now I have to wait 48 hours and travel 20 minutes to pick my parcel up . Hope the royal mail gets privatized and they all lose their jobs. That is all.


If it were 20 seconds, you would have caught him delivering to next door.
#25
phoenixalpha
Our postie is useless. I have watched him through the front glass door come up to the house, open his bag, pull out a prewritten "you weren't in" slip and post it through the door, without ringing or chapping the front door. I opened the door and said "excuse me I'm in...". To say he was startled would be an understatement. I asked for the item in question and he said "oh I tried to deliver it yesterday but I forgot my pad, so I was dropping off the slip, sorry". It was a valiant attempt but unfortunately I was one step ahead. I had only ordered the item the day before and it was on a next day delivery. I told him such, he shrugged his shoulders and said "take it up w' the boss if you have a problem".

So I did... unfortunately his boss did sod all about the complaint and the many complaints I've had about our postie (missing items, delayed deliveries, damage to items, downright insults not to mention a broken letterbox - three times).

I really hate the Royal Mail, and I'm sure they aint too chuffed with me.


This is my experience more often than not, I sometimes think it would be easier to have a p.o. box address at the sorting office, not too bad for me as i pass it most days, just a shame its 5.30 am and they're closed :roll:
#26
Give them a break, when i was a kid this was called tap door run lol they're just having a bit of fun :thumbsup:
#27
beta_tester;8866435
When you have a bag on your shoulder and 600 houses to deliver to before you finish I wonder how long you would wait?

No I don't work for Royal Mail but I think some understanding is required.

Waiting 48hours is a lie, you can call your local delivery office an it will be put out for delivery the following day and be redelivered upto 3 times before it's returned.

Unless you live in a rural area which in that case blame your address not the postal service.

I live in Central Nottingham and sometimes have cards saying I have to wait 48 hours.. mostly 24 but otherwise 48 (SD is usually an hour)
#28
t0mm
I live in Central Nottingham and sometimes have cards saying I have to wait 48 hours.. mostly 24 but otherwise 48 (SD is usually an hour)


Think logically...

Why on earth would it be 48hours? What do you think the postman does with the parcel if he can't deliver it? He has to return it back to the delivery office and have it booked back in.

The point i'm making is... If you don't ring the delivery office to ask for redelivery then obviously the parcel isn't that important.

Secondly, if you are waiting for a parcel and you know what time your loyal postal worker generally delivers then why not wait in the room closest to the door?

I think some people expect way too much from people who deliver in all weather for not much more than minimum wage.

I don't work for Royal Mail, but I have a deep respect for anyone who works in the best interest of the public.:whistling:
#29
beta_tester;8869941
Think logically...

Why on earth would it be 48hours? What do you think the postman does with the parcel if he can't deliver it? He has to return it back to the delivery office and have it booked back in.

The point i'm making is... If you don't ring the delivery office to ask for redelivery then obviously the parcel isn't that important.

Secondly, if you are waiting for a parcel and you know what time your loyal postal worker generally delivers then why not wait in the room closest to the door?

I think some people expect way too much from people who deliver in all weather for not much more than minimum wage.

I don't work for Royal Mail, but I have a deep respect for anyone who works in the best interest of the public.:whistling:

Oh I know what you mean and I'm with you on it, but im saying eg: I've called the next day and theyve said 'it's not back here yet, call tomorrow' yada yada.
#30
phoenixalpha
Our postie is useless. I have watched him through the front glass door come up to the house, open his bag, pull out a prewritten "you weren't in" slip and post it through the door, without ringing or chapping the front door. I opened the door and said "excuse me I'm in...". To say he was startled would be an understatement.


