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Apr 12, 2011
665 posts
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Etobicoke
CheapoChick wrote:
Jul 7th, 2018 3:14 pm
Please show me where in the first 3 pages it says how long it takes to receive a response after completing the GAT?
You're right.. this IS an AMA thread. Any questions asked, even if already answered somewhere in these 1400+ pages, are acceptable people!
So to answer your question, as 'digression' already mentioned.. the timelines vary widely from a few days to a month plus..
My personal experience (5 years ago) was I completed the GAT, they told me I passed on the spot, and then I got a phone call about a week later asking me to come in for an interview.
Others here have waited much longer. So it varies... Good luck!
Newbie
May 13, 2018
4 posts
I waited about 6 weeks in Hamilton but after that it was 1 week for the personal interview and physical. Rec'd an offer the following Friday. Long wait for the GAT but moved very fast after that. Good luck!
Member
Apr 20, 2013
278 posts
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CheapoChick wrote:
Jul 7th, 2018 3:00 pm
thanks for your snarky response to a stranger on the internet.
I agree... I was snarky.

I replied on a Friday night. There was a heat wave advisory for most of the week. I walked over 150Km that same week, with a loaded satchel. I was exhausted/dehydtrated/frustrated etc. None of which was your fault. But it's still the truth.

Perhaps you could take it upon yourself to browse a few pages of text from the comfort of your chair.

I'm sorry I hurt your feelings. Good luck! :D
Sr. Member
Apr 7, 2013
868 posts
500 upvotes
LONDON
Slotstuffer wrote:
Jul 9th, 2018 11:02 am
Who says you need to read 8 years worth or forum talk, search the keyword and you find it all. If you are not a self starter and able to find solutions on your own you will have a tough time pushin mail. It comes off as lazy to me when I see that question asked and not a good sign heading into a job that destroys laziness. Sorry to laugh but the amount of turnover I see is comical with every new season of Terms.

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Your being mean, people just have been misled for years that we letter carriers work a 4 hour day- so of course when they start their shocked at how bloody difficult the work is. Thats why most quit, or go to the plant or become shop stewards.
Member
Jan 13, 2013
352 posts
177 upvotes
Vancouver
Slotstuffer wrote:
Jul 9th, 2018 11:02 am
Who says you need to read 8 years worth or forum talk, search the keyword and you find it all. If you are not a self starter and able to find solutions on your own you will have a tough time pushin mail. It comes off as lazy to me when I see that question asked and not a good sign heading into a job that destroys laziness. Sorry to laugh but the amount of turnover I see is comical with every new season of Terms.
Oh please. We walk around putting things in boxes. Only self starting solution finders who properly use search functions need apply...or those with a high school education , a clean criminal record, and a driver's license. The quitters are lacking a lot more than self motivation.

If you're relatively fit and you stick with it, you'll figure out your own way to organize and be successful in a few months.

It's comments like these, patting ourselves on the back for doing an impossible job is what makes the public have disdain for us come contract time.
Sr. Member
Apr 7, 2013
868 posts
500 upvotes
LONDON
airmail wrote:
Jul 9th, 2018 11:55 pm
Looks like the union is playing the same game as last time
Strike vote

The strike vote, which must take place before parties obtain the right to strike or lockout, will take place from August 7 to September 9, 2018. Stay tuned to find out the dates of your local strike vote. They should be announced soon. Your participation in this very important vote is key to our success.
CUPW is obviously doing their best to make sure we can get less money for delivering flyers. Thanks for the good work union negotiators Pouting Face
Jr. Member
Aug 12, 2017
171 posts
56 upvotes
biggerthanfun wrote:
Jul 9th, 2018 9:39 pm
Oh please. We walk around putting things in boxes. Only self starting solution finders who properly use search functions need apply...or those with a high school education , a clean criminal record, and a driver's license. The quitters are lacking a lot more than self motivation.

If you're relatively fit and you stick with it, you'll figure out your own way to organize and be successful in a few months.

