I just completed my training.
3 nights in class computer e learning in a windowless room at the back of a depot for 8 hours each night with a sarcastic trainer that obviously did not care about us, then a 'tour day' starting at 7:45a.m. of 8 hours riding along with a letter carrier that wasn't thrilled to have to take someone along on their route slowing them down, then 3 more nights of e learning..followed by 5 days of 'on the job' training where you are paired with a letter carrier who, if you are lucky, won't be angry at you for slowing them down while trying to learn what to do at depot and on the street. After working for 5 days,you are back at the classroom for 8 hours to do a 40 question exam and then the sortation test (sorting 120 letters into a sortation case)where you are allowed ONE mistake..or guess what? You are fired. People were fired.
If you pass, you then have 8hours of Human Rights training followed the next day by 8 more hours of training with the union rep.
We were supposed to then have 5 days of 'onboarding'..which is shifts out on the street delivering on your own..but guess what?
It was taken away from us because it was deemed that we might be taking hours away from current employees.
So now we are 'on call'..sitting at home every day waiting for a call to work.
Have never worked with a company where everyone was so miserable and unwelcoming to new recruits. Definitely felt like everyone is out for themselves.
Two week and pass or fail
Training was 2 weeks and was pass or fail. There is no taking into account the actual kind of employee you would be or if you would improve while doing the work.
1 week in class, 1 week on route. My trainer on route didn’t let me sort much because wanted to get out and back in early everyday. I just basically helped with the route.
You could be improving everyday during your training and maybe just need 1-2 more days, but you fail the sorting test you are out. It was a very disappointing experience. Especially after seeing how at the depot things are actually done. Their loss of a hard working, reliable, consistent employee.
Training for a seasonal on-call Postal Clerk is three full days. It is a combination of classroom and floor training.
The training is extensive
Training is a few hours at best
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