I’m a full time LC in Hamilton Depot 1 (downtown) and it’s not as bad as everyone says. It’s a tough place for casuals because urban environments tend to be a little confusing with a mix of business, houses and apts with mailboxes hidden and plenty of keys. That being said, there’s always plenty of work for casuals because people are scared of it.ocallaghand wrote: ↑Oct 13th, 2018 9:27 amAh man, I am done with the private sector corporate stuff. I am 42 and have been laid off 3 times in my 20 year career and have dealt with too many idiot clients and bosses that I care to count. I really, really appreciate you offering to help me out on the PM side of things, but at this point I have a few irons in the fire in the public sector (IRCC and ESDC). A friend of mine who mentioned in the above post absolutely loves his job at CP and he came from a background not too different than mine. He claims his worst day (he said Ikea catalogue day was up there) at CP still beats his best day taking work and stress home with him, plus he is getting exercise. He advised to stick it out for a year in Hamilton and said he thought I could probably get FT in a few months....if that's the case, I am most likely going to try and do that.
Outside of Hamilton being fairly terrible from what I hear, can anyone confirm it may be the depot to be at to obtain that elusive FT designation? I just need a steady paycheque and BENEFITS for my family more than anything else.....the pension side of things is still better than private contributions to RRSPs.
I am a mechanic by trade and absolutely would trade my best day as a mechanic for my worst day as an LC.
There’s plenty of depots to choose from in Hamilton zone, Stoney Creek, Ancaster, Downtown, Mountain and Burlington (unless that’s separate now).
Looking at the bid lists, there’s lots of 2017s making there way into full time positions, but haven’t seen any 2018s. That doesn’t mean there aren’t any, but I think the idea of making full time in less than a year may be optimistic.