Monday 14 September 2009 9.49am
I never notice when we have a postal strike - the postal delivery service is that bad, and that infrequent, and there's no deterioration because of the strike.
Maybe if they were doing a good job, we'd care more when they go on strike. Maybe if post isn't as much of an issue anymore now that we have so much high speed technology (email, fax, etc).
If they still had two deliveries a day, and the first that was guaranteed to get to your door before you leave for work, then maybe we'd notice and care if and when they go on strike.
They're clearly not on minimum wage either, if they can afford to take days off on strike!
Maybe we should move to a system where post gets delivered to boxes at a local post office, and we're all responsible for picking it up ourselves each day if we want it regularly, or it gets delivered once a week.