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ocallaghand wrote:
Oct 13th, 2018 7:00 pm
Ah some positivity! I love it. I am super excited at the chance. It's not what I want to do forever but I have to start somewhere and where better than outside getting some much needed exercise. Any advice on which depot to look at seeing as I live in St. Catharines? Or do I even have a choice?
You don’t have a choice when you are a casual/on call. They will call/send you wherever they need people but only guarantee is that you will stay in the same zone . Once you are FT then you can choose/bid for the depot of your liking if you’d like to stay in Hamilton or transfer out to Niagara/st Catherine’s.
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BostonM wrote:
Oct 13th, 2018 7:51 pm
For po4 if you get permanent part-time are all shifts 8hrs or are there also 5hr shifts?
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Apr 21, 2018
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nousername wrote:
Oct 14th, 2018 2:26 am
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Seriously, all permanent part-time is five hours?? Only way to get 8 is ft?
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BostonM wrote:
Oct 14th, 2018 2:32 am
Seriously, all permanent part-time is five hours?? Only way to get 8 is ft?
correct. PT is 5x5/week
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nousername wrote:
Oct 14th, 2018 4:05 am
correct. PT is 5x5/week
Thanks, I had no idea. I thought PT was likely 3x8 and possibly 5 hour shifts.

5x5 is literally the only variation for PT? if so is OT common and is it mandatory?

I'm a brand new term and can go permanent right now. I'm on the fence about FT and don't want to be locked in, thought PT might be the way to go... But if I'm working 5x5 it's something to think about still.

The weird thing is I heard about people getting 3 shifts a week, wouldn't that be PT?
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Nov 12, 2017
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KevinS276252 wrote:
Oct 14th, 2018 4:10 am
so casual/on call is 5 hrs only or 8 or 12?
Depends on location.
At my plant, shift 1 on call is usually 6+4*4
PT is 8+5*4
Weekend shift is 6+8*2
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BostonM wrote:
Oct 14th, 2018 4:41 am
Thanks, I had no idea. I thought PT was likely 3x8 and possibly 5 hour shifts.

5x5 is literally the only variation for PT? if so is OT common and is it mandatory?

I'm a brand new term and can go permanent right now. I'm on the fence about FT and don't want to be locked in, thought PT might be the way to go... But if I'm working 5x5 it's something to think about still.

The weird thing is I heard about people getting 3 shifts a week, wouldn't that be PT?
Even if there is 3x8 for part time its not like you'll get a choice, you'll get the part time job nobody else wants.
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Jul 14, 2013
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stalbert1 wrote:
Oct 13th, 2018 4:07 pm
Obviously fictional information. Even CMB routes have less calls. Many LCs exaggerate rather than admit their inefficiency at the work. Sorry, but it’s true. We need to be like Fed Ex- more money, no union, but those who are crap employees get the boot. CUPW really just represents about 2 or 3 employees in each depot and they have one common denominator - not good at their profession.
Biggest CMB route at out depot is just over 1600 poc. Two longest foot walks are 1140 poc (half apts rest houses and townhouses) and 1050 (almost all townhouses). All nightmares when it comes to collating hh!
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icexman83 wrote:
Oct 13th, 2018 5:58 pm
Had a walk through on my old walk that was a whole split on its own. 18 floors, 19 units per floor. Really sucked on flyer day with the baggies. Glad I bid out of that one.
18x19= 342.

I know of one in downtown Toronto with 450 units. It's split in two for flyers. Pass......
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Dec 8, 2017
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leyland1989 wrote:
Oct 14th, 2018 6:24 am
Depends on location.
+1 on depends on location
Collective Agreement says Part Time group 1 are only guaranteed 20 hours a week with 2 scheduled days off but could have more scheduled days off in a week. Art 14:03
Temps are guaranteed nothing
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Dec 8, 2017
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BostonM wrote:
Oct 14th, 2018 4:41 am
Thanks, I had no idea. I thought PT was likely 3x8 and possibly 5 hour shifts.

5x5 is literally the only variation for PT?

The weird thing is I heard about people getting 3 shifts a week, wouldn't that be PT?


There could be many variations for PT as long as you get 20 hours scheduled in a week with at least 2 days off.
You will have to inquire at your depot as to what the PT shifts are but they could be changed with notice
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Aug 12, 2017
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I find for foot routes the biggest flaw is any one with a flip to it...that is friggin insane I have done a couple pushing 1000 POC and some routes just need to be fixed point blank....but my longest day on a walking route is still done a lot faster then the postal transformation nightmares....work 10-12 hours then collate for almost 2,000 POC...glad I transferred to Kitchener (although next year kitchener is going to full motorized with park and loops..so we will see how that plays out
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Apr 21, 2018
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Postie2 wrote:
Oct 14th, 2018 9:38 am
+1 on depends on location
Collective Agreement says Part Time group 1 are only guaranteed 20 hours a week with 2 scheduled days off but could have more scheduled days off in a week. Art 14:03
Temps are guaranteed nothing
Is there a difference between group 1 and group 2?

I recall my trainer saying my class would bid on group 2 shifts when we were going over the bid sheet.
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Dec 8, 2017
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Group one are inside workers
Group two are letter carriers
As pertaining to collective agreement

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