Your points are valid and interesting all I would say is that good companies do need good Management that work with the staff and to succeed but not all businesses are run like RMG ,as you say your managers will have to change or there could be trouble ahead as all the hard work you and your colleagues do could be all for nothing ,let's hope not eh ?
Good god you are saying exactly what my brother says. He is a postie, still doing the rounds. Like most company's, the company in general is pretty good, it's the Richard heads running it that drag the rest of the staff down and hack them off
The fact that allot of line managers are ex posties tells you that the job of a postie nowadays is bloody hard work. Think you'll find the ex posties that are now line managers couldn't hack it as a postie and are looking for an easier life. They then realise they are sandwiched between us posties and the dom (delivery office manager). This is not a nice place! Being under extreme pressure, they mostly (not all) resort to some form of bullying tactic to (persuade) the postie to get the unrealistic workload done without working to time. It's a role that doesn't get paid allot more than a postie. Good managers were good posties, bad ones, generally were bad, lazy posties in my experience. It's us foot soldiers that hold rmg together. Management, generally gets worse and more detached from reality, the further up the ladder you go. That's probably the same for most companies though isn't it?
Well I don't think many posties sold their first tranche of freebies. I think 4 in our office of 35 did. One definitely needed the money so I couldn't argue with that. The job of posting IS getting harder now; we're expected to be out on delivery for at least 4 hours in all weather. My walk takes up to nearly 5 hours some days (Wednesdays are the busiest). But, I still think it's well paid. And, I'm keeping my shares.
You really are a bitter postman I think the sooner you retire the better it will help you realise that businesses have to move forward in a modern way something yours is starting to do especially when you know what it was like in the 80s ,please refrain from calling names after all your supposed to be offering the public a service aren't you not abuse ha ha
Isleworth is spot on with much of what he says and he speaks from a much more informed position than you Arsenal.
The management team is by far the biggest weakness RM has and if you'd witness the bullying and harassment they dish out on a daily basis you'd be bitter too!
Striking is the only weapon left to posties and this may come as a shock but no postie wants it. Losing money and upsetting customers is very much a last resort when there is no options left on the table.
But obviously Arsenal anyone that fails to agree with you must be a work shy militant because you know everything don't you!
If you worked for RMG, as you say your bruvver does, you would know what I mean. The company is moving forward DESPITE very very poor management.
I will be looking at DRIP (nothing personal) now that I have my first allocation of shares, if that's possible.
Regarding no more strikes.
I will always strike if I think it is for the greater good. It is our (posties) only bargaining tool. Are you not intelligent enough to understand that? Ask your bruvvver. He must understand. Unfortunately, I am now in the minority.
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