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This is a question The Dirty Secrets of Your Trade

So, Television is a hot bed of lies, deceit and made up competitions. We can't say that we are that surprised... every job is full of this stuff. It's not like the newspapers currently kicking TV whilst it is down are all that innocent.

We'd like you to even things out a bit. Spill the beans on your own trade. Tell us the dirty secrets that the public need to know.

(, Thu 27 Sep 2007, 10:31)
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I work for a delivery company
which has approval by the monarchy. Some things which you may/may not know:

1. The price of stamps have been going up a lot in recent times haven't they? This is due to the regulator making us deliver our competitor's (TNT, UKmail etc.) mail at a loss. To recoup the shortfall, the price of stamps go up.

2. Thinking of sending something expensive this Christmas? Either send it by courier or deliver it by hand. Last year the management thought it would be a good idea to let the casual staff sort the valuable items instead of the permenant workers and unsurprisingly items started to disappear.

3. Thinking of getting a job with us? Then you won't get a pension. If you have a pension then start finding out which petfood you like best as there's a £3bn+ shortfall in the pension funds and they're working out a cunning plan (in true Baldrick style) in order to correct this.

4. Fresh from his "success" at the FA, our boss's plan for the company is to asset strip the best bits (the business areas) out and leave us with the bits no fucker would touch with a ten foot bargepole (countryside, anything with the word 'isle' in the name etc.) and fuck off with a large payoff. While the company is in need of modernisation, this is not the way to do it.

5. The forthcoming stike I could do without as I'm brassic and would rather earn the sponds, but it's either accept the pay rise with the loss of thousands of jobs and the closure of hundreds of post offices (and you thought they were scarce now) or fight it. Either way it's just a question of time before the whole lot sails south and we get the same quality of product as we do with the trains, gas, water, electricity etc.

Length? Well you managed to get this far didn't you?
(, Wed 3 Oct 2007, 2:21, Reply)

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