This job is great if you have no life or family. They don't tell you how long your day will be so you could be there for 12 hours. Swing is especially bad. There's a lot of family here, as in your shift manager will have his wife, mother in law, brother and cousins working there on his shift. And they leave while you stay for the mandatory over time. Good money, poor management, very few people who will help you learn your duties. Literally no help. Wanna have your lunch in 5 hours of being there (which is California state law)? Nope. Federal institutions trump state law. There's good people here but their the minority. Really wanted to love working here, but aside from the mismanagement and disorganization, greed, and general stupidity, my last straw was when they changed my shift without notifying me ahead of time (a day before my break of service was done) and didn't care that the change was a hardship for me.
The union regular hires are treated very well. The contract non union help not so much. Very big pro union shop mentality. I liked to work, so I did get along with my coworkers and management. But if you did not like to work hard, they made you feel very unwanted.
I enjoyed working the the US Postal Service. It was hard work but i learned that without us the is no mail. The pay from USPS was always on time. I would recommend to anyone who wants to join and great benefits.
Management supervisors don't lead very well. They expect you to know all the different functions without providing training. The regular employees don't work hard, they sleep while they are on overtime.
This job has a lot to offer. You can advance from little to nothing to the postmaster general just by working there. No extra things required. I was very happy at this job and would be more than happy to go back.
Busy and very productive. I've learned sorting bulk mail and separating zip codes. Management was great. The work culture was good. And the hardest part of the job was lifting heavy mail, and the most enjoyable part was playing games.
I worked for the P.O. for 20 years. The key to lasting long is don’t trust anybody. You can socialize but keep your personal business to yourself. This place is not about how hard you work but how you get along with the supervisors. Also know your rights on the job get close to a union rep because management will try to write you up for anything under the sun. The benefits and job security is good.
A typical day at work consistently sorting flats or breaking down mail...
Management can be helpful at times.
The workplace is safe for all.
The hardest part of the job is dispatch time, getting all the mail into the trucks and off the dock!
Working at the post office is almost a privilege for the simple fact is that it’s a federal job. It’s extremely hard to get into due to all the requirements that have to be done before even being considered for hire.
If you have a family this is not the place for you! They care nothing about there employees! You are expected to work 6 days a week 12 hours a day with one off day. The duration of your 12 hour shift you only get 30 min for lunch and 15 min breaks every 2 hours. They talk to you as if your beneath them. Horrible management!