Pros: interact with business and home owners
Cons: long hours
My typical day starts from 600 am to 1400 hrs, but that can depend on your management if we have staff shortages, we have to do outside job as well. Getting mail and parcels out is very challenging specially in a strong union environment. Challenging Unions in their productivity is I like about my job. Stress level is very high, because you are bombarded with different problems and work which are outside your scope. The management can sometimes change your work schedule which is causing lots of stress to supervisor and staff. Dealing with customers and staff is enjoying. In my job you also deal with health and safety of employees which means dealing with WCB, labor law and canadian health and safety practice, staffing around 150 employees in a depot, dealing with pay, union grievances, discipline, security of mail, customer inquiries, dealing with money and customs, accidents on the roads, dealing with edmonton bylaw which can include icy sidewalks, dogs drug houses and angry house owners. You also deal with disability management and return back to work for employees who are sick or injured, you also deal with different forms of modifications request. You also deal with Benchmark and targets like number of hours worked, scanning reports and financial reports. Lots of road work like measuring the distance between mail box and sidewalk so that letter carriers gets paid accordingly. There are also different projects. Due to email and text message Canada post is going down hill fast. Rumor's of Job cuts and working 3 or 4 days in a week is just around the corner.