Ex-Braintree postman jailed for stealing more than 40,000 pieces of mail

Ex-Braintree postman jailed for stealing more than 40,000 pieces of mail

Ex-Braintree postman jailed for stealing more than 40,000 pieces of mail

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A Braintree postman has been jailed for 16 months after keeping more than 40,000 items that should have been delivered.

Graham King stored mail in his loft but a court heard how it was discovered when his ex's new partner found a stack of letters and parcels in the house they used to share in Colchester.

King, 47, was told by a judge he had "eroded public confidence in the sanctity of the mail".

Recorder David Altaras added: "You opened large quantitles of mail and stole from it any items of value which you considered worth stealing and it's also clear that you went out of your way to steal items which could be of value from delivery rounds other than your own."

King's barrister, Lorna Glover said he was "genuinely remorseful, ashamed, and confused" about why he had acted out of character.
 

CHARGES

King, a postman from December 2002, pleaded guilty to four charges of theft between November 2006 and November 2013.

He admitted stealing 35,538 unaddressed, or junk, items at Braintree sorting office between April 23, 2011 and September 17, 2013.

He also admitted stealing 6,539 postal packets between November 1, 2006 and November 8, 2013 and stealing a postal packet containing gift cards and vouchers worth £40 on or about December 19, 2012.

King, 47, formerly of Easterford Road, Kelvedon, now of St Peters Street, Lowestoft, Suffolk, admitted another charge of stealing a postal packet on November 8, 2013.
He was jailed for a total of 16 months.

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2:38pm Thu 19 Jun 14

Missy V says...

Acting out of character is a one-off, not from 2006 to 2013.
Disgusting man and shame on the post office for failing to notice. I cannot be the only one who reported missing parcels and yet no alarm bells. Or is it normal for thousands of parcels to go missing I wonder
Acting out of character is a one-off, not from 2006 to 2013. Disgusting man and shame on the post office for failing to notice. I cannot be the only one who reported missing parcels and yet no alarm bells. Or is it normal for thousands of parcels to go missing I wonder Missy V
  • Score: 9

2:55pm Thu 19 Jun 14

wormshero says...

Missy V wrote:
Acting out of character is a one-off, not from 2006 to 2013.
Disgusting man and shame on the post office for failing to notice. I cannot be the only one who reported missing parcels and yet no alarm bells. Or is it normal for thousands of parcels to go missing I wonder
The royal mail don't seem to care when stuff doesn't turn up - I had a lot of post go missing over a few years, complained to the sorting office to be told to ring head office. Rang head office to be told "only the person who sent the items can make a claim". Really infuriating!
[quote][p][bold]Missy V[/bold] wrote: Acting out of character is a one-off, not from 2006 to 2013. Disgusting man and shame on the post office for failing to notice. I cannot be the only one who reported missing parcels and yet no alarm bells. Or is it normal for thousands of parcels to go missing I wonder[/p][/quote]The royal mail don't seem to care when stuff doesn't turn up - I had a lot of post go missing over a few years, complained to the sorting office to be told to ring head office. Rang head office to be told "only the person who sent the items can make a claim". Really infuriating! wormshero
  • Score: 10

3:34pm Thu 19 Jun 14

Jack222 says...

He can have all my junk mail though :)
He can have all my junk mail though :) Jack222
  • Score: 13

3:41pm Thu 19 Jun 14

Missy V says...

wormshero wrote:
Missy V wrote:
Acting out of character is a one-off, not from 2006 to 2013.
Disgusting man and shame on the post office for failing to notice. I cannot be the only one who reported missing parcels and yet no alarm bells. Or is it normal for thousands of parcels to go missing I wonder
The royal mail don't seem to care when stuff doesn't turn up - I had a lot of post go missing over a few years, complained to the sorting office to be told to ring head office. Rang head office to be told "only the person who sent the items can make a claim". Really infuriating!
Over 6500 packets stolen. Even if only a small percentage of people enquired/complained, I cannot believe the Post Office accepted this as normal. It stinks of a cover up! Not to mention the stress it caused the other posties at Braintree, who probably bore the brunt of it, going about their jobs in an honest fashion. I wonder if he would have owned up if a colleague was accused. Thoroughly disgusting man. He cannot understand why he did it, well, I think the answer is greed!
[quote][p][bold]wormshero[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Missy V[/bold] wrote: Acting out of character is a one-off, not from 2006 to 2013. Disgusting man and shame on the post office for failing to notice. I cannot be the only one who reported missing parcels and yet no alarm bells. Or is it normal for thousands of parcels to go missing I wonder[/p][/quote]The royal mail don't seem to care when stuff doesn't turn up - I had a lot of post go missing over a few years, complained to the sorting office to be told to ring head office. Rang head office to be told "only the person who sent the items can make a claim". Really infuriating![/p][/quote]Over 6500 packets stolen. Even if only a small percentage of people enquired/complained, I cannot believe the Post Office accepted this as normal. It stinks of a cover up! Not to mention the stress it caused the other posties at Braintree, who probably bore the brunt of it, going about their jobs in an honest fashion. I wonder if he would have owned up if a colleague was accused. Thoroughly disgusting man. He cannot understand why he did it, well, I think the answer is greed! Missy V
  • Score: 6

