Is it me or is the postal strike crazy? Surely the workers will end up loosing thier jobs quicker this way because everyone will take their business elsewhere.

Regardless of this everyone seems to be panicking about loss of revenue, birthday cards etc, but quite frankly I think it’s a great opportunity for people to move online (unless of course you are shopping – virtual clothing doesn’t really do it for me).

Yes, it’s exciting to come home and see some post on your mat or recieve to post on your desk (except bills), but it’s outdated, expensive , bad for the environment and time consuming.  Often the solution is online: It’s cheap, fast and much more in touch. You can send large files of photos, videos and documents via organisations like, or you can share on social networks and cloud computing. 

Even Royal Mail Chief Exec, Adam Crosier, admits that times are changing – BBC One News 25th October 10pm. and Lord Mandelson, the Secretary of State, made clear his view that the union are “essentially boycotting the agreed processes for making change in the Royal Mail” and that the union must change its attitude to change.

Sometimes events like this are an opportunity to make a change. This year instead of sending Christmas cards in the post, I’m going to send out e-cards and donate the card and postage money to a good cause.

What you are doing?



About sarajanebrown

I'm a former journalist with online and offline, internal and external PR and Comms experience in a variety of industries.

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