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I feel like I'm penalised for working full time

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My partner and I both work full time, I suppose you can say your standard nine to five, and then working five days a week Monday to Friday.  It seems to me that everywhere we go just because we work these hours we get sub standard service and penalised.

This ranges from having to pay more for the privilege of getting to and from work (peak time fares etc.), to fighting to get early or late appointments to see your doctor or dentist, or fighting your way round what I call "all dayers" (people who have the luxury of shopping all day but chose to shop during lunch times).

working full time - a limited one hour lunch break to complete your errands

That's of course is when you have a limited one hour lunch break to complete your errands, I'm not trying to dictate when someone does their shopping, just maybe it would be nice if they were a little more considerate to us full time workers.  They can nip out any time and run errands.

Victoria railway station at rush hour Another big thing that really does winds me up are delivery companies that can only deliver parcels to your address between 9 and 5, which is pretty useless as no one is at home and you get the lovely calling card to rearrange.  Of course the best time for the parcel to arrive would be Saturday and on a recent delivery I was quoted £12.00 for the privilege of getting my parcel delivered on my chosen day which was of course a Saturday.  The contents of the parcel was only worth £2.45, so where is the sense in that?

Why can't these delivery companies be more flexible and be more worker friendly.  I'm sure I'm not the only full time worker who is wazzed at what I call being penalised of working full time.

I know the answer may be to work part time but I just can't afford the pay cut.

By: Lancashire Lass


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grumpyoldwoman

grumpyoldwoman

Hi Lancs Lass, welcome to the new site!

I may be able to help with your Hermes problem. They have "parcel shops", at least they do near me. Have a look at their website. If you have one near your home or work you can have your parcels dropped off there, and they will take in your returns.

My nearest one just happens to be the petrol station over the road! They seem to be in petrol stations, small shops, newsagents etc..

Why the person you spoke to didn't suggest this I don't know; but they may not have parcel shops everywhere.

Good luck!
grumpyoldwoman
9th Dec 14 04:12

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Kenny

Kenny

Sorry it took a while to approve that! Completely missed it, and for those who wondered the first couple of posts by new registered users need to be approved. After that...
Kenny
9th Dec 14 01:12

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LancashireLass

LancashireLass

I would just like to add to my gripe I recently had the misfortune of having a parcel delivered by Hermes (not the Greek God, but the courier company by the same name). What a shambles the first attempt was while I was at work and the obligatory card was left advising me the next attempt will be on Friday, which was you have probably gathered is useless i was at work. I decided to ring Hermes to advise them and to hopefully rearrange a more appropriate time but the courier failed to leave a contact number on the drop card. I then headed for the Hermes website which was also a complete waste of time as no contact number was available to rearrange delivery, which is pathetic. In the end I complained to the company where I bought my item from and they on my behalf managed to get hold of Hermes and delivery was eventually successful. On the opposite end of the scale Next are fantastic, I ordered a new coat on Saturday afternoon and the free delivery arrived Sunday morning at 10.30, well done Next.
LancashireLass
4th Dec 14 10:12

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LancashireLass

LancashireLass

Yesterday I had the odious task of having to post a parcel in my one hour lunch break and had no option but to venture to the main post office in town (all the little sub branches in the area I work in have all been closed down, but that's another gripe). Bearing in mind its a twenty minute walk there and twenty minutes walk back to and from work it left very little time left of my lunch break, and very little time to actually eat my lunch. On arrival at the post office I dismayed to find that my original gripe till rang very much true as 90 percent of the customers was as previously described "alldayers" (thats people who have the luxury to participate is shopping etc all day and could quite easily with a little thought to others avoid shopping etc betweenv12.00 and 2pm) and it took me another 20 minutes to get served, needless to say because of these mindless people I was almost late back to work and had to go hungry.
LancashireLass
7th Aug 13 07:08

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well said lancashire lass

well said lancashire lass

i have exactly the same problem!!
its obviously the people who dont work who are disagreeing with these statements as i couldnt possibly see an argument against it.
well said lancashire lass
4th Aug 13 02:08

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well said dave

well said dave

not quite sure why daves comment is recieving so many dislikes but i couldnt agree more!
too many people are having children that they cant afford to keep, its a well known fact of today!
if this wasn't the case then there would be no cause for child tax credits, help with nursery costs, maternity pay, income support, amongst many other benefits and not only this the amount of housing benefit and council tax benefit would reduce by over a half no doubt!!
well said dave
4th Aug 13 02:08

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fed up of morons!

fed up of morons!

no to twinkies are you in the real world? what kind of statement is that??
tell you what......ALL 'twinkies' listen to this person, everybody go and give up your jobs because some layabout wants your wage packet, doesn't matter if they cant do the job as good as you, you should all stop being selfish and go and immediately give up your job so that these incompetent people can have your pay packet!
what a joker!
fed up of morons!
4th Aug 13 02:08

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no news

no news

You can't always be sure that day people are not working, some people can't afford holidays abroad and just spend 1 week off work at home instead. Or they are shift workers, working say 2pm to 10pm or 6am to 2pm, or they might work in a bar 6 evenings a week and do their shopping during the day. Or maybe they've just scrimped and saved for 20 years and can afford early retirement. Just because they don't wear flashly clothes/drive flashy car......rich people usually get that way from being prudent/sensible with their money. Some even die leaving all their unspent millions to the tax man.
no news
31st Jul 13 10:07

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Dfffvdfvfd

Dfffvdfvfd

No To Twinkies someone has to work so that families get their child support etc, thats what's pushing the bills up.
Dfffvdfvfd
18th Jul 13 08:07

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Dave

Dave

What's wrong with not having kids? The problem with this country is there are too many kids whose parents cannot even afford to support them! If every family had 5 kids this country would have already gone bankrupt!
Dave
16th Jul 13 01:07

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No to Twinkies

No to Twinkies

Oh Lord! this gripe has been written by a Yuppy, a TWINKY: Two earners with no kids. These people suck as their earnings push up the cost of living for all the rest of the nation. Give up one of the earners, give up one job, so that someone else without a job supporting a family can have a bite at the cherry.
No to Twinkies
16th Jul 13 12:07

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Lancashire l

Lancashire l

Maybe Craig D the only time your neighbour can cut his grass is in the evening as he or she works full time, at least it's not an over run mess and makes the effort we have neighbours who are not as caring with their gardens. There is worse sounds like the not rights who don't work and and partying at 2am in a morning on a Wednesday night. Grrrrrrrr.
Lancashire l
12th Jul 13 09:07

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Lancashire Lass

Lancashire Lass

Tis a hard life good point, I get sick to death of when im walking home from a hard days graft and seeing the same people stood outside pubs with a fag in their hands, I'm paying for their boozy life style. When I finish work I can't get a nice seat in the beer garden for love for money as I'm surrounded by dole dossers.
Lancashire Lass
12th Jul 13 09:07

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Craig D

Craig D

Just in from 'The wallaby's williwags', and time for a few tins before tea. Then off to the fa*t-sack. Oh-oh, the neighbour has just fired-up his grass felling contraption - excuse me while I scream!
Craig D
5th Jul 13 09:07

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Mark

Mark

If you don't spend your holiday in a holiday resort somewhere you certainly run the risk of being considered unemployed.
Mark
5th Jul 13 09:07

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