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Newbie
Jun 25, 2013
63 posts
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anybody working in stations with the night sorts? is it terrible? how long did it take you to 'normalize' to it?

they just announced it last week at our station. i'm not sure why as we literally JUST went through restructure (start picking routes next week), and they don't even have a definite timetable for when it's going into implementation. i feel like they're just fear mongering - typical :facepalm:
Sr. Member
Jun 25, 2010
581 posts
135 upvotes
just curious , has any of you guys got your insurance(ONTARIO) renewal recently? has it gone up? with Coseco or TD.
Newbie
Oct 26, 2018
32 posts
16 upvotes
What the hell is the difference between a Part Timer and a Term. At my depot Terms were equivalent to Christmas / Seasonal Help.
Or do people just use the 'terms' interchangeably ?
Jr. Member
Jul 14, 2013
120 posts
35 upvotes
SamPickles wrote:
Jan 20th, 2019 8:02 am
What the hell is the difference between a Part Timer and a Term. At my depot Terms were equivalent to Christmas / Seasonal Help.
Or do people just use the 'terms' interchangeably ?
A "Part-timer" is a permanent part-time position. A "Term" is a casual on-call position.
Sr. Member
Apr 7, 2013
868 posts
500 upvotes
LONDON
airmail wrote:
Jan 20th, 2019 10:12 am
Cupw is just looking for more union dues, but they can’t even represent who they already have.
I doubt if cupw members would be too keen on pension money being used to finance it
Of course they pretend not to know the cost of buying electric vehicles, which would be a multi million dollar expense.

Cupw, represents themselves, not those who actually deliver mail.
Sr. Member
May 22, 2015
821 posts
983 upvotes
Vancouver
"I don't think taxpayer interests would be served by those proposals," Whalen said. "The concern has to be that there are public dollars involved."

Does CBC even fact check anymore? Who needs context when juicy quotes like this will be enough to rile up all the right wing dwellers of the comment section?

Anyway, CP will need to convert to electric eventually but they certainly don't need to be put in change of creating free public charging stations. Leave that responsibility to gas stations where it can be properly monetized and maintained.

I bet if CP got behind banking but said it'd be non-unionized (as most banks are I believe?) the union would be crying foul at the loss of dues. Just another self serving cash grab, I'd never trust CP with my money.
Sr. Member
Apr 7, 2013
868 posts
500 upvotes
LONDON
mikebc wrote:
Jan 20th, 2019 11:12 am
Does CBC even fact check anymore? Who needs context when juicy quotes like this will be enough to rile up all the right wing dwellers of the comment section?

Anyway, CP will need to convert to electric eventually but they certainly don't need to be put in change of creating free public charging stations. Leave that responsibility to gas stations where it can be properly monetized and maintained.

I bet if CP got behind banking but said it'd be non-unionized (as most banks are I believe?) the union would be crying foul at the loss of dues. Just another self serving cash grab, I'd never trust CP with my money.
Imagine a bank run by cupw and Canada Post........ bankruptcy or corruption what comes first??.
Sr. Member
May 22, 2015
821 posts
983 upvotes
Vancouver
Without trying to come off as a prejudiced *******, the areas they'd be operating in aren't high value clients. They're not going to be holding large balances so all their loans (which are extremely high risk) would need to come out of a float provided by Canada Post to cover all the cheque cashing and payday loans. That's a huge overhead requiring a good stash of money being held in the office, probably just asking to be robbed (either at gunpoint or by its employees). Banks literally make money by lending person A's money to person B. In this case, there would be no person A. Few people up north or in rural communities have any investments they'd transfer to Canada Post, at most you'd have a few people with a couple thousand dollars in their savings accounts.

There's a reason banks have pulled out of these rural communities.
Deal Guru
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Jan 30, 2006
10404 posts
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Vancouver
A government-appointed arbitrator is expected to announce a deal for a new contract in March,

*sigh*

Might was well start talking about the next contract. :(
Deal Guru
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Mar 8, 2002
11586 posts
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GTA
mikebc wrote:
Jan 20th, 2019 1:10 pm
Banks literally make money by lending person A's money to person B.
Literally no.

In theory yes, but there is a thing called fractional reserve banking, which, depending on the country and even the institution, banks etc only have a requirement to hold approx 10% cash compared to their outgoing loans. One of the reasons banks can make ridiculous amounts of money.
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Member
Aug 22, 2010
222 posts
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stalbert1 wrote:
Jan 19th, 2019 2:34 pm
Small truck, no parcels, no double bundle. Nice.

I want that route.

The idea of talking with seniors is nice too!

Notice how the reporter can barely keep up... just like those chumps that think our job is a breeze

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