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23 December 2019 18:41

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Sign up to FREE daily email alerts from mirror - daily news Subscribe Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again later Invalid Email A mum who works as a delivery driver has shared a direct message to people who moan about their post ahead of Christmas this year. Dannii Thomas works part time as a Hermes delivery driver, picking up shifts covering for other drivers on their days off or during holidays. Miss Thomas, who delivers in South Wales, has delivered 450 parcels in just six days, using her trusted 15-year-old Rover rather than a delivery van. I like speaking to people, meeting animals - especially dogs," Dannii laughs. Danni has since urged people not to slate delivery drivers who deliver their post.

Writing on on Facebook, Dannii said: "So over six days I have delivered 450 parcels and that's not including collections. On a typical day Danni can earn £50 for delivering 90 parcels, but it also means spending long hours away from her family at the most festive time of year. Dannii, who is mother to 14-year-old and 18-year-old daughters Jessica and Jazzy, said: "The only thing I hate is the wind, it's horrible. Dannii spends a lot of time trying to make her customers are happy, by making sure parcels are left safely. Sign up to FREE daily email alerts from somersetlive - Bath Live Subscribe Thank you for subscribing See our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again later Invalid Email In the last six days Dannii Thomas has delivered 450 parcels in her trusty old Rover.

The final run-up to Christmas means hundreds of delivery drivers are working around the clock to get thousands of parcels to their rightful owners, Wales Online reports. As well as clocking up the miles, for many delivery drivers it also means getting creative, leaving parcels in chicken coops and dog baskets. One driver has shared a day in the life of a Hermes delivery driver to encourage people to be patient and to spare a thought for their "Christmas elves". Dannii, 36, said: "It started back in September when you'd get 60 or 70 parcels a day. Dannii is not a full-time Hermes delivery driver but picks up shifts covering other drivers on their days off, or when holidays mean they are short of staff.

I like speaking to people, meeting animals - especially dogs," Dannii said. Instead of using a typical delivery van, Dannii chooses her 15-year-old Rover as her "work horse". Last week she says she managed to fit 83 deliveries in the back of the car, but on other days she'll come home once or twice for a refuel and a restock. On a typical day Dannii can earn £50 for delivering 90 parcels but that's not taking into account her growing petrol bill. Dannii, who has two daughters, 14-year-old and 18-year-old Jessica and Jazzy, said: "The only thing I hate is the wind, it's horrible.

Dannii says she spends a lot of time trying to make her customers are happy and in reality, that means her day is filled with what is essentially a big game of hide and seek to make sure parcels are left safely. A typical day starts as soon as the Hermes delivery van drops off the goods and ends when her last parcel has been delivered, or taken home if that's not possible - which can take up to 6pm. Dannii said: "We try to help people out as much as possible but what really annoys me is people slating us on Facebook. A delivery driver has explained how she managed to drop of 450 parcels in six days, working round the clock to make sure Christmas arrives at hundreds of homes. Dannii Thomas is one of hundreds of delivery drivers across the country working to drop off last minute Christmas parcels. On a typical day she can earn £50 for delivering 90 parcels, not taking into account her growing petrol bill. Dannii, 36, told WalesOnline: "It started back in September when you'd get 60 or 70 parcels a day. The most I've had is probably about 120 in a day, especially at this time of year because it's Christmas and Hermes have taken on a lot more companies." Dannii, who has an under active thyroid and hemochromatosis, said: "It makes me really really tired but I get on with it. Dannii, mum to Jessica, 14, and Jazzy, 18, said: "The only thing I hate is the wind, it's horrible. "There's plant pots, dog houses, chicken coops, anywhere you can put on the note because people want their parcels and it saves going back the next day. Dannii explained her job can takewe all day - up to 6pm - because drivers who don't get around their round can face a fine. In a post shared on Facebook, Dannii said: "So over six days I have delivered 450 parcels and that's not including collections. A Hermes delivery drivers accidentally set a three-year-old boy's Christmas presents on fire by placing them in a bin filled with hot ash. Instead, Hermes left the parcel in a 'safe place', which turned out to be a bin filled with hot ash.