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Haha, the one I drove had less than 5k on it. I'd have preferred something already dinged up.
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The new step van ones are the large white ones right? If so, yeah they are all driven by new people with low seniority(from what I observed)
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VanMailMan wrote:
Sep 8th, 2017 9:54 pm
What a day! Step van training went smoothly. The trainer was a former LC and Supervisor and is a nice guy.
Just to simplify my life I decided to drive my personal vehicle out to the plant. So on the way home, driving my slow 30-year-old van with my head full of safety and situational awareness, I go to change lanes so I can make a right at the next intersection. Blinker is on, mirrors checked, all clear, so as I'm changing lanes some jerkoff in an SUV comes flying up behind me in the lane I'm moving into.
I'm already committed and I have the right of way so I complete the lane change and he gets right on my ass, blasts the horn and turns on his high beams. Right up to the intersection and through the turn he keeps this up so I flip him off. He keeps following me and then weaves around before pulling up beside me and gesturing wildly. I just think this guy is a major ******* so I start making kissy faces at him. Then he gets real pissed and, of course, pulls out his phone and starts snapping photos. I just kind of laugh it off but then I think he sees my uniform because I swear I saw him mouth "Canada Post" and gets a big smile on his face. He takes more pics then waves "bye-bye" at me, pulls in front and cuts me off, waves more and then tears off down the road.
He probably knows someone in corporate and thinks he's going to get me fired with his stupid photos!
So on top of all that, I get home and park my van (and verify all the turn signals work!) and grab my bike to ride to the depot. I'm going through a light in the right lane and a car behind me swerves out to avoid a line of left turning vehicles and basically drives right into me and starts pushing me right into the curb! Luckily she noticed what she was doing before I was injured or my bike damaged.
Then I got to work to face nine tubs of XX when I normally have three or four. Prepped my fliers and did my whole route.
What a day!
I think the gods are trying to tell you something. You ever look back and say "I wish someone would of told me"...well let this be your warning!!...lol
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Crazyhorse75 wrote:
Sep 10th, 2017 10:15 am
I think the gods are trying to tell you something. You ever look back and say "I wish someone would of told me"...well let this be your warning!!...lol
Wait until they see Christmas....lol
Sometimes the truth hurts. The other times it hurts worse....
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Sep 10th, 2017 12:34 pm
Christmas is great for 15.08?
Also 17.04 if you're into that
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VanMailMan wrote:
Sep 8th, 2017 9:54 pm
What a day! Step van training went smoothly. The trainer was a former LC and Supervisor and is a nice guy.
Just to simplify my life I decided to drive my personal vehicle out to the plant. So on the way home, driving my slow 30-year-old van with my head full of safety and situational awareness, I go to change lanes so I can make a right at the next intersection. Blinker is on, mirrors checked, all clear, so as I'm changing lanes some jerkoff in an SUV comes flying up behind me in the lane I'm moving into.
I'm already committed and I have the right of way so I complete the lane change and he gets right on my ass, blasts the horn and turns on his high beams. Right up to the intersection and through the turn he keeps this up so I flip him off. He keeps following me and then weaves around before pulling up beside me and gesturing wildly. I just think this guy is a major ******* so I start making kissy faces at him. Then he gets real pissed and, of course, pulls out his phone and starts snapping photos. I just kind of laugh it off but then I think he sees my uniform because I swear I saw him mouth "Canada Post" and gets a big smile on his face. He takes more pics then waves "bye-bye" at me, pulls in front and cuts me off, waves more and then tears off down the road.
He probably knows someone in corporate and thinks he's going to get me fired with his stupid photos!
So on top of all that, I get home and park my van (and verify all the turn signals work!) and grab my bike to ride to the depot. I'm going through a light in the right lane and a car behind me swerves out to avoid a line of left turning vehicles and basically drives right into me and starts pushing me right into the curb! Luckily she noticed what she was doing before I was injured or my bike damaged.
Then I got to work to face nine tubs of XX when I normally have three or four. Prepped my fliers and did my whole route.
What a day!
I feel for you! That sounds like a total jack***!

