- February 27, 2013 - 14:35
Its no better on the inside when you have been hurt either the bullying gets worse by the employer and your fellow workers, Iam one of those posties who went the distance
- Caribou Kid
- February 10, 2013 - 09:08
Thank God, this is Canada because if a letter carrier in Texas was seen walking down a driveway or on a porch with flashlights, he/she would end up with a bulllet in their head. I am a temp letter carrier and at night on ice, I am extremely careful bcuz it only takes one second to land on our back, possibly maiming you for life or ending it from a blow to the head. Yes, we have WSIB (if you qualify) but that is really a joke because do you think they are going to assist you if you have a head injury? I know from firsthand experience, most likely not because I worked as a Surveillance Investigator in the past for the major Insurance carriers and I know how they unfairly treat people. It is a part of the job dealing with ice on a daily basis but the keyword here is "daily". At night on ice , the rules of the game changes quite quickly and if your flashlight doesn't spot that ice on stairs, you are down and out.One of my LC classmates is in a leg cast now and she has firsthand experience at how fast it happens. Luckily she didn't strike her head going down.
- Luciano Ramirez
- January 11, 2013 - 18:17
Nello Molinaro is a postman in Canada, he does his job with love and I am proud of him..he is my friend-brother. !!! From Dominican Republic.
- January 09, 2013 - 09:04
First of all people, lets stop arguing here! Susan, that's a great article! Thanks for sticking up for us postal workers and ALL outside workers! It is hazardous sometimes and we shouldn't be bullied at anytime just because management think they can! Getting a letter stating you could loose your job if you don't work in an unsafe situation should never be allowed! Anywhere or anytime! Thanks
- January 09, 2013 - 07:14
Really great article Susan... I am sure every Postie that reads it will appreciate it :) ...thanks
- January 09, 2013 - 00:45
I believe in good working conditions for everyone. It doesn't matter to me if you a contracted paper boy (who also is not entitled to basic employment standards) or work in a coffee shop. It doesn't matter to me if your unionized or not. Instead of saying it's not ok for the paperboy but ok for the letter carrier because they are paid mare let's all agree it's not ok for either. As a letter carrier I now have 1233 customers. My route is valued at just over 8.5 hours. I must put in overtime almost everyday or Canada's post solution is to just not deliver the mail. Shame on them.
- Shawn Spicer
- January 08, 2013 - 22:26
Thank you for appreciating Letter Carriers. Too "Funny" in Ontario Paper Routes are not young adults anymore. The paper has to be delivered before the sun comes up so not it is all Adults, retired Seniors. They deliver a paper at a time out of their vehicles driving to each house. Mail carriers carry a max of 35lbs of Mail not including the extra weight for many sets of flyers and parcels. A news paper route takes a maximum 2 hours to complete, lettercarrier route can range from 15-20 km everyday in all types of weather. I am in my 19th year at Canada Post and have only been called off of the street once because the weather was too bad and unsafe!!!!
- January 08, 2013 - 12:20
Thank you!!! Its been so long since I've heard anything about the post office or its employees that hasn't been a "statement "from someone sitting at a desk somewhere.Someone who realistically has no actual line worker experience or has even spent anytime in our province . Its actually amazing that someone finally asked the people that work on the job the questions and got answers. Susan once again thank you for printing the facts... I almost forgot that some news people actually still care about them.
- Too Funny
- January 08, 2013 - 09:51
Mail carriers? What about our newspaper boy who carries a heavier load and is only half the size. On top of that he does it for less pay and without the government issued clothing and boots to keep him warm and dry. I've seen newspaper boys out delivering the papers in weather that kept mail carriers inside.
- Gordon macDonald
- January 08, 2013 - 12:55
Just to educate too funny, postal workers agree that paper carriers shouldnt be out at certain times but no newspaper will ever print about those conditions . Also a paper carrier has about 30 - 60 customers while a Canada Post letter carrier has roughly 600 - 1000 customers a day and please let's not forget the hundreds of stairs they climb everyday as well . If you see this Job as easy , look me up , I'll be glad to take you on my walk for the day .
- say it ain't so
- January 08, 2013 - 17:52
What's the math on that. The mail man drops off, maybe, a couple letters at a house. The newspaper boy drops of a paper. Paper probably weighs equal to 20 letters, maybe more. Well look at that, it works out to be the same.
- January 08, 2013 - 22:20
Too Funny.. Paperboy half the size?? Well I'm a Letter Carrier and I'm only 4' 11, so that puts that comment from you out the window! Government issued clothing and boots? Sorry?? We have to work a good number of hours before getting clothing 'points' to which items can be obtained. and NO Where on that items list is Boots! I have to purchase my own. If you think it's so great.. you get out there and carry the weight I do, at my height , and for anywhere from 9 - 10 or more hours a day.
- January 08, 2013 - 22:25
Your local paper boy has perhaps 30 or maybe 50 drops and that is all. He/she does not have to get signatures, collect funds (cash,visa,mc), and deliver to sometimes over a 1000 address's per day. When it is too cold then mommy or daddy will deliver for the child or at least keep the car running. Before TOO FUNNY comments on such things perhaps they would like to walk 17 miles in a POSTIES SHOES.