3:42pm Thu 19 Jun 14

Missy V says...

Jack222 wrote:
He can have all my junk mail though :)
If that was all he took, he could have been my potential hero!
[quote][p][bold]Jack222[/bold] wrote: He can have all my junk mail though :)[/p][/quote]If that was all he took, he could have been my potential hero! Missy V
  • Score: 8

4:36pm Thu 19 Jun 14

Stylist says...

You can't always believe what you read in the newspaper. Yes it says there was a lot of letters undelivered but what it doesn't tell you is that it included every individual piece of junk mail which make a lot of it. Yes he shouldn't have done it but Royal Mail should have been aware that things we're happening and they should therefore be aware that it will carry on happening because there are most likely more then one person Doing it. It's recently happened in Colchester so it isn't just one person in the whole world Doing it. You can name call or what ever you like but you've got to realise this gentleman has a family who are probably seeing your comments and they do have feelings. Yes he shouldn't have done it but what is done is done and you can't change that. He's doing his time and everyone should just leave it at that because there are a lot worse crimes in the world then some undelivered junk mail that no body wants anyway.
You can't always believe what you read in the newspaper. Yes it says there was a lot of letters undelivered but what it doesn't tell you is that it included every individual piece of junk mail which make a lot of it. Yes he shouldn't have done it but Royal Mail should have been aware that things we're happening and they should therefore be aware that it will carry on happening because there are most likely more then one person Doing it. It's recently happened in Colchester so it isn't just one person in the whole world Doing it. You can name call or what ever you like but you've got to realise this gentleman has a family who are probably seeing your comments and they do have feelings. Yes he shouldn't have done it but what is done is done and you can't change that. He's doing his time and everyone should just leave it at that because there are a lot worse crimes in the world then some undelivered junk mail that no body wants anyway. Stylist
  • Score: -8

5:32pm Thu 19 Jun 14

AnnetteCa says...

Stylist wrote:
You can't always believe what you read in the newspaper. Yes it says there was a lot of letters undelivered but what it doesn't tell you is that it included every individual piece of junk mail which make a lot of it. Yes he shouldn't have done it but Royal Mail should have been aware that things we're happening and they should therefore be aware that it will carry on happening because there are most likely more then one person Doing it. It's recently happened in Colchester so it isn't just one person in the whole world Doing it. You can name call or what ever you like but you've got to realise this gentleman has a family who are probably seeing your comments and they do have feelings. Yes he shouldn't have done it but what is done is done and you can't change that. He's doing his time and everyone should just leave it at that because there are a lot worse crimes in the world then some undelivered junk mail that no body wants anyway.
Actually most people here are critising the post office more than Mr King, and the article does state "He admitted stealing 35,538 unaddressed, or junk, items at Braintree sorting office between April 23, 2011 and September 17, 2013."

BUT:

"He also admitted stealing 6,539 postal packets between November 1, 2006 and November 8, 2013 and stealing a postal packet containing gift cards and vouchers worth £40 on or about December 19, 2012."

That is over six and a half thousand gifts, and goods purchased that were never received, a lot of which are irreplaceable, and/or have sentimental value.

The post office is ultimately responsible for these losses and there should be steps taken to prevent this from happening, but when it comes down to it they ultimately have to trust the post men and women who deliver the mail, as once it is in their hands there is no way of tracking these items.

