Originally Posted by Ophiel Ophiuci
UK. The guy was going to get fired, then ended up staying with the company but not doing rounds. It sucks that they were so blatant about saying "We rely on junkmail to operate. It's an important source of income." Privatisation completely ****s even the slightest possibility of decent service.
I agree. Our system is semi-privatized, and yes, we do rely on admail to bring in lots of our profits, but management also has to deal with angry customers... So it's in their interest to back off when we provide customers with the option.
Plus, when letter carriers know that the people we're delivering the flyers to actually WANT them, it makes it easier on us. When you have 1000 houses on your route and 973 of them just leave the junkmail on their porch in the rain until it disintegrates, hauling those 1000 pieces around every day quicky becomes disheartening.
We also have a whale of a union over here, so we're protected from lots of things management would like to be able to hold over our heads. In fact, unless you're caught throwing away mail or you threaten your supervisor, it's fairly difficult to be fired.
When did the UK privatize their system?