But this is exactly why I don't wear the CP shirt while I'm driving my car.
I always bring extra shirt and change after work (also in the morning, too).

One time I went to shop after work and this person came up to me and started blabbing about how bad CP workers are, obviously this guy is a union hater, then moved on to tell me how shitty our services are, etc.
I just ignored him but learned lesson there.
No more uniform outside work for me.

You know, people appreciate us when we deliver their parcels but other than that, some people get really nasty.
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tarjet wrote:
Sep 1st, 2017 3:11 pm
Just check the website. They're always hiring.
Do you know about the computer/online test? Do you know what the required 'score' is or how long you would wait until you hear anything?

Can you re-take the test/re-apply?
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33966 wrote:
Sep 1st, 2017 4:54 pm
+1, the turnover is so high we always hiring! Happy long weekend everyone! Bless the ikea flyers are done!
Why is the turnover so high?
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teleguitar wrote:
Sep 11th, 2017 2:26 pm
Why is the turnover so high?
Tough job, especially at the start. People sign up thinking that it's easy ( I did ;) ) but it ain't.
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teleguitar wrote:
Sep 11th, 2017 2:26 pm
Why is the turnover so high?
I've been with the post for a year and did all kinds of work here, so I'll give some of my opinion.
First, this job is actually hard physical labor, I know we always appear to be carrying 20 pieces of mail while walking in the sun door to door, while it is true for the select privileged personnel, it is not the norm for most. Second, the job pays less than 20 dollars an hour without too many advancement opportunities as most management or none blue collar are hired externally or promoted from none carriers, the following is very anecdotal, however, I got a bachelors and have been applying for a year without success, I will keep trying none the less. Third, select supervisors can be very pushy to new hires, including but not limited to perceived "forced" overtime, not entering overtime so you have to check daily to make sure hard physical labor is getting paid, you the new guy should be as good as the guy who walked the route for ten years while making 2/3 of what he does without bennifits is no big deal, but just the other day a temp got severely wounded by a dog. You really are not given time to protect yourself, such as study the board for danger, learn the pitfalls etc. If you are a picky person, there is a ton of "rights" that employees have which you gotta fight for, which just causes grief to everybody, pun intended. (I avoid all such actions to remain happy) Another temp who got in recently had to endure "what a f'in moron, idiot, you dumb mfer" because he was slow, and got abused for forgetting to scan the days parcels. I went to comfort him after, to my surprise he stayed, seemed like a decent black guy who just needed time to learn, more respect, and less abuse. I mean usually to my knowledge hard physical labor pays around 30+ with skilled labors paid much more over a few years time, and indoor work without risk or dogs, slips and falls, weather conditions such as heavy rain. Now it seems like a lot of downing events, but this happened over a years time, so it is not that bad considering I haven't mentioned anything good. The issue is as a new hire you gotta endure the inevitable supervisor who you will get warned about on your first day. The hard work that just piles on, and applying rights, as a person can be tough if you're fight the power type. Arguably low pay compared to alternatives, as well as no bright future as opportunities are more likely outsourced for fairness reasons(I'm guessing on this one)

On the positive, most supervisors are really kinda nice, almost all customers are fantastic, and it is a nice job if you enjoy a breeze of fresh air from time to time.

Tldr, the job is hard and we welcome all who qualify to try it. I heard they are going to have to directly hire from the streets for fulltimers soon, because retention rate is so low.
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teleguitar wrote:
Sep 11th, 2017 2:26 pm
Why is the turnover so high?
Cuz this job destroys your body. 5 yrs in and I have issues in my hip, ankle and constant tingling in half of one foot. 20km a day is way to much... Not to mention the lack of proper training and management. I bet they are lucky to keep 2 of every 15 hired.

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