Diary December 2nd And 3rd 2017

Photo taken by me – post box
Preston, England
December 3, 2017 1:43pm CST
Diary Saturday 2nd December 2017 Work again today, my first Saturday shift with the post office. And with the buses starting later at weekend I knew I couldn’t get there on time. Management were ok with it when I told them I would be about thirty minutes late. I worked on the usual small parcel tasks and had to use the finger scanners again, but the camaraderie with other team members was lovely and the day quickly passed. Diary Sunday 3rd December 2017 An official day off so I relaxed, wrote and posted out some Christmas cards, did a little Xmas shopping and lots of writing. Arthur Chappell
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• Ponce De Leon, Florida
3 Dec
Sounds like a good weekend. Are you back to work tomorrow?
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• Preston, England
3 Dec
@thislittlepennyearns no, my shifts run Tuesday to Saturday so off again tomorrow
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• Ponce De Leon, Florida
3 Dec
@arthurchappell oh well then yay for another day off. After today I don't have another one off till Thursday.
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@RasmaSandra (13427)
• Riga, Latvia
5 Dec
Glad to hear you are enjoying your job. Made me remember the scene in the movie Grinch with Jim Carey where the Grinch messes up mail in the Whoville post office. Hope you don't encounter any Grinches.
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• Preston, England
5 Dec
@RasmaSandra I'm all for the grinching - lol - actually the pot office runs quite effiecently - the system han't changed in decades
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@JohnRoberts (41206)
• Los Angeles, California
3 Dec
Enjoy your time off before reporting to the Royal Mail.
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@jstory07 (57943)
• Roseburg, Oregon
3 Dec
You sure did have a good weekend.
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• Bournemouth, England
4 Dec
Cards posted out on 3 December? You're organised ! (Or maybe your job gives you inside knowledge of the delivery system that would surprise the rest of us...)
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• Preston, England
5 Dec
@asfarasiknow I generally am quite organized
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@Kandae11 (27189)
3 Dec
Why is the finger scanner so important?
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• Preston, England
3 Dec
@Kandae11 it tell the post office where a parcel iss in the system as well as measuring how quickly staff process work which is actually slowed down by uing the scanners
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@celticeagle (114510)
• Boise, Idaho
3 Dec
Good to hear things are going so well for you. Glad the boss was okay with you being late Sunday. Enjoy.
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@Susan2015 (18733)
• United States
3 Dec
Glad that you are enjoying the weekend and work is going well too. I have a few more cards to send out still. A small present or so to get but then am done.
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• Derby, England
3 Dec
Must be a busy time of year for the Post Office so i am sure you won't be bored!
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@Corbin5 (81982)
• United States
3 Dec
So glad your day at work was an enjoyable one. Good to hear you have a day off today!
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• Rochester, New York
3 Dec
Working for the post office must be stressful.
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• Preston, England
4 Dec
@LisaSteinmetz the work and people are mostly not too bad butthe hours are poor and we can be laid off unpaid if work levels drop
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• Rochester, New York
6 Dec
@arthurchappell Oh wow, that just doesn't seem right. Hopefully that will never happen.
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• Preston, England
7 Dec
@LisaSteinmetz probably not until the last few days - this week and next will be busy
@teamfreak16 (36728)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
5 Dec
Sounds like working in a mailroom is just as interesting as it is over here.
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• Preston, England
6 Dec
@teamfreak16 yes, it isn't exactly a life of glamour, glitz and fortune
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4 Dec
Do you get free stamps??
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• Preston, England
4 Dec
@Poppylicious no I have to buy my stamps through normal retail outlets - the pot office used to give regular staff free stamps but not any more and never to seasonal temps
@rina110383 (23472)
4 Dec
Nice to know that you're enjoying your work.
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@JudyEv (101135)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Dec
That sounds a very nice weekend. I'm still working on my Christmas cards.
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@Ganma7 (2074)
4 Dec
Very productive day. Good job
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@Happy2BeMe (69895)
• Canada
3 Dec
Sounds like a good weekend. Enjoy your days off.
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