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curious if everyone is getting pounded with pacekets -parcels last few weeks...poor guy next to me ..we are an all cmb depot and remember we had our volume count a few years ago in the summer..so we got snubbed large..as we went from 20 routes to 9 routes ...guy who works next to me who has an all resential walk 1000 poc had 260 scannables yesterday and hammered again today with 160 scannables. imagine if did not come in on sundays would have had 420 scannables...so he worked 10 and a half hours overtime on sunday ....curious has anyone ever had 500 scannables in one day...crazy...

- myself also last few sundays have been coming in just to do parcels on my own walk so I can get a head start for Monday as I have to pick up my son after school daily...would rather not come in on sunday..but parcels are way out of hand
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dcjcdc wrote:
Dec 4th, 2017 4:13 pm
curious if everyone is getting pounded with pacekets -parcels last few weeks...poor guy next to me ..we are an all cmb depot and remember we had our volume count a few years ago in the summer..so we got snubbed large..as we went from 20 routes to 9 routes ...guy who works next to me who has an all resential walk 1000 poc had 260 scannables yesterday and hammered again today with 160 scannables. imagine if did not come in on sundays would have had 420 scannables...so he worked 10 and a half hours overtime on sunday ....curious has anyone ever had 500 scannables in one day...crazy...
Parcels are up by at least 50% this year and it's only going to grow. Had 185 today myself, on a route that usually gets 60/70.
- myself also last few sundays have been coming in just to do parcels on my own walk so I can get a head start for Monday as I have to pick up my son after school daily...would rather not come in on sunday..but parcels are way out of hand
Without Sunday, we would be seriously screwed. And we all thought our double-time Sundays were gone :)
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Been 3 weeks now since I completed all my training and was officially added to the call list. I've yet to get a call. Apparently there is about 50 people on the list and i am very close to the bottom. What are my chances of getting calls?
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what city approx. are you
Eh2794 wrote:
Dec 4th, 2017 7:15 pm
Been 3 weeks now since I completed all my training and was officially added to the call list. I've yet to get a call. Apparently there is about 50 people on the list and i am very close to the bottom. What are my chances of getting calls?
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wow really depot specific..I took about a month to get a call but now I am working every day plus OT and until today I was bottom senority...our depot is pulling temps from surrounding depots because we are so short of carriers. But some of those temps have yet to get a call from their depot...very strange..I mean crazy amount of parcels and today was insane amount of sorted mail...I had 5 full LT of sorted alone..mid-week last week I could condense to a single LT...not today..half my CMB's I couldn't even carry the sorted with one hand...hopefully it means tomorrow will be really light but who knows?
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CanadaProud wrote:
Dec 4th, 2017 8:40 pm
wow really depot specific..I took about a month to get a call but now I am working every day plus OT and until today I was bottom senority...our depot is pulling temps from surrounding depots because we are so short of carriers. But some of those temps have yet to get a call from their depot...very strange..I mean crazy amount of parcels and today was insane amount of sorted mail...I had 5 full LT of sorted alone..mid-week last week I could condense to a single LT...not today..half my CMB's I couldn't even carry the sorted with one hand...hopefully it means tomorrow will be really light but who knows?
I couldn't really be anymore specific then I was. St.Johns only has 1 depot it serves the surrounding metro area. That's why I'm wondering will I get calls I feel they hired to many people for the size of our operation but who knows I guess.
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since i am on call postal clerk relief i guess if they dont call they dont require you?
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Eh2794 wrote:
Dec 4th, 2017 10:21 pm
I couldn't really be anymore specific then I was. St.Johns only has 1 depot it serves the surrounding metro area. That's why I'm wondering will I get calls I feel they hired to many people for the size of our operation but who knows I guess.
You will still get a call regardless which depot you’re in. It’s the busiest time of the year and they need temps to help with parcel deliveries, RPO clearance and dispatches.

When I was hired, I was 497th on the temp list in the Toronto East/Central region according to the union rep.
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CanadaProud wrote:
Dec 4th, 2017 8:40 pm
wow really depot specific..I took about a month to get a call but now I am working every day plus OT and until today I was bottom senority...our depot is pulling temps from surrounding depots because we are so short of carriers. But some of those temps have yet to get a call from their depot...very strange..I mean crazy amount of parcels and today was insane amount of sorted mail...I had 5 full LT of sorted alone..mid-week last week I could condense to a single LT...not today..half my CMB's I couldn't even carry the sorted with one hand...hopefully it means tomorrow will be really light but who knows?
What do you mean by LT? Where are you btw?
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had someone on the route go to me today...with all those parcels everyone is getting these days, Your Bonus must be around $1000....I said we get nothing , than the person mentions Im Guessing Canada Post Throws You Guys a Nice Christmas Party..again a Big No ...than he Mentions Atleast Canada Post has a Christmas Party for the Kids,,,,again a Big No and he just Shook his head in Disbelief,,,its been years since even a Supervisor would come in the aisles and atleast say Merry Christmas
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dcjcdc wrote:
Dec 5th, 2017 3:44 pm
had someone on the route go to me today...with all those parcels everyone is getting these days, Your Bonus must be around $1000....I said we get nothing , than the person mentions Im Guessing Canada Post Throws You Guys a Nice Christmas Party..again a Big No ...than he Mentions Atleast Canada Post has a Christmas Party for the Kids,,,,again a Big No and he just Shook his head in Disbelief,,,its been years since even a Supervisor would come in the aisles and atleast say Merry Christmas
You didn't tell him about the 15% off coupons for stores-you've-never-heard-of you received in the mail??? :)
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Hugh Jass wrote:
Dec 5th, 2017 3:34 pm
What do you mean by LT? Where are you btw?


I think he meant LFT, letterflattainers.
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K24Slow wrote:
Dec 5th, 2017 6:08 pm
I think he meant LFT, letterflattainers.
oops that's what I get for trying to throw around the lingo...yes LFT's...I am in a smallish city in Southern Ontario called Woodstock...we seem to be quite busy and stealing temps from a bunch of neighbouring depots..I have been averaging about 50 hours a week since my first day...they even asked me for Sunday delivery 2 weeks ago...(not this last Sunday though so enough full timers must have taken the offer)...Mondays are still crazy even with Sunday parcels..and like I said the pre-sorted mail this last Monday was insane...so you end up with parcel over-load...Pre-sort overload...throw in a couple condensed flyers and a Supervisor telling you to learn how to go faster....lol...they really throw you to the wolves...maybe hire the help in Summer..get them trained up then hit them with the Christmas hammer
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CanadaProud wrote:
Dec 5th, 2017 6:26 pm
oops that's what I get for trying to throw around the lingo...yes LFT's...I am in a smallish city in Southern Ontario called Woodstock...we seem to be quite busy and stealing temps from a bunch of neighbouring depots..I have been averaging about 50 hours a week since my first day...they even asked me for Sunday delivery 2 weeks ago...(not this last Sunday though so enough full timers must have taken the offer)...Mondays are still crazy even with Sunday parcels..and like I said the pre-sorted mail this last Monday was insane...so you end up with parcel over-load...Pre-sort overload...throw in a couple condensed flyers and a Supervisor telling you to learn how to go faster....lol...they really throw you to the wolves...maybe hire the help in Summer..get them trained up then hit them with the Christmas hammer
Wasn't sure if you were referring to the lettertainers ( they're an older long and shallow white tray) which were used for unsorted letters before sequencing came in. Still used sometimes these days, as they have a couple of other uses ( flyers, packets etc) or places without seq. mail.
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