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Old 27-06-2019, 06:57 AM
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Very sad to see these workers be given the sack to be frank. These were very good posts. Hopefully the redundancy package will enable them to stamp out the possibility of poverty while they look for something else. I’m sure they’ll end up being sorted.
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Old 27-06-2019, 07:02 AM
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Very sad to see these workers be given the sack to be frank. These were very good posts. Hopefully the redundancy package will enable them to stamp out the possibility of poverty while they look for something else. I’m sure they’ll end up being sorted.
As the ultimate irony do they have to be informed of the bad news by post?
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Old 27-06-2019, 07:07 AM
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As the ultimate irony do they have to be informed of the bad news by post?
Some guy was on radio earlier explaining that his wife works there. She found out via social media that An Post was going to letter go.

The underlying issues here urgently need to be addressed
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Old 27-06-2019, 07:42 AM
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It just reality.

Weavers were out of work when mahine looms came in.
Stokers were out of work when diesel oiled ships and trains came in.
Telephone operators were out of work when automatic exchanges came in.

Parcel traffic is growing massively so there is oppurtunity there.

They had very cushy well paid unionised jobs for essentially unskilled workers.

Plenty of work out there but they might get a funt up the hole in terms of the real world....much less cushy.

I wish them well.
That would make sense if the other Sorting Offices were closing as well. But they're not. The strange thing imho on this is that Athlone, AND Portlaoise, and Dublin are staying open.

Do An Post own the actual site in Little Island? If they do then maybe the money to be made from selling the site was a contributory factor.
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Old 27-06-2019, 07:44 AM
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It just reality.

Weavers were out of work when mahine looms came in.
Stokers were out of work when diesel oiled ships and trains came in.
Telephone operators were out of work when automatic exchanges came in.

Parcel traffic is growing massively so there is oppurtunity there.

They had very cushy well paid unionised jobs for essentially unskilled workers.

Plenty of work out there but they might get a funt up the hole in terms of the real world....much less cushy.

I wish them well.
That would make sense if the other Sorting Offices were closing as well. But they're not. The strange thing imho on this is that Athlone, AND Portlaoise, and Dublin are staying open.

Do An Post own the actual site in Little Island? If they do then maybe the money to be made from selling the site was a contributory factor.

They weren't unskilled workers by the way, and I don't know what you mean by cushy jobs but I suspect you never had to work shift work. It's ok when you're young but from about 30 on it gets more and more difficult.
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Old 27-06-2019, 07:44 AM
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That would make sense if the other Sorting Offices were closing as well. But they're not. The strange thing imho on this is that Athlone, AND Portlaoise, and Dublin are staying open.

Do An Post own the actual site in Little Island? If they do then maybe the money to be made from selling the site was a contributory factor.
An post do own the site,
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Old 27-06-2019, 07:44 AM
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That would make sense if the other Sorting Offices were closing as well. But they're not. The strange thing imho on this is that Athlone, AND Portlaoise, and Dublin are staying open.

Do An Post own the actual site in Little Island? If they do then maybe the money to be made from selling the site was a contributory factor.
Good point.

Site in little island is worth an absolute fortune if they own it.

Fully serviced and shovel ready!!
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Old 27-06-2019, 07:48 AM
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Good point.

Site in little island is worth an absolute fortune if they own it.

Fully serviced and shovel ready!!
I would not at all be surprised to see one of the big courier companies buying the place.
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Old 27-06-2019, 07:49 AM
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That would make sense if the other Sorting Offices were closing as well. But they're not. The strange thing imho on this is that Athlone, AND Portlaoise, and Dublin are staying open.

Do An Post own the actual site in Little Island? If they do then maybe the money to be made from selling the site was a contributory factor.

They weren't unskilled workers by the way, and I don't know what you mean by cushy jobs but I suspect you never had to work shift work. It's ok when you're young but from about 30 on it gets more and more difficult.
By skilled i mean formal off the job training thats cerfified.

By unskilled i dont mean to demean anybody.

Neil and pj and paul byrne are unskilled in that they have no qualifications.

By getting stuck in, going at it hard and a little luck they suceeded.

I know folks working for an post......its a cushy number.

As for shift.....hell no. I used to do on call many years ago but to be honest , these days i dont need the money.

Agreed that shift is deffo a young mans game but shift workers do know that its part of the gig and they do get their 33% extra.
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Old 27-06-2019, 07:50 AM
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I would not at all be surprised to see one of the big courier companies buying the place.
Like a private parcel sorting centre.........but would an indoctrinated union member work for a private company?
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