The Royal Mail recently attempted to post an item to me that was too large to fit through the letter box. I don’t actually recall hearing the doorbell, I just found one of those little red notes on my doormat telling me someone had tried to deliver a package.
I happened to notice the opening times had changed at my local collection depot to what first of all seemed like more sensible times.
They used to be open during more or less office hours and they are now open from 6am to 12pm then from 5pm to 7pm.
Seems logical because people can pick their undelivered post up on the way to work or on the way home.
The only problem is, in the previous brief windows of opportunity the place used to get absolutely mobbed with people queuing out of the door and across the car park.
More people are likely to try and pick up their mail on the way home than bright and early in the morning which leaves just 2hrs between 5pm and 7pm. It’s going to be bedlam.
The place always seems short staffed, no one ever answers the phone and items of post are often ‘misplaced’.
This is a sure indication of the continued decline of the Royal Mail and it’s only going to get worse.
The Royal Mail has just lost the Amazon delivery contract worth £8million/year and staff are currently considering a strike over pay and working conditions.
It doesn’t look good.