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Adam
Joined 02-2005
Posted on Monday, 21 February, 2005 - 06:15 pm:   

i'm interested to find out what time people now have their post delivered after the Royal Mails sweeping changes! My postman is fantastic, friendly, happy and polite. Sometimes when another postie delivers it, it often arrives nearer 1pm. Not knocking the boys/girls who work on the front line for the RM, because everyone knows it is management who have imposed this, but i'm interested to know what local experiences prove
Newman
Joined 02-2005
Posted on Wednesday, 23 February, 2005 - 10:24 am:   

Have to admit that I wasn't aware of any sweeping changes at the Royal Mail, but that's probably because I get all the news I need from Lewisham Life and the Lewisham Independent. But now you bring the matter up, for the past few weeks my post has been arriving around 10ish, whereas it used to turn up around midday if I was lucky.
Bosco
Joined 02-2005
Posted on Wednesday, 23 February, 2005 - 10:56 am:   

I don't get much post at all but I have noticed in the last few weeks that the post does now arrive before we leave for work in the morning and usually before 8. No idea what time it used to turn up but never before leaving for work.
Bt
Joined 02-2005
Posted on Thursday, 24 February, 2005 - 08:30 am:   

My post usually arrives at about 11am these days whereas it used to be at about 8:30 and had been for many years. According to a friend who was a postie in FH for 40 years its because staff has been halved and each Postie now has to do twice as many roads.
Jack
Joined 02-2005
Posted on Thursday, 24 February, 2005 - 01:32 pm:   

I also heard that they had laid a lot of people off - or downsized, as they like to call it. But the service does seem to be a lot better of late. Maybe they have created a race of 'super posties' who can do twice the work in half the time. And are we getting close to the day where we won't need a postal service? The vast majority of my post is bills (which can be taken care of online), letters from charities, credit companies etc. I got home from work yesterday to find half a rain forest in my mail box, all of which was of no interest to me whatsoever.
Newman
Joined 02-2005
Posted on Thursday, 24 February, 2005 - 01:59 pm:   

I think the day is fast approaching, Jack. At least, I hope it is. I'm tempted to brick my mailbox up in protest, until they get the message and stop sending me letters offering to lend me 100,000 at competitive rates. To make matters worse, I received that rubbish, Ken Livingstone propaganda machine The Londoner yesterday ('Ken is doing a great job - you will believe!') and it was stuffed full of flyers trying to get you to buy all kinds of nonsense that you don't really need.
Jack
Joined 02-2005
Posted on Friday, 25 February, 2005 - 07:59 am:   

You can register with the mail preference service, but the problem is that stops all unsolicited mail and sometimes you can get something through the post of interest - v. rarely, though. Come to think of it, think I will register with them - I did the same with my phone service, as I was getting bombarded with calls from people trying to rip me off - sorry, I mean, inform me that I had won a competition I hadn't entered for a cruise around the world and all I had to do to claim my prize was ring a 20 a minute phone line. It's scary that so many people seem to fall for this nonsense.
Bt
Joined 02-2005
Posted on Friday, 25 February, 2005 - 09:24 am:   

Perhaps if the regular postie didn't have to deliver all the junk mail he would be able to deliver all the bills and important stuff earlier in the day. The junk mail providers could then pay a premium to have their stuff delivered later and give the posties a bit of overtime.
Bt
Joined 02-2005
Posted on Friday, 25 February, 2005 - 09:46 am:   

The TPS certainly works for most marketing calls. However I had a call from Gallup one day and when I pointed out to the lady on the other end about the TPS she said it didn't apply to them (which is apparently true). When I also pointed out that it was an ex directory no. she said the numbers were generated by computer which didn't recgnise Ex Dir no's. The final insult was her next question which was "as you are now on the line would you do my survey any way?". I'm not sure if she managed to put her survey in the suggested place.
Regarding the "competition" calls they appear to be pre-recorded messages and probably come from abroad so the chances of blocking them are probably minimal.
I got caught by the Premium Rate Dialler scam a little while ago and NTL didn't want to know.I was lucky in that it only amounted to about 18 and NO I hadn't been looking at dodgy websites.It now costs me 1.75 a month to block Premium Rate calls. I think this should be free, after all I was only provided with a set of codes to key into my phone. Maybe a one off charge but not every month.
Jack
Joined 02-2005
Posted on Friday, 25 February, 2005 - 09:57 am:   

I'm registered with the telephone preference service, which has stopped me from getting a lot of the nuisance calls, although I still get the occasional pre-recorded American woman ringing to tell me I've won a prize etc etc. I just delete them from my answering machine. The people behind these scams get round the rules as they operate outside of this country. As I mentioned before, it's scary how many people fall for these cons. Many of them are just greedy and deserve to be ripped off, in my view, but at the same time a lot of these companies deliberately target old people, which is beneath contempt. I read the other week about one guy who had his savings wiped out by a string of companies - once one managed to get some money out of him, they tipped off a fellow rip off merchant that he was easy prey and they all took him to the cleaners.
Adam
Joined 08-01-2003
Posted on Tuesday, 01 March, 2005 - 04:16 pm:   

For anyone out there

http://www.tpsonline.org.uk/ctps/number_type.html

is the fast link to register your number with the Telephone Preference Service, to stop unwanted marketing, silent and recorded calls.

http://www.mpsonline.org.uk/mpsr/mps_choosetype.ht ml

Is the same link for the Mail Preference Service.

http://www.dmaconsumers.org/optoutform_emps.shtml

And this is for the E-mail commercial lists removal through The Direct Marketing Association

Hope this helps!
Baggydave
Joined 19-05-2004
Posted on Wednesday, 02 March, 2005 - 09:08 pm:   

Poor on the posh estate has to climb zillions of steps. Respect to the postie.

And we voted a pro market government in - we get the government we deserve, brother
Dommy
Joined 27-05-2004
Posted on Wednesday, 09 March, 2005 - 10:28 am:   

We get our post at about 10.30 a.m. in the Taymount Rise area...
Baggydave
Joined 19-05-2004
Posted on Wednesday, 16 March, 2005 - 05:03 pm:   

Hmm, market researchers, only doing there job and whole wads of policy are based on 'phone surveys (more effective than standing on the street with a clip board). sometimes they even give you a freebie!

And on the subject of only doing their job, after falling foul to the classic one ring on the mobile 'phone, calling back and getting stung with the 'you've won a prize' I actually reckon the call centre had no idea that they were part of a scam. Had a friend once who did hot calling ie where people had responded positively to a leaflet. After the abuse that she got she gave up. So don't automatically abuse the person at the other end of the 'phone, just because we have safe office jobs, OK I an an old git who walks round moaning most of the day.

And the usual public information bit you get from me - premium line scams -

www.icstis.org.uk (regulate premium rate calls)
check out http://www.oft.gov.uk/Consumer/Scams/default.htm
And also Lewisham Trading Standards


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