Not for the faint of heart
RSMC On Call Relief Employee (Current Employee) – Smalltown Ontario – 6 May 2017
Your experience at Canada Post is COMPLETELY dependant on
1-the job title (letter carrier vs RSMC vs OCRE etc) and
2-the local management team you end up under.
An RSMC receives much less pay than a letter carrier and an On Call Relief Employee in the RSMC dept receives 15% less than that with zero increase, forever.
As an OCRE you will be expected to sort and deliver the regular employees' routes...all of them. It will take you twice as long and you will be paid less than them. A smaller office will have 6-8 different routes and you will be expected to learn them all.
You will receive 3 days on the job training which pairs you with a regular employee who will not be happy about you slowing them down because they receive no extra pay to show you the ropes!
The delivery vehicle(s)-
Some offices have company provided righthand drive vehicles. Before you celebrate not having to use your own, consider this:
If it is a small town spot you may be expected to drive a 1990's veh without air, regular breakdowns etc. They are plagued with nasty issues.
If you use your own vehicle, you will likely be trained in using a reaching device. They are cumbersome and take up more of your time than driving a right hand drive veh. You are fairly compensated for using your vehicle, and you will be more comfortable. Your commercial insurance will mean putting out more money and the job is hard on your vehicle (brakes, etc)
Insufficient training, poor pay, no benefits, horrible company vehicles.