Repetitive job in a variety of weather conditions with no benefits.
RSMC Helper, RSMC Assistant, RSMC Replacement (Former Employee) – Lively, ON – 22 March 2014
Started work in the morning at around 8 to 9 am in the morning. Sorted mail for rural mail route into a sorting case to be delivered to customers and organized mail into bundles for over 750 houses.Scanned and organized parcels for delivery. Loaded mail, flyers and various sized parcels into vehicle for delivery.Delivered mail, parcels, flyers and magazines into rural mailboxes and community mailbox sites on an approximate 35 kilometer route. Delivered parcels to customers houses and collected money and signatures if required.Worked in all weather conditions.Learned to complete tasks assigned effectively, efficiently and on time. Learned to understand instructions and communicate effectively with co-workers and supervisors.Learned to give extra effort and time to get a job done. Co-workers were very sociable and understanding and wanted to get the job done just as much as you wanted to, The hardest part of the job was working in the winter and during the Christmas rush in late November and December and also the job was very repetitious. The most enjoyable part was the light work days during the summer when the weather was dry and not stormy or raining. Another enjoyable thing was you could be done work earlier. Lastly, seeing the joy when customers got their parcels earlier than expected and seeing the elation on their faces.
Choose your breaks, fresh air, done work early occasionally.
Repetitive, working in winter weather, use your own vehicle, no benefits
Maître des postes / Commis-comptoir (Former Employee) – Sainte-Claire, QC – 15 August 2017
Journée de travail typique: tri du courrier, vente de produits de détails, fermeture de journée, tracking des colis et lettres, services aux clients, gestion des plaintes, J'ai appris à gérer, former et évaluer les employés. Gérer les réparations du bâtiment, planifier et modifier les itinéraire de distribution du courrier etc. L'aspect le plus difficile de mon travail, étais que je devais faire plus de 90km par jour pour me rendre au travail. J'ai vécu de belles expérience de travail en 15 années de services. J'ai appris beaucoup, à respecter des procédures, à être proactive, à gérer des problèmes et plusieurs autres choses.
Delivery agent/letter carrier (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 8 August 2017
It can also be very physically demanding, long hours. You don't finish until the mail is all delivered. Some parcels are very heavy and the amount of flyers that need to be processed with the mail can be overwhelming
Administrative Assistant/Operations Support (Former Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 4 August 2017
Working the last 5 years as a contract worker, I have had the opportunity to work with multiple divisions and incredible teams across the Canada Post company. My job entailed many factors that always kept me on my feet and motivated me to learn new aspects of the company. Management was very much part of my every day work environment; coaching me to be the best, and strive for goals. The best part working for Canada Post was the people. The hardest part is there is a maximum time you may work for Canada Post and once your contract ends you must leave your position. After 5 years it is difficult to leave a position established and enjoyed.
Letter Carrier (Current Employee) – Victoria, BC – 31 July 2017
training was good. it takes alot to sort your own mail and get it ready to go out. as a casual that was hard. Canada post was going through some changes and i felt it was easier to hire a bunch of people at a lower wage.
Facteur (Former Employee) – Montréal, QC – 30 July 2017
Une journée de travail se résume par un mot; stressante! Aucun respect ni d’appréciation pour l'Individu. Management archaïque basé sur l'intimidation. Les employés sont solidaires pour dire qu'ils ont hâte à leur retraite. Le niveau de détresse est palpable chez les employés. L'aspect le plus difficile était l’accueil dans un nouvel emplacement. L'aspect le plus agréable était mon départ de l'emplacement.
Commis traitement du courrier (Former Employee) – Saint-Laurent, QC – 29 July 2017
Journée typique: travail répétitif, demande concentration et responsabilité. J'ai appris évoluer dans une très grande entreprise. La qualité du management souffre à cause de la taille de l'entreprise. Postes Canada = travail d'équipe. Le plus difficile aspect est la monotonie de taches. Le plus agréable aspect sont les pauses.
Christmas Temporary Postal Clerk (Former Employee) – Whitehorse, YT – 26 July 2017
The staff was amazing always made you feel welcome and made you laugh. Things were done efficiently and on time for a busy time of year. When there was a problem they would help you try and solve it. overall great place to work.
Facteur/commis (Former Employee) – Montréal, QC – 18 July 2017
Il faut s'attendre à ne jamais pouvoir prévoir quand on travaille ou non. Toujours sur appel, Le matin même, donc impossible de planifier quoi que ce soit au niveau vie personnelle. Longues périodes mortes sans appels pour plusieurs semaines dans l'année, nécessitant alors de se trouver un autre emploi en parallèle, aucune empathie de l'employeur vis-à-vis cette réalité si vous ne pouvez répondre présent lorsqu'ils ont besoin. Attentes surrélevées et non-réalistes envers le rendement des employés n'ayant pas de permanences, vous changez de route pratiquement tout le temps donc impossible de prendre en vitesse et efficacité.
Productive and always learning new skills and technology
Postal Clerk (Former Employee) – Caledonia, ON – 17 July 2017
In my everyday life as a Postal Clerk it is challenging, fast past and always something new. The management level is good and fair. The most hardest part of the job is the multitasking, however the most enjoyable part of the job is customer service!
Contractor (Former Employee) – Welland, ON & Ridgeville, ON – 11 July 2017
My mother had been working for Canada Post almost my entire life, at first as a contractor until in 2004 RSMCs were made employees of Canada Post. Security regulations were put in place and RSMCs now needed assistants to deliver because they were no longer aloud to drive against traffic, and the Ergonomic assistant position was born. My mother automatically got me security cleared so I could become her helper. I also eventually took on another route as well, both carriers had to make it so they could line up well enough to trade me off which made it a little interesting at times. I enjoyed the environment of working out in the country and delivering to all of the country homes. You get to know customers and learn new ways to make the work more enjoyable.
being in the country, listening to music while working