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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
    It is that time again for a new thread as the old one is about to approach its 314th page.

    Thanks to 3010 for posting the last thread

    Please note in post number two there is now a list of FAQ that 3010 very kindly posted on the old thread so I have copied it here. .

    Happy Posting

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    • purkles
    • By purkles 19th May 19, 12:34 AM
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    They never used to Saturdays when I started. Any Saturday posts will be getting done Mondays.
    Maybe I shouldn't have rejoined, can see it being quit really quickly
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 19th May 19, 9:57 AM
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    I've just rejoined and don't remember ever getting a cube as part of the training!
    If they send me one for training it's going in the bin
    Originally posted by purkles
    So what will you do when you go live?
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    • HomingPigeon
    • By HomingPigeon 20th May 19, 7:25 AM
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    Re the following question:

    How to record received post with stamp only crossed by pen? No post mark and date.

    I phoned the Helpline to ask this and was told to record it as "No postmark".

    It happens quite a lot and I think it should be included in the FAQs.
    • molerat
    • By molerat 20th May 19, 11:19 AM
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    • joeyjimbles
    • By joeyjimbles 20th May 19, 11:19 AM
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    Can I ask what do people do with all the polystyrene that arrives in the cubes/packages? There's only so many fishing flies that need to be tied, and cake toppers that need to be dried - what else can you do with it? Does anyone need it?
    • Saetana
    • By Saetana 20th May 19, 2:21 PM
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    Back on training again - its a bit daft having me retrain when I only finished my last stint 3 months ago - really hoping the number of parcels doesn't get ridiculous...
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    • need an answer
    • By need an answer 20th May 19, 2:24 PM
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    need an answer
    Can I ask what do people do with all the polystyrene that arrives in the cubes/packages? There's only so many fishing flies that need to be tied, and cake toppers that need to be dried - what else can you do with it? Does anyone need it?
    Originally posted by joeyjimbles
    Sadly straight in the bin!
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    • molerat
    • By molerat 20th May 19, 4:17 PM
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    Back on training again - its a bit daft having me retrain when I only finished my last stint 3 months ago - really hoping the number of parcels doesn't get ridiculous...
    Originally posted by Saetana
    I had to retrain with only a week out. At least I got both the final pack and the first live pack with presentation stamps.
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    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 20th May 19, 4:52 PM
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    In the bin for me too
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    It starts with you, it starts from now. *** It is ok to be me.***
    ***Keep plodding***
    Out of debt, out of danger. ***Be the difference.***
    • quoia
    • By quoia 20th May 19, 5:54 PM
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    Re the following question:

    How to record received post with stamp only crossed by pen? No post mark and date.

    I phoned the Helpline to ask this and was told to record it as "No postmark".


    It happens quite a lot and I think it should be included in the FAQs.
    Originally posted by HomingPigeon
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    • GetRealBabe
    • By GetRealBabe 21st May 19, 12:35 PM
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    Back on training again - its a bit daft having me retrain when I only finished my last stint 3 months ago - really hoping the number of parcels doesn't get ridiculous...
    Originally posted by Saetana
    Hi

    Had 2 cubes to post this week. Posted both today as have nowhere to store them at work.
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    • elsien
    • By elsien 21st May 19, 4:32 PM
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    Can I ask what do people do with all the polystyrene that arrives in the cubes/packages? There's only so many fishing flies that need to be tied, and cake toppers that need to be dried - what else can you do with it? Does anyone need it?
    Originally posted by joeyjimbles
    Breaking them up and using them in the bottom of large plant pots to improve drainage and save on compost.

    Putting them as filler in any parcels I send where the box is a bit big fir what's inside.

    Out of interest, why is posting on a Saturday any more days difficult than posting any other day of the week? I'm not seeing a problem.
    All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well.

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    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 21st May 19, 8:14 PM
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    Breaking them up and using them in the bottom of large plant pots to improve drainage and save on compost.