Unless we all pay extra for tracking :/
[quote][p][bold]Stylist[/bold] wrote: You can't always believe what you read in the newspaper. Yes it says there was a lot of letters undelivered but what it doesn't tell you is that it included every individual piece of junk mail which make a lot of it. Yes he shouldn't have done it but Royal Mail should have been aware that things we're happening and they should therefore be aware that it will carry on happening because there are most likely more then one person Doing it. It's recently happened in Colchester so it isn't just one person in the whole world Doing it. You can name call or what ever you like but you've got to realise this gentleman has a family who are probably seeing your comments and they do have feelings. Yes he shouldn't have done it but what is done is done and you can't change that. He's doing his time and everyone should just leave it at that because there are a lot worse crimes in the world then some undelivered junk mail that no body wants anyway.[/p][/quote]Actually most people here are critising the post office more than Mr King, and the article does state "He admitted stealing 35,538 unaddressed, or junk, items at Braintree sorting office between April 23, 2011 and September 17, 2013." BUT: "He also admitted stealing 6,539 postal packets between November 1, 2006 and November 8, 2013 and stealing a postal packet containing gift cards and vouchers worth £40 on or about December 19, 2012." That is over six and a half thousand gifts, and goods purchased that were never received, a lot of which are irreplaceable, and/or have sentimental value. The post office is ultimately responsible for these losses and there should be steps taken to prevent this from happening, but when it comes down to it they ultimately have to trust the post men and women who deliver the mail, as once it is in their hands there is no way of tracking these items. Unless we all pay extra for tracking :/ AnnetteCa
  • Score: 7

6:16pm Thu 19 Jun 14

Missy V says...

Stylist wrote:
You can't always believe what you read in the newspaper. Yes it says there was a lot of letters undelivered but what it doesn't tell you is that it included every individual piece of junk mail which make a lot of it. Yes he shouldn't have done it but Royal Mail should have been aware that things we're happening and they should therefore be aware that it will carry on happening because there are most likely more then one person Doing it. It's recently happened in Colchester so it isn't just one person in the whole world Doing it. You can name call or what ever you like but you've got to realise this gentleman has a family who are probably seeing your comments and they do have feelings. Yes he shouldn't have done it but what is done is done and you can't change that. He's doing his time and everyone should just leave it at that because there are a lot worse crimes in the world then some undelivered junk mail that no body wants anyway.
Whilst I feel for his family, I also had a traumatic time waiting for hospital letters/appts for a serious illness. Don't know why those didn't get to me, Post Office or Hospital, but I have had to explain why I didn't turn up for scans (at the cost of the taxpayer) and have had to explain myself to NHS Staff and asking them to book another appt. So during last year, I had my treatment delayed by one or the other. Imagine how I felt! It was a stressful time, let alone having to keep phoning the hospital to check appts as I couldn't trust the post. So, unfortunately, there are other families that suffered too!
[quote][p][bold]Stylist[/bold] wrote: You can't always believe what you read in the newspaper. Yes it says there was a lot of letters undelivered but what it doesn't tell you is that it included every individual piece of junk mail which make a lot of it. Yes he shouldn't have done it but Royal Mail should have been aware that things we're happening and they should therefore be aware that it will carry on happening because there are most likely more then one person Doing it. It's recently happened in Colchester so it isn't just one person in the whole world Doing it. You can name call or what ever you like but you've got to realise this gentleman has a family who are probably seeing your comments and they do have feelings. Yes he shouldn't have done it but what is done is done and you can't change that. He's doing his time and everyone should just leave it at that because there are a lot worse crimes in the world then some undelivered junk mail that no body wants anyway.[/p][/quote]Whilst I feel for his family, I also had a traumatic time waiting for hospital letters/appts for a serious illness. Don't know why those didn't get to me, Post Office or Hospital, but I have had to explain why I didn't turn up for scans (at the cost of the taxpayer) and have had to explain myself to NHS Staff and asking them to book another appt. So during last year, I had my treatment delayed by one or the other. Imagine how I felt! It was a stressful time, let alone having to keep phoning the hospital to check appts as I couldn't trust the post. So, unfortunately, there are other families that suffered too! Missy V
  • Score: 13

6:33pm Thu 19 Jun 14

Stylist says...

I totally understand where your both coming from but at the end of the day what's done is done and it's clearly being dealt with.
I totally understand where your both coming from but at the end of the day what's done is done and it's clearly being dealt with. Stylist
  • Score: -7

9:13pm Thu 19 Jun 14

dazzak says...

