Careers

[Merged] Ask Me About Working For Canada Post

Jr. Member
User avatar
Jan 5, 2014
196 posts
187 upvotes
Addresses are hard..…
Yup all those things too... I was only focusing on that one point. Anyway enough from me... seems like that was a trigger today.
Member
Apr 7, 2013
328 posts
112 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
1160 posts
691 upvotes
under a snowbank, MB
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
706 posts
481 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
1 posts
Hamilton
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
1160 posts
691 upvotes
under a snowbank, MB
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
7029 posts
510 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?
Deal Addict
User avatar
Mar 9, 2012
1416 posts
518 upvotes
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...
Newbie
Sep 16, 2016
58 posts
13 upvotes
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?
Deal Addict
User avatar
Mar 9, 2012
1416 posts
518 upvotes
Kitchener
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....
Deal Addict
Oct 16, 2014
1160 posts
691 upvotes
under a snowbank, MB
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....
Member
Apr 7, 2013
328 posts
112 upvotes
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.

Top