I was a "temporary" employee even though I worked 10+ hours a day every day. It was nonstop go, go, go. Barely had time to have lunch if at all.
It's easy work but exhausting delivering packages given the time restraint; it's a very physically demanding job. No work to take home, but 60 hours a week leaves almost no personal time.
The pay was decent; lots of overtime. As a "temporary" employee, one receives no health benefits or even days off until one becomes a career, but that's a long, long wait on that line.
Job was very secure, one could be a "temp" employee for a very long time because there's always mail that needs to be delivered. Little to no room for advancement, though.
Management could have handled things better. A lot of miscommunication higher up in the pyramid hurts the guys at the bottom, but they were on one's side most of the time.
Co-workers were a great help when learning how to be more efficient. Trading tips and tricks on how to get the job done in a timely fashion was necessary.
The hardest part of the job was learning how to be efficient given a new scenario every day and making the deliveries on time.
The most enjoyable part of the job was the independence. As long as one follows the rules and guidelines, one could do whatever they wanted as long as one got the job done.
I learned about time management, efficiency, solidarity, and technical skills such as driving a two ton truck, and a right-hand side vehicle. All in all, good way to make ends meet, but I didn't take this as a fulfilling job for life.
Independence, decent pay, job security.
No benefits as a "temp" employee, management can be better, no room to grow, very physically demanding job, long hours.