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Swiss post and lazy postman rant

Hey guys,

Not sure if anyone else has experienced this or its just my post man who hates me.

Like most people, me and my boyfriend like to buy things online and have it sent over to us, this is mainly bike parts as we can never find what we need over here. After ordering lots of items the past 2 years we're used to the crazy import tax they charge us for items that cost less than a 5er so this is not what irritates me. We get the items delivered to my work office as there is always someone here to sign for it.

However over the past year, since we have had a new postman for the office, every time we order something, it takes longer for the items to be delivered (this dosent bother me as im sure there are reasonable explanations for this) and every time i go down to the post box i get the dreaded yellow slip.

I can understand why they write the slip if no one is in, however there is aways someone in the office as of 7.30am and they shoot themselves in the foot because they write the time they tried to deliver it which is normally between 9-10am and I know for a fact i am in the office at that time.

Once again i was expecting a packge today (and getting excited about it as it means i can finish building my bike ) and there is nothing....i wait until lunchtime to check the letter box and lo and behold another bl**dy slip is in the box claiming they tried to deliver at 9.38am but no one was here. Its not as if the buzzer is broken as people come in and out all morning. So now, I have to wait until tomorrow to collect it from the post office local to my work which is over 45 minutes away from my home and it also means i cant go biking this weekend because i don't have my final bike part i needed

Do i just have an extremely lazy postman who cant be bothered to get into the lift to bring it to me or does she just hate me?!

I'm never one to complain to companies about bad service (i'm too lazy and cant be bothered with the hassle) but this is really getting on my t*ts now!

Anyone else have this issue and get cheesed off by it or am i just a little bit too angry female on a rant today?

thanks for reading my massive rant
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Old 05.10.2012, 13:10
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Re: Swiss post and lazy postman rant

if you don't want to file a complaint, nothing is going to happen.
I guess the new postman is lazy or something and thinks he can get away with this. Get him fired.
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Old 05.10.2012, 13:15
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Re: Swiss post and lazy postman rant

Next time you order something, keep an eye out for him arriving.

Then wait for him to post the slip, and jump out on him, ninja style.
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Re: Swiss post and lazy postman rant

Complain in writing to the post office. He obviously doesn't want to bring it up to your office.

However DHL seem to think it is OK to dump the parcel outside the door.
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Re: Swiss post and lazy postman rant

I like the ninja style idea, that sounds great!

Only problem is trying to explain that to my boss when he see's me hiding round the corner with tights over my head instead of an actual ninja outfit... hmm
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Only problem is trying to explain that to my boss when he see's me hiding round the corner with tights over my head instead of an actual ninja outfit... hmm
As long as you don't work in a bank...
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Old 05.10.2012, 13:39
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I like the ninja style idea, that sounds great!

Only problem is trying to explain that to my boss when he see's me hiding round the corner with tights over my head instead of an actual ninja outfit... hmm
Only at the office Christmas party .
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Only at the office Christmas party .
damn it! i thought i took all those pictures down off the internet.

better be careful this year. maybe thats why the postman hates me
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Hey guys,

Not sure if anyone else has experienced this or its just my post man who hates me.

Like most people, me and my boyfriend like to buy things online and have it sent over to us, this is mainly bike parts as we can never find what we need over here. After ordering lots of items the past 2 years we're used to the crazy import tax they charge us for items that cost less than a 5er so this is not what irritates me. We get the items delivered to my work office as there is always someone here to sign for it.

However over the past year, since we have had a new postman for the office, every time we order something, it takes longer for the items to be delivered (this dosent bother me as im sure there are reasonable explanations for this) and every time i go down to the post box i get the dreaded yellow slip.

I can understand why they write the slip if no one is in, however there is aways someone in the office as of 7.30am and they shoot themselves in the foot because they write the time they tried to deliver it which is normally between 9-10am and I know for a fact i am in the office at that time.

Once again i was expecting a packge today (and getting excited about it as it means i can finish building my bike ) and there is nothing....i wait until lunchtime to check the letter box and lo and behold another bl**dy slip is in the box claiming they tried to deliver at 9.38am but no one was here. Its not as if the buzzer is broken as people come in and out all morning. So now, I have to wait until tomorrow to collect it from the post office local to my work which is over 45 minutes away from my home and it also means i cant go biking this weekend because i don't have my final bike part i needed

Do i just have an extremely lazy postman who cant be bothered to get into the lift to bring it to me or does she just hate me?!

