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  • 5.2/10

    Postman

    • £15.35 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Proper sick pay
    2. Haven’t had any opportunities to progress
    3. Stressed
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    August 2020
  • 7.4/10

    Shift manager

    • Manages people
    • £42,000 per year, working a 41 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Get proper breaks
    2. Have had opportunities to progress
    3. Stressed

    Best thing

    People and perks

    Worst thing

    My bosses

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    August 2020
  • 4.9/10

    Post lady

    • £11.50 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Easy to take holidays
    2. Not enough training
    3. Haven’t had any opportunities to progress

    Best thing

    Fresh air, exercise, colleagues

    Worst thing

    Management. Work pressure. Heavy work

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    August 2020
  • 8.7/10

    Mail sorter

    • £11.62 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Not stressed
    2. Treated with respect
    3. Employer doesn’t understand what’s happening on the ground
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    August 2020
  • 8.9/10

    Postal worker driver

    • £12.50 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Proper sick pay
    2. Not working lots of extra hours
    3. Stressed
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    August 2020
  • 4.6/10

    Post person

    • £11.00 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Proper sick pay
    2. Employer doesn’t understand what’s happening on the ground
    3. Less than a week’s notice of their shifts

    Best thing

    Pension.

    Worst thing

    Pressure. Unrealistic expectations for the future.

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    August 2020
  • 9.2/10

    Sorter

    • £10.00 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Get proper breaks
    2. Recommends their team
    3. Treated with respect
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    August 2020
  • 7.4/10

    Post person

    • £11.51 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Safe workplace
    2. Not working lots of extra hours
    3. Managers change their shifts at short notice
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    August 2020
  • 9.4/10

    Postman

    • £11.50 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Safe workplace
    2. Easy to change shifts
    3. Get proper breaks

    Best thing

    Working outside in the fresh air, it keeps me healthy and active. Good benefits and pension, use of a van to and from my workplace.

    Worst thing

    The workload can be very demanding and tiring. I only get 1 Saturday off every 6th week. It is nigh on impossible to get lieu day holiday, particularly a Saturday, unless it’s an emergency.

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    August 2020
  • 6.3/10

    Postman

    • £11.62 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Not working lots of extra hours
    2. No unpaid extra work
    3. Stressed
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    August 2020
  • 7.9/10

    Postman

    • £11.60 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Managers don’t change their shifts at short notice
    2. Recommends their team
    3. One week notice of their shifts
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    August 2020
  • 5.9/10

    Delivery driver

    • £9.30 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. No unpaid extra work
    2. Employer doesn’t understand what’s happening on the ground
    3. Working lots of extra hours

    Best thing

    Meeting people

    Worst thing

    Pressure from management for workload

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    August 2020
  • 6.8/10

    Opg

    • £11.00 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Get proper breaks
    2. Proper sick pay
    3. Bad for people with caring responsibilities

    Best thing

    Banter

    Worst thing

    Favoritism

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    August 2020
  • 7.2/10

    Postman

    • £12.00 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. No unpaid extra work
    2. Easy to change shifts
    3. One week notice of their shifts
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    August 2020
  • 6.8/10

    Cleaner

    • £11.44 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. No unpaid extra work
    2. Managers don’t change their shifts at short notice
    3. Minimum sick pay

    Best thing

    I work at night so work alone as long as you do the job you can do the duties in whichever order you like you get to meet people from all over the world and when you go home in the morning these hardly any traffic on the road

    Worst thing

    Cleaning the toilets people putting rubbish in the wrong places the manager never replies back to you you have to ring text and take pictures on your phone as prove

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    August 2020
  • 7.0/10

    Postperson

    • £10.00 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Enough training
    2. Safe workplace
    3. Stressed

    Best thing

    Helping the public

    Worst thing

    Pressures with the workload and times.

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    August 2020
  • 4.6/10

    Postman

    • £11.00 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Easy to take holidays
    2. Don’t get proper breaks
    3. Managers change their shifts at short notice

    Best thing

    Being outside being part of the community, helping the community and vulnerable and lonely people.

    Worst thing

    Managerial pressure

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    August 2020
  • 7.2/10

    Postman

    • £12.10 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Managers don’t change their shifts at short notice
    2. Paid breaks
    3. Doing unpaid extra work
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    August 2020
  • 8.2/10

    Vehicle technician hgv

    • £15.00 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Proper sick pay
    2. Get proper breaks
    3. Employer doesn’t understand what’s happening on the ground

    Best thing

    money and other terms and conditions

    Worst thing

    company heads have no clue about the shop floor

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    July 2020
  • 7.0/10

    Mail carrier

    • £11.30 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Enough training
    2. Safe workplace
    3. Don’t get proper breaks

    Best thing

    Pay, fresh air

    Worst thing

    Boredom

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    July 2020
  • 8.1/10

    Postman

    • £11.00 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Enough training
    2. No unpaid extra work
    3. Doesn’t recommend their team
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    July 2020
  • 7.6/10

    Postal worker

    • £12.00 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Proper sick pay
    2. Have had opportunities to progress
    3. Employer doesn’t understand what’s happening on the ground

    Best thing

    Picked my hours for childcare

    Worst thing

    The hours

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    July 2020
  • 8.1/10

    Post woman

    • £11.40 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Paid breaks
    2. Get proper breaks
    3. Minimum sick pay

    Best thing

    I just love my job

    Worst thing

    Christmas

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    July 2020
  • 8.8/10

    Delivery officer

    • £11.72 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Proper sick pay
    2. Safe workplace
    3. One week notice of their shifts

