Don’t work as a rural carrier assistant. It sucks.
Rural Carrier Associate (Jelenlegi alkalmazott) – Yukon, OK – 2019, február 17.
The United States Postal Service used to be a very desired job. Anymore, it is not so. They are always hiring a lot of people, but they cannot retain the people they hire.
If you come in as a Rural Carrier Associate, you have a 90 working day probation. After your probation period, there is no guarantee you will ever make career, where you have the benefits.
Our post office has a ton of rural carrier assistants, namely so the actual carriers have backup for whenever they want time off. RCAs often only work only one day a week. The post office demands a lot of you while you are there, but they give you little in return. The management does not really care about your situation. You are to be used at their disposal. If you are looking for a career with the US Postal Service, don’t become a Rural Carrier Assistant. If so, you will be considered worth a dime a dozen, and nobody will look out for you. Mostly, you cannot expect to make a living in this position.
Mostly, what you read on the job description and what the manager tells you may not be what you will get.
Suck management, no true guarantees with job, insufficient pay and no true benefits.