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[Merged] Ask Me About Working For Canada Post

Newbie
May 8, 2015
43 posts
20 upvotes
Thornhill, ON
CanadaProud wrote:
Sep 13th, 2017 10:52 am
well got called and start my training in 2 weeks...any pointers from the vets here on increasing sortation speed and what not? Also thanks for all the replies while I was going through the hiring process you guys and girls are a wealth of knowledge. (although the whole tie-off thing leaves me bewildered I am sure it will be illuminated for me in training). Thanks again peeps for helping me out during this time.
Keep doing it and you will slowly get faster at it.

Don't bother practicing it for the test on your own; you cannot fail it unless you try to.
Deal Addict
May 5, 2008
4084 posts
1001 upvotes
Winnipeg
I talked to a letter carrier today that retired in 1995. And he asked how much we are making. His wage back then was around 19.50 an hour. Thought we would be a lot closer to 30. He laughed when he heard the wage.
22 years later and that is what the terms are making.
Jr. Member
Oct 12, 2011
112 posts
36 upvotes
$1.1 BILLION in ad-mail revenue...and we're the ones who took the hit last contract. What a joke.
Newbie
Aug 12, 2017
9 posts
Great article but he needs to check his math...whole paragraph on how many seconds per letter for sorting says 4 seconds....my math says 5 seconds...doesn't seem like a bad error until you factor in it is over 10 minutes....or it is my error and I should go back to bed
Newbie
Jul 6, 2017
13 posts
7 upvotes
pike18 wrote:
Sep 14th, 2017 8:08 pm
An interesting write up from a trainee from our depot.

http://www.urkedfreelance.com/adventure ... immer-you/
Thanks for sharing. I arrived at Canada Post in a similar way to the author but was trained in the pre-PT way.
As a former journalist myself I'll just say that it was a fairly entertaining read but not very well written and full of grammatical and style errors. I wonder if there were other reasons behind his job loss...
Newbie
Dec 5, 2007
8 posts
I just get a call from CP HR that my training for Mail Service Courier (GTA area) will start next week. What should I expect in the training? Any specific dress code?
Deal Addict
Jun 26, 2008
1707 posts
163 upvotes
Toronto
Clerks seem to have such an easy time. The amount of time they just hang out during their 8 hours is quite a lot. They should collate flyers for the letter carriers.
Sr. Member
Apr 30, 2015
593 posts
375 upvotes
York, ON
That's typical of most jobs. If the runners worked a full eight hours they'd be standing around doing nothing a whole lot too. Or maybe they'd be working at a reasonable pace. Maybe they should collate flyers for other carriers...
Jr. Member
Jan 5, 2014
147 posts
149 upvotes
Edmonton
Or the company could make the letter carrier job resonable so we are not killing ourselves trying to finish.
Jr. Member
Jan 5, 2014
147 posts
149 upvotes
Edmonton
Just wait till you hurt yourself on the job. I'm currently experiencing this right now and they don't give a flying f*#!@ that you hurt yourself, they just want you back at work. They have to get their money's worth out of you as a number. They don't even follow their own light-duty recommendation programs. Constant trips back to the doctor to have the diagnosis ever so perfect for them. They also like to put the scare in you saying light duty can be anywhere in the city at any time of day so you feel pressured into getting back to your regular routine in order to survive as a family. Oh so you can't make a graveyard shift at the plant when regularly work a 10 to 6 shift. Unfortunately your work safe claim will be denied...

When your physical injury turns out to be less of a pain than your emotional trauma from dealing with this company something is wrong.
Sr. Member
Oct 16, 2014
952 posts
581 upvotes
Slotstuffer wrote:
Sep 16th, 2017 11:58 am
Just wait till you hurt yourself on the job. I'm currently experiencing this right now and they don't give a flying f*#!@ that you hurt yourself, they just want you back at work. They have to get their money's worth out of you as a number. They don't even follow their own light-duty recommendation programs. Constant trips back to the doctor to have the diagnosis ever so perfect for them. They also like to put the scare in you saying light duty can be anywhere in the city at any time of day so you feel pressured into getting back to your regular routine in order to survive as a family. Oh so you can't make a graveyard shift at the plant when regularly work a 10 to 6 shift. Unfortunately your work safe claim will be denied...

When your physical injury turns out to be less of a pain than your emotional trauma from dealing with this company something is wrong.
This must be your first injury (of probably many more to come). Don't feel like you are alone in this experience. I can assure you that it is the same experience country wide. They will indeed, scrutinize, nit pick, and twist doctors notes in a way that insures that you feel the most pressure to return to work, whether or not you are ready.
Sr. Member
Oct 16, 2014
952 posts
581 upvotes
http://www.cupw.ca/sites/default/files/ ... orward.pdf

from the link provided...
C.17: Reduce Overburdening: Adopt all necessary measures
to reduce overburdening of RSMC and letter carriers
including overburdening created by the delivery of admail.
I almost spewed coffee out of my nose when I read this. We got a union that wants to reduce overburdening due to flyers with one hand, and with the hidden hand, they are signing off on having us deliver ikea CATALOGUES by letting them be called FLYERS, with back room agreements. SMH, it would be nice to have both a union and company that cared about our health and safety instead of both just providing lip service to it.....

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