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    What time of day do you get your post?

    Just a general question really, mine is still not here (as per normal) and it is practically 1 pm, personally I thik this is unacceptable, but maybe it is the norm, so .....
    What time does your post get delivered?



    Mike..

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    It used to be about 2ish, but its starting to get earlier, usually around 11.30 now.

    between 12pm and 2pm really annoys me

    Wow 1pm. We get ours at around 11.30am and I thought that was late considering it used to come around 7.30am a couple of years ago.

    depends what moods postie is in. sometimes its 9am sometimes its 12:30pm and sometimes its 3pm. varies alot.

    Banned

    postman dont start at 5am in this day and age

    10/11 start 2/3 finish

    Actually mine was later than normal today.......is usually around 9.30 but was about 12.30 today:roll:

    usually at 12 noon. but the other day postman came at 8:30! Bit random

    varies loads!

    Usually 11.30.
    When I used to be a postie I was out delivering by 7.30-8am so what do they do now?

    between 12 and 2 ares comes!

    It used to be about 8am - 8.30am and then another delivery at lunchtime. I can't remember exactly when it changed but we've only been getting a lunchtime delivery for ages now.

    Between 9:30-11:30 most of the time.

    Larger parcels tend to be delivered in a van and they can come anytime between 12 and 2pm.

    Original Poster

    wow, so it is kinda normal then, oh well.
    I just find it strange, that on Saturdays it arrives about 9:30 - 10 am, but during the week it is always stupidly late in the day, it's not good if your waiting for stuff to arrive before you can go out.
    But , looks like it is the norm, guess it will get even worse when the government sell RM off to the highest bidder!!

    Mike..

    he does over the road from me at about 10AM however comes to me around 11AM-130PM all depends!
    However he know i often was at uni in the mornings and OH at work, so use to try and catch me in, so a favour when i was at uni, but now im revising, not much use!

    Banned

    mine doesnt even speak english just grunts and pushes pen at me

    Mines usually around 11am - 12pm time. Occasionally it comes at around 10am but only a few times a month. One day last week I was getting ready to go and pick the kids up from school and the postie turned up at 3.15 pm :w00t:. I don't really mind when it turns up tbh (can be annoying though when you have to wait in for something). I have noticed that different posties tend to deliver at diiferent times though - i.e whenever it is really late it's always the same guy.

    ours is usually here by 11 at the latest and on a saturday its normally around 9, our postie is lovely !

    Once the postman has stopped chatting to everyone, we get it about 2ish, whatever happened to 1st & 2nd post ?

    About 9:30am for me. Not really sure why 1am is so unacceptable. Think about it - if a postman is on full-time employment, he'll be doing five shifts of 8 hours a week. It'd be nice if we could all get our mail between 8 and 10am, but it'd require splitting postman walks into 4 parts, and hiring 4 times as many postmen for only 2 hours a day or just 10 hours a week, and that'd be no good. I know it's not great if your post doesn't come until the early afternoon, but if you're ever in that much of a rush ofr something, the Royal Mail does offer pre-9am deliveries at a price. At 30p for a letter, I don't think it's that bad that it mightn't arrive until lunchtime.

    Banned

    11.15am nice postie though :-D

    Original Poster

    dxx;5144725

    About 9:30am for me. Not really sure why 1am is so unacceptable. Think … About 9:30am for me. Not really sure why 1am is so unacceptable. Think about it - if a postman is on full-time employment, he'll be doing five shifts of 8 hours a week. It'd be nice if we could all get our mail between 8 and 10am, but it'd require splitting postman walks into 4 parts, and hiring 4 times as many postmen for only 2 hours a day or just 10 hours a week, and that'd be no good. I know it's not great if your post doesn't come until the early afternoon, but if you're ever in that much of a rush ofr something, the Royal Mail does offer pre-9am deliveries at a price. At 30p for a letter, I don't think it's that bad that it mightn't arrive until lunchtime.



    It's not that, it's just when I was little in my old house, I always remember the post was at the door befoer I went off to school, sometimes a little later. Somedays we would go and ask for elastic bands to take to school (hey, it was a long time ago :p), just wondering how the service has changed so
    And also, if they can come early on a Saturday, why is a week day any different?drastically these days.