I'm never one to complain to companies about bad service (i'm too lazy and cant be bothered with the hassle) but this is really getting on my t*ts now!

Anyone else have this issue and get cheesed off by it or am i just a little bit too angry female on a rant today?

thanks for reading my massive rant
Reminds me of the time I found the delivered slip in my letterbox. There was freshly fallen snow and the post man obviously decided that he did not feel like making the way up to our door to ring, so he just placed the slip in the box. I found it, first wondered if I might not have heard him ring while showering or vacum cleaning but then my inner Sherlock unveiled himself, I checked outside the door: no prints in the snow I called the post office and the agreed to redeliver the next day.

In your place I'd call and tell them what's bothering you.
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Old 05.10.2012, 15:04
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Re: Swiss post and lazy postman rant

If I'm expecting a package, I stop by the post office on the way to work (as I walk past it anyway) and ask if they have anything for me (or, if they see me first, they'll say that they have something for me), which saves both of us time.

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Re: Swiss post and lazy postman rant

It has happened to me here, in Geneva, many times. I work from home a lot, and I am always home if I know there's a delivery that day, but many a times I found the that silly slip in the mailbox downstairs, which means they didn't even bother to come up to the our door.
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It has happened to me here, in Geneva, many times. I work from home a lot, and I am always home if I know there's a delivery that day, but many a times I found the that silly slip in the mailbox downstairs, which means they didn't even bother to come up to the our door.
The NEVER come to your door, just the post box, and ring the bell.

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The NEVER come to your door, just the post box, and ring the bell.

Tom
In Carouge they do, I've waited in at my son's place several times for deliveries. The postman opens the outer door to the block of flats and then comes up to the flat door. Only if there's nobody in does he fill in the dread yellow slip.
It's possible some postmen are lazier than others, but you can't generalise by saying NEVER.
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Old 29.10.2012, 16:22
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In Carouge they do, I've waited in at my son's place several times for deliveries. The postman opens the outer door to the block of flats and then comes up to the flat door. Only if there's nobody in does he fill in the dread yellow slip.
It's possible some postmen are lazier than others, but you can't generalise by saying NEVER.
Alas, here they can open the outer door, but not the inner door, so they cannot come to your door.

It all depends on how your building is constructed, but most buildings I've seen are like this.

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Alas, here they can open the outer door, but not the inner door, so they cannot come to your door.

It all depends on how your building is constructed, but most buildings I've seen are like this.

Tom
The post office is supposed to have a master key (or code) to access building with double entries. But with so many people being out during the day it's sort-of understandable that the postman gets fed-up with traipsing up and down stairs with parcels he can't deliver, then wasted another few minutes filling in forms.

The OP really needs to catch her bloke and have a word...
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The NEVER come to your door, just the post box, and ring the bell.
We don't have an intercom, so for packages and registered letters they used to come. It's only recently that I've noticed notes were left in the mailbox even when I was home (meaning, they didn't come up).
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Old 29.10.2012, 17:13
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Re: Swiss post and lazy postman rant

Give me your address...

I'll send you a small package (anonymously), with the words written on it:

DEAR POSTMAN,
IT IS YOUR SACRED DUTY TO DELIVER THIS PACKAGE.
GOD IS WATCHING YOU.


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Re: Swiss post and lazy postman rant

A bottle of wine and a card at Xmas...our postman always rings and if we're not in, he will leave the parcel with a neighbour, unless it requires a big payment (import duties)... A small price to pay for a good service!
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Re: Swiss post and lazy postman rant

Not a postman rant but a DHL rant... recently received a card in the post box saying DHL had a package they could not deliver as they didn't have the right address. Odd I thought as they had managed to put me a card in the right box... so I use the online redelivery option to arrange a new time for delivery... I wait in, and wait, and wait... then give up go out check box... again a card - can't deliver as don't have the right address. So I ring DHL - nice man explains they can't deliver as the address is incomplete on the box. I ask how they know where to put the card.... answer - it's on the mailing invoice, attached to the box.
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Not a postman rant but a DHL rant... recently received a card in the post box saying DHL had a package they could not deliver as they didn't have the right address. Odd I thought as they had managed to put me a card in the right box... so I use the online redelivery option to arrange a new time for delivery... I wait in, and wait, and wait... then give up go out check box... again a card - can't deliver as don't have the right address. So I ring DHL - nice man explains they can't deliver as the address is incomplete on the box. I ask how they know where to put the card.... answer - it's on the mailing invoice, attached to the box.
Seriously?

Jeeeeezzz...
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