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how was for everyone today? Busy or do you find it is starting to slow down.
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mailman655 wrote: how was for everyone today? Busy or do you find it is starting to slow down.
Typical non holiday Monday volume. But the amount of forcebacks are too damn high! Also, that windchill and icy sidewalks/steps etc.
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AzN_RiverdaleCI wrote: Typical non holiday Monday volume. But the amount of forcebacks are too damn high! Also, that windchill and icy sidewalks/steps etc.
First time I've ever brought mail back. Took me an hour and a half to get to work in the morning, so actually started at the correct start time, stopped walking at 6:10pm, decided it was too much, couldn't see the ice.
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ahnaatjai wrote: damn those wind tunnelled streets!! DAMN THEM!!!
I hear ya!!! My only saving grace was a few apartments and office buildings to get a break from the cold...
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fishingaddict17 wrote: I hear ya!!! My only saving grace was a few apartments and office buildings to get a break from the cold...
Lucky. My only break from the cold was the transit and it wasn't warm. I stayed warm though but tried not to sweat as that would have been terrible if any moisture got cold.
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Hugh Jass wrote: Lucky. My only break from the cold was the transit and it wasn't warm.
Same here, the transit at max heat setting was not sufficient enough imo. At one point I swear I could not feel my pinky for like 5 mins. The gloves do nothing! meh.
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ahnaatjai wrote: damn those wind tunnelled streets!! DAMN THEM!!!
For me out west it was very heavy rain all day. I hope my customers enjoyed their liquid mail. Absolutely soaked! Good times.
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Aug 26, 2013
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http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2014/01 ... _mail.html

My outlook on the staffing partially will be due to the fact the lower portion of any city's casual list will not stick around only to be used after long weekends and xmas, so when the corp needs them, they have found other employment and dont answer their phone!
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Aug 26, 2013
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melell75 wrote: http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2014/01 ... _mail.html

My outlook on the staffing partially will be due to the fact the lower portion of any city's casual list will not stick around only to be used after long weekends and xmas, so when the corp needs them, they have found other employment and dont answer their phone!
http://toronto.ctvnews.ca/canada-post-s ... -1.1629575
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May 9, 2012
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They need to have a better system instead of a temp list they should have a few temps for each station to cover. Dumb set up. This would create less problems.
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airmail wrote: Thats nothing new...it has been going on for the past few years under the modern post. But they usually alternate the walks that dont go out.
I am at home sick/exhausted today because of deliverying 2-3 days of mail everyday this week...........then got written up because i could not do more then 8hrs in the dark and -30c yesterday and brought back a park and loop.
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Do you guys know if there is a holiday backlog at the Mississauga Sorting Facility? My package was sent out on Nov 26, 2013 and I have yet to receive it? 45 days and counting.
I am not sure what is taking so long, could it be lost? or perhaps my mail man left it in-front of my house and someone stole it, while I am still anxiously waiting for it? :(
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Shamanking wrote: Do you guys know if there is a holiday backlog at the Mississauga Sorting Facility? My package was sent out on Nov 26, 2013 and I have yet to receive it? 45 days and counting.
I am not sure what is taking so long, could it be lost? or perhaps my mail man left it in-front of my house and someone stole it, while I am still anxiously waiting for it? :(
Any holiday backlog ( if there was one) would've been cleared by now.

Could it stuck in customs? Do you have tracking on it?
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fredsub12 wrote: ..........then got written up because i could not do more then 8hrs in the dark and -30c yesterday and brought back a park and loop.
a-holes. Love to see them do it for 15 minutes.
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Jun 8, 2010
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I got my termination notice today for not having worked in a year. I am working currently so that is the reason why I did not take shifts. The first 3 years I had barely any work at Gateway. Only midnight shifts here and there. I don't know how they expect to retain temps with this process. I have a family and a mortgage. I feel so used! What can you do though.
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leolo wrote: I got my termination notice today for not having worked in a year. I am working currently so that is the reason why I did not take shifts. The first 3 years I had barely any work at Gateway. Only midnight shifts here and there. I don't know how they expect to retain temps with this process. I have a family and a mortgage. I feel so used! What can you do though.
The only people I've seen that seem to suit the call-once-in-a-blue-moon are young people that still live at home and don't suffer too much financially if they don't get called. It's very hard for everyone else.
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leolo wrote: I got my termination notice today for not having worked in a year. I am working currently so that is the reason why I did not take shifts. The first 3 years I had barely any work at Gateway. Only midnight shifts here and there. I don't know how they expect to retain temps with this process. I have a family and a mortgage. I feel so used! What can you do though.
You lose nothing by getting the union involved....I would do that before I call it a day.
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fredsub12 wrote: I am at home sick/exhausted today because of deliverying 2-3 days of mail everyday this week...........then got written up because i could not do more then 8hrs in the dark and -30c yesterday and brought back a park and loop.
you did your 8 hr assigned shift in physically dangerous conditions- definitely file a grievance, that writ should be a commendation without a doubt. want to make it really nasty ? get the media involved, workers have rights, and a right to be respected is one of them, dont take that lying down quietly. get that writ retracted and an apology given. wow- I feel for you, that one has really gotten under my skin

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