King's barrister, Lorna Glover said he was "genuinely remorseful, ashamed, and confused" about why he had acted out of character......out character says it all. Worse crimes happen and Graham is not the only postman who has done this and I'm sure it's still being done by other postmen. It doesn't make him disgusting. I'm sorry you've lost your mail and I'm sure Graham is sorry too but i bet half of you commenting aren't even from Braintree. He's done a crime and he's now doing his time, he has got also got family and they are sorry too but they also have to read your comments so some respect please........
King's barrister, Lorna Glover said he was "genuinely remorseful, ashamed, and confused" about why he had acted out of character......out character says it all. Worse crimes happen and Graham is not the only postman who has done this and I'm sure it's still being done by other postmen. It doesn't make him disgusting. I'm sorry you've lost your mail and I'm sure Graham is sorry too but i bet half of you commenting aren't even from Braintree. He's done a crime and he's now doing his time, he has got also got family and they are sorry too but they also have to read your comments so some respect please........ dazzak
  • Score: -6

9:31pm Thu 19 Jun 14

UndergroundOverground says...

dazzak wrote:
King's barrister, Lorna Glover said he was "genuinely remorseful, ashamed, and confused" about why he had acted out of character......out character says it all. Worse crimes happen and Graham is not the only postman who has done this and I'm sure it's still being done by other postmen. It doesn't make him disgusting. I'm sorry you've lost your mail and I'm sure Graham is sorry too but i bet half of you commenting aren't even from Braintree. He's done a crime and he's now doing his time, he has got also got family and they are sorry too but they also have to read your comments so some respect please........
40000 items over a 4 year period this wasn't a one off error of judgement it was a systematic abuse of trust. It is absolutely correct that this man is now serving a prison sentence although one wonders if a place in a mental hospital may have been more appropriate given the bizarre behaviour of this individual.
[quote][p][bold]dazzak[/bold] wrote: King's barrister, Lorna Glover said he was "genuinely remorseful, ashamed, and confused" about why he had acted out of character......out character says it all. Worse crimes happen and Graham is not the only postman who has done this and I'm sure it's still being done by other postmen. It doesn't make him disgusting. I'm sorry you've lost your mail and I'm sure Graham is sorry too but i bet half of you commenting aren't even from Braintree. He's done a crime and he's now doing his time, he has got also got family and they are sorry too but they also have to read your comments so some respect please........[/p][/quote]40000 items over a 4 year period this wasn't a one off error of judgement it was a systematic abuse of trust. It is absolutely correct that this man is now serving a prison sentence although one wonders if a place in a mental hospital may have been more appropriate given the bizarre behaviour of this individual. UndergroundOverground
  • Score: 11

10:18pm Thu 19 Jun 14

Stylist says...

This guy didn't deliver some mail/leaflets and it's all you've got to talk about when there's a murderer on the loose in colchester. I'm sure the family of the victims murdered would much prefer you all to be talking about that to find the murderer then to keep going on about some postman.
This guy didn't deliver some mail/leaflets and it's all you've got to talk about when there's a murderer on the loose in colchester. I'm sure the family of the victims murdered would much prefer you all to be talking about that to find the murderer then to keep going on about some postman. Stylist
  • Score: -10

11:17pm Thu 19 Jun 14

Boris says...

