Cossy’s union, the Association of Postal Officials of Canada, is grieving the dismissal from the $70,000-a-year job and an arbitration hearing is scheduled for March.Let's face it... that's really outrageous scratch for a job that pretty much consists of reading envelopes and putting one foot in front of the other. It's no wonder Canada Post, along with the CBC is among the country's most egregious money pits.
But that's not the main story. Apparently this rather substantial looking Postie pulled a blade on ferocious attack Shih-Tzu, Willow and her stay at home mom owner.
“He started yelling he has a knife,” the woman wrote, feeling especially intimidated because she was alone with three children, including an infant. “He was saying I’m going to slash you, kill you,” the housewife alleged.Sweet baby jebus.
I remember back in grade 10, when all the stoners started dropping out and getting jobs with the post office. It was seen as a way to walk around all day being paid for getting high. There's a reason the phrase "Going Postal" has entered the vernacular.
And what does the Post Office say?
"Threatening customers or their pets (especially one that weighs as much as a newborn baby) with violence is a serious concern and jeopardizes Canada Post’s reputation," wrote Ottawa West delivery operations manager Denis Demers.Well, that's certainly setting the bar way up in the stratosphere... we frown on employees threatening to shank, well... almost anyone.
Just another reason to close down Canada Post and sell it to UPS or Fedex.
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To put this in perspective, the shortfall for Canada Post’s defined-benefit pension plan as of the first quarter of 2016 is $6.1 billion, up from about $3.4 billion two years ago.It comes right out of your pocket. Do you care about that?
That deficit is picked up by Canadian taxpayers, in addition to $3 of pension contributions for every dollar paid by postal workers.