Companies will always try to bring work to life, so they will resort to all possible strategies to achieve it. The bad thing is that sometimes they go too far with their ideas and think that they are deceiving us.
That was exactly what happened with the courier company The Royal Mail, in the United Kingdom, because they wanted to disguise a fraudulent strategy, appealing to the good hearts of their workers by selling them the idea of ”saving Christmas.”
It turns out that in these times is when the parcels are more saturated because everyone asks for and sends Christmas gifts, so the most appropriate thing would be for them to hire more people per season, but they said “no, I’d better save some money” and asked their workers to bring their family to help them.
What audacity of theirs! They disguised all this by making them think that they were “allowing” their employees to bring family and friends who wanted to help, all because they did not want to hire more staff.
This desperate move came as the approximately 115,000 members of the Communications Workers Union (CWU) went on a 48-hour national strike to demand better wages and working conditions.
The strike caused thousands of packages to be stuck, so they cannot be delivered before Christmas. That is why the company spoke on its official Twitter account, saying that they had “eight days to save Christmas for their customers.”
Oh wow. Next level desperation from Royal Mail. The support for the strike is so strong that they are asking managers to bring in friends and family to clear the backlog.
Not only are you a strike breaker but your family can be too.
On. The. Ropes. #StandByYourPost pic.twitter.com/azUIt83aO0
— The CWU (@CWUnews) December 15, 2022
Oh, wow. Next level desperation for Royal Mail. Support for the strike is so strong that they are asking managers to bring friends and family to clear the backlog. Not only are you a strikebreaker, but your family can be too. Against the ropes.
Through a tweet, the company asks its employees to bring their mom, dad, friends or whoever to help them meet the demand for packages to be sent. Faced with this, the CWU declared that taking such a desperate measure was unbelievable, as it endangered people by putting them to work without experience.
The Royal Mail has received quite a bit of criticism for its actions, as many find it unbelievable that they opt for such measures over simply listening to the demands of their workers and providing them with better working conditions.
Worst of all is that with this they have already acquired a very bad reputation, as well as thousands of complaints from users who have their correspondence delayed, especially businessmen who use that parcel as a means of delivering their products, since they have had to reimburse to their customers despite no fault of their own.
We are less than a week away from Christmas and, from the way things look, many will be left without their gifts because of a company that does not want to pay its employees fairly. The sad thing is that not only they will be affected, but also everyone who will be waiting for their package.