Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Mail watch continues...

I was told that I was mailed a cheque "right after the postal strike was finished".  I was curious as to how long it would take for it to reach my address.

We are now 2 weeks after the Posties went back to work, and it still hasn't arrived.  Ten business days when it could have been put into my mailbox, but not only that, 2 full weekends when it could have moved as well.  To put it into perspective, I could have walked from my house to the point of mailing and back in the time its taken this 1 envelope to run through the mail system.

I think that this shows the true relevance of Canada Post.  As I mentioned in a previous post, the fact that the Posties first walked off the job in the heart of a modernization program which, I assume, would use more machinery and technology to sort and direct mail faster and more efficiently than people can do.  Now the Posties are struggling to clear the backlog without overtime or additional workers being allowed just simply because they refused to allow modernization to happen.  It only serves to make it even more irrelevant the longer someone has to wait for their mail.

1 comment:

  1. It's not just cheques that are slow; bills aren't coming in either. I have another month of trying to sort out payables for a couple of clients as Canada Post is being diliatory.

    Ironically, the advice I've been getting is to use ePost, which also belongs to Canada Post. May do that, but what if the union takes that section over as well?