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33966 wrote:
Jan 12th, 2018 3:58 pm
Anybody get a call from supervisor saying it is unsafe to deliver come back to station?
Yep. I was sitting comfortably on my couch at home when I got the call :)

My buddy on vacation got a call also :facepalm:
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Oct 16, 2014
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Hugh Jass wrote:
Jan 12th, 2018 5:47 pm
Yep. I was sitting comfortably on my couch at home when I got the call :)

My buddy on vacation got a call also :facepalm:
You guys give them your cell phone numbers? Lol.....
Sometimes the truth hurts. The other times it hurts worse....
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Oct 19, 2017
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timetotellthetruth wrote:
Jan 12th, 2018 7:08 pm
You guys give them your cell phone numbers? Lol.....
My supervisor called me twice on my cell...did not answer lol. Came back to depot & she made a point to tell me I did not answer her calls. Told her she was supposed to use Jabber on our PDT to notify/contact us.

They get our contact info from staffing/computer...
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timetotellthetruth wrote:
Jan 12th, 2018 7:08 pm
You guys give them your cell phone numbers? Lol.....
Why's that funny?
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May 5, 2008
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33966 wrote:
Jan 12th, 2018 3:58 pm
Anybody get a call from supervisor saying it is unsafe to deliver come back to station? Came back and i've never seen station so busy in the afternoon! So do we get 8hrs pay for not 8hrs work then we get the OT on Monday for the items brought back today?
Why unsafe?
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fishscale4sale wrote:
Jan 10th, 2018 5:18 pm
I agree with what CUPW is saying, but lately it seems that all they care to talk about is the RSMC issues... What about us poor LCs?
RSMC contract ran out first so my guess that is why we are seeing so much...my guess February they will get down to urban..and have something hammered out by about May or june...right when CP is not busy...I swear if Union had any guts they would hold off and strike end of October....see all them parcels start backing up in November and see what kind of offer they throw out.
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STONEY CREEK
airmail wrote:
Jan 12th, 2018 8:10 pm
Why unsafe?
Southern Ontario literally went from +10 with heavy rain to -6 and snow in about two hours. It was turning into an ice rink rapidly.

I’ve never had this happen before. Even when that bad ice storm happened 4 years ago, they left us out there.
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pike18 wrote:
Jan 12th, 2018 10:37 pm
Southern Ontario literally went from +10 with heavy rain to -6 and snow in about two hours. It was turning into an ice rink rapidly.

I’ve never had this happen before. Even when that bad ice storm happened 4 years ago, they left us out there.
.....and gave us force backs :facepalm:
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Koolob1 wrote:
Jan 12th, 2018 7:27 pm
My supervisor called me twice on my cell...did not answer lol. Came back to depot & she made a point to tell me I did not answer her calls. Told her she was supposed to use Jabber on our PDT to notify/contact us.

They get our contact info from staffing/computer...
I don't have a cell phone. I always laugh when I come home and check my voice mail to find messages from supervisors.
It's almost as funny as customers leaving their phone numbers taped to doors asking to call when they are getting a parcel!
I used Jabber once to contact a sup when I was in a minor car accident. I didn't get a reply until I was already back at the depot finishing my day!
None of them log on because they don't expect to hear from us.
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Dec 23, 2011
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toronto
Thanks for all the tips guys.

first time in a taxi depot and it was amazing how much CP pays for taxi, I mean if they contract this out at a rate of $40/person/day you would only need to drive out 5 carriers who have trips nearby for an incredible retirement job.
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richmondhill
was surprised Canada post actually cared about safety to have us get back from the weather, now if they cared about safety they would get rid of second wave so people don't have to deliver in the dark before someone gets hurt or killed
33966 wrote:
Jan 12th, 2018 3:58 pm
Anybody get a call from supervisor saying it is unsafe to deliver come back to station? Came back and i've never seen station so busy in the afternoon! So do we get 8hrs pay for not 8hrs work then we get the OT on Monday for the items brought back today?
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Oct 16, 2014
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Hugh Jass wrote:
Jan 12th, 2018 8:05 pm
Why's that funny?
Because it is none of their business. If they want to contact you on your personal cell phone, they should be providing us with them. That is why they are supposed to use Jabber. You wouldn't believe the amount of times I have heard stories of people being called for ridiculous questions. There is very little worse than having your hands full of mail, while walking a loop, in -30 weather, the phone rings, you scramble to put the mail somewhere, take off your gloves, unzip your coat to get your phone, and there is a ding dong on the other end, calling to ask if "you remember delivering a parcel to someone the other day" or something equally important that can wait until you get back.

Also, what an incredible waste of time to call everybody to come back, one at a time. The supervisors can send out "group messages" to entire depots at once, to go to all the pdt's, where you have to view the message before it lets you use the pdt again. Probably didn't use that system, because they are clueless....
Sometimes the truth hurts. The other times it hurts worse....
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Jul 6, 2017
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dcjcdc wrote:
Jan 12th, 2018 11:55 pm
was surprised Canada post actually cared about safety to have us get back from the weather, now if they cared about safety they would get rid of second wave so people don't have to deliver in the dark before someone gets hurt or killed
At the very least move the start times for both waves back one hour with daylight savings time.
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May 5, 2008
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Winnipeg
pike18 wrote:
Jan 12th, 2018 10:37 pm
Southern Ontario literally went from +10 with heavy rain to -6 and snow in about two hours. It was turning into an ice rink rapidly.

I’ve never had this happen before. Even when that bad ice storm happened 4 years ago, they left us out there.
But...hey...no worries in Wpg it's perfectly fine to deliver in minus 35 to 40 over the past 2 weeks.
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Jun 26, 2008
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Is it the same director we had in GTA as a couple of years ago? That could have been the difference.

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