An interesting email I received last week, and my reply. It brings up an interesting topic, in general, Transport Canada Marine Safety interactions with its Marine Engineers. I just wanted to share it with the community to see if other people feel this, or have comments about the service they receive from their respective TCMS office.
Names and locations changed to protect the innocent...
> -----Original Message-----
> From: xxx
> Sent: January 4, 2018 11:55 AM
> To: Martin
> Subject: transport Canada
> Hi Martin
> I wish to take exams at Transport Canada. For a young guy like
> myself I run into problems like not being treated fairly and perhaps
> questioned and viewed in different ways by examiners. I realize that
> some offices treat people more fairly than other offices, have you
> heard anything bad about the (xxx) office as far as them giving
> people a hard time when writing 3rd class or 2nd class? I heard
> (other xxx) is fair but it is a 5 hour drive for me as opposed to a 2 hour drive. Any information would help.
> On Jan 4, 2018, at 3:34 PM, Martin @ www.dieselduck.net
> I don't know what to tell you, TC is what it is.
> From my point of view I am not impressed in their treatment of any
> marine engineer, I am not sure what is going on, but there seems to be
> a government wide failure in delivery of consistent and quality
> services. Perhaps the fact that they are not being paid on time
> (Phoenix Pay System) has had profound effects on morale, that we are
> now feeling. But then again, "shopping for an examiner" has been going
> on for as long as I have been dealing with TC, so I am not sure they
> have a particular problem with you per se, and I am not surprise to hear it from you.
> Kindest regards,
Thank you for your reply. It helps a lot.