able to do my exercise no matter what kind of wheather out there
Letter carrier (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – February 4, 2015
working in a loud environment, management are making sure that all route are being covered each day. everybody are helping out each other. hardest part of the job would be during winter time when there is snow on the ground. the enjoyable part would be the opposite, and able to go home early
Postal Clerk (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – February 3, 2015
At first, everything seemed unfamiliar and empty, since it was in a remote locations, however as I became more familiar with my co-workers and the management, it became easier to be productive and at the same time enjoy it.
Postal Clerk (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – February 2, 2015
If your shift if 4-12, you need to prepare yourself going to work after lunch .It is fun to work there especially if you already build some friendships with your co-worker. It is very important that someone working there is physically healthy to be able to do the job. the hardest part of the job is the lifting of heavy parcels coming from machine conveyor, unloading and uploading parcels to trucks. The most enjoyable part of the job is during break time wherein you can socialize to other workers
Volume Counter (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – January 20, 2015
You get up incredibly early, depending on where you live, you get at the location at 7:30am only to sit around for a hour and a half or two hours. I worked there for 3 years and they paid $17.17/hr and in June 2014 the reduced the pay to $15/hr. Meanwhile in Alberta, they pay $20/hr for the same work.
The job is not difficult. It's mindless work. If you consider that enjoyable, then it's enjoyable.
CANADA POST - VARIOUS (Former Employee) – Ottawa, Ontario – January 15, 2015
After 18 1/2 years of working in several positions at Canada Post, my positions was cut during a restructuring of the business.
I enjoyed working in large projects that brought change to internal processes with vendors and outsourcing as well as new procedures and technical changes within the Corporation. I was also involved with change that would impact the unioned employees with the building of a new mechanized plant in Winnipeg.
Relief Letter Carrier (Former Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – January 13, 2015
This job takes a certain type of person to handle it. It's a loot to focus on and when you're new there is no chance of finishing a full route. In cold places it makes it almost unbearable. It pays great if you don't mind the cold or the stress.
A typical day at work would include sorting and distributing letter mail and parcel packages. Would deliver the mail to all customers on rural routes. While working with Canada Post I learned how to work under pressure and show complete focus, I learned how to work well with Customers, most importantly learned how to be dedicated. In terms of management, I found the managers at Canada Post to be professional, understanding, helpful and dedicated to their jobs and employees. My co-workers were nothing but friendly and helpful with things on and off the job. I was able to form friendships that remain intact with people I had the pleasure of working with there. The hardest part of the job would have to be the weather conditions at times. Because I delivered to rural area customers, the road conditions could be somewhat frightening at times. The most enjoyable part of the job would have to be the people I got to work with and meet, and the atmosphere of the workplace.
Customer Service Clerk / Cashier / Gas Attendant (Former Employee) – Leamington, ON – December 24, 2014
It was nice to see the process of how our mail is received and shipped out.I felt a great sense of responsibility when given this job as I people depended on me for there mail to be delivered and sent safely.
Letter Carrier (Current Employee) – Camrose, AB – December 17, 2014
Sorted and pulled your walking route. Worked in all weather conditions, going from house to house carrying up to 35lbs. Walked about 15km on a daily basis. Helped train new employees with other letter carriers
the best part of the job is talking to the customers on a daily basis
On Call Relief Delivery Driver/Letter Carrier (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – December 8, 2014
Co-workers are great and the Supervisors are very helpful. Being a temporary worker I would go into work not knowing what walk I would have that day which I found to be an excellent challenge. A "shout out" to Supervisor Lorrie Raymond who is a great person.
On-Call Rural Suburban Mail Carrier (Current Employee) – Brampton, ON – December 5, 2014
+Arrive at Depot between 4:30a & 5:30a. +Sort Mail for 5 or 6 hours +Deliver Out all Mail, Parcels, & Required Signatures +The job itself gets better in time. It can take being with the company for months or over a year to develop speed that gets the mail sorted within 2 to 3 hours & based on the size of the route, delivered in 3 to 4 hours +Aside from wind, rain, snow, & below temperatures, the most difficult part of the job is the hours spent grasping the ins and outs +Really challenging for new staff +They do not have proper *new trainee* support +But Canada Post will assign an experienced employee who will then allow the new staff to shadow with him for 3 days maximum and then the new person is then on their own +Shuffled around weekly sometimes daily on different routes can be a challenge for a new employee +Use your own vehicle +Wear & tear on your vehicle +No reimbursement for gas, only on kilometers +I learn to appreciate my mail when I see it in the box +Management & staff there are very supportive and will cheer you on!
Many great people who work there! It was fun getting to know them all!!!!
Volume Counter (Former Employee) – Niagara Falls, ON – December 4, 2014
Pay continually goes down. Hours continually go down. They think that the carriers are the bad guys when they're the ones who do the Actual Work. Job was fantastic. Managers were very friendly. Most of the people were tremendous to work with!
good for people who don't want to work f/t hours.
temp. jobs, the job was only created to (legally) take money from new hires and give it to the union, the union can do much better than what i experienced.
Supervisor (Current Employee) – Ontario – November 17, 2014
Not the worst place to work but there is no sense of team ethic, very little coaching from upper management and not an overall rewarding career. It is a highly unionize place of employment and although there are collective agreements, the rules are often bent to benefit one party or another.