Asset Maintenance Management Project $25M (Former Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 24 October 2013
A smaller project compared to the huge Postal Transformation but interesting as changing the culture of the Maintenance Department within Canada Post. Was able to work with my speciality which was the spare parts required by maintenance to maintain the equipment. A typical day consisted of working with large spreadsheets and using VLOOKUP and Pivot Tables to build the Bill of Materials for each type of equipment.
The project was fun as it had the support from all levels of management and was sorely need to replace the old mainframe system.
The co-workers were great and the hardest part of the project was getting the Master Equipment List for each site finalized and approved. The most enjoyable part of the project was learning the power of VLOOKUP and Pivot Tables which greatly reduced the amount of time required to build the Bill of Materials.
Great mix of seasoned employees with new employees with fresh ideas.
Letter Carrier (Current Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 20 January 2018
A typical day at work entails sortation in the morning at the depot, where tensions run high and I often am privy to yelling matches between coworkers and management. The workplace culture is very antagonistic. The demands put upon the workers creates an environment of stress and exhaustion. Overtime is expected, and if a worker is unable to do overtime they are questioned and / or shamed by management. Canada Post is a demanding corporation which exploits its workers. Upper management is composed of a roster of people who have multiple complaints against them regarding psychological abuse and discrimination. There are very few people at work who are happy with their job, and most disclose quietly to one another that they feel trapped and are unhappy.
The pay, benefits
Long hours, toxic work environment, physical strain
Administrative Clerk (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 19 January 2018
I worked for the N.E.C.F. (National Empty Container Facility) of Canada Post which is the section where we sort and deliver Ad-mail to residential and commercial addresses. Great experience and clean atmosphere to work in, I really enjoyed working at Canada Post but it was only a contract placement!