Hermes courier quits job after delivering more than 100 parcels per day
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A woman quit her job as a Hermes courier due to the demanding workload.
Lori Addison Simmons, who joined the company in January, said she was delivering more than 100 items per day.
She would load her car at the firm Stoke on Trent depot at 9am and wouldn finish work until around 6pm.
Lori, 45, worked six days a week, and says the job was affecting her family, StokeonTrentLive reports.
Lori said: “I was getting home late. My daughter goes to secondary school and she was coming in and I was not getting in until around 6pm.
“It was not fair on her and when I was at home I was too tired to do anything.
“The job is supposed to fit around you and your circumstances. But there was one day when I had 137 items and got a call to say there were another 56 on my run. My car was already full and yet I needed to go back to the depot to pick another 56 up.
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“The most I had in the house would be about 90 parcels. That includes big boxes and packets. My living room was once taken over.”
Lori says she was paid for each item delivered. It was 50p for a packet and 1 for heavier parcels. But Lori says she went through five cars during her stint with the company.
Matters came to a head last month when her vehicle broke down with 140 parcels in her car. She secured cover to deliver some of the parcels and faced having to take the rest on foot.
Lori added: “I was told they had to go out that day. But I couldn take them on foot because some of the streets were right up the top of Abbey Hulton. I was not doing that.
“I’d given them almost a year commitment and I couldn take anymore.
“I loved the job because I loved the customers. They were the ones keeping me going but I felt just like a number.
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dying inside because I was so upset.
“During one of my rounds I broke down in the car and I just felt fed up and ignored.
“I am a very sociable person and I like a chat at the door but with that job you were under that much pressure you felt just like a robot. I did not feel myself and I was getting anxious, fed up and depressed.
“Every time I went to the depot you were faced with all these cages of parcels and you had to take them out. If you can’t fit them in your car then they went back home, offloaded them and went back to the depot.