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Why did you leave your job at Royal Mail?

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  • I worked for royal mail back in 2000. It was my first job and I loved it. I worked in the sorting office and was top of the game. I wanted to move over to a postal round but was stopped by my manager due to my sorting speed. After numerous arguments about it he let me move over. I loved the postal round even more and started by covering sick and holiday rounds. After almost a year of delivering mail on a bicycle, come rain or shine, I quit. The cause of me quitting was the management. Shocking. Rife with racist comments, sexism and just generally being horrible. I didn't stand for it then, and people wouldn't stand for it now.

  • I have worked for RM for 22 years, progressed from a vehicle technician to a maintenance manager based out of RMF head office in Chesterfield. Over the years due to restructure processes and numerous poor management culture l started suffering with Anxiety/ Depression and stress. I have been categorised and now being disabled, this has led to long term absence. Although RM claim to recognise and are a company that do not discriminate based on disability. Now because of my disability which in my opinion been caused by RM Fleet over the years, l have been pushed down the route of leaving the business due to ill health. After 22 years service l would of expected more and l am extremely hurt by Royal Mail.
    The few modifications to my role , lack of training and reduction of working hours but not work load has lead me to leave RM and l personally believe that they need to review their disability policy.

  • In no uncertain terms do not work for Royal Mail. I could go on and on for reasons as to why but I’d just be repeating what’s already been said. The managers are shocking. They cannot believe you have a social or family life because in their eyes you should be committed to Royal Mail only. Employees who don’t have a back bone get bullied into overtime they really don’t want to do but don’t dare say no so the managers take advantage. I’m sure people outside of the business will soon realise during this coronavirus pandemic how bad they really are. Stay away at all costs.

  • Lack of duty of care from managers especially when dealing with mental health, could never get days off or weekends off when you asked very unorganised horrible place to work.

  • I left my job after 10 years as management insist on bullying you to work over your time for free so they can get bigger bonuses for saving hours. Also during a re-sign they give your job to someone who is less senior than you. So happy to be out of there. If you do your contracted hours then it's good money, unfortunately this wont happen and you'll end up doing 20-25% yoir hours worked for free.

  • Toxic negative team and bad management. Told myself and a colleague we had to be thick skinned! Issues totally swept under the carpet, to the effect that I don't think the Head of Pensions was aware! I was signed off sick by my GP due to an incident at work with a colleague and was made to feel by my manager that I should return to work before my sick note ran out on a phased return! So two faced. I left as the environment was making me ill. When asked why I was leaving I stated I really shouldn't be but the incident and atmosphere gave me no choice!

  • Terrible,terrible company to work for.Company does not care one iota about its staff.I have never been so disgusted by an employer in my life.It is clearly obvious,to any normal average intelligence person,that no company that is run so pathetically disgracefully awfully badly,can survive.RIP Royal Mail.Nobody to blame but yourselves.Disgraceful.

  • I was I’ll heath retired after 181/2 years . I had a fall on duty and got signed off on January until 29/6/2019 when Royal Mail decided they no longer wanted me employed with them partly because I put a claim in against them which they didn’t like . So they payed me off saying I wouldn’t be any better after 9mths

  • Management bullying tactics

  • I was picked on by the canteen staff
    my portions of food was always smaller then everybody else got

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