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l1nx2112 wrote:
Nov 13th, 2017 11:44 am
If your putting in a transfer form, can you put in FT only or should you put in FT as first choice then PT. I'm putting in my transfer to Barrie and I wasn't sure what I should put first or does it matter.. I heard it's easier getting perm in that depot so any suggestions on what order you did would be awesome.
Canada Post hires from the part-time list first to full-time status and then they replenish the part-time list.
If there's nobody on the part-time list you would get hired directly to full-time from a term spot. My advice is to put part-time first just to get your benefits and everything and then have full-time as your second choice. Many people get hired part-time and within a week or two they get hired to full-time. As a part-time you can top up your route to 8 hours every day until FT status.
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Slotstuffer wrote:
Nov 13th, 2017 12:33 pm
Canada Post hires from the part-time list first to full-time status and then they replenish the part-time list.
If there's nobody on the part-time list you would get hired directly to full-time from a term spot. My advice is to put part-time first just to get your benefits and everything and then have full-time as your second choice. Many people get hired part-time and within a week or two they get hired to full-time. As a part-time you can top up your route to 8 hours every day until FT status.
When you apply for PT/FT, do you choose the depot you wish to work at, or do you end up going wherever the first open route pops up?
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Apr 30, 2015
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You'll get sent anywhere they want within the post office installation, ie if you're in vancouver anywhere in the vancouver metro area. Then you have to bid on routes and you're unassigned until you win a bid.
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they have a form you fill out and I think LC temp qualify for 4 positions..FT/PT-LC and FT-PT PO4...so you can basically bid for 4 positions it is a transfer form so would be same form you would use to transfer to another city/depot the Super needs to sign it then they ship it off and you will get a copy sent back to you in the mail....at least that is what I had to do..not sure how far I am from a Perm spot my depot seems to be 1-2 years....of course I am hoping there are more FT/pt positions after contract but not getting my hopes up...I would be happy with a few guaranteed hours.
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leyland1989 wrote:
Nov 13th, 2017 3:01 am
From what I know, the text is basically telling you that you have an offer pending, ask you to call their eclipse number...

If you miss the call or you choose to be notified by text, you need to call the number and enter the employee number to accept/decline the offer within ~10-15 mins, or else it would considered a refusal.

I'm not sure how seasonal worker works, but I have a fixed schedule (Shift 1 00:00/02:00-06:00), eclipse would start calling at 12:00 noon during the day going by seniority, if I don't get a call by 12:30, I probably won't get called for the rest of the day.
Seasonal may have a more flexible schedule, I'm not too sure, ask your recruiter and read over your letter of offer again, if you questioned hasn't been answered on your training.
well I don't have a fixed schedule but I on the day shift that is between 10-3. I assume the shift is only 3 to 4 hrs long..
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Shafted1 wrote:
Nov 12th, 2017 10:06 pm
Can you even get forklift training, if your not a PO5?
Yes, almost everyone who wants it on the evening shift at the plant has got it. I'm talking terms who have been working only 6 months too and have got the training!
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Sep 27, 2015
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Toronto, ON
Helidaz wrote:
Nov 13th, 2017 2:39 pm
When you apply for PT/FT, do you choose the depot you wish to work at, or do you end up going wherever the first open route pops up?
If you apply permanent from temporary, you don't get to choose the depot you wish. You can only bid monthly for the depot you wish to work after you become permanent.
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l1nx2112 wrote:
Nov 13th, 2017 11:44 am
If your putting in a transfer form, can you put in FT only or should you put in FT as first choice then PT. I'm putting in my transfer to Barrie and I wasn't sure what I should put first or does it matter.. I heard it's easier getting perm in that depot so any suggestions on what order you did would be awesome.
If your end goal is to get FT: always fill FT as your top choice, then PT. Because if you get PT (i.e. your second choice) then your top choice of FT is still pending & valid in the system. Otherwise, you have to fill out & mail another request form.
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Koolob1 wrote:
Nov 13th, 2017 7:37 pm
If your end goal is to get FT: always fill FT as your top choice, then PT. Because if you get PT (i.e. your second choice) then your top choice of FT is still pending & valid in the system. Otherwise, you have to fill out & mail another request form.
Do you have to mail them? I gave mine to my staffing supervisor but I don't entirely trust him to get it processed. Anyway to check this?
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jmomccxx wrote:
Nov 13th, 2017 9:49 pm
Do you have to mail them? I gave mine to my staffing supervisor but I don't entirely trust him to get it processed. Anyway to check this?
They get faxed at the depot then mailed. You'll get your copy after it's processed. Hense why there are 3 carbon copy pages. Usually takes a week after they receive your request.
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CanadaProud wrote:
Nov 13th, 2017 4:46 pm
they have a form you fill out and I think LC temp qualify for 4 positions..FT/PT-LC and FT-PT PO4...so you can basically bid for 4 positions it is a transfer form so would be same form you would use to transfer to another city/depot the Super needs to sign it then they ship it off and you will get a copy sent back to you in the mail....at least that is what I had to do..not sure how far I am from a Perm spot my depot seems to be 1-2 years....of course I am hoping there are more FT/pt positions after contract but not getting my hopes up...I would be happy with a few guaranteed hours.
The correct form for temps to change positions LC > PO4 for example is not the transfer request but the temp request to change call lists form. They are completely different and you don't receive a copy of the change of call lists so it's best to confirm with PC&R to make sure they received it and that you're on the list for training.

You guys should be contacting your local with any questions. That's why you're paying them $80/month in dues.
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Dec 4, 2005
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Question for anyone who's been a temporary on-call Christmas season Postal Clerk:

Are you expected to accept at least 50% of shifts offered to you, or be available to work all the time?

I ask because I'm can only work 3 days a week because of another job that it's hard to get out of right now due to a sick leave.

Thanks for any advice offered.
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Oct 3, 2017
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donnatella wrote:
Nov 14th, 2017 11:54 am
Question for anyone who's been a temporary on-call Christmas season Postal Clerk:

Are you expected to accept at least 50% of shifts offered to you, or be available to work all the time?

I ask because I'm can only work 3 days a week because of another job that it's hard to get out of right now due to a sick leave.

Thanks for any advice offered.
hi..expect that you'll be working daily until mid of January, if u can only work 3x a week please inform your supervisor right away..

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