It's comments like these, patting ourselves on the back for doing an impossible job is what makes the public have disdain for us come contract time.

hmm I disagree with this statement although for myself I started the first Tuesday after the Nov. long weekend and was given a full route (PT transformed depot all CMB delivery) ..for myself I almost quit several time that first month and I have never been averse to hard work...but one thing I have always hated is working for a poorly run organization...I have worked many jobs where some management was useless however I had never worked a job where management has not "had your back" to start you off and be there if needed when you were learning the ropes....you stick rookies out in middle of winter for 12-13 hours with a PDT that dies after 10 hours....supervisors all left the depot by 3pm and when you bring back a ton of mail they just give it back to you the next day...so by midweek you have double the amount to deliver as everyone else in the depot and supervisor tell you..well just make sure you deliver all the ad-mail and all the scannables….Meanwhile now that it has become summer I see 10 year vets transfer in and supervisor take whole sections and pick ups off for them until they get used to their new route??? how is that a well working environment? meanwhile us temps make like $8/hr less for working new route every week and getting benched for weeks at a time? Remember any other job is making a minimum $14/hr with benefits....we make $19/hr with no benefits and no guarantee of hours....it is not laziness making every quit..it is piss poor backing to learn the job followed by realization you might be stuck at same rate with no benefits for years before you get raises...the next temp in my depot for even part time has been there almost 4 years now...and last 2 spots open went to transfers with 10 plus years....I am stuck having to decide to transfer to a bigger depot (Kitchener or Hamilton) just to try and speed up my hiring to permanent....pretty sub-standard wages/benefits for having a Union this many years.
Sr. Member
Apr 7, 2013
868 posts
500 upvotes
LONDON
Whats the scoop on the Canadian tire flyers? Haven’t had them for 2 weeks now. Anybody here why?
Deal Addict
Oct 16, 2014
1697 posts
1250 upvotes
at the chiropractors
pretty sure I got them last week, but have not seen them this week. Not missing them at all....
Sometimes the truth hurts. The other times it hurts worse....
Sr. Member
Apr 30, 2015
850 posts
643 upvotes
York, ON
Not to take away from what you are saying, but typically the reason "senior" people get help when they need is because they insist on it, and do things like threaten to go home or bring back all the mail if they don't get it. It takes awhile to understand how this works. But you really have to complain and bitch sometimes or they'll **** you.

It's a backwards job in that the people with a good attitude who put their head down and do whatever is asked of them will get screwed all the time. The people who complain the most and are assertive will get what they want and supervisors will avoid them altogether and never ask them for stupid favours.
Newbie
Jun 26, 2018
25 posts
21 upvotes
Toronto West
Why is there even a strike vote? Both the union and the corporation lost their power to negotiate when cupw claimed gender discrimination. The (rsmc) contract is in the hands of Arbitrator Flynn now.
Deal Addict
Oct 16, 2014
1697 posts
1250 upvotes
at the chiropractors
DanielL8142 wrote:
Jul 11th, 2018 10:11 pm
Why is there even a strike vote? Both the union and the corporation lost their power to negotiate when cupw claimed gender discrimination. The (rsmc) contract is in the hands of Arbitrator Flynn now.
The arbitration was part of the deal from the previous contract, which expired at the beginning of this year. We are currently contractless (although the last contract still applies throughout negotiations). The strike vote is to get things moving for the new contract that is currently under negotiations.
Sometimes the truth hurts. The other times it hurts worse....
Deal Fanatic
Apr 30, 2003
7386 posts
810 upvotes
Toronto
Wonder if cp will he busy w amazon prime day next week.

I know with the amazon prime sale, they can't guarantee everything to be delivered in one day.
Newbie
Sep 16, 2016
58 posts
13 upvotes
Ontario
stalbert1 wrote:
Jul 1st, 2018 10:53 am
Not to mention it’s time to fix the wages. Letter carrier job gets harder and more stressful every year yet we are paid the same as inside workers? Unjust- and all LCs should make the same wage. Pay inside workers less and LCs the same hourly rate Thumbs Up Sign
Why should inside workers be paid less?

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