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ahnaatjai wrote: oh i know. i work in gta also. i was just wondering if hugh meant to say 'farce' or 'force' given his sense of humour. Winking Face
Of course I did it on purpose lol
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Not too far from Toronto and our area went out today no hesitation. Big mistake, I think. Even before it started to rain, all the sheer ice from yesterday was covered with a layer of powdery snow, making the cleats like ice skates. I wiped out like 3-4 times and I was being super cautious. Luckily none of them were down flights of stairs lol. I won't be surprised if I hear tomorrow that there was a hospital trip or two...
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KaleMerrier wrote: Not too far from Toronto and our area went out today no hesitation. Big mistake, I think.
I think the GTA call was a great move. Must've been a tough one for management to make but definitely the right one.
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Hugh Jass wrote: I think the GTA call was a great move. Must've been a tough one for management to make but definitely the right one.
Yep would have been 100s of slips and falls plus those of us who actually went in get a full days pay and those who didn't lose a personal day. Good day!
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stalbert1 wrote: Yep would have been 100s of slips and falls plus those of us who actually went in get a full days pay and those who didn't lose a personal day. Good day!
That's fair enough.
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anyone know ball park figure on rpo clearance at the shoppers drugmart, the time value
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dcjcdc wrote: anyone know ball park figure on rpo clearance at the shoppers drugmart, the time value
thanks
Seen from five to twenty minutes.
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mikebc wrote: As far as I know, you can go on a long term leave of absence (unpaid) for up to 5 years and retain your seniority. You can look into pay averaging but I don't know if you need a medical or educational reason. As for jobs, I understand its treated as don't ask don't tell. The manager can request your resignation if you are found testing out another job, but most terms and road runners work 2 jobs so there's wiggle room. Just don't bring it up IMO.

I believe out of province moves give you some extra (paid or unpaid IDK) time off. You could try and float your holidays into your moving date. I don't know if you can buy back your pensionable hours - you used to but they've been closing loopholes lately.
sunvv wrote: During the approved leave, you may accept employment outside the Corporation provided such employment:
is not with any third party, subsidiary or affiliated company; and,
meets CPC Conflict of Interest guidelines or of any subsidiary or affiliated company. Such outside employment must not be with a competitor.

yes, you can take another job outside when you are on leave as long as you're not working for a competitor. check the additional information in the following link

https://extranet.canadapost.ca/html/bra ... ng-e.shtml
Thanks for the replies. I have my shop steward looking into it for me.
I attempted to get these answers from my local last year but they couldn't give me a straight answer.
The above link provides info for self-funded leaves where you defer pay but it would be too late for me to start this. I'll see what we find out!
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Dec 23, 2011
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dcjcdc wrote: son school got cancelled today due to bad weather in the gta today...so called work to say wont be in as no one to take care of young son due to schools closed...so beside personal day..is there another code on leave form I can put...
thanks
You can apply for a emergency paid leave due to childcare emergency type of stuff, but wording leads me to believe it should only occur once maximum. Also you can use comp time.
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Oct 11, 2018
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pike18 wrote: No delivery in Hamilton and the GTA today. Stay by your phone for tomorrow!!!
I worked out of Depot 1 today. Noon start. Not sure I want to do that again. Walking after dark on icy steps and driveways looking for addresses was dicey, at best.
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Dec 13, 2016
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Are 'snowflake rated' shoes mandatory in snow? We are going to get our few days of snow for the year soon and I don't want to get sent out to buy shoes. I wear trail runners but they probably just look like running shoes. They have lots of tread as I bought them this week.
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jonny_fishead wrote: Seems like the yin to the yang of "changing groups resets your year" language. Doubt it will affect many but if you have the opportunity to flip-flop between groups you might be able to get to top rate pretty quick.
I was made full time last year.

So, I was getting paid 20.30 relief when i was a term. Then got hired and backfilled to a route (19.86), then bid on a relief spot and was back up to 20.30... and then bid on a route and back down to 19.86. Is there anyway I could snag a raise based on that?

