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Nov 7, 2017
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zimplizty wrote:
Nov 14th, 2017 2:22 pm
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..
So if you can't make it one day because I am doing in person PSEE 371 that should be alright? I guess I will tell supervisor on the first day. So I should expect a call every day? how many time can you reject?
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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.
Not quite true. If you put FT as your first choice you may not get permanent status as they hire from the part-time list first. If that fulfills the full-time positions they wouldn't hire directly from term to full-time. They would then replenish the part-time list and again the next time a full-time position comes up they pull from the part-timers. If your goal is to get permanent status as a letter carrier the fastest way is to put part-time letter carrier first full-time letter carrier second. I went through this very scenario and by past a few people. But to each their own...

At least this is the case in a major city. Not sure how the smaller cities work
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Apr 30, 2015
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York, ON
Slotstuffer wrote:
Nov 14th, 2017 7:04 pm
Not quite true. If you put FT as your first choice you may not get permanent status as they hire from the part-time list first. If that fulfills the full-time positions they wouldn't hire directly from term to full-time. They would then replenish the part-time list and again the next time a full-time position comes up they pull from the part-timers. If your goal is to get permanent status as a letter carrier the fastest way is to put part-time letter carrier first full-time letter carrier second. I went through this very scenario and by past a few people. But to each their own...

At least this is the case in a major city. Not sure how the smaller cities work
I'm very confused at to why this worked for you because once you get your number 1 choice anything under it drops off. The order is a preference, you don't get something quicker by putting it at 1 instead of 2 or 3. Don't do this if you want full time!!! Put your first choice first.
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Aug 12, 2017
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well just worked my first solo shift....what a friggin disaster...oh well 12 hours off the old probation count....side note in smaller depots your supervisors go home at 4pm.....so 8 hours of fun things like batteries dying on scanner mid RPO delivery....brought back a lot of mail but a few sick calls had me doing the worst route by far....oh and no maps....3 times I asked...no maps told me to use my phones GPS I asked them what GPS has SLB's located on them....oh well day 2 tomorrow...(side note if you are stuck out there for 12 hours do you guys take breaks?..if it helps I am a MLC with mostly CMB's)
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CanadaProud wrote:
Nov 14th, 2017 9:50 pm
well just worked my first solo shift....what a friggin disaster...oh well 12 hours off the old probation count....side note in smaller depots your supervisors go home at 4pm.....so 8 hours of fun things like batteries dying on scanner mid RPO delivery....brought back a lot of mail but a few sick calls had me doing the worst route by far....oh and no maps....3 times I asked...no maps told me to use my phones GPS I asked them what GPS has SLB's located on them....oh well day 2 tomorrow...(side note if you are stuck out there for 12 hours do you guys take breaks?..if it helps I am a MLC with mostly CMB's)
If I’m out for 12 hours, not only take breaks, I’ll stop for a nice dinner paid for by the mismanagement of CPC.
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Apr 30, 2015
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CanadaProud wrote:
Nov 14th, 2017 9:50 pm
well just worked my first solo shift....what a friggin disaster...oh well 12 hours off the old probation count....side note in smaller depots your supervisors go home at 4pm.....so 8 hours of fun things like batteries dying on scanner mid RPO delivery....brought back a lot of mail but a few sick calls had me doing the worst route by far....oh and no maps....3 times I asked...no maps told me to use my phones GPS I asked them what GPS has SLB's located on them....oh well day 2 tomorrow...(side note if you are stuck out there for 12 hours do you guys take breaks?..if it helps I am a MLC with mostly CMB's)
welcome to the most useless management team ever. Yes I always take breaks. It was really hard to force myself to do that when I first started because I felt so overwhelmed with everything I had to do, but eventually, I just learned to ignore it.
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CanadaProud wrote:
Nov 14th, 2017 9:50 pm
well just worked my first solo shift....what a friggin disaster...oh well 12 hours off the old probation count....side note in smaller depots your supervisors go home at 4pm.....so 8 hours of fun things like batteries dying on scanner mid RPO delivery....brought back a lot of mail but a few sick calls had me doing the worst route by far....oh and no maps....3 times I asked...no maps told me to use my phones GPS I asked them what GPS has SLB's located on them....oh well day 2 tomorrow...(side note if you are stuck out there for 12 hours do you guys take breaks?..if it helps I am a MLC with mostly CMB's)
wtf don't leave without a map sit there and wait for them to print it off and also ask for a colour one to know your admail delivery. That's a really stupid supervisor not giving you a map. CPC doesn't pay your cellphone bill if your supervisor tells you use your cellphone tell them you that. But by all means use it while you work. 12 hours take breaks but you only get 8 counting towards your probation. OT doesn't count towards it.
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Aug 12, 2017
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tarjet wrote:
Nov 14th, 2017 10:00 pm
welcome to the most useless management team ever. Yes I always take breaks. It was really hard to force myself to do that when I first started because I felt so overwhelmed with everything I had to do, but eventually, I just learned to ignore it.
bright side is I don't ever recall hours flying by that fast in any other job I have worked...I mean seriously everytime I had a chance to take a peak at the time it was insane.
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Dec 13, 2016
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CanadaProud wrote:
Nov 14th, 2017 9:50 pm
well just worked my first solo shift....what a friggin disaster...oh well 12 hours off the old probation count....side note in smaller depots your supervisors go home at 4pm.....so 8 hours of fun things like batteries dying on scanner mid RPO delivery....brought back a lot of mail but a few sick calls had me doing the worst route by far....oh and no maps....3 times I asked...no maps told me to use my phones GPS I asked them what GPS has SLB's located on them....oh well day 2 tomorrow...(side note if you are stuck out there for 12 hours do you guys take breaks?..if it helps I am a MLC with mostly CMB's)
Didn't you have a headerboard even? The SLB address should be on there. There is no way in hell I'm going out without a headerboard.