    Best thing

    Pay

    Worst thing

    Rain

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    July 2020
  • 8.1/10

    Postman

    • £11.02 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • Less than a year experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Easy to change shifts
    2. Get proper breaks
    3. Working lots of extra hours

    Best thing

    Hours

    Worst thing

    Workload

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    July 2020
  • 8.6/10

    Opg

    • £12.00 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. No unpaid extra work
    2. Not stressed
    3. Haven’t had any opportunities to progress
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    July 2020
  • 7.2/10

    Postman

    • £12.88 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Managers don’t change their shifts at short notice
    2. Get proper breaks
    3. Hard to take holidays
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    July 2020
  • 5.9/10

    Postman

    • £11.00 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Paid breaks
    2. Working lots of extra hours
    3. Haven’t had any opportunities to progress
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    July 2020
  • 7.0/10

    Postman

    • £11.50 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Safe workplace
    2. Not working lots of extra hours
    3. Hard to change shifts

    Best thing

    Working outdoors, working alone, pay, pension, sick pay,

    Worst thing

    Excessive Workload.

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    July 2020
  • 4.9/10

    Postperson

    • £11.96 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Proper sick pay
    2. Not treated with respect
    3. Hard to take holidays

    Best thing

    Your own boss

    Worst thing

    Raining the weather

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    July 2020
  • 4.8/10

    Opg

    • £10.00 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Paid breaks
    2. Employer doesn’t understand what’s happening on the ground
    3. Three weeks notice of their shifts
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    July 2020
  • 2.8/10

    Postman

    • £12.00 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Managers change their shifts at short notice
    2. Not treated with respect
    3. Employer doesn’t understand what’s happening on the ground
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    July 2020
  • 7.4/10

    Mail sorter

    • £14.66 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Get proper breaks
    2. Treated with respect
    3. Less than a week’s notice of their shifts
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    July 2020
  • 6.6/10

    Postman

    • £11.54 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Recommends their team
    2. Safe workplace
    3. Haven’t had any opportunities to progress
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    July 2020
  • 5.1/10

    Postman

    • £11.00 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Proper sick pay
    2. Not treated with respect
    3. Haven’t had any opportunities to progress

    Best thing

    Serving the public and being part of the community.

    Worst thing

    Pressure from management.

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    July 2020
  • 7.8/10

    Opg

    • £11.00 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Not working lots of extra hours
    2. Paid breaks
    3. Less than a week’s notice of their shifts
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    July 2020
  • 6.5/10

    Mail sorter

    • £10.50 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Get proper breaks
    2. Recommends their team
    3. Minimum sick pay
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    July 2020
  • 7.9/10

    Cleaner

    • £9.00 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Proper sick pay
    2. Managers don’t change their shifts at short notice
    3. No paid breaks
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    July 2020
  • 6.3/10

    Postman

    • £10.50 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Easy to change shifts
    2. Safe workplace
    3. Not enough training

    Best thing

    Early shifts, 6 weeks holiday

    Worst thing

    Pressure from higher management who don't understand the job on the front line

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    July 2020
  • 7.4/10

    Hgv driver

    • £26,500 per year, working a 48 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Get proper breaks
    2. Enough training
    3. No paid breaks

    Best thing

    Freedom out and about driving

    Worst thing

    Traffic

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    July 2020
  • 7.2/10

    Postman

    • £10.41 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Enough training
    2. Proper sick pay
    3. Employer doesn’t understand what’s happening on the ground

    Best thing

    Fresh air, cheery customers, am almost own boss when out on delivery and Dogs/Cats and a Horse on my regular duty.

    Worst thing

    Ignorant customers, junk mail, management who think we should be running and work over for nothing.

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    July 2020
  • 4.2/10

    Postman

    • £12.00 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Paid breaks
    2. Not enough training
    3. Working lots of extra hours

    Best thing

    weekly pay/ sick pay

    Worst thing

    work load

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    July 2020
  • 9.4/10

    Coach

    • £17.00 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Not working lots of extra hours
    2. Proper sick pay
    3. Have had opportunities to progress
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    July 2020
  • 6.3/10

    Postman

    • £11.65 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Not working lots of extra hours
    2. Paid breaks
    3. Don’t get proper breaks

    Best thing

    Good banter, left to get on with it

    Worst thing

    Cant book holidays just given set weeks

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    July 2020
  • 7.4/10

    Driver

    • £11.62 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Easy to take holidays
    2. Safe workplace
    3. Less than a week’s notice of their shifts

    Best thing

    Pay, work colleagues.

    Worst thing

    The hours of the shifts I work.

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    July 2020
  • 5.5/10

    Postman

    • £23,000 per year, working a 38 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Managers don’t change their shifts at short notice
    2. Not treated with respect
    3. Hard to take holidays

    Best thing

    Being outdoors and meeting people

    Worst thing

    In the hot stuffy office

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    July 2020
  • 8.7/10

    Customer advisor

    • £24,000 per year, working a 34 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Four weeks notice of their shifts
    2. Treated with respect
    3. Stressed

    Best thing

    People I work with

    Worst thing

    Pressure of calls

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    July 2020
  • 8.3/10

    Postperson

    • £12.25 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Safe workplace
    2. Treated with respect
    3. Working lots of extra hours

    Best thing

    The hours

    Worst thing

    The weather

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    July 2020
  • 7.0/10

    Postman

    • £11.53 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Not working lots of extra hours
    2. Enough training
    3. Doesn’t recommend their team

    Best thing

    Working outside

    Worst thing

    Higher management

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    July 2020
  • 7.6/10

    Postman

    • £11.41 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Proper sick pay
    2. Four weeks notice of their shifts
    3. Stressed

    Best thing

    My customers

    Worst thing

    Lazy colleagues, useless managers

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    July 2020