According to the Royal Mail website, my area (SW19) is only supposed to have been on strike one day a week last week and this week. But, I only had post Monday and Friday last week (just after I left for congress of course - leaving the dreaded red card and a parcel fuck knows if i will ever get) and this week have only had post on Monday and some letters today but none of the billionty parcels I am waiting for (including the recorded one they said they could redeliver today). When I went on an internet shopping spree 2 weeks ago I wasn't aware these strikes would happen as they are keeping them hidden well.
Either the Royal Mail website is lying, there are extra wildcat strikes or something, or someone is stealing all my parcels. Play.com posted me 2 t shirts last Friday morning and i got the shipping emails within an hour of each other - one arrived on Monday, one still in limbo somewhere. My weekly food boxes that are sent from Middlesex - i.e. just outside of London and quite near me are currently taking a WEEK longer than usual. 1-2 days delay my ASS.
I didn't get a bloody pay rise (not a cost of living one, I did go a point up the scale but that's different) last year or this year and I just have to live with it because the economy is in the shitter. Deal with it post people, or get another job. If you want more pay, go and get some education/training for a better job. If I wanted fat wads of cash I'd go an train to work in the City, I chose this career knowing scientists will always be underpaid and underappreciated, why should the choice to be a postman be any different?