Same thing happened here, I was in my hall and saw a note being quietly put through the letterbox. Opened up and low and behold, he didn't have the item in question and promised to bring it the next day. Do some posties simply not bring out all their items to get through their round quicker? What a cheek.
banned#31
Lol @ the rep "I dislike this post". Why are people defending the postmen. Why should I have to look out all day because they can't ring the bell or knock ? I'll usually rush to the door to make sure I don't miss them and they'll wait 5-10 seconds and do the job we all pay for. They may as well leave it at the depot for me to pick up as it's where I have to go to get the parcel anyway
#32
casparwhite
health & safety issues:roll:

Happy 50Th


happy 14th (joint):?
#33
The ignorance in this thread is incredible.

As should be expected with a nationwide public service, it has its imperfections, but in the main I believe the Royal Mail do a fantastic job. You'd be hard pushed to find a private company that will post your Christmas cards for the cost of a second class stamp.

Now I don't know enough to comment on its proposed privatisation at length (but then again, neither does the OP I feel...) however I feel that one important point must be remembered:

The Royal Mail must offer a UK universal service, whereas a private company can pick and choose business. Therefore its idiotic to assume that the levels of customer service present in the private sector would be realised on a nationwide scale.

I do realise that its very frustrating when something is delivered late or not at all, however please spare a thought for all the fantastic postmen and women out there :thumbsup:

And finally, I am in no way connected to the Royal Mail, I just think that they get a particularly unfair deal in terms of public opinion.

Thankyou. Goodnight. Muchlove.
banned#34
titley
The ignorance in this thread is incredible.

As should be expected with a nationwide public service, it has its imperfections, but in the main I believe the Royal Mail do a fantastic job. You'd be hard pushed to find a private company that will post your Christmas cards for the cost of a second class stamp.

Now I don't know enough to comment on its proposed privatisation at length (but then again, neither does the OP I feel...) however I feel that one important point must be remembered:

The Royal Mail must offer a UK universal service, whereas a private company can pick and choose business. Therefore its idiotic to assume that the levels of customer service present in the private sector would be realised on a nationwide scale.

I do realise that its very frustrating when something is delivered late or not at all, however please spare a thought for all the fantastic postmen and women out there :thumbsup:

And finally, I am in no way connected to the Royal Mail, I just think that they get a particularly unfair deal in terms of public opinion.

Thankyou. Goodnight. Muchlove.


WTF IS DIS REAL

If I pay for something to be delivered to my door I expect it to be delivered to my door. end of
#35
JeffreyBruma;8871148
WTF IS DIS REAL

If I pay for something to be delivered to my door I expect it to be delivered to my door. end of


You have problems with your postman, don't turn it into a "The whole postal service is rubbish" because it is not. You yourself said your previous postal worker was good, yet you would have them ALL sacked.

The truth is most of your problems rather than being solved by Privatisation are caused by it. The Royal Mail are already trying to ape a private company, remember that stupid change of name. They are introducing cost cutting and other dehumanising systems used by private companies. Less training, impossible targets. The result is some postal workers lose respect for the job and try to cut corners themselves to get by.
#36
beta_tester
Think logically...

Why on earth would it be 48hours? What do you think the postman does with the parcel if he can't deliver it? He has to return it back to the delivery office and have it booked back in.


The postman/woman may not be returning to the office, so they simpy post it back to themselves in a post box. It may not come back the next day ready for redelivery/collection, hence they ask you to wait 48 hours.
#37
thesaint
The postman/woman may not be returning to the office, so they simpy post it back to themselves in a post box. It may not come back the next day ready for redelivery/collection, hence they ask you to wait 48 hours.


That system shouldn't be used any more since the 'blue bags' came in operation.
#38
beta_tester
That system shouldn't be used any more since the 'blue bags' came in operation.


Been a whie since I was a postman, so, never heard of the "Blue bag" system. Does this ensure that the item is available 1st thing the next morning?
#39
Old friend of mine left the job because he never enjoyed it anymore!

Said in the old days he was part of the local community, would check the old folks were ok, sometimes even had time for a chat. After finishing his shift he still had time to prop-up his bike, then stop and see one of the housewives for her Regular Special Delivery!

Bet Postman Pat never did that!

:whistling:
banned#40
Lol at this rant for nothing

1. just arrange a redelivery online - its free

/end

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