Troops parcels being nicked at the post office.

#1
Parcels for troops cost a packet at the post office folks,yet the post office will not back down as they are saying that what they charge is reasonable!I picked up on this Letter in todays Daily Mail by a mother of a soldier at present in Afghanistan.She has been sending weekly boxes to him in Sangin.The first was opened before it arrived and half of its contents removed.She says that instant noodles,cup-a-soups and Granola bars did not pose a threat to national security.I can only assume that some heartless people had helped themselves to our troops comfort foods.Her son asked his mother to list the contents of his box and attach it to the inside of the lid so that he could check to see if anything was missing.The list was removed from the next box and the packaging resealed.Now the contents are written in indeleble ink on the inside of the lid on the box.So folks if you know of anyone sending parcels to the boys and girls out in these unforgivable places tell them to really secure the boxes and list the contents where it cannort be removed, better still, send a letter with the list in a separate envelope to them so that they can check it when and if it arrives.

One soldier had an IPod sent out for his 19th birthday,recorded with all his favourite music.The box had been opened,the IPod removed and the packaging resealed.

How on earth do we protect our parcels within the postal system from thieves working in the post office.It costs even more to register the parcels and even then they are not protected from the thieves within.


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mysteron

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#2
Two words -

JACK BASTARDS.

How fecking dare they - it is a crime for one. Has this been reported to the Royal Mail, Mill Hill and the Police. Disgusting.
 
#3
Damn... this burns me up to hear. I hope the scum are caught and prosecuted to the fullest extent. Here in the states, the lion's share of post office employees are actually veterans so it's very rare to have this happen.
 
#4
this is absolutely disgraceful. i hope the persons responsible are caught and severely punished by the law and by royal mail. these people are lower than kiddie fiddlers and you cant get much lower than that.

they are doing this then have the cheek to go on strike for better pay and conditions when our colleagues are laying down their lives for their country.

sorry gotta go. the red mist is descending and my computer could be making a new window.
 
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benjaminw1

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#7
lemonsuckas said:
this is absolutely disgraceful. i hope the persons responsible are caught and severely punished by the law and by royal mail. these people are lower than kiddie fiddlers and you cant get much lower than that.

they are doing this then have the cheek to go on strike for better pay and conditions when our colleagues are laying down their lives for their country.

sorry gotta go. the red mist is descending and my computer could be making a new window.
!!

You don't really mean that do you?
 
#8
I went to two London Post Offices before sending a CD to a friend in the Stan. At both Post Offices they asked which country the mail was going to even though the item was fully labelled. At the first one they claimed to be unsure of the cost so I walked out, at the second I had printed out the charges from the Post Office website and when asked what country it was going to I refused to answer and quoted them what it said on the website re. charges. Was very unhappy about this as you can imagine - but the item did arrive.

Fully support the campaign for free mail and hope the fingers drop of the thieving rodents in Royal Mail.
 

Biped

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#9
OK, on a par with kiddy fiddlers then.
 
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Green_Garfield

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#11
That is f&cking Disgusting, its bad enough that that our family have to pay for parcels, then to have dirty pikey's nicking our morale boost.

Dirty F%$^&&G W£%$^&G C$%TS !!!!!!

Sorry rant over, i'm calm now
 
#12
I sent a parcel to a mate in Afghanistan in May and it has yet to arrive, but I've been told by other mates that depending on the route the mail takes and whether it's subject to 'local interference' it may get there in pieces or not at all!
 
#13
It's OK, the useless kunts will be out of work soon if they keep striking.

I used to have a lot of time for them, but after announcing their last strike was to cause minimum disruption to their pay whilst causing maximum disruption to the customers over a dispute with the management over modernisation - just doesn't make sense. If you are in disagreement with management - cause them the disruption - tossers!

[Rant over.]

CC_TA
 
#14
CC_TA said:
It's OK, the useless kunts will be out of work soon if they keep striking.

I used to have a lot of time for them, but after announcing their last strike was to cause minimum disruption to their pay whilst causing maximum disruption to the customers over a dispute with the management over modernisation - just doesn't make sense. If you are in disagreement with management - cause them the disruption - tossers!

[Rant over.]

CC_TA
Thieving toerags. Like you said they'll be out of a job soon when postal services are put out to tender. Then they'll be moaning on the news how life is unfair.
 
#15
Once upon a time the GPO was fussy about who they recruited, with vetting checks and exams before being allowed onto Sorting Office floor let alone out on delivery. Now you just need to stand outside any Sorting Office to see the calibre of ratbag they are now recruiting to the Post Office.
 
#16
As Random Task points out the Post Office, like any other money making concern, is now far more casual. Someone shoul dust off the statute that makes it an offence to tamper with or delay the mail, find the scrotes responsible for the thefts (which should not be too hard) and at the very least, bang them up in the tower or any handy barracks' guardroom.

Sadly the previous sentence is longer than any likely to be endured by the arrsewipes in question.
 
#17
Royal Mail do actually have an undercover investigation dept to identify such scroats. If this ever happens it is essential that you/ your families go thorugh the rigmarole of filling in a complaints form. This will help RoyalMail ( or even BFPO) to identify the theft trends and may result in you recieving compensation. If the packet was ope when you getit was it correctly sealed - there is official tape and bags to do this -and the item once repaired has to be logged (even if only at the receiving BFPO).

Never send anything of value unless it is sent special delivery, and make sure that you pay for the correct level of compensation if it is very valuable. This service requires a signature at every stage, so losses can be pretty easily tracked. Also check the current rates - a few years ago it was as cheap to send a 2Kg Special delivery item to a BFPO address as it was a normal 2 kg packet. This may of course have been sorted by now.

Be careful what you post, aeorsols are likely to be returned as DAC-so your whole packet will need to be resent. Check the BFPO website as well as Royal Mail.

Do not put Afghanistan on a BFPO item -it can go astray into the civil system and hence end up going sea mail into what ever Afghanistan has for a postal service. If that happens you will never see your item.

I have to say I had a soildier that stole from the mail and was prosecuted by CPS- Afterwards I tried to get him discharged under AGAI 67 and was told 'no' he could only be made to change trades since there was insufficient evidence of where he stole the contents (a credit card)!! I was raging - what kind of example did that set? So not surprised RM has a a lot of thieves in its workforce.


The cost of BFPO mail is subsidised by MoD not RM. I am surprised that Gen Dannett made his comments -it is really for SoS to put the case to Treasury for more cash, or to bill the difference to CPF - which I think is what pays for the free Christmas packet service. Not really RM's problem.
 
#18
Some of you seem to think as Post Office employees are thieves! Obviously not, but a large amount of post does go missing.

I agree that the employment of casual and temporary sorting office staff does seem to be a weak link in security, but lets try to keep a sense of proportion. Don't get my wrong, this makes me seethe, but tarring all pstmen/women with the same brush is unfair, and unlikely to be helpful.
 
#19
Yokel said:
Some of you seem to think as Post Office employees are thieves! Obviously not, but a large amount of post does go missing.

I agree that the employment of casual and temporary sorting office staff does seem to be a weak link in security, but lets try to keep a sense of proportion. Don't get my wrong, this makes me seethe, but tarring all pstmen/women with the same brush is unfair, and unlikely to be helpful.
Yokel is right of course... this is certainly a case where just a few individuals can defame an entire organization.
 
#20
I don't know what the postal theft situation is like in Malasia, but they do have some quite effective deterrents for some other crimes. The following video clip shows what should be done to those caught stealing mail from our forces.

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=5ab_1172940415
 
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