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Aug 12, 2017
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does Canada Post notify you when your 480 hours are up or do you have to monitor and push things when you hit it?
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StergMTL wrote:
Dec 6th, 2017 1:19 pm
So do on-call plant workers get uniforms after the 480 hour probation period?
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Only people that meet the public get uniforms. Some PO4 dock workers get uniforms.
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Flyhigh22 wrote:
Dec 6th, 2017 7:02 pm
Anyone had experiences carryover vacations to the next calendar year in CPC? Im asking because I never bid on vacations after promotion, I'm a fulltime relief LC, so I'm wondering if CPC allow employees to carryover their vacations.
They will carryover vacation or just request a week
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Flyhigh22 wrote:
Dec 6th, 2017 7:02 pm
Anyone had experiences carryover vacations to the next calendar year in CPC? Im asking because I never bid on vacations after promotion, I'm a fulltime relief LC, so I'm wondering if CPC allow employees to carryover their vacations.
What airmail said.

Also, read the collective agreement, the majority of questions are answered there.
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CanadaProud wrote:
Dec 6th, 2017 7:23 pm
does Canada Post notify you when your 480 hours are up or do you have to monitor and push things when you hit it?
No notification, except your uniform entitlement a bit afterwards.
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airmail wrote:
Dec 6th, 2017 7:36 pm
They will carryover vacation or just request a week
You mean we can only carryover a week of vocation?

We are recently doing 2018-2019 vacation bid in the station, but I still have two weeks left for 2017-2018. They told me to bid on what's left between Jan 1, 2018 - March 31, 2018, but I said I want to carryover to the next year since it shows "deductible to" March 31, 2019 on My SAP.
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Flyhigh22 wrote:
Dec 6th, 2017 8:06 pm
You mean we can only carryover a week of vocation?

We are recently doing 2018-2019 vacation bid in the station, but I still have two weeks left for 2017-2018. They told me to bid on what's left between Jan 1, 2018 - March 31, 2018, but I said I want to carryover to the next year since it shows "deductible to" March 31, 2019 on My SAP.
You can carry the two weeks over for one year. By then you'll get 3 more, from which you can carry over into the following year etc etc

As I mentioned before, It's in the collective agreement in black and white, section 19 or 20.
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Any tips for parcel delivery? I'm doing my first ot all parcel delivery this Saturday.
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babonk2 wrote:
Dec 5th, 2017 6:40 pm
So I think we just had a record at our depot

One route had 380ish parcels on Monday. 900POC route
Where was this? Toronto?
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Sep 27, 2015
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Hugh Jass wrote:
Dec 6th, 2017 10:08 pm
You can carry the two weeks over for one year. By then you'll get 3 more, from which you can carry over into the following year etc etc

As I mentioned before, It's in the collective agreement in black and white, section 19 or 20.
Thank you Hugh Jass.
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Dec 7, 2014
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I don't know if everyone remembers me, but I was that upcoming trainee that was too eager a few months back.

Long story short, I passed the written, sorting and driving test.

On the very last in class training, I got called in for work the very second I stepped off the class room.

I only had one day of no call, so far.

I've been doing parcels, so much so I hope I'll remember doing mails when I get assigned for that. But so far I am enjoying the simplicity of parcel delivery (i.e. no flyers to worry about)

All was doing great, The supervisors that I met on multiple depots we're all nice and good.

Then I just took an assignment until March for the downtown area.

The Supervisor of the Downtown depot seems to be a bit off towards me, feels like he wants to take the smile off my face, he will give me 40+ loads of parcels and then 5 minutes later he will be like, why are you still here? put those in the truck and deliver them. I'm like, who do you think I am? the flash? (don't worry I didnt really say that, just a thought balloon) anyway, what I do just to get rid of him is put the parcels on the cart, load from the cart to the step van, go to a nearby parking lot and organize from inside the truck there. It may sound harsh but I manage, once I'm outdoors I feel fine.

