Postman Suspended for Telling People How to Stop Junk Mail.

Postman Roger Annies hated delivering junk mail, so he told the people in his route how to opt out - his bosses at the Royal Mail (who made millions of pounds a year from junk mails), however, were not amused and sacked the 10-year veteran!

Mr Annies decided to act after receiving dozens of complaints from householders who were fed up with the piles of junk mail dropping through their letter boxes everyday.

So, hoping he may have the answer to their prayers, he delivered his own leaflet to residents in Barry, South Wales, explaining how they could opt out of getting mailshots known as 'door-to-door' items by filling out a form. ...

Within days his local sorting office was inundated with at least 70 completed forms demanding an end to junk mail. Curious, his bosses decided to make a few inquiries and discovered the leaflet produced by Mr Annies. He was then suspended on full pay pending an investigation into alleged misconduct.

Link - via Arbroath


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I've managed to get hold of the layout of the 'opt-out' form that you need to send to Royal Mail to stop the delivery of junk mail.

It's available for download at my website

http://happenchance.co.uk/archives/2006/08/31/royal-mail-opt-out-obfuscation/
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Ted, I think it wouldn't have made a difference if he just told people instead of putting it in writing - the post office would still notice that a bunch of people in his route request cancellations.
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His mistake was putting it in writing. But how did they know that he did it? Did he sign the thing?
Was he doing it just so he'd have less to carry, I wonder?
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when i get one of those junk mails that give you a pre postaged envelope, i return the favor by sending it back to them filled with coupons.
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