(Closed) Canadian Bees – Possible Postal Strike

posted 7 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

OMG! I heard about this!!!!!!

I’m soooo stressed. our invites can’t go out right now for a few reasons:

a. I haven’t ordered them and

b. it’s too early!

I have to send them out at the beginning of july! I wonder if it will last that long?

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@enjoyyourrabbit: haha it’s so disheartening. I’ve fought tooth and nail for the invites I am getting. i couldn’t afford them, then the money came in, then the invites weren’t really available, but then I worked something out with the vendor, then the wording was being difficult, and now it’s all figured out. I will hand deliver ALL OF THEM. including the ones to England and Thailand if I must. What an excuse for a holiday.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

gawd like they need to go on strike -___-

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I don’t think the mailing system will be shut down. Postal service is an essential service and I believe they are only allowed to strike in a similar fashion to how nurses or similar unions picket. They will most likely be running at a bare minimum for staff with the postal service running a bit slower.

Please someone correct me if I am wrong, but if I remember correctly this is how they did it last time they were on strike.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@west.coast.blonde: Yes that’s what happened the last time they went on strike – they were mandated back to work since they’re essential.  I would guess the mail service would only be slowed down for a few days.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Boo! I hope not. That would make me a really sad Panda. Our mailman already sucks.. (bring mail after 5pm, sometimes crushed with footprints on them.. ) if service gets any worse I’ll cry.

 

@west.coast.blonde: I hope you are right!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@Elarissa: Our mail service sucks too. The people at our post office here in town act like it’s an imposition to answer even the easiest questions I have! We were trying to get something sorted out about our postal route and I got extremely frustrated because I was ignored, directed to another department, delayed in a response etc etc. We also live in the North, so despite being told regular letter service is 2-3 business days we usually end up with mail 4 weeks late. Ya you guys really need a raise….

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’m not a Canadian bee, but I did buy something from an etsy seller who is from Canada – she’s shipping my item via Canada post!  I hope it makes it Frown

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I heard about that, but I agree with the other posters that it won’t be completely shut down because it is an essential service.  It will just take longer and probably won’t get great service from the postal workers 😉  So just send out your invites earlier and hopefully your guests won’t take long in sending back their replys to make sure it meets your deadline.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Ugh! WHY are they going on strike? Pay raise? Have I not paid enough THOUSANDS of dollars in tax or what!? (You read it correctly… I said ‘thousands’.) Cry

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I am super happy that I have sent mine about two weeks ago!

My brother works for Canada Post, I have no idea why they are striking but he said that they would strike May 24th but they have told the Goverment that they would still deliver Pension, family allowance and those types of cheques but that is it.  Since those chques come out a few days after the strike they will probably be back at work full time very quickly.

Good Luck!

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’m hoping I can have mine out next weekend but being sick this week put me behind!!

Must work hard every night and demand FI gets me his addy’s tonight!

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