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Newbie
Aug 12, 2017
26 posts
jmomccxx wrote:
Oct 6th, 2017 7:16 pm
I think you are supposed to email them if you don't get it within 3 days. Doesn't it say that somewhere on the email?
I got mine late and really the only thing of import on the site before training was likely sent to you in your Letter of Offer paperwork. really you get it as fast as your recruiter puts you into the system....side note..check your spam folders
Newbie
Dec 13, 2016
90 posts
6 upvotes
CanadaProud wrote:
Oct 6th, 2017 8:26 pm
I got mine late and really the only thing of import on the site before training was likely sent to you in your Letter of Offer paperwork. really you get it as fast as your recruiter puts you into the system....side note..check your spam folders
yea, i got mines late too and it wasn't that important.
Newbie
Jun 11, 2012
96 posts
14 upvotes
Montreal
Does anyone know if the plants will be open on Sunday and if we should be expecting to get a call?
Newbie
Apr 30, 2017
55 posts
27 upvotes
Toronto
StergMTL wrote:
Oct 6th, 2017 9:05 pm
Does anyone know if the plants will be open on Sunday and if we should be expecting to get a call?
as a temp, no
Member
Sep 2, 2011
262 posts
65 upvotes
Toronto
Hi everyone,

Does anyone know what happens to our pay in case we get called for jury duty? It hasn't happened to me but today I received the standard questionnaire from the Ministry of the Attorney General and I would like to be prepared in case this happens in the future. Oh, and I am FT LC.

Thanks!
Newbie
Sep 6, 2015
50 posts
5 upvotes
York, ON
PeculiarChap wrote:
Oct 6th, 2017 6:19 pm
Another question

I already emailed yesterday afternoon all of the signed documents required for the letter of offer, I already have my start date for the training and all.

But I was told upon receipt of abovementioned documents that I will be receiving an email from HR containing my username to a certain new hire employee site to help me prepare for my first day of training, I still have not received this email. Kinda too late now to email them for a follow up.


So my question is, how long did you guys wait before you received this email? Should I be worried?

During my hiring process, HR actually messed up entering my email address. I ended up calling the help desk to retrieve my username and password for intrapost.
Sr. Member
Oct 16, 2014
962 posts
583 upvotes
Toronto, On
exMOHAX wrote:
Oct 6th, 2017 10:04 pm
Hi everyone,

Does anyone know what happens to our pay in case we get called for jury duty? It hasn't happened to me but today I received the standard questionnaire from the Ministry of the Attorney General and I would like to be prepared in case this happens in the future. Oh, and I am FT LC.

Thanks!
Don't know if it matters if you are permanent or not, but it is in the collective agreement that you will get paid your regular time when on jury duty....
Sometimes the truth hurts. The other times it hurts worse....
Member
Sep 2, 2011
262 posts
65 upvotes
Toronto
timetotellthetruth wrote:
Oct 7th, 2017 12:05 am
Don't know if it matters if you are permanent or not, but it is in the collective agreement that you will get paid your regular time when on jury duty....
Thank you
Sr. Member
May 8, 2007
942 posts
227 upvotes
Westside
Finally made the decision to transfer from LC > PO4. I've been off work awhile due to medical reasons. I already put in my request as temp but the union suggested I fill out another for; FT PO4, PT PO4, FT LC, PT LC. I have enough seniority to go FT LC but I don't want to do LC at this time and definitely not FT. Can anyone comment why the union would suggest this order? Would it be to get my FT status right away and give me priority for FT/PT PO4? Thanks in advance.
Newbie
Oct 6, 2017
2 posts
Friends, I have an interview with Canada post on Tuesday for regular on-call postal clerk. I also have a phone interview for a BMO contact center associate position, so I may be getting that job as well.

So my question is, how many hours can I expect for the Canada Post position? Because if it's for a few hours a week, I could take the BMO call center job (if I get it) and then do the Canada Post on the side for the money and experience to put on my resume.
Newbie
Aug 12, 2017
26 posts
well being On-Call you essentially choose when you will be working.( Do not tell them that in interview!!) however depending on depot some really monitor your refusal of shifts...I would guess clerks will get real busy starting once your training is over. (I am currently going through LC training and they essentially told us that if we have a current job to try and keep it because you simply don't know when you might go a week or two without getting hours...or..you could get into a long term covering of an injury or a maternity leave or something....but really as on call you can control what hours you work as the system is automated..you will get a call or text and you either accept it or you don't.
Member
Apr 20, 2013
218 posts
89 upvotes
CanadaProud wrote:
Oct 7th, 2017 4:47 pm
you could get into a long term covering of an injury or a maternity leave or something....
I'm not saying it couldn't ever happen, but I personally have never seen a long term assignment like that go to a temp. Those are covered by in-house FT RLC covering "sick/other" rather than annual leave. Maybe if that particular depot was short on RLC's for some reason?
Newbie
Sep 3, 2017
6 posts
Hey all,
Looking for some help/advice if at all possible, started working as part time LC after training in July in Montreal area. Immediately started receiving calls from "Port d'attache" ie. human beings calling to offer either day to day or week long assignments, but, not at my "assigned depot". I accepted pretty much everything.
Around September 14th, the person told me I'd be getting a call from "Eclipse system" to offer me week long work at my "assigned depot". Never got the call and we then established that my phone # was not in the "Eclipse" system and he manually entered it and gave me the assignment for the week. This would prove to be problematic as far as previous missed calls.
Now this Friday October 6th I received a letter saying I had refused 3 of 6 offers for the period July 23rd to October 23rd and that was "unacceptable and if I continue to demonstrate unreasonable availability we will review your employment status" (I can quote at length if needed!). When I look on the website, one refusal is 08/28 and I NEVER received a call and TWO are for 09/01 where I had told the person beforehand that I had a dentists appointment (but yet had never in previous two months had an offer as LC at my "assigned depot" and when mentioned at the time to the person making the offers said he'd look into it...)
So just to be clear I never got a call and refused an assignment as LC at my depot.
I also had a weeklong part time assignment at my depot that seems to be omitted from this whole thing.
During this time period there were 44 working days available and I worked full or part time on 41 of them, mostly weeklong assignments and not at my assigned depot. I'm not sure if these days don't count as accepted assignments or as "on-call". If that were the case perhaps I'd be better to refuse those and accept day to day on call work.

I'm very sorry for the long winded rambling post but I've really been working hard to make this job work and have actually been enjoying the experience overall. About half of the 10 people that passed training with me in July have already quit and yet I've been loving it and now totally out of the blue (for me at least, maybe I'm not too bright) this letter has ruined everything (I can't stop thinking about it).
I have extremely detailed notes about call times, offers, hours, problems, etc. and wondering if anyone could help me with some advice.
BTW before this situation I've really enjoyed reading this board and found so much helpful information on here!

Thanks in advance if anyone can give me some guidance

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