Monday, October 29, 2007

Sunday collections and Royal Mail security lapse

The BBC is reporting that the Royal Mail has ended Sunday postal collections after 17 years in what it calls an effort to improve efficiency.

According to the report, accounting for 1% of all mail posted, items collected on Sundays cost four times as much to process as those collected on other days.

In other postal news from Britain, the Sunday Mail reports the following security lapse... "Our reporter was given work inside Scotland’s biggest sorting office after saying he was agency staff. No one asked him for ID. Incredibly, he spent an hour-and-a-half handling thousands of letters and parcels – some with credit cards, sensitive NHS papers and voter registration documents. No one asked him for ID, no one vetted him, no one asked if he had any experience – and his health and safety training lasted seven seconds."
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM