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Working as a Letter Carrier at Canada Post is a great job. You work at your own pace and are paid a fair wage. When I started I struggled with the different routes I worked as I was new to the city. But management supported me and helped me get the hang of the job. Support from your fellow colleagues is more hit and miss. While almost all my colleagues have a generous and supportive nature, as a Letter Carrier, you are more out on your own. Easy to get time off and opportunities throughout the year to earn overtime. The weather can be daunting but proper dress and attitude make all the difference.
Get to set your own pace - strong sense of accomplishment when route is finished
Some days have more mail/parcels making things a bit stressful (but I'm still new)
Company exists in-spite of itself. Uneducated with Ignorance is a promotable, Quality. Thus ensuring one is not a threat to chain of indifference. The preverible carrot will always be dangling in your sight, it is more like the poisoned apple.
Government job, opens trap door to lesser careers
Union dues are ridiculous in Vancouver with little to no support. The constant strike votes, lack of contract, 6 different unions in one company make for an absolutely miserable environment. Oh and the constant changing of ways of delivering the mail. My route went from 900 points of call to 1800 points of call - with over 24 walking kms. Inluding mail don't forget now you are delivery flyers - where you have to sort after your shift. After 3 years my body broke down, my mind broke down, still didn't have a contract...I saw fist fights inside depots, every day people breaking down and crying. It changed me forever. Avoid at all costs.
Management are the absolute worst human beings there are only a few that really care the rest are heartless. If they just actually stopped bullying people and actually cared about the training of the temporary workers they would stay alot longer .
If you pass the physical exam you start off on call, no guarantee of hours, at around $19/hr. After accumulating required hours and bidding you can achieve a permanent position and make $27/hr. It's not an easy job, it's tough on the body for some, but with seniority brings the chance of getting a better route. It's fast paced and some days are better than others. absolutely
The job is very fast paced and involved. And you need to be physically fit to a degree to even start here. And that’s just inside. Outside you represent a large corporation and do your diligence and that’s not always a bad thing. You do get sense of pride! And the co-workers are some of the best people I’m met on this planet!
Summer work is best,winter time is very challenging,time goes fast,hardest part is Monday for letter carriers...You have to have good seniority to bid on good route and vacation spots.If you like to be outside and lots of energy then this might work out for you..lots of overtime.
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With all the mail, flyers, packets, parcels and oversized items to be delivered increases ones risk of injuries. Also working outside and being at the mercy of the weather everyday should be considered and we should have more personal days to recoup. Some ppl have to have a second job because the income is not sufficient enough. For a federal entity to cap out at $27 is an insult
After completing the letter carrier training you are put on a call list. and unless it is a busy season the call can be very few and far between. When I did get job calls they tended to be either very late or very early starts. This did not work well with child care.
got hired for a casual job, no work for 2 months, and when they call you for one day for the month, you end up getting paid $3 net after cpp ei and after taxes. most of your pay for that one day goes to union dues. So no matter how many hours you work, if you worked at least one day, you still have to pay full amount for union dues.
Very negative experience. Getting on fulltime is next to impossible. Getting an inside job is like winning the lottery. All goes by seniority. Management is horrific. Getting growled at is just life. You're given a different route all the time and expected to complete it in the same time as the regular postman who knows his route. Off season no hours.
This job is stable. However, Canada Post is getting more and more parcels, but Letter Carriers need to take BOTH mail and parcels. That means, you need to walk on your route AND drive vehicle to drop parcels. This make LCs stress and their day long. In addition, it's really dangerous to walk and drive on icy streets in winter. Some SVs are nice, but some treat LCs as slaves.
Unmanageable work loads, unsafe work environment
If you dont have bills to pay or if you have a second income spouse then this job is great. It isnt that great for someone looking to pay bills because it's not consistent work. The pay is good but it can be a lot of work at times and hardly seems worth it...especially in extreme weather conditions.The people are great to work with though, very friendly environment and everyone is helpful to the newbies.
Be careful when applying here. It's great if you don't want to live your life or have kids and pets. They don't really care about you but act like it. My last supervisor was the only person who actually cared about you, he was awesome. I wouldn't steer anyone towards this company, unless like I said you want no life.
Unless you go into your first day of work with 10 years experience with them already then expect to do unrealistic volumes of physical work for the next 10 years. Most people working here injure themselves from the job too severely to make it 10 years. If you don't tear your pec muscles or rotator cuff from lifting 50lbs on your shoulders for 8 hrs a day then congratulations you eventually can compete with the rest of the company for the easy routes. But you won't be able to compete with them since they've been there longer than you so your chance actually comes when they work through their death or they realize this company is a dead end position and quit. If you make it there congratulations you can give another 30 years to the company but don't expect to retire with that pension.
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