    Mike..

    Don't know - we're both at work. The van comes to work at 11ish.

    About 11am for letterssmall parcels,then the post in the van for larger parcels etc,usually 1pm or later,I've had had 3pm,don't mind aslong I get it.

    Mine comes around lunch time now, after that big strike, my postie said they aren't allowed to leave the Sorting Office til after 9am!

    Original Poster

    xsazzyjayx;5144759

    Mine comes around lunch time now, after that big strike, my postie said … Mine comes around lunch time now, after that big strike, my postie said they aren't allowed to leave the Sorting Office til after 9am!



    What happened there then? some kind of deal they made or something?

    Mike..

    Mine can vary any time from 10am to 2pm

    MikeBeaver;5144807

    What happened there then? some kind of deal they made or something?Mike..



    Not a delay, I think they were making some 'cost-cutting'!! Maybe unsociable hours brought higher pay?

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    MikeBeaver;5144693

    What time does your post get delivered?



    Depends what time the women who lives in another street brings it round, after its been delivered through her letterbox. (Reading is a skill that's needed to be a postman nowadays.)

    my postman's just this minute shoved through my box!

    Well I am a full time postie

    I start at 6am, all the mail gets sorted, not allowed to leave office most days until between 9.30 and 10.00 am.

    Each walk should really take about 3 1/2 hours.

    oldmankensey;5144878

    Well I am a full time postieI start at 6am, all the mail gets sorted, not … Well I am a full time postieI start at 6am, all the mail gets sorted, not allowed to leave office most days until between 9.30 and 10.00 am.Each walk should really take about 3 1/2 hours.



    Nice walk I bet :), I wouldnt mind being a postie part time, Hmmm might have a lookie on the website

    Weekdays about 1:30pm, Saturday at 9:30am. Asked postie why earlier on sat and said he does route in opposite direction Sat because it includes city centre retailers and some open later on w/ends...

    oldmankensey;5144878

    Well I am a full time postieI start at 6am, all the mail gets sorted, not … Well I am a full time postieI start at 6am, all the mail gets sorted, not allowed to leave office most days until between 9.30 and 10.00 am.Each walk should really take about 3 1/2 hours.



    What do you do for the first 3-4hours? Do you assist in the sorting? [Curious]

    Banned

    michelleleemoo;5144877

    my postman's just this minute shoved through my box!



    Ooer Missus. Fnar Fnar.

    I think it depends on whether its our usual postie or a locum sitting in for him.

    But it can be anywhere inbetween 7am and 3.30pm. Though it usually arrives around lunchtime at 12.30ish Sometimes I am at home when it comes, sometimes on the school run, sometimes out relating to work.

    For the majority of us does it really matter what time our post arrives? - its hardly a matter of life or death is it? Posties do a grand job.

    LJM;5145014

    For the majority of us does it really matter what time our post arrives? … For the majority of us does it really matter what time our post arrives? - its hardly a matter of life or death is it? Posties do a grand job.



    sure do... but OP asked what time.:thumbsup:

    DragonChris;5144973

    What do you do for the first 3-4hours? Do you assist in the sorting? … What do you do for the first 3-4hours? Do you assist in the sorting? [Curious]



    Yeah we need to sort out all the mail into walks, then again on your own walks into street and number order. these days usually involve putting mail up for a part time postie.

    So technically putting two walks up then delivering

    Original Poster

    LJM;5145014

    For the majority of us does it really matter what time our post arrives? … For the majority of us does it really matter what time our post arrives? - its hardly a matter of life or death is it? Posties do a grand job.



    no, it's not life and death, but I am waiting for something to arrive and time always seems to go slower when you are waiting for stuff
    (oh, and it is still not here yet :p)

    Mike..

    Marky264;5144922

    Nice walk I bet :), I wouldnt mind being a postie part time, Hmmm might … Nice walk I bet :), I wouldnt mind being a postie part time, Hmmm might have a lookie on the website



    I really would not reccomend it, the days of it being a decent job are well gone.

    The whole system is a load of rubbish now. I have been doing it for 10 years!
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