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Mar 9, 2012
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Kitchener
My brother-in-law was far from fit, yet isn't lazy. He's just fat, like close to 300 pounds of flubber. Yet never had issues doing his 8-hour route in 5 hours, then taking a second route for someone who's sick, so he could work 10 hours and get paid for 20 (8 hours for his route, 12 hours OT for the second route), not to mention the rest period allowance on top of that, and the flyer bonus on top of everything else.

I do agree that this job isn't for lazy people. I've worked with the ex (probably illegal for me to do so), so I do understand that it's hard, especially when you have a route with a lot of steps/hills. Or during election time and you have 1000's worth of 'flyer' mail. Nice bonus though...
How can we fly like eagles, when we're governed by Turkeys?
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Sep 16, 2016
58 posts
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Ontario
Hugh Jass wrote:
Jul 1st, 2018 11:47 am
I agree 100% but that will never happen.

Working inside is like a holiday camp compared to LC, I did it years ago for a while to get PT and also know a ton of people that went inside, all say same thing. I would jump at it but the only hours I would get would be graveyard. F that.
How is working inside graveyard hours like a holiday camp?
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Uniondude wrote:
Jul 12th, 2018 1:57 pm
Why should inside workers be paid less?
They shouldn't. Inside work usually starts afternoons or nights anyway. Wouldn't be fair for any LC who has 20 years experience to be paid less once they get inside. If I recall correctly, even the LCA's make the same as LC's.

I work in a unionized 'shop', and all jobs in our department pay the same, but some are night work, some involve being outside (and at night) and working around the public (deplorable's in some case). Worst case is working outside, at night, around addicts. Best case is days, inside, around other government staff. Same pay, except for shift premium (ranges $1.25 to $1.40). Even if you get the max shift premium, at $56/week, it hardly seems worth it compared to others. And depending, if you work out of certain locations, you're also paying for parking....
How can we fly like eagles, when we're governed by Turkeys?
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Oct 16, 2014
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at the chiropractors
PCDawg wrote:
Jul 12th, 2018 12:32 pm
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.
From what I remember about previous years, it is slightly heavier but not too much. Amazon uses every shipper that there is, and the madness will be spread out to all shippers.....
Sometimes the truth hurts. The other times it hurts worse....
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Apr 7, 2013
868 posts
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LONDON
Uniondude wrote:
Jul 12th, 2018 2:02 pm
How is working inside graveyard hours like a holiday camp?
No weather issues- not carrying 35lbs on your back for kilometres. Inside should be paid much less. Sorry that’s the truth wether u care to admit it or not. Union membership doesn’t mean we all should get the same pay- difficulty has to be considered in any fair pay scale.
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Jan 13, 2013
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Vancouver
stalbert1 wrote:
Jul 12th, 2018 7:09 pm
No weather issues- not carrying 35lbs on your back for kilometres. Inside should be paid much less. Sorry that’s the truth wether u care to admit it or not. Union membership doesn’t mean we all should get the same pay- difficulty has to be considered in any fair pay scale.
If you pulled 100 mentally secure people off the street and asked them to work inside for CP, every single one would be as capable as a current employee. How many of those 100 could be LCs?

I've done both jobs; inside is incredibly easy/mindless. When I return from forced OT, losing 5lbs of sweat in the heat, or from cold weather that makes my fingers so numb I can't work my hands to get my phone out of my pocket; the payscale does not feel so balanced to see a shlubby inside worker leaning back on a stool with his feet up, tossing a magazine that has the number 23 into the slot that says, "23" on it, at as leisurely a pace as he so chooses.

I'd stab a rusty nail in my eye before I ever take an inside position , but that doesn't mean it should warrant equal pay. Hell, just the fact that they get the same massage benefits as LCs is a slap in the face.
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Jul 12, 2010
46 posts
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Montreal
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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I posted my question here because that morning I had spent a 2 hours on the GAT test, had to quickly bike 30 mins to work for my 8 hour shift, and then after that had to bike an hour across town to an interview, and then back home.

...And from the comfort of your living room you are calling me lazy and not a self-starter for chosing to type a question into an online forum that was designed specifically for that purpose.

I have my interview coming up in the next couple weeks. But thanks for your help!
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Aug 22, 2010
222 posts
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How hard is it to google "redflagdeals canada post gat test?"
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Aug 22, 2010
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Not trying to be mean but you will soon learn in this company that nobody is going to hold your hand when your out there on the job. You must find your own way of finding answers/solutions.
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Oct 16, 2014
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at the chiropractors
stalbert1 wrote:
Jul 12th, 2018 6:24 pm
https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/201 ... -says.html

Blah blah blah CUPW
This totally pisses me off, and just reiterates why we need a new union. A quote from the article, "For example, Palecek said the union wants Canada Post to convert its fleet of vehicles to electric, and set up postal banking." This is what the union is focusing on? FFS, we have serious issues like overburdening, flyers the size of Kansas and previous contracts that did nothing but strip away a carp load of benefits. And these @$#$#%$@# want to talk about electric vehicles. God help us all.
Sometimes the truth hurts. The other times it hurts worse....
Sr. Member
Jun 25, 2010
581 posts
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Where do I find all the demands from cupw and yay or nay on those demands from Cpc. There’s nothing on cupw’s website .before I vote I would like to know what I am voting for . All I hear is rumours and hearsay at my depot . That our benefits cap is going down . I ask 10 people and get 10 different answers
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Dec 21, 2007
837 posts
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moncton
I was predicting a smooth negotiation but our union has been such a push over the past few contracts that even the Liberals are going to take a shot at us it seems.

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