It can be. Or it can be just an officious peanut being an officious peanut. A friend/colleague of mine, many years ago, used to get letters from his mum at work (it being his most reliable and consistent address at the time). The woman on the front desk used to open them all, despite knowing full well from the handwriting exactly what they were. When he asked her not to, she snottily informed him that she opened all the mail and that was that. She wasn't covering her back. She was just being an officious peanut.marinyork said:It's a difficult one as it can mean a lot of pressure and hassle for the person doing the post - it's just covering your back.
swee said:Well that's different. Just saying I used to do checking in, processing and delivering a large number of items as a job (very large organisation). Strangely enough we had the opposite policy parcels ideally to be opened, all correspondence never to be opened. If you had any sense you opened every single parcel apart from lab samples and things like that.
Stuff goes missing whatever you do, you have to check stuff or have the familiarity with it because otherwise people come along and start making outrageous claims when stuff goes missing. Of course that happened anyway because we had a flawed logging system that I often complained about and basically people would start making up BS stories about one item logged in being another item (because you couldn't distinguish). It was most likely to happen with high value items and personal parcels, which was where what I was saying came into it. I remember a time when a very high value item was confused with something else that had come in - thank god it wasn't me that logged it - took about 3 days to convince the boss's boss that it wasn't that and had in fact gone somewhere else. Never minded personal parcels coming in it's just that some people had totally unrealistic expectations - got it delivered in, no information they even worked there and then got into a strop after you'd tried and failed to contact this person.
+1.threebikesmcginty said:That's nosey and friggin' rude, I'd ask him not to do it when it's obviously a personal item.
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