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UK Postal System Is In Somewhat Worse Shape That Ours In The Usa?

 
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Posted 02/18/2022   11:14 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add hoosierboy to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
UK postal bureaucracy is not in good shape:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/worl...gdhp&pc=U531

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United Kingdom
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Posted 02/18/2022   11:23 am  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Very long-running saga, with belated justice for those running the post offices.
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Posted 02/18/2022   11:24 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add NSK to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Very old news.
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Posted 02/18/2022   5:17 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Noocassel to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The scandal went on, out of sight of the Public. Good reliable deliveries were better than they had been for a long time.
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Posted 10/14/2022   05:22 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add NSK to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The financial position of Royal Mail is not very good either.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-63253687

This is not a problem unique to the UK. PostNL has been doing a little better transforming its business, but even the parcel delivery business remains under pressure.
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Posted 10/14/2022   06:31 am  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Royal Mail and its various parts - Parcel Force - seem entirely incapable of managing their business. The idea that they're going to be more parcel-orientated sits oddly with their chronic understaffing of Parcel Force over recent years. They can't even manage to kit out their drivers with branded vans, in my area at least.
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Posted 10/14/2022   3:43 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bobby De La Rue to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
On Monday just gone I received a letter from the UK that was 53 days in transit.

Nice to know what it feels like to live in the 1870s.........
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