This was a dream job but they pay all that money to train but don’t inforce it . So many problem out on route with boxes nobody wants to fix just blows my mind. Always wanted to do my best but management wanted you back at a certain time so they could go home.
Promotions or even becoming just "career" is based solely on luck especially as a carrier you have to have at least 1 year as a sub and than must be next in line in only your office and wait for someone to retire, which they don't because the post office makes jobs easier for senior employees even when the employee admits they can't do the job anymore. Everyone in the office is just looking out for themselves usually subs have each-others back's but that doesn't really last. Once you get good at the job it's easy the first few months are miserable but it than becomes painfully boring.
Some of the people that work here are friendly and they give you knowledge on how management will try to use you because you don’t know any better. I’m a really good observer so I picked up on it really quick that if you just be quiet and not use your voice they will take extreme advantage over you and run you in the ground. It’s almost like the mentality is everything must go today because tomorrow isn’t promised which results in overwhelming days and hours.
Everything else, really stressful. Might give you higher blood pressure
USPS is an awesome place to work. On a typical day a carrier will go in, organize their cases mail and packages, load their vehicle and deliver their mail to customers on the appropriate route. Sometimes it is a thankless job and both customers and co-workers are not helpful and make doing the job more difficult, but overall it is a very good place to work and progress in a career. USPS offers many opportunities in the organization for employees that want to create a long lasting career. It can be a first job and also a lasting career.
A lot more goes into being a mail carrier than I ever believed. You're pushed to work long hours and are usually on your own to complete all work. Some management is amazing, while other management is totally useless. The union is great to have on your side and is a huge bonus to this career.
People think of being a mailman as jumping in a truck and delivering mail there is a LOT more to it that will steer 95% of new hires to resigning quickly it’s a hard thankless job the money is ok the health benefits very good which could get you stuck staying and being miserable
Love the scenery at my office hate the spiders wasps and snow lol. It's a good job for someone responsible and ready to be there day in and day out. I enjoy providing relief for the regular carrier while being in the valley where employment is rough. Thanks to this as a second job I can provide food for my family.
Supervisors treat carriers like disposable pieces of garbage. Heavy work loads and they push you to go fast. When you start, the days you're not on the schedule you are on call until you become a regular which takes years. Stressful, the post master and supervisors think they are alpha males lazy and ungrateful for the hard work done by the carriers.
I worked 16-21 hrs a day for 6 days in a row for 1 year. The reason I didn't work 7 days was our office was closed on Sunday... Everything about management is rude, uncaring and they really don't care about you
Good job that will keep you busy. Challenges you everyday. Mostly very good, very helpful people but some managers aren't all that supportive at getting you out the building on your route. You could always tell which manager was on duty. Work/life balance is non-existent as an RCA.