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But What About the Mail?

June 27th, 2007

The British post office is planning to strike tomorrow, and accordingly, are asking their patrons to refrain from sending mail during their time of crisis. What’s also nice, is that the Post is telling their customers, essentially, to “get fucked.” The Daily Mail has the scoop:

It suggests people who want to guarantee the delivery of important items should switch to other courier services… The Royal Mail will use managers to keep the Special Delivery service running as best they can…However, they will not offer the usual money back guarantee of delivery by a specified time.

When was the last time you heard of a UPS, DHL, or FedEx strike? When was the last time, barring national disasters, that either of these companies failed to honor their money-back guarantee?

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  • Zach says on: June 28, 2007 at 9:47 am

     

    Uh, actually UPS went on strike (or came very close to it) in the mid ’90’s. But it’s a union company, IIRC; FedEx is not.

  • David Z says on: June 28, 2007 at 9:52 am

     

    I guess I should’ve googled that first, eh? Looks like they’ve all tried at one point in time or another – it was the pilots at FedEx.

    I’d more curious to know whether they honored their guarantees.

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