Stylist wrote:
This guy didn't deliver some mail/leaflets and it's all you've got to talk about when there's a murderer on the loose in colchester. I'm sure the family of the victims murdered would much prefer you all to be talking about that to find the murderer then to keep going on about some postman.
Why are you defending this man? He is a criminal and, as Missy V and others have said, he caused genuine distress to a good many people. Of course his crime was as nothing compared to a murder, but it was still a crime, sustained over several years. And like many criminals, he probably needs psychiatric help. Otherwise, why would he have moved house leaving the stolen mail in the loft?
If you look at the threads discussing the latest murder in Colchester, you will see that many of the comments are repetitive and unlikely to help trace the killer.
Having said all that, we must recognise that a postman's job is extremely stressful these days, and especially so since privatisation of Royal Mail last year. They are given ever greater quantities of mail to deliver, including of course the junk mail that nobody wants, but which Royal Mail chooses to inflict upon us.
The best thing we can do to help is to report immediately any failure to receive expected mail.
Years ago, I was walking in Friday Woods (Colchester) and spotted a large batch of undelivered mail under a bush. All the addresses were in the Monkwick estate and the postmarks were about 3 months old. I took this lot in to the post office (where the Odeon now is) and was told they had had a lot of complaints from Monkwick of undelivered mail, so they were glad to have at least some of the missing items. They told me the postman in question had been dismissed because he couldn't handle the job. But at least he was throwing the mail away, not stealing from it.
[quote][p][bold]Stylist[/bold] wrote: This guy didn't deliver some mail/leaflets and it's all you've got to talk about when there's a murderer on the loose in colchester. I'm sure the family of the victims murdered would much prefer you all to be talking about that to find the murderer then to keep going on about some postman.[/p][/quote]Why are you defending this man? He is a criminal and, as Missy V and others have said, he caused genuine distress to a good many people. Of course his crime was as nothing compared to a murder, but it was still a crime, sustained over several years. And like many criminals, he probably needs psychiatric help. Otherwise, why would he have moved house leaving the stolen mail in the loft? If you look at the threads discussing the latest murder in Colchester, you will see that many of the comments are repetitive and unlikely to help trace the killer. Having said all that, we must recognise that a postman's job is extremely stressful these days, and especially so since privatisation of Royal Mail last year. They are given ever greater quantities of mail to deliver, including of course the junk mail that nobody wants, but which Royal Mail chooses to inflict upon us. The best thing we can do to help is to report immediately any failure to receive expected mail. Years ago, I was walking in Friday Woods (Colchester) and spotted a large batch of undelivered mail under a bush. All the addresses were in the Monkwick estate and the postmarks were about 3 months old. I took this lot in to the post office (where the Odeon now is) and was told they had had a lot of complaints from Monkwick of undelivered mail, so they were glad to have at least some of the missing items. They told me the postman in question had been dismissed because he couldn't handle the job. But at least he was throwing the mail away, not stealing from it. Boris
  • Score: 6

11:27pm Thu 19 Jun 14

Stylist says...

I suggest you all keep your comments to yourself because realistically what are you achieving by writing nasty comments? Nothing really. I am defending him because like I said In my first comment you shouldn't always believe what you read in the paper because they do twist things to get a story and like I said before it is being dealt with. Everyone is entitled to there own opinion as I am entitled to mine. I will not be commenting back to you or anyone after this comment because like I have already said a few times there are a lot worse things in the world going on that are more concerning towards mine and other peoples lives.
I suggest you all keep your comments to yourself because realistically what are you achieving by writing nasty comments? Nothing really. I am defending him because like I said In my first comment you shouldn't always believe what you read in the paper because they do twist things to get a story and like I said before it is being dealt with. Everyone is entitled to there own opinion as I am entitled to mine. I will not be commenting back to you or anyone after this comment because like I have already said a few times there are a lot worse things in the world going on that are more concerning towards mine and other peoples lives. Stylist
  • Score: -8

11:49pm Thu 19 Jun 14

nuttytart35 says...

Stylist wrote:
This guy didn't deliver some mail/leaflets and it's all you've got to talk about when there's a murderer on the loose in colchester. I'm sure the family of the victims murdered would much prefer you all to be talking about that to find the murderer then to keep going on about some postman.
Excellent point there is a murderer on the loose against 30 odd thousand pieces of junk mail not being delivered!! And yes I know other items.

This gentleman does have a family and yes they can see these comments and have read them... How would you all feel if you were reading these comments about your partner, brother, son, father, uncle or whoever? They are going through enough trauma and anguish without reading comments about he should be in a mental hospital!!!

What's done can not be undone and he is serving his time for his crime.
[quote][p][bold]Stylist[/bold] wrote: This guy didn't deliver some mail/leaflets and it's all you've got to talk about when there's a murderer on the loose in colchester. I'm sure the family of the victims murdered would much prefer you all to be talking about that to find the murderer then to keep going on about some postman.[/p][/quote]Excellent point there is a murderer on the loose against 30 odd thousand pieces of junk mail not being delivered!! And yes I know other items. This gentleman does have a family and yes they can see these comments and have read them... How would you all feel if you were reading these comments about your partner, brother, son, father, uncle or whoever? They are going through enough trauma and anguish without reading comments about he should be in a mental hospital!!! What's done can not be undone and he is serving his time for his crime. nuttytart35
  • Score: -3

12:04am Fri 20 Jun 14

AnnetteCa says...

Maybe Stylist would feel differently if something important had got "lost" in the post to them.

