Tangled Metal wrote:If you think DHL are bad then parcel force won't be too your liking.
A couple of postie friends once told me that the parcelforce drivers in their delivery patch are dodgy as hell. They collect their packages from the same royal mail DO as the royal mail posties and deliver to the same areas. This allows for a few short cuts for them.
The first thing they do is offload as much of v their packages into the normal royal mail delivery piles.
The second is to hide other parcels to be delivered to put off the way places. In their patch there's a few remote farms for example.
Third thing is they have a favourite layby that they take breaks at. However these breaks often operate as hiding out to avoid making deliveries. If they run out of time to make their deliveries they can offload them to other drivers or to royal mail.
Fourth dodge is to throw the parcels they don't want to deliver in the bin at that layby or even over the wall there. The local DO manager got a complaint when a package didn't arrive. He hopled into his car and drove to that layby. He found all the missing packages in and around the bin. He put them in his car and delivered them himself. No action taken against the drivers.
Royal mail posties get vetted for security and offences. They also have standards of behaviour! Postie friends have told me that parcelforce don't have this vetting process so they are often staffed by sacked royal mail workers. As you can tell posties don't like parcelforce workers.
Only ever had one package go missing with a y of the carriersDHL,Parcel Force,UKMail,etc,etc.In fact the regular Parcel Force driver who delivers to me is a really nice chap who'll help if he can.