Thing is my original depot is at the west end, this depot is for the east, during the training, we were informed that as long as we dont decline any work from our location depot, it won't be counted against us (acceptance rate) I'm thinking of asking our staff coordinator if I can be released from the assignment and go back to on calls and accept those for the west only, I keep in touch with my fellow trainees and they get calls everyday and when I checked I'm higher than them in terms of seniority, so I should be fine.

But then, I would feel like a quitter, a part of me is thinking to just complete the assignment and not accept any work offers from this downtown depot afterwards since it won't affect my acceptance rate.

Anyway, that's my story so far.

I.E.

Parking Downtown is a nightmare, other than that people are nice towards me.
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Feb 4, 2016
101 posts
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Vancouver, BC
jmomccxx wrote:
Dec 6th, 2017 10:47 pm
Any tips for parcel delivery? I'm doing my first ot all parcel delivery this Saturday.
First thing you do is grab a step van or big transit before anyone else cause they will disappear pretty damn fast. Then grab a pdt. Then wait for your turn to select routes (might even just end up with overflow if on the bottom). Scan all packages for out for delivery. Supervisor will want to see how many you are taking out before you leave.We are expected 15 parcels per hour. 8 hour day "120 parcels". Depending on the supervisor, 105 technically suffices as we are entitled to breaks but many will still take the 120. Could be even less if you want to include loading time Face With Tears Of Joy. I grab the header of the route I'm taking and number each package and organize accordingly in the truck. Or some people like to organize by street names. Make sure you bring the right rpo cards. If you do several routes, make a note at the top of the card what route it belongs to if you are unable to deliver the card (ex. apartments). At end of day, the supervisor will want to know how many items were carded total (check your pdt when you are dropping off the packages at the RPO). When in doubt, ask a colleague for help.
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Nov 12, 2017
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pike18 wrote:
Dec 6th, 2017 7:04 pm
CUPW President has supported the % based union dues, but there’s a process to it. Hopefully this is what happens in the future.
How dare you ask those who have been working as PO4 for 30 years getting paid twice as much while doing half the work to pay more in Union dues? Let the Christmas temp pay half their pay cheque to the union, because if it weren't because of the union, they will be making minimum wage ! /s
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Dec 21, 2007
713 posts
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moncton
PeculiarChap wrote:
Dec 7th, 2017 12:54 am
I don't know if everyone remembers me, but I was that upcoming trainee that was too eager a few months back.

Long story short, I passed the written, sorting and driving test.

On the very last in class training, I got called in for work the very second I stepped off the class room.

I only had one day of no call, so far.

I've been doing parcels, so much so I hope I'll remember doing mails when I get assigned for that. But so far I am enjoying the simplicity of parcel delivery (i.e. no flyers to worry about)

All was doing great, The supervisors that I met on multiple depots we're all nice and good.

Then I just took an assignment until March for the downtown area.

The Supervisor of the Downtown depot seems to be a bit off towards me, feels like he wants to take the smile off my face, he will give me 40+ loads of parcels and then 5 minutes later he will be like, why are you still here? put those in the truck and deliver them. I'm like, who do you think I am? the flash? (don't worry I didnt really say that, just a thought balloon) anyway, what I do just to get rid of him is put the parcels on the cart, load from the cart to the step van, go to a nearby parking lot and organize from inside the truck there. It may sound harsh but I manage, once I'm outdoors I feel fine.

Thing is my original depot is at the west end, this depot is for the east, during the training, we were informed that as long as we dont decline any work from our location depot, it won't be counted against us (acceptance rate) I'm thinking of asking our staff coordinator if I can be released from the assignment and go back to on calls and accept those for the west only, I keep in touch with my fellow trainees and they get calls everyday and when I checked I'm higher than them in terms of seniority, so I should be fine.

But then, I would feel like a quitter, a part of me is thinking to just complete the assignment and not accept any work offers from this downtown depot afterwards since it won't affect my acceptance rate.

Anyway, that's my story so far.

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