I had a great time as a term once I got through the first month or so. When I got in the top 20 in GTA west, I could pretty much pick where I wanted to go and the majority of my time was pre-PT, so even bad walks were done by lunchtime.tarjet wrote: ↑Mar 18th, 2017 6:58 pm
You know people kept telling me it gets better, and I guess in some ways it does, but it's still a crap job. When you get enough term seniority right before you're hired, you can get some really good assignments. But that all goes away when you're hired. Then you're back at the bottom again. And seniority takes much longer to get as a permenant employee. The only things I can say that are really an improvement for me now as a permanent employee are the benefits, pension, and full coverage from the collective agreement. My paycheck is smaller, my walk is much worse, it's harder to plan absenses and take time off, and it's far more difficult to win bids.
Then, like you said, I got part time and was stuck doing afternoon bs. Then full time I bid on everything and only got relief at a crappy station, took a few months to get out of there. The paycheque reduction was worse than I thought, over $220 less every two weeks, but it's for the best.
I couldn't do this job for $19.xx an hour. No way.
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