I know that almost everyone is proud of the work they do, with the possible exception of criminals and lawyers. But even some of them have a conscience. Criminals that is, not lawyers.
There are a lot less people who are permanently and completely proud of the conduct of their employer. Words like “I work hard, but they’re destroying the environment” or “I do a good job, but they’re ripping off the customers”.
Earlier this week I was handed a newspaper clipping from The Eye (weekly column). Even with the 4 or 5 degrees of separation between me and the department involved, it still made me cringe. So without any further ado I give you this weeks complete balls up from Australia Post.
Aussie Post needs
to get packing
■ THANK you, Australia Post.
An envelope landed in The Eye
pigeonhole yesterday, all nicely
done up in a plastic bag, courtesy
of Aussie Post.
It seems some dill had put a
computer game in the largish
envelope, and it gave the Aussie
Post mail-sorting machine a touch
So somebody called the rewrap
officer, popped the mangled
envelope in a plastic baggie, sealed
it tight, and sent it on to us.
The plastic wrap included a
message apologising for the
damage and explaining it was
caused by the dope who put the
loose pen, keys, coins, audiotapes,
computer discs, jewellery, badges
or name-tags into the envelope in
the first place.
The message asked us to (a little
pompously, we thought) “please
advise sender to use proper
packaging available at any
Australia Post outlet”.
“Happy to,” we thought as we
opened the package to find… TA-
DA… a media release and kids’
computer game from Aussie Post.
Kinda makes ya proud, don’t it?