If I have something sent to an office of my company, addressed to me recorded delivery, but that's not my normal workplace - what's likely to happen? It's a big company with loads of mobile workers and few fixed desks.
Do big offices go through all the recorded mail and sign for it generically or what?
At my place, we get two, sometimes three post deliveries during the morning, and usually a small separate drop mid morning with some recorded. The other drops will have recorded mail mixed in with all the other mail, and it gets a signature as a mass delivery. Anything addressed to specific staff gets put to one side, and then given to the individuals concerned, or left on their desk if they're not around. I'm the one who deals with the post and sorts it, which takes some time; I had 100 trays of mail on Monday, average 150 letters/tray, today three deliveries totalling 48, today was fairly light, and recorded mail can be buried anywhere in that lot, but it always gets to the intended recipient.
Just not immediately...
Dannybgoode's last sentence is impractical in our case, far too much mail to pick out individual items, especially when you get anything up to 16 trays of mis-sorts, which is a mixture of RTS, Gone Away, Deceased, proper mail and stuff intended for other addresses, and things like train tickets, Amazon packages etc get buried in amongst it.
Absolute pain in the ass to sort through.
Most I've had in one day was 146 trays of mail. Knackering to sort.