I would 100% bid on a relief spot if that meant an extra level bump also.
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I've never heard of a specific requirement for footwear. I wore my goretex mid hiking boots on Monday, waterproof trail runners on Tuesday and I've been back in my running shoes the past 2 days.

Supervisors just don't understand that tread really does not matter in ice. Just walk like a penguin and shuffle (or better yet, just skip it), that's the only way to avoid falling. Ours were warning us that if it snows during the day tomorrow and they see us walking without cleats we may get disciplined, to which the resounding reply was "who the **** would wear cleats in fresh snow?". Clueless. Maybe I'll just bring my snowshoes to be extra safe.

@jmomccxx regarding your scenario, you could have your "raise anniversary" pushed back a month and the backpay that comes with it. If you go back to RLC that gets overwritten.
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mikebc wrote: I've never heard of a specific requirement. I wore my goretex hiking boots on Monday, waterproof trail runners on Tuesday and I've been back in my running shoes the past 2 days.

Supervisors just don't understand that tread really does not matter in the snow. If there's ice underneath, you're going down regardless of shoe type. Just walk like a penguin and shuffle (or better yet, just skip it), that's the only way to avoid falling. Ours were warning us that if they see us walking in snow without cleats that we may get disciplined, to which the resounding reply was "who the **** would wear cleats in fresh snow?". Clueless.
We have a few supervisors who will 100% pull some dumb shit if they think im wearing the wrong shoe. The new buzz word is 'snowflake rated' which has me a little worried. TBH though, I'll just take the day with no pay and say **** it.

I do have like 4 pairs of cleats though because they are free on the uniform site lol.

Edit: What's the difference between that and the scenario in the link? I guess I don't understand what promotion and demotion means here.
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May 22, 2015
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The linked scenario basically says the "demotion" that you get when given FT was wrong. Once you get FT, your "anniversary date" should be that day and you should not receive a pay reduction (as it is an involuntary demotion or something).

At least 5 reliefs have grieved this in my station in the past year to the point where management doesn't even read the argument. The wording was so ambiguous that they just had the attitude of "if we can't interpret it then we'll rule in our favour". I don't know why our grievances aren't arbitrated by a neutral party, the manager having the final and only say just delegitimizes the entire process.
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May 2, 2012
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ocallaghand wrote: I worked out of Depot 1 today. Noon start. Not sure I want to do that again. Walking after dark on icy steps and driveways looking for addresses was dicey, at best.
Yesterday was a shit show. They had us sort all our mail in from Wednesday after volume counters were finished. There were ZERO expectations yesterday. I didn’t finish tying out until almost noon.

I assume you didn’t get the speech from the superintendent to only make an attempt because it was worse than Wednesday in terms of safety. They relied on casuals such as yourself to just want to finish and work hard.

I literally on delivered my scanables and brought back 1100 POC of lettermail. It wasn’t safe to deliver foot routes yesterday.
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Oct 11, 2018
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pike18 wrote: Yesterday was a shit show. They had us sort all our mail in from Wednesday after volume counters were finished. There were ZERO expectations yesterday. I didn’t finish tying out until almost noon.

I assume you didn’t get the speech from the superintendent to only make an attempt because it was worse than Wednesday in terms of safety. They relied on casuals such as yourself to just want to finish and work hard.

I literally on delivered my scanables and brought back 1100 POC of lettermail. It wasn’t safe to deliver foot routes yesterday.
Yeah, they sort of didn't give us that talk at all. The 5 or 6 casuals who were brought in worked hard. I barely got all of the mail for the blue section out, along with all of the scannables. Also, not sure if the regular carrier sorted (I don't think so), but I was given 4 trays and they partially contained 3 different bundles for the same stop, and on top of that, NM. I basically sorted the bundles together in my van just to put some sanity into the walk without having to worry about 3+1 bundles and a ton of ice on everyone's driveways.
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If there's multiple days of mail just walk the section twice. No need to be a hero.

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