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Mail career is outside job. It's lot of fun and flexible work. They give help sometimes to the new comers. Also some supervisors are so good whereas some not

Pros

Fun

Cons

Under pay
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Treason by the Union

Day at work = routineI learned that like anywhere else in life, injustice occur and no one will be there for you in case you are bullied by the top management.I was completely ignored by the Union and no support from anyone in difficult times. The hardest part of the job is to give everything you have and getting bullied in return. Do not apply, save your life for someone who deserve you.
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Good company but always look over you're shoulder.

I enjoy working with my co-workers and delivering mail and parcels on the street. Sadly the smallest error, or accusation will get you a 5 day suspension or fired. Having a union doesn't always help. Always look over you're shoulder when delivering mail, because they follow you around in undercover cars watching you, hoping you make an error.
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Horrible place to work

Management treated letter carriers like garbage. A new letter carrier isn’t given enough time to learn the job correctly and is expected to perform as well as a seasoned employee.
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relaxed workplace

Impossible to get hired full time, you have to be there for many years and may still not see full time status. They would typically call you in for a shift 10 minutes before they need someone
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Stressful, too much of a workload but worked by yourself

They did not handle the pandemic well treating employees like garbage and throwing them out after 20 years of service. They could have done better!!!!!
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good

only worked at CP for a few weeks to do the training and then a few shifts here & there as on call casual. It's notoriously hard to get a permanent position and the work is difficult. So many procedures and protocols to follow I couldn't remember many things after training as you use them so infrequently and work so little after getting hired.
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No hours until 2 years in.

EXTREMELY unreliable when starting. No hours for the first 2 years until you get on permanently. Extremely poor management. Good job after the first 2 years when you're not on a different route everyday.
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Good pension, but is it really worth it?

Less qualified people get promoted due to women/visible minority preference. This in turn causes a ripple effect on how things are run and creates a toxic work environment akin to a circus.Culture of laziness, especially in management and the union. Job is literally about cheating and cutting corners because of structure and management.

Pros

Easy job, anyone can do it.

Cons

Everything you can imagine and more.
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Great work atmosphere

Great work atmosphere Great pay Good vacation timeBenefits when permanentGood teamWork Fast paced OrganizedNice to be out enjoying nature Everyday is not the same!
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Meh

Good pay. But may work like a dog and be treated like one by management. Work just gets harder and harder over time. If you don't do exactly what management wants, whether allowed or not, you will be penalized.
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Great Job if you enjoy working outdoor and organized

In the beginning it's very challenging as a Letter Carrier / Delivery Agent - Expect some pain and stress in the beginning and long hours.Once you develop your own technique and figure out what works for you to be efficient (different types of tie-out methods, sorting mail, organizing parcels) you can finish earlier than the paid 8 hours. It takes at least a couple months to be a competent Letter Carrier. As a Temp you'll also need to learn a lot of different types of routes and you might not know what you'll be doing day-to-day if no work you could be sent to another station. You will deliver 1-10 sets of neighbourhood mail + Short and Long Mail + up to 40 Pounds Parcels daily. This job isn't for everyone, if you're in relatively good shape, enjoy working independently, loves engaging with customers and highly organized then this job is for you!

Pros

Exercise, Enjoy the outdoor, Great work environment

Cons

Outdoor hazards, Dogs, Winter
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Unrealistic and totalitarian

I would strongly recommend avoiding a position at Canada Post. The routes are becoming unrealistic (30kms/day) and the people are generally miserable.
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Average place to work

I worked at Canada Post for two years as a letter carrier. Things about job: seniority rules, takes forever to get a decent route. Most supervisors are decent but some take their job too seriously. Pay is decent. The worst part of the job has to be flyers. You do so much work organizing them and get paid next to nothing per flyer

Pros

Weekends off

Cons

Flyers
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Not worth it

From loving my job to hating every morning thanks to management who are not concerned with your health or well-being and won't think twice about putting you in danger, you may want to think twice about working here.You can fall ill and be expected right back at work like nothing ever happened. Don't expect the so-called benefits to look after your recovery period.If you're lucky you might get a great depot and location with good management and colleagues to work with but 9 times out of 10 you'll be feeling like you're going to battle. Not good for your health or overall sense of purpose and livelihood.
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Stressful at times, union issues

Union is too big to have a individual workers back. Job security is there as long as your willing to keep being vaccinated for Covid and nothing else

Pros

Sometimes early hours for salary pay

Cons

Toxic work environment, management issues, union issues, staff replacement issues
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Amazing place to work

It's a simple job . Hard work pays off . Good atmosphere . If you wait patiently you will succeed . One must have the zest to work and do their job...
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Youre only a number

The good; some great folks work here. The pay is decent if you’re working. It could be a great part time job if it was actually year round, and if part time/on call employees were actually valued. The ugly; Long road to full time work. You have to be available M-f if you want work. Holidays are super busy, and you’ll work until after dark…but after the holidays, your work will generally evaporate. Route holders will be given first chance at any extra work over the on call relief employees, which makes it an impossible job for anyone that requires year round work. On call employees have almost no protection at all in the collective agreement, so prepare yourself to be at the bottom.
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Very positive work environment- winter is hard

Excellent career; work hard do your job accurately and succeed. Great benefits and great pay. I Love my co-workers and serving the public in this important role.

Pros

Summer

Cons

Winter
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Enjoy the work, when it's available

Working at Canada Post is really enjoyable when work is available. The hourly pay is great, and union is awesome. However, it's hard to advance out of casual as it's all seniority based, and there aren't a ton of positions that open up. Can go long weeks- months without a call in the slow season with low seniority. Have to be available all day every week day in case you get a call for the afternoon. If it were faster getting permanent, then it would rate much higher in my books.
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Difficult at first, but gets easier as you gain more seniority. If you don't mind working in all weather conditions, it should be fine.

-Difficult at first-Stressful to learn the different routes- Gets easier with time and more seniority- Shift finishes when you finish your route- Difficult to work in all kinds of weather conditions
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3.6 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.7 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.3 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.2 out of 5 stars for Management
3.3 out of 5 stars for Culture

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