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Thanks for the heads up but
any chance you can give me more than 'find a different job' ?
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1971husky wrote:
Apr 21st, 2017 6:27 am
Thanks for the heads up but
any chance you can give me more than 'find a different job' ?
With your foot in the door already, I would try to look around at supervisor jobs opening up. Becoming permanent at Canada Post is a grueling process.
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Hi All

I have a few questions about working at Canada post.

I applied to Letter Carrier (Delivery Agent) - On-call and got an interview.

1. How many hours can you expect to work per week.
2. How hard is it to make full time hours


thank you!!
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Lucky for you there's over a thousand pages of answers to those very questions!
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1971husky wrote:
Apr 21st, 2017 6:27 am
Thanks for the heads up but
any chance you can give me more than 'find a different job' ?
Sorry, couldn't resist. Not much chat here about the work RSMCs do. But it's so similar, a lot of the same advice should apply. It's all about organization. Watch what the senior people do and learn from them and don't be afraid to ask questions, in my experience people like to help.
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babonk2 wrote:
Apr 21st, 2017 2:20 pm
Hi All

I have a few questions about working at Canada post.

I applied to Letter Carrier (Delivery Agent) - On-call and got an interview.

1. How many hours can you expect to work per week.
2. How hard is it to make full time hours
Depends on what's happening in your zone. The longer you're employed, the greater the chances you have of getting work. Hard to say how many hours a week you work but let's say you're put on a route for a week, technically you should be doing 5x8hrs but rookies ( and some non rookies ;) ) have a hard time completing routes on time, so put in a lot of overtime. Remember this: YOU DO NOT HAVE TO WORK MORE THAN 8HRS, but you can if you like and it pays time and a half your hourly rate for the first two hours over your 8hrs and double time after that.
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The Canada Labour Code does specify up to 48 hrs, though, no??
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bigbluesky wrote:
Apr 21st, 2017 10:47 pm
The Canada Labour Code does specify up to 48 hrs, though, no??
We go by a negotiated contract, which is much better than pretty much everything in the labour code...
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it's important to note that if you don't complete your route in the alloted 8hs and have to do overtime, your supervisors won't be happy and put pressure on you. if you work your 8 hours and bring back mail, your supervisors won't be happy and put pressure on you. :).
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vegemite wrote:
Apr 22nd, 2017 8:16 am
it's important to note that if you don't complete your route in the alloted 8hs and have to do overtime, your supervisors won't be happy and put pressure on you. if you work your 8 hours and bring back mail, your supervisors won't be happy and put pressure on you. :).
Haha, making some (and most) of the supervisors happy is impossible!
Not that I try to make them happy though, that's not my job Face With Tears Of Joy

I'm doing this for myself and my family and customers, not the management who doen't give a sh!t about me!
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why do you say supervisor jobs opening up,,if anything i see them downsizing and getting rid of supervisors,,,i have my own company where i distribute flyers to canada post and i can tell you these depots have too many supervisors, most just go outside for a smoke..example milton post office..deliver flyers there and they have like 10 routes and do you really need 3 supervisors....make it simple one supervisor from 6 to 2 and a parttime supervisor from 2 to 7... or even make it better..just have one shift and one supervisor...you woulnt believe the countless smokes i see from these supervisors...get rid of a few ...and with the bigger depots even worse....and these supervisors are extremely rude
ksimms3 wrote:
Apr 21st, 2017 7:28 am
With your foot in the door already, I would try to look around at supervisor jobs opening up. Becoming permanent at Canada Post is a grueling process.
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Ontario17 wrote:
Apr 22nd, 2017 8:55 am
why do you say supervisor jobs opening up,,if anything i see them downsizing and getting rid of supervisors,,,i have my own company where i distribute flyers to canada post and i can tell you these depots have too many supervisors, most just go outside for a smoke..example milton post office..deliver flyers there and they have like 10 routes and do you really need 3 supervisors....make it simple one supervisor from 6 to 2 and a parttime supervisor from 2 to 7... or even make it better..just have one shift and one supervisor...you woulnt believe the countless smokes i see from these supervisors...get rid of a few ...and with the bigger depots even worse....and these supervisors are extremely rude
Because once hired as a supervisor, you're permanent, have your benefits, paid vacation, ect. If you're ready to be on call for years to come and treated like meat by all means go for it.
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That's not true supervisors start out as on-call and relief just like term cupw employees.
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ksimms3 wrote:
Apr 22nd, 2017 9:10 am
Because once hired as a supervisor, you're permanent, have your benefits, paid vacation, ect. If you're ready to be on call for years to come and treated like meat by all means go for it.
You first get hired a term supervisor. No guarantee of a permanent position. Promotion to permanent goes by merit, not seniority.

I know one guy that was an awesome supervisor and he was a term for two years. One little b!tch got hired long after him and got permanent after 6 months. She was useless, just sat on her a$$ all day, but she licked her superiors behinds and got in. He quit btw. It seems like the bigger the ahole you are as a supervisor, the further you'll go.
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tarjet wrote:
Apr 22nd, 2017 9:35 am
That's not true supervisors start out as on-call and relief just like term cupw employees.
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