    Putting them as filler in any parcels I send where the box is a bit big fir what's inside.

    Out of interest, why is posting on a Saturday any more days difficult than posting any other day of the week? I'm not seeing a problem.
    Originally posted by elsien


    For me it is because I am not usually out & about before the last pick up.
    Though I think you can post the night before that does not always suit me either.
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14. MFW. 17 months to mortgage freedom.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~**
    **Weight loss 2 stone 11 lbs **

    "A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of" Jane Austen in Mansfield Park.
    ***Fall down seven times,stand up eight*** ~~Japanese proverb.
    It starts with you, it starts from now. *** It is ok to be me.***
    ***Keep plodding***
    Out of debt, out of danger. ***Be the difference.***
    • rpstdavids
    • By rpstdavids 22nd May 19, 2:48 PM
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    Can I ask what do people do with all the polystyrene that arrives in the cubes/packages? There's only so many fishing flies that need to be tied, and cake toppers that need to be dried - what else can you do with it? Does anyone need it?
    Originally posted by joeyjimbles

    I usually put them back in cubes that I have to post, put 3 or 4 in some of them. Makes the box feel a bit sturdier, but not a lot heavier.
    • joeyjimbles
    • By joeyjimbles 23rd May 19, 11:12 AM
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    Thanks for all the polystyrene suggestions, I did use a couple yesterday in a box I was sending for work but still have loads leftover. I might try adding extra to the cubes too - I try so hard to recycle and it seems like such a waste.

    On Friday I was asked to return 8 RFIDs which I duly did, and today I have received 3 RFIDS from Swan Lane because they felt I was likely to run out.....
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 23rd May 19, 11:24 AM
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    beanielou
    Thanks for all the polystyrene suggestions, I did use a couple yesterday in a box I was sending for work but still have loads leftover. I might try adding extra to the cubes too - I try so hard to recycle and it seems like such a waste.

    On Friday I was asked to return 8 RFIDs which I duly did, and today I have received 3 RFIDS from Swan Lane because they felt I was likely to run out.....
    Originally posted by joeyjimbles

    You could not make it up
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14. MFW. 17 months to mortgage freedom.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~**
    **Weight loss 2 stone 11 lbs **

    "A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of" Jane Austen in Mansfield Park.
    ***Fall down seven times,stand up eight*** ~~Japanese proverb.
    It starts with you, it starts from now. *** It is ok to be me.***
    ***Keep plodding***
    Out of debt, out of danger. ***Be the difference.***
    • Money_Grabber13579
    • By Money_Grabber13579 23rd May 19, 11:45 AM
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    Whereas, they want me to return everything, in which case I would run out! So I haven’t bothered returning them yet.
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    • redagila
    • By redagila 24th May 19, 6:03 PM
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    Been out all day, just come Home & a survey invite when I logged in. Might be worth checking your accounts.
    • purkles
    • By purkles 25th May 19, 10:10 PM
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    purkles
    Breaking them up and using them in the bottom of large plant pots to improve drainage and save on compost.

    Putting them as filler in any parcels I send where the box is a bit big fir what's inside.

    Out of interest, why is posting on a Saturday any more days difficult than posting any other day of the week? I'm not seeing a problem.
    Originally posted by elsien
    My post office is only open until 12pm on a Saturday. I have other weekend commitments.
    • Primrose
    • By Primrose 26th May 19, 11:19 AM
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    I don't know how many people participate in the main surveys at any one time but it does seem to me that with more and more sub post offices in danger of closing it,s going to become increasingly difficult to find enough participants who will be able to access them easily to post the cubes.

    It,s one thing being able to post a Jiffy bag into a post box but cubes can,t be handled in this way and if Royal Mail keep closing rural or suburban post offices participants will no longer be able to fulfil the demands of the survey through no fault of their own. This applies especially those who work and therefore have their movement times restricted.
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