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    • sarah1972
    • By sarah1972 2nd Aug 17, 12:40 PM
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    Royal Mail Monitoring and Posting Panel 2nd Aug 17 at 12:40 PM
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    • custardy
    • By custardy 8th Jun 19, 5:54 PM
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    Same here - I only finished my last stint at the end of January and I am just completing 4 weeks training. I am then getting put on hold until they have a space in my area! What a waste of time - same thing happened last year, training in May and then didn't actually start until July. Getting a bit fed up of the survey anyway, if there are a ridiculous number of parcels again then I might be unavailable the next time they invite me to the main survey.
    Originally posted by Saetana
    I'm betting the training is part of RMs/regulator requirements.
    Like when I take my son to the trampoline park. Been going there for years,but every visit gets the safety briefing.
    • gt94sss2
    • By gt94sss2 9th Jun 19, 11:47 AM
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    Have you won before? How long have you been on the panel?
    Originally posted by General Grant
    I have been on the panel since at least 2008 and have won daily prizes before but not this decade! (Though I wasn't active between 2012-15)

    I do wonder how many active panelists they have..
    • joeyjimbles
    • By joeyjimbles 10th Jun 19, 4:53 PM
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    I've had two lots of £10 prizes in the 12-15 months I've been doing the panel, I got the last one on this stint so just a few weeks ago.
    • molerat
    • By molerat 14th Jun 19, 11:44 AM
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    A Short Break


    Back in March I was asked to continue for another 6 months. Just received the above message 3 months into that 6.
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    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 14th Jun 19, 8:54 PM
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    A short break after 6 months
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    • MABLE
    • By MABLE 16th Jun 19, 12:51 PM
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    Yes they do. The message is there when you open the app, if there are still places available.
    Originally posted by elsien
    Thats interesting you say that because whenever I have received an email and then go into my app there is never any message for the invite. A few weeks ago I did the same thing via the app and then logged into my account via the IMAC and the invite was shown there.

    Perhaps then the change has been made recently.
    • Jo4
    • By Jo4 16th Jun 19, 1:17 PM
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    Last night I received an email inviting me back to the live posting panel which I accepted. I am supposed to start at the end of July again, previously finished on 15th February 2019, so not quite rested for 6 months but the stamps will be useful.
    • HomingPigeon
    • By HomingPigeon 16th Jun 19, 1:30 PM
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    Does anyone know when we should receive the incentive stamps for July?

    I received the incentive stamps for June on 3rd May, so I was kinda thinking I might have received July's by now.

    TIA.
    • Money_Grabber13579
    • By Money_Grabber13579 16th Jun 19, 2:16 PM
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    Thats interesting you say that because whenever I have received an email and then go into my app there is never any message for the invite. A few weeks ago I did the same thing via the app and then logged into my account via the IMAC and the invite was shown there.

    Perhaps then the change has been made recently.
    Originally posted by MABLE
    From memory, it doesn’t pop up on the home screen of the mobile app, you need to go into the “available survey” section to get it.
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    • libra10
    • By libra10 16th Jun 19, 3:03 PM
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    Does anyone know when we should receive the incentive stamps for July?

    I received the incentive stamps for June on 3rd May, so I was kinda thinking I might have received July's by now.