I still haven't done a full route. I definitlely could have last week (after a few days on the same route - i had the sort and two sections done in 5 1/2 hours) but it's pretty cool they are bringing us on slow.
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Jan 16, 2017
169 posts
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Toronto
CanadaProud wrote:
Nov 14th, 2017 9:50 pm
well just worked my first solo shift....what a friggin disaster...oh well 12 hours off the old probation count....side note in smaller depots your supervisors go home at 4pm.....so 8 hours of fun things like batteries dying on scanner mid RPO delivery....brought back a lot of mail but a few sick calls had me doing the worst route by far....oh and no maps....3 times I asked...no maps told me to use my phones GPS I asked them what GPS has SLB's located on them....oh well day 2 tomorrow...(side note if you are stuck out there for 12 hours do you guys take breaks?..if it helps I am a MLC with mostly CMB's)
Don't work in the dark even you're a MLC with CMB. Your safety is first and most important!
Tell your stupidvisor tomorrow morning that you're still new, Day 2 exactly going solo and took you 12 hrs yesterday. He/she has to take some of your route off and don't be afraid to bring back mail after 8hrs.

If your stupidvisor starts complaining about anything, bring shop steward or at least a witness and take notes what they say to you.
I can't stand that shit by stupidvisors anymore, they can say whatever they want but not really care anymore.
Make sure submit OT and get paid.
Hours you worked must be paid!!!

Good luck tomorrow, I know it's hard but most of us here had to go through with this...
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Sep 6, 2015
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York, ON
Slotstuffer wrote:
Nov 14th, 2017 7:04 pm
Not quite true. If you put FT as your first choice you may not get permanent status as they hire from the part-time list first. If that fulfills the full-time positions they wouldn't hire directly from term to full-time. They would then replenish the part-time list and again the next time a full-time position comes up they pull from the part-timers. If your goal is to get permanent status as a letter carrier the fastest way is to put part-time letter carrier first full-time letter carrier second. I went through this very scenario and by past a few people. But to each their own...

At least this is the case in a major city. Not sure how the smaller cities work
Not sure where you heard that from, but lets say I only put one choice - FT LC (employee ID 101). And another guy puts FT LC as his 1st and PT LC as his 2nd but his employee ID is 102.

2 weeks later, employee 102 gets offer for PT, meanwhile employee 101 is still a term.

When a FT position becomes available, who do you think will get the FT position first, 101 or 102?
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Jul 6, 2017
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x100! Don't put up with any shit.
We have paid breaks and we earn them!
It's the company's responsibility to provide you with all the tools you need to do the job successfully. IF they don't provide the tools like map/header board and you choose to attempt delivery, note it on your 15.08 that it took longer without these items.
If they expect us to navigate with GPS then they can provide it. I don't even own a cell phone so it's pretty funny when they try and tell me to use my phone! (It's also totally hilarious when I get home to find messages on my answering machine from a super asking me a question about a scan or something!)
IF you don't want to work OT you don't have to. Every day I tell my supervisor I think I might go over, even if it's not likely. Cover your ass is the name of the game at CP!
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Nov 12, 2017
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Pjtipps wrote:
Nov 13th, 2017 9:08 pm
This is an interesting use of cash...https://ipolitics.ca/2017/11/13/liberal ... ding-wrap/
Meanwhile an elevator at OPP has been down for a month,
and one of the freight one trapped a supervisor inside for an hour then put out of service soon after with no info on when it will be back in service.


Management wondered why we are off performance target, we just laugh it off.
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K24Slow wrote:
Nov 14th, 2017 11:25 pm
Not sure where you heard that from, but lets say I only put one choice - FT LC (employee ID 101). And another guy puts FT LC as his 1st and PT LC as his 2nd but his employee ID is 102.

2 weeks later, employee 102 gets offer for PT, meanwhile employee 101 is still a term.

When a FT position becomes available, who do you think will get the FT position first, 101 or 102?
When staffing fills FT positions they first check the existing PT LC list for employees looking for FT LC, they also P04 and MSC I believe then they hit up the terms. So 102 would get the FT position first. In my experience or in our area you can beat the system slightly by accepting a PT LC position. Many people were filtering in faster this way, I literally didn't even get a chance to report to my PT LC before I got FT LC offered. Saw many others do the same and was furious seeing people coming over from the plant with this loop hole... Delivering in your 3rd year as a term and seeing terms getting FT in the plant then transferring in less than a year is hard to swallow. I was looking for permanent status any way I could and took this advice from people around me. The only drawback was if the PT LC list had no active requests for FT LC and got stagnant, you would end up at a disadvantage to the people who put FT LC first. So my long form had PT LC first FT LC second and PT 04 third and FT 04 last. Navigating this place is a nightmare... good luck to all and by no means treat this as "the way". Ask around and see what works for you.
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Notice to begin bargaining has been given. I like the fact that the union has requested mediation right from the outset, instead of waiting until a year after fruitless negotiations. Let us hope the company wants to bargain in good faith, although I really don't expect that to be possible until Harper lite is gone....
Sometimes the truth hurts. The other times it hurts worse....

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