Yes we are all entitled to our opinions, and the comment boxes under each news item is a place for us to express them.
Maybe Stylist would feel differently if something important had got "lost" in the post to them. Yes we are all entitled to our opinions, and the comment boxes under each news item is a place for us to express them. AnnetteCa
  • Score: 5

12:31am Fri 20 Jun 14

Stylist says...

Thankyou @nuttytart35 some
Thankyou @nuttytart35 some Stylist
  • Score: -9

12:32am Fri 20 Jun 14

Stylist says...

Thank you @nuttytart35 people really haven't got anything better to do with their lives have they?
Thank you @nuttytart35 people really haven't got anything better to do with their lives have they? Stylist
  • Score: -10

6:00am Fri 20 Jun 14

dazzak says...

As said before don't always believe what you read in the paper.....a postman can't steal parcels as the are delivered in a van so that's not the truth to start with. The sententance he was given is longer so that's wrong too....he doesn't need mental health, he has got a family, father, mother, sister, nephews, partner and yes i am his brother and hurting so please leave it now and get on with your life's like we all have too.
As said before don't always believe what you read in the paper.....a postman can't steal parcels as the are delivered in a van so that's not the truth to start with. The sententance he was given is longer so that's wrong too....he doesn't need mental health, he has got a family, father, mother, sister, nephews, partner and yes i am his brother and hurting so please leave it now and get on with your life's like we all have too. dazzak
  • Score: -6

6:54am Fri 20 Jun 14

UndergroundOverground says...

dazzak wrote:
As said before don't always believe what you read in the paper.....a postman can't steal parcels as the are delivered in a van so that's not the truth to start with. The sententance he was given is longer so that's wrong too....he doesn't need mental health, he has got a family, father, mother, sister, nephews, partner and yes i am his brother and hurting so please leave it now and get on with your life's like we all have too.
Oh of course far more likely that the letters and parcels sprouted wings and flew into his loft where they mysteriously opened themselves. The bloke defrauded his employer and the public and deserves everything he gets.
[quote][p][bold]dazzak[/bold] wrote: As said before don't always believe what you read in the paper.....a postman can't steal parcels as the are delivered in a van so that's not the truth to start with. The sententance he was given is longer so that's wrong too....he doesn't need mental health, he has got a family, father, mother, sister, nephews, partner and yes i am his brother and hurting so please leave it now and get on with your life's like we all have too.[/p][/quote]Oh of course far more likely that the letters and parcels sprouted wings and flew into his loft where they mysteriously opened themselves. The bloke defrauded his employer and the public and deserves everything he gets. UndergroundOverground
  • Score: 7

7:11am Fri 20 Jun 14

Missy V says...

His actions hurt his family! His colleagues took the stick for it!
His actions hurt his family! His colleagues took the stick for it! Missy V
  • Score: 4

10:26am Fri 20 Jun 14

Stylist says...

His colleagues didn't take the stick for it... Their all Doing the same thing and he is having to take the wrap for it all!!!!! You lot really need to get a hobby take up knitting, go for late night walks, take up swimming. Find something better to do with your lives then to sit on the computer becoming keyboard warriors and hurting peoples feelings. Your just judging a book by it's cover and you don't know facts your just reading twisted words from some paper/internet. You don't know what happens behind closed doors! What's done is done so just forget about it. there is nothing you can do about it. Your all becoming repetitive and boring so please just stop.
His colleagues didn't take the stick for it... Their all Doing the same thing and he is having to take the wrap for it all!!!!! You lot really need to get a hobby take up knitting, go for late night walks, take up swimming. Find something better to do with your lives then to sit on the computer becoming keyboard warriors and hurting peoples feelings. Your just judging a book by it's cover and you don't know facts your just reading twisted words from some paper/internet. You don't know what happens behind closed doors! What's done is done so just forget about it. there is nothing you can do about it. Your all becoming repetitive and boring so please just stop. Stylist
  • Score: -14

10:39am Fri 20 Jun 14

Justsaying15 says...

Oh dear look at all you small minded people criticising a guy that made a mistake it must be so hard being being you and "perfect" yeah right most of you commenting probably haven't even had letters etc missing ... You all need to get a life he's paying for what he's done end of story...
Oh dear look at all you small minded people criticising a guy that made a mistake it must be so hard being being you and "perfect" yeah right most of you commenting probably haven't even had letters etc missing ... You all need to get a life he's paying for what he's done end of story... Justsaying15
  • Score: -4

11:48am Fri 20 Jun 14

keith_l says...

