A typical day begins by sorting letter mail, magazines, and packages into an organized system for efficient delivery.
Time management , customer service, troubleshooting issues involved with postal policy, and organizational skills are just a few items that I feel I have mastered in 36 years.
Being in management, when I sold shoes in the 1970s , has always given me a unique perspective on the burden of responsibility that my supervisors, and station managers Carry.
I have worked in four different post offices during my career. No pun intended but it is blue-collar for the most part, so shoptalk, sports, the weather, and family tend to be postal culture in conversation.
The most difficult part of the job, obviously is Christmas but, throughout the year, it’s making your targeted commitment times when the mail volume is heavy,
the easiest part of the job is being out on the street, delivering mail, pacing yourself and , in essence, being your own boss during those hours.