    TIA.
    Originally posted by HomingPigeon
    I received my incentive stamps for July on 1st June. It might be worth sending them a message.
    • HomingPigeon
    • By HomingPigeon 16th Jun 19, 3:40 PM
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    Thanks very much, I'll message them tomorrow.
    • m1kjm
    • By m1kjm 16th Jun 19, 6:40 PM
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    In the last week of June I have to send 6 items including 3 cubes ffs.
    • Saetana
    • By Saetana 16th Jun 19, 6:45 PM
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    In the last week of June I have to send 6 items including 3 cubes ffs.
    Originally posted by m1kjm
    That is ridiculous - the official amount of parcels we should get per MONTH is 1-2 - three in a week is totally unreasonable! I had three parcels over two weeks in my last stint - I just kept them and posted one per week, its a lot of cash to find if the parcels are not pre-stamped as well
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    • General Grant
    • By General Grant 17th Jun 19, 4:26 PM
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    That is ridiculous - the official amount of parcels we should get per MONTH is 1-2 - three in a week is totally unreasonable! I had three parcels over two weeks in my last stint - I just kept them and posted one per week, its a lot of cash to find if the parcels are not pre-stamped as well :(
    Originally posted by Saetana
    Do you have no opportunity to spend the L2S vouchers between their receipt and the posting time? Or is it that you don't get cash out very often?
    • Saetana
    • By Saetana 17th Jun 19, 6:36 PM
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    I can spend the vouchers but finding the cash up front can be a real struggle if there are multiple parcels - I only get out somewhere to spend the vouchers once or twice a month so, no, generally I don't have the opportunity to spend the vouchers between receipt and posting time. My husband is disabled and we are on a low income - I certainly don't do the survey because I enjoy it, but it covers all the stamps I need for a year each time I participate. Two parcels in a week can amount to more than £10 in cash - not easy when one is struggling.
    2019 Wins: £45 cash, £125 vouchers, football shirt, 2 x meal out for 2 voucher, 4x scratchcard, 2 t-shirts, football, face cream, £85 sun creams, chocolates, coffee
    • elsien
    • By elsien 17th Jun 19, 8:36 PM
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    I agree - I have a set amount for food/household every week so 2 cubes would be a stretch. Certainly couldn't do three.

    Is anyone else having issues with the app for posting times for sent items? It's asking me if the last collection time is correct then not actually showing me any times. If I say no (because I've no idea if it's right or not) it's asking me for a photo of the correct time.
    I've messaged them, but no response as yet.
    All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well.

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    • Chocmonster7
    • By Chocmonster7 18th Jun 19, 10:47 AM
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    Have just done their survey about why I'm not using their mobile app. Sorry but I'm not downloading it to my phone as I don't think they need the info entered the second the letter goes into the box and as I'm usually juggling a dog at the time it can wait until I'm home and on my laptop!
    • Primrose
    • By Primrose 18th Jun 19, 11:08 AM
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    Well I haven't downloaded the App onto my phone either. I have a vision problem and find working on that tiny screen far too difficult. In any case, I try to limit my time on this device to an absolute minimum for health reasons.


    Much prefer to work on a bigger screen at home like an iPad or a laptop. I think every time we accept the use of these Apps we take another step in forcing the entire population down a road which many older people still don't want to go, and I think this especially applies to banking apps and the way they are forcing older people down the online banking process.


    Frankly many people in this age group just don't have the knowledge or skills to go down this route now and institutions are increasingly making the ordinary processes of modern day life impossible and stressful for them as a result.
    • custardy
    • By custardy 18th Jun 19, 12:47 PM
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    Well I haven't downloaded the App onto my phone either. I have a vision problem and find working on that tiny screen far too difficult. In any case, I try to limit my time on this device to an absolute minimum for health reasons.


    Much prefer to work on a bigger screen at home like an iPad or a laptop. I think every time we accept the use of these Apps we take another step in forcing the entire population down a road which many older people still don't want to go, and I think this especially applies to banking apps and the way they are forcing older people down the online banking process.


    Frankly many people in this age group just don't have the knowledge or skills to go down this route now and institutions are increasingly making the ordinary processes of modern day life impossible and stressful for them as a result.
    Originally posted by Primrose
    I would argue modern lifestyle does that.
    I havent been in a bank in over 8 months.
    That was only as I had a cheque form the bank that their app wouldn't scan to bank it in my account.
    Otherwise it would have been 2+years. You/they may not want to go there but thats the direction of travel for the majority.
    • GetRealBabe
    • By GetRealBabe 18th Jun 19, 4:58 PM
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    Have just done their survey about why I'm not using their mobile app. Sorry but I'm not downloading it to my phone as I don't think they need the info entered the second the letter goes into the box and as I'm usually juggling a dog at the time it can wait until I'm home and on my laptop!
    Originally posted by Chocmonster7
    Hi

    I previously used the app on my tablet but didn't get on with it. I completed the survey and will continue to use the TNS website.
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