Those saying that a postie's job is hard and stressful really haven't a clue!.

Yes, posties are being asked to work harder than they have in the past, but that is the fault of previous management and not the current situation. In the past, postmen and women could complete their delivery round in about four hours and still get paid for eight, in fact they could go and do more work on overtime and get paid twice for the same time. This has now come to a stop and they have to work the hours that they are paid, much like the rest of us.

As for those saying that they now have to deliver junk mail as well, this has only replaced the normal mail that is reducing due to more electronic communication (I no longer get four or five bank and credit statements each month, for example).
Those saying that a postie's job is hard and stressful really haven't a clue!. Yes, posties are being asked to work harder than they have in the past, but that is the fault of previous management and not the current situation. In the past, postmen and women could complete their delivery round in about four hours and still get paid for eight, in fact they could go and do more work on overtime and get paid twice for the same time. This has now come to a stop and they have to work the hours that they are paid, much like the rest of us. As for those saying that they now have to deliver junk mail as well, this has only replaced the normal mail that is reducing due to more electronic communication (I no longer get four or five bank and credit statements each month, for example). keith_l
  • Score: -1

1:09pm Fri 20 Jun 14

Bert Hardy says...

Stylist wrote:
His colleagues didn't take the stick for it... Their all Doing the same thing and he is having to take the wrap for it all!!!!! You lot really need to get a hobby take up knitting, go for late night walks, take up swimming. Find something better to do with your lives then to sit on the computer becoming keyboard warriors and hurting peoples feelings. Your just judging a book by it's cover and you don't know facts your just reading twisted words from some paper/internet. You don't know what happens behind closed doors! What's done is done so just forget about it. there is nothing you can do about it. Your all becoming repetitive and boring so please just stop.
If you are insinuating other postmen are thieves can you give details before their lawyer gets in touch with you?
[quote][p][bold]Stylist[/bold] wrote: His colleagues didn't take the stick for it... Their all Doing the same thing and he is having to take the wrap for it all!!!!! You lot really need to get a hobby take up knitting, go for late night walks, take up swimming. Find something better to do with your lives then to sit on the computer becoming keyboard warriors and hurting peoples feelings. Your just judging a book by it's cover and you don't know facts your just reading twisted words from some paper/internet. You don't know what happens behind closed doors! What's done is done so just forget about it. there is nothing you can do about it. Your all becoming repetitive and boring so please just stop.[/p][/quote]If you are insinuating other postmen are thieves can you give details before their lawyer gets in touch with you? Bert Hardy
  • Score: 5

1:12pm Fri 20 Jun 14

Bert Hardy says...

keith_l wrote:
Those saying that a postie's job is hard and stressful really haven't a clue!.

Yes, posties are being asked to work harder than they have in the past, but that is the fault of previous management and not the current situation. In the past, postmen and women could complete their delivery round in about four hours and still get paid for eight, in fact they could go and do more work on overtime and get paid twice for the same time. This has now come to a stop and they have to work the hours that they are paid, much like the rest of us.

As for those saying that they now have to deliver junk mail as well, this has only replaced the normal mail that is reducing due to more electronic communication (I no longer get four or five bank and credit statements each month, for example).
Rubbish!
Few postmen finished early.
Conditions today from what I hear are very bad and soon to be worse than ever.
Postmen deliver twice as much mail as before and more junk mail also.
On top of this E-Bay has increased the parcel side tremendously and posties carry a lot of these also. I am very glad I do not do their job.
[quote][p][bold]keith_l[/bold] wrote: Those saying that a postie's job is hard and stressful really haven't a clue!. Yes, posties are being asked to work harder than they have in the past, but that is the fault of previous management and not the current situation. In the past, postmen and women could complete their delivery round in about four hours and still get paid for eight, in fact they could go and do more work on overtime and get paid twice for the same time. This has now come to a stop and they have to work the hours that they are paid, much like the rest of us. As for those saying that they now have to deliver junk mail as well, this has only replaced the normal mail that is reducing due to more electronic communication (I no longer get four or five bank and credit statements each month, for example).[/p][/quote]Rubbish! Few postmen finished early. Conditions today from what I hear are very bad and soon to be worse than ever. Postmen deliver twice as much mail as before and more junk mail also. On top of this E-Bay has increased the parcel side tremendously and posties carry a lot of these also. I am very glad I do not do their job. Bert Hardy
  • Score: 0

1:26pm Fri 20 Jun 14

Stylist says...

