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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
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.
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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.

It has to happen eventually for this company to survive. You’ve got to have an incentive to entice people to become letter carriers rather than inside workers. The turnovers of carriers is ridiculous and expensive- only way to slow it down is a financial incentive. Of course this will require a union that doesn’t negotiate a pay cut for flyers for outside group and yet inside workers lost zilchPouting Face
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stalbert1 wrote:
Jul 1st, 2018 4:21 pm
It has to happen eventually for this company to survive. You’ve got to have an incentive to entice people to become letter carriers rather than inside workers. The turnovers of carriers is ridiculous and expensive- only way to slow it down is a financial incentive. Of course this will require a union that doesn’t negotiate a pay cut for flyers for outside group and yet inside workers lost zilchPouting Face
Not gonna happen, ever. They want the higher paid ones to go inside ( and be relatively content) and eventually have an outside workforce that they can replace easier. It's all about numbers, they don't give a flying f about incentives to be letter carriers.
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Hugh Jass wrote:
Jul 1st, 2018 5:49 pm
Not gonna happen, ever. They want the higher paid ones to go inside ( and be relatively content) and eventually have an outside workforce that they can replace easier. It's all about numbers, they don't give a flying f about incentives to be letter carriers.
That’s the problem- they cannot replace or keep hundreds of trained letter carriers currently and the reason is obvious- pay rate is too low for the challenges the work puts on the shoulders of LCs. The job will continually get more difficult and without change staffing will become impossible.
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stalbert1 wrote:
Jul 1st, 2018 6:14 pm
That’s the problem- they cannot replace or keep hundreds of trained letter carriers currently and the reason is obvious- pay rate is too low for the challenges the work puts on the shoulders of LCs. The job will continually get more difficult and without change staffing will become impossible.
Although I agree with you that it’s unlikely to change. With the current unions mentally and the company’s stubbornness real change is impossible eventually resulting in the demise of Canada Post.
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Addresses are hard..…
I am all for these new uniforms... should help with xmas tips.
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Slotstuffer wrote:
Jul 5th, 2018 10:43 am
I am all for these new uniforms... should help with xmas tips.
but damn, it's gonna be cold in the winter....
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Just completed the GAT test...anyone know how long it will take to receive the results?
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CheapoChick wrote:
Jul 6th, 2018 10:57 am
Just completed the GAT test...anyone know how long it will take to receive the results?
If you are too lazy to read the first 3 pages of this mega-thread, you are WAY too lazy to be a Letter Carrier.

**Edit - since I didn't actually answer the question - No. Nobody knows that. It varies, quite a bit.
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