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#61 RFS

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Posted 16 October 2017 - 12:20 PM

That's just every job ever. Sorry but no one is going to feel sorry for public sector workers
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#62 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 16 October 2017 - 12:34 PM

The mail thing is awesome.  

 

Everything checks out on your resume here Sally, looks like you got this job.  Just two quick questions... How are you with mail?

 

With males?  Well, I worked for Harvey Weinstein for 5 years, and I made it out.

 

No, sorry Sally, you misunderstood.  I meant mail - m-a-i-l -  like letters and maybe even packages.  This job involves unpredictable and uncontrollable levels of mail.

 

I'm outta here!


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#63 todd

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Posted 16 October 2017 - 12:47 PM

If you wish you could have a new job that sucks way more than your present job there is an opportunity for you:


The work involves prolonged exposure to the public in an open environment with minimal privacy. There is constant exposure to noise from office equipment, the clients, and co-workers.

Repetition and redundancy of tasks may cause strain injuries. Exposure to disease and possibly infectious germs, odour, perfumes, etc. could result in health conditions. Exposure to boxes, bags of mail, carts, noise from a variety of equipment, messengers coming in and out to pick up or deliver packages.

Psychological:
The ability to deal with stressful situations is essential for the incumbent.

Exposure to unpredictable and uncontrollable volumes of mail, or a room full of applicants who can become volatile, may result in multiple demands for resources and pressure within tight service standards.

Exposure on a daily basis to a number of complex and/or urgent cases requires a shift in priorities. The work requires that the cases are dealt with in an environment that lacks privacy both for clients and employees.

There are frequent interruptions from colleagues, callers, applicants, and visitors. There is a continuous requirement to deal with imposed service standards, report deadlines and to satisfy multiple concurrent demands made by management resulting in continuous intellectual and psychological effort. Very little privacy is available.


I like that tons of mail is lumped together with "volatile applicants" as if it's a tossup as to which is worse.

^ Description of life, read with enthusiasm of a preacher.

Edited by todd, 16 October 2017 - 01:15 PM.


#64 LJ

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Posted 16 October 2017 - 07:34 PM

Or you could try this job...

 

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Life's a journey......so roll down the window and enjoy the breeze.

#65 goke

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Posted 21 October 2017 - 01:22 PM

What is that gig, Welfare Office? I even scanned the posting and couldn't make out what is actually was.



#66 Rob Randall

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Posted 21 October 2017 - 01:30 PM

What is that gig, Welfare Office? I even scanned the posting and couldn't make out what is actually was.

A friend describes it:

"It’s not that bad depending where you are, I have a friend who works at the downtown walk in centre who seems to like it. You end up helping people with their pension applications and it pays well with good benefits. I prefer to work behind the scenes now but this isnt much different than a lot of the retail jobs Ive had."

I suppose they might be playing up the negatives to weed out any weak-kneed applicants.

Edited by Rob Randall, 21 October 2017 - 01:36 PM.

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#67 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 21 October 2017 - 01:47 PM

Ya it’s just Service Canada counter service. Some people fly into a rage when they feel they are not getting the money they feel they deserve.
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#68 Rob Randall

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Posted 21 October 2017 - 02:46 PM

I think when you're street-entrenched your universe is very small, and that service rep becomes an avatar for every injustice you've ever had.
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#69 johnk

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Posted 21 October 2017 - 03:44 PM

My daughter got a provincial govt job that she feels good about. She's at Emergency Mgmt BC, helping get payments to people burned out by forest fires or flooded or otherwise up against it.

She was able to expedite payments to one guy who opened his campground to forest fire victims so they could hook up to power, take showers etc. Guy gave up 2 months campground revenue in high season to help people and was going broke. My daughter dug into the paper mountain and got money to him within a few days.

Another guy in the interior fed people from his franchise restaurant
and was broke, hung up in paperwork and close to losing his
franchise because he couldn't meet his monthly franchise fee. She was able to get funds to him within a few days and help save his bacon.

On the other hand, she uncovered one guy who let people pitch tents on his land, but nothing more no water, no power. He tried to grab $30/day for each tent on his land. My daughter brought that one forward to be checked into so funds were not sucked up by an unscrupulous guy taking advantage of people beset by disaster.

Bottom line, there are a lot of people doing good work under the radar.
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#70 KAS

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Posted 21 October 2017 - 03:50 PM

I think when you're street-entrenched your universe is very small, and that service rep becomes an avatar for every injustice you've ever had.

It's not the street-entrenched that are the problems.  They're used to dealing with government offices.  Its those that have had no experience with bureaucracy, or who feel that they're more important than someone else that become the yellers.  



 



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