Meanwhile in other news.. A lady almost got attacked last night in Colchester again...
Meanwhile in other news.. A lady almost got attacked last night in Colchester again... Stylist
  • Score: -5

9:57pm Fri 20 Jun 14

dazzak says...

Oh my god!!!!!!! Get a life you sad people......no parcels got taken POSTMEN don't take parcels on bikes, hello!!!....The paper lies. Oh guess what I've just been bitten by a gnat, that's interesting isn't it???
Oh my god!!!!!!! Get a life you sad people......no parcels got taken POSTMEN don't take parcels on bikes, hello!!!....The paper lies. Oh guess what I've just been bitten by a gnat, that's interesting isn't it??? dazzak
  • Score: -5

2:33am Sat 21 Jun 14

AnnetteCa says...

A postal packet is not a parcel... just sayin'....
A postal packet is not a parcel... just sayin'.... AnnetteCa
  • Score: 0

7:01am Sun 22 Jun 14

A Very Primate Gentleman says...

dazzak wrote:
Oh my god!!!!!!! Get a life you sad people......no parcels got taken POSTMEN don't take parcels on bikes, hello!!!....The paper lies. Oh guess what I've just been bitten by a gnat, that's interesting isn't it???
Not nearly as interesting as your lunatic thief of a brother. The fact you are even trying to defend him says plenty about your family.
[quote][p][bold]dazzak[/bold] wrote: Oh my god!!!!!!! Get a life you sad people......no parcels got taken POSTMEN don't take parcels on bikes, hello!!!....The paper lies. Oh guess what I've just been bitten by a gnat, that's interesting isn't it???[/p][/quote]Not nearly as interesting as your lunatic thief of a brother. The fact you are even trying to defend him says plenty about your family. A Very Primate Gentleman
  • Score: 3

1:20pm Sun 22 Jun 14

Justsaying15 says...

There's no need to be nasty to his family, it's not there fault you can't judge a whole family by one persons mistakes... I bet your family ain't as white as white! He's not a lunatic.. Just for "taking" some mail your the freak for taking time out of your little sad life to comment with such stupidity! He has a family and they have feelings too. If you were in this situation how would you like people commenting on it all the time? and bad mouthing your family.
There's no need to be nasty to his family, it's not there fault you can't judge a whole family by one persons mistakes... I bet your family ain't as white as white! He's not a lunatic.. Just for "taking" some mail your the freak for taking time out of your little sad life to comment with such stupidity! He has a family and they have feelings too. If you were in this situation how would you like people commenting on it all the time? and bad mouthing your family. Justsaying15
  • Score: -4

2:07pm Thu 26 Jun 14

notters says...

Apart from the disgust and contempt I have for this thief and what he did, my REAL disgust is at Royal Mail itself and the fact that they failed to notice that this was going on, and going on for years. Also, they obviously have totally inadequate systems and procedures in place to stop it happening, and as for the total lack of adequate security at the sorting office, it's an absolute joke. Yes, they have cameras, but apparently no-one monitors them! Thieving is rife within Royal Mail and according to data obtained by Freedom of Information, 1 member of staff is sacked EVERY DAY for stealing! But the Police are not informed and the thieves just walk away scot-free.
Royal Mail do not inform the Police as they consider this an internal matter (?!) and they have their own internal 'security' section who keep it quiet to ensure little or no publicity.
If you read the comments by judges at the few cases that actually do get to court, that their advice to tighten controls, security, criminal checks etc, are obviously still be completely ignored by arrogant Royal Mail.
Apart from the disgust and contempt I have for this thief and what he did, my REAL disgust is at Royal Mail itself and the fact that they failed to notice that this was going on, and going on for years. Also, they obviously have totally inadequate systems and procedures in place to stop it happening, and as for the total lack of adequate security at the sorting office, it's an absolute joke. Yes, they have cameras, but apparently no-one monitors them! Thieving is rife within Royal Mail and according to data obtained by Freedom of Information, 1 member of staff is sacked EVERY DAY for stealing! But the Police are not informed and the thieves just walk away scot-free. Royal Mail do not inform the Police as they consider this an internal matter (?!) and they have their own internal 'security' section who keep it quiet to ensure little or no publicity. If you read the comments by judges at the few cases that actually do get to court, that their advice to tighten controls, security, criminal checks etc, are obviously still be completely ignored by arrogant Royal Mail. notters
  • Score: 2

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