Overall, i loved it. Most of the people had personality and were always willing to lend a hand when needed. The pace can either be slow or face, never really an in between, but I liked both. As long as you have your work equipment/utensils/tools, you’re fine.
I sent 3 years of my life at USPS in a position that in the job description was made to seem flexible. I’ve been a full time student the entirety of my stint there and made them well aware of that. They said they’d be understanding of that then proceeded to ask me to work 12 hours a day, 6 or 7 days a week. The work is easy until the repetition start taking a hefty physical toll on your body. The pay is great for a job that doesn’t require a degree. If you love idiot supervisors who take direct orders from idiot management then the North Houston P&DC is for you. They consistently insult your intelligence then as long as your an MHA they talk to you like you’re a child. The management sleeps with employees and those employees are heavily favored(preferred schedules and some current supervisors). I wouldn’t wish working there on my worst enemy.
Aside from the pay its a horrible place to work. You are nothing but a number. They tell you upfront they don't care about your personal life. They will work you like a dog and it will never be good enough.
This job will easily turn into a career. Management is the only problem here with the lack of communication, abuse of power at times, and violation of safety in the building.
This job pays well and that's all!!!
I honestly learned so much about myself and the company. It was honestly an honor being apart of a company that helps people so many people across the world. As a team member I realized my versatility and full capability as an employee and was able to push myself to different limits and break different barriers that I thought I never would be able to do. I am thankful for this experience and I am looking forward to another like that.
The Post Office has been very good to me. No complaints here. Pay is great for being unskilled. Work isn't too difficult. Get adequate vacation and sick leave. Earn a nice, early retirement. Plenty of opportunity for advancement, if that's your thing. We are unionized so there is a great deal of job protection. I've always been treated well by management. Overall, a very good job. Happy to be here!
I work for the postal service for 5 years at two different locations. My first location I loved. The people supported you, management let you do your job, and they made you feel like what you did mattered. My second location was the opposite. But even then there were worthwhile people that encourage you.
Very physical job; dedicated employee staff.
Management and staff are dedicated to delivering the mail...period.
There is strong camaraderie among full time employees.
The hardest part of the job is the weight of packages and keeping up with the speed of the conveyor belts to sort them by zip codes, as well as waiting for each tours mail run to end before taking lunch.
Working as a USPS MHA, there is no work/life balance whatsoever. It takes 2 to 3 years to get converted to a "regular" employee, and until that conversion takes place you can look forward to working 12 hours a day, 6 days a week MANDATORY. Pay and benefits are good, but you exist solely to serve the USPS. Management is the worst that I have ever experienced in any job field I have ever worked in. They are as corrupt as they are incompetent, and if the USPS ever does actually become privatized, it will be the fault of the absolutely terrible management staff. I have currently worked as a plant MHA for 19 months, but I do not plan to stay long enough to make the conversion to "regular" mail handler, so I cannot comment on whether the job quality eventually improves or not.