A typical day consists of going in at either 12pm or 3pm. I can expect to work a 12 hour shift 6 days a week unless otherwise notified. I sort the mail as it comes in off of the trucks from the stations, send it to its respective destinations within the sorting facility and then send it back out to its final destinations.I have learned much about how the mailing system in the US works, gained physical endurance for working in a warehouse type environment, learned patience. I have gained knowledge that would be useful in other future careers or hopefully my final career. Management is very disorganised. The suervisors do not communicate with eachother or try to work out a "game plan" for their shift. This results in many, myself included, staying longer and having to do a great chunk of the incoming shifts work. The majority of my co-workers are lazy. And I do not often use that word. They are known as "career" or "regular" employees which basically means they can not be fired, thus resulting in them standing around and undermining management (which doesn't say anything to them the majority of the time anyway) and not working. This results in those who are not career bringing up their slack because we can be fired. There are 4 employees out of over 150 in the entire plant who are required to work 6 days a week and 12 hours unless otherwise notified,which is not often. The hardest part of the job is the management and the coworkers. I like the type of work that I do.
disorganized management, bad scheduling, lazy coworkers (regular/career)