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Newbie
Sep 6, 2015
65 posts
5 upvotes
York, ON
brian6d wrote:
Oct 8th, 2017 3:50 pm
Haven't completed the 480 hours, I believe I'm somewhere around 420.
It's only going to get busier from hereon. I highly doubt CP would lay people off at this time. You'll be working pretty much everyday after November 1st.
Jr. Member
Jun 11, 2012
106 posts
14 upvotes
Montreal
Shafted1 wrote:
Oct 6th, 2017 9:21 pm
as a temp, no
Just in case anyone was wondering, yes the plants were open and we were all called in temps and perms.
Newbie
Apr 27, 2016
17 posts
K24Slow
After how long you received your letter of offer after sending your security screening documents?
I sent my security screening papers for postel clerk Po4 last week and now waiting for the offer letter .
Deal Addict
Jun 26, 2008
1725 posts
168 upvotes
Toronto
All hands on deck at the plants? I'm excited for tomorrow.
Newbie
Oct 6, 2017
8 posts
1 upvote
Do i need to fill out and bring the "criminal convictions additional information" sheet if i dont have any criminal convictions?
Deal Addict
Oct 16, 2014
1013 posts
630 upvotes
igloo, yukon
Counut wrote:
Oct 9th, 2017 6:55 pm
Do i need to fill out and bring the "criminal convictions additional information" sheet if i dont have any criminal convictions?
bring it anyway and leave it blank. Can't hurt to have it on you....
Sometimes the truth hurts. The other times it hurts worse....
Newbie
Aug 12, 2017
75 posts
19 upvotes
well 2 weeks of training down..working on the street was great..my trainer was excellent..3 days left with the 2 tests to go.
Newbie
Oct 3, 2017
8 posts
2 upvotes
jadoo2015 wrote:
Oct 9th, 2017 10:09 am
K24Slow
After how long you received your letter of offer after sending your security screening documents?
I sent my security screening papers for postel clerk Po4 last week and now waiting for the offer letter .
in my case, after submitting security screening requirement i waited for 3weeks to receive an update from HR and they sent me an offer letter..
Newbie
Oct 3, 2017
8 posts
2 upvotes
digression wrote:
Oct 4th, 2017 10:32 pm
You didn't give your location, but in my zone, with nearly a year in, you'd be on the verge of getting hired permanently. Even if that's not the case where you are, it is October, and the work opportunities for temps is about to skyrocket.

From what I understand, working at the RPO/Shoppers is a job at Shoppers, NOT Canada Post, and pays minimum wage. It's only Retail Op's if it's a retail outlet in an actual post office, and there are not many of those around any more.

My advice - stay where you are and sit tight - you are about to get lots of hours, and probably get hired soon! If you are really short on cash, get something else part time on weekends only for now that you can easily quit once things at CP get busy....restaurant business is good for jobs like that.

Good luck!

P.S. - when you do start getting called again - Book. Your. Overtime!!!

thanks so much!
Newbie
Oct 3, 2017
8 posts
2 upvotes
YoungPostiefrom92 wrote:
Oct 4th, 2017 10:51 pm
Just wait it out. I remember the stresses of being on the bench after my training. I was about to commit 10 grand to go back to school, and the week after I got a call for an assignment. Ended up doing 2 months on that route and got steady 40 hours shortly after. Now Im Permanent with my own route. I have about 2 years and 1 month in.
thanks so much! Winking Face
Newbie
Sep 6, 2015
65 posts
5 upvotes
York, ON
jadoo2015 wrote:
Oct 9th, 2017 10:09 am
K24Slow
After how long you received your letter of offer after sending your security screening documents?
I sent my security screening papers for postel clerk Po4 last week and now waiting for the offer letter .
I don't remember having to submit any "physical" security screening documents. As a LC, I only remember bringing my driver's abstract and 2 pieces of gov't ID. Not sure if the process for PO4 is different for a LC.

However, the entire hiring process for me was about 2-3 weeks including the interview and physical test.
Newbie
Dec 7, 2014
27 posts
5 upvotes
So, last Thursday, I received the letter of offer including my training date and location as well as other stuff I have to sign, that day as well I scanned all docs, signed it that I agree to all of it, was told that I will be sent another email for the new hire zone site log in as well as the training schedule for the next few weeks


I still haven't received any emails back, knowing how long the hiring process took, I would assume it's perfectly normal to not receive any emails yet from HR. Plus it being a Thanksgiving holiday too.

So, wait it out some more or email them just to reconfirm that they received all necessary documents?


Thanks!
Newbie
Oct 13, 2008
11 posts
mississauga
I’m still waiting for my offer... hopefully after peak season I’ll still have a job as a LC supervisor. I am really excited for this opportunity.
Deal Addict
May 8, 2007
1072 posts
264 upvotes
Westside
I remember the enthusiasm I had at first through hiring and training process haha^ That was very short lived. Starting at this time of year is going to be a nightmare for even the most seasoned worker. Best of luck :)

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