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Jan 30, 2006
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I remember 4-5years ago the supervisor was suppose to follow the LC for 1/3 of routes. It was my day. LOL. He was a large man. He was suppose to do the stairs etc but all i saw him was standing on the sidewalk lol. And he never stayed for the whole section.
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Sep 27, 2015
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Toronto, ON
ahnaatjai wrote:
Jan 19th, 2019 10:33 pm
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:
What area are you at? If you don't mind telling? We are going to have ours this summer at GTA, but never heard of night sorts yet.
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Apr 30, 2015
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York, ON
trellaine201 wrote:
Jan 20th, 2019 4:43 pm
I remember 4-5years ago the supervisor was suppose to follow the LC for 1/3 of routes. It was my day. LOL. He was a large man. He was suppose to do the stairs etc but all i saw him was standing on the sidewalk lol. And he never stayed for the whole section.
I remember being "audited" by my supervisor a couple years ago. He drove around in a stepvan, hopped out at one call on the corner, checked the flyers, and drove off. They're supposed to check 50 calls at a time.

Makes you wonder how accurate those admail stats they have for "non-delivery" actually are when they're coming from supervisors that don't actually do their jobs and whose bonuses depend on them. Hmmm...
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Nov 15, 2018
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Slotstuffer wrote:
Jan 20th, 2019 7:17 pm
Not to mention the most important question of the morning.

Did you scan your Flyers?

Interesting how that's the most important question of the day.
Imagine a corporation that cared more about customer service than keeping the admail numbers up!

While I'm generally on the government's side re: legislation, I think we'd all be in a much better position if they did a serious reshuffle of upper management when they took power and gave the corp some direction, instead of letting it bob around aimlessly for the last four years, waiting for a Con government to resume the Chopra plan.
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May 22, 2015
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Vancouver
I'm just amazed they stopped doing PT conversions.

How about some parcel lockers? That's not CMB conversion dependent.
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Apr 30, 2015
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York, ON
The moment parcel volumes increase enough to gain walks from restructures is the moment they'll stop doing them. This corporation is shady af.
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Oct 11, 2018
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stalbert1 wrote:
Jan 18th, 2019 4:06 pm
Cold weather and snowy next couple of weeks. I predict you will be called in then- I hope so!!
Got a call today and low and behold, I am down with the count, sick. I turned it down, and then it called me back again, and I turned it down again, and then after navigating the crappy menu system of Eclipse, I heard an option to turn it down for the entire day, for which I did.

I imagine I am going to have multiple strikes against me, but if that is the case, I am going to argue it was for the same day and it was due to me not being familiar with the system.....they really do bury that option of pressing 9 for no more calls for that day.

Hope to be better tomorrow, and back at it.

Judging by the system calling me over and over again, I bet they were desperate for bodies today.

How was your guys' day today? Did any of you in Ontario just do parcels and colour section?
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ocallaghand wrote:
Jan 21st, 2019 8:42 pm
Got a call today and low and behold, I am down with the count, sick. I turned it down, and then it called me back again, and I turned it down again, and then after navigating the crappy menu system of Eclipse, I heard an option to turn it down for the entire day, for which I did.

I imagine I am going to have multiple strikes against me, but if that is the case, I am going to argue it was for the same day and it was due to me not being familiar with the system.....they really do bury that option of pressing 9 for no more calls for that day.

Hope to be better tomorrow, and back at it.

Judging by the system calling me over and over again, I bet they were desperate for bodies today.

How was your guys' day today? Did any of you in Ontario just do parcels and colour section?
Just as I predicted, you got a call. I should be a fortune teller.

Did scannables and 2/3 of my walk was easy actually with no wind. Home at 2.

You'll be fine, they need reliable people and their more rare than you realize.
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Oct 11, 2018
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stalbert1 wrote:
Jan 21st, 2019 8:49 pm
Just as I predicted, you got a call. I should be a fortune teller.

Did scannables and 2/3 of my walk was easy actually with no wind. Home at 2.

You'll be fine, they need reliable people and their more rare than you realize.
Just got called again, I'm going to drag my sick-ass in for a noon start.
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Jul 6, 2017
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ocallaghand wrote:
Jan 22nd, 2019 8:22 am
Just got called again, I'm going to drag my sick-ass in for a noon start.
Don't go to work sick if you value the health of other people as well as yourself.
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Oct 11, 2018
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VanMailMan wrote:
Jan 22nd, 2019 11:21 am
Don't go to work sick if you value the health of other people as well as yourself.
I thought about that, and I kept my distance, but after being benched for two weeks, I needed the hours. Us terms sometimes have to take what is offered or risk too many strikes during our probation.

If I was FT, I'd be calling in sick for sure, no question about it.

Edit: So I was called in to take 1/3 of one walk, 1/3 of another walk, and overflow parcels for a third walk. After seeing the route owner behind me a few times on the first walk, I asked him if it would make more sense if the Supervisors had me take 1/3 of his walk including what was brought back yesterday coupled with todays mail? I mean, why have two carriers covering the same portion of the walk. It's redundant and it looks dumb. Instead, they simply have me take out what was brought back yesterday, even if it means doubling-up on a section with another carrier.
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Apr 7, 2013
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ocallaghand wrote:
Jan 22nd, 2019 10:25 pm
I thought about that, and I kept my distance, but after being benched for two weeks, I needed the hours. Us terms sometimes have to take what is offered or risk too many strikes during our probation.

If I was FT, I'd be calling in sick for sure, no question about it.

Edit: So I was called in to take 1/3 of one walk, 1/3 of another walk, and overflow parcels for a third walk. After seeing the route owner behind me a few times on the first walk, I asked him if it would make more sense if the Supervisors had me take 1/3 of his walk including what was brought back yesterday coupled with todays mail? I mean, why have two carriers covering the same portion of the walk. It's redundant and it looks dumb. Instead, they simply have me take out what was brought back yesterday, even if it means doubling-up on a section with another carrier.
It makes sense, which is why it doesn't happen unless the carrier and his supervisor are adults. Welcome to the unionized playground of Canada Post.
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Jan 30, 2006
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Gonna take forever before we see anything. Back dated a year at least.

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