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Terrible management.. No time to have a break that you are entitled to. Crazy amount of parcels, to the point you can't fit them all in your HTC. If you can't deliver everything in your time you're expected to work on with no pay whilst the old dogs that have been there for years fly round their easy rounds and finish early. Seems like a well paid job but in reality the managers take the mickey that much that you lose out. Royal Mail is a big disappointment and not worth the bother..

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1st it was great always got paid and was looked after 1st few weeks then it all chaanges. The management was shocking av never been spoke to as I have at Royal Mail. Even after work had finished I would get calls and texts about working days off and staying over time and if refused they would treat you terrible and make u suffer the next day for it. I put in a complaint and left now apparently I can’t know if anything was done about the complaint as I am no longer a employee. It was better for me to leave a job supporting a family than stay at royal mail

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Bullying by managers is common place. Keep getting told what we need to do better never praised for our good job. Lots of false promises by managers older staff 20 years plus service get the luxury of seniority which is used as a form of discrimination as new staff or new to a office area or round, often get longer harder rounds but in reality need more time to learn the area office or round and be trained and encouraged. I see newer staff being watched given false promises and often bullied more by managers. The operation is not designed for team work or helping others just selfishness very little training, often told to get on with it, by managers and some senior staff who generally have a easier round but aften say all rounds are the same. Been told to stop complaining get on with it. The company are totally Missmanagedsed. seniority is used as a way discrimination and for Royal Mail to succeed in the future these things need to change.

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Lasted 2 weeks. 25 hour contract but first week was 45 hours. 2-3 hours overtime daily, no meal break, no toilet on my round and partner shouting at me to go faster.

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Because I excepted early retirement, I now live happily married in Thailand .

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I was given zero training. Shown a massive area once so made a lot of mistakes, hurt my back as I had to carry around 40kg weight on my back daily. Wasn’t given a uniform. I could go on!!

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It is near impossible to get even a day off - I worked there for 10 months, loved the job, but there is something rather archaic about the management. I had pre booked holidays, and I still had to go through union rep with a grievance to have them honour it. There is no flexibility at all.

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It’s was Christmas causal limit

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The worst place to work, the managers are all dodgy,

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I managed to get out of Royal Mail on a medical retirement so I left with quite a good pay off as I'd worked there since 1978, I loved my job as a foot postie in those days but the last 15 years were horrible, we used to provide service and had time to deliver it but the structure changed and the upper management wanted savings even though in 1980 Royal Mail were making a Million pound profit every day, managers now are under so much pressure from upper management to balance the books and cut costs they do bully you into not claiming overtime even when you have worked over your time, great in the 80s 90s horrible now

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