As you know, I retired from Canada Post on Feb/14/09 (a valentine's gift to myself). However, I continued to workout at the Gateway gym from that date until the end of April. I did this faithfully three days a week for an hour each day.
I'd like to point out that over the last four years, retirees have been allowed to use the Gateway gym. However, this changed at the end of the April when I was told that I and other retirees were no longer welcome at the gym. The reason for this was security. Needless to say, I was very disappointed because no one mentioned this "security issue" over the last four years.
My refund check for $60.00 arrived today by Express Post.
I have no regrets over these sudden inexplicable changes in policy. After all, I earned a good living at Canada Post for over 35 years and now, I get a good pension with reasonable benefits.
Recently, I signed up at a Brampton recreational centre which includes state of the art gym equipment, pool and sauna. The membership fee is $212.00 a year and it takes me ten minutes to bike there. Going to Gateway in Mississauga, the travelling time by bus was over an hour each way.
I have many good memories at Canada Post. I enjoyed the work and I made some good friends there.
How can I forget a place whose address is the date of my birth: 45/7/6?
For more on my history at Canada Post, please go to the website at www.cupw.info.