You arrive at work with overwhelming amounts of mail and parcels to sort. You are constantly told that safety is first but badgered to go faster. Hours in the fall and winter can exceed 12 hours a day. Local management has their hands tied by ridiculous rules from district managers. Fellow carriers and some supervisors are good to work with. Great pay but high stress.
the work was very physical and challenging. but this wasn't the place for me. The min we went to work on the floor, people complained had fits because they had to train us new hires. I was talked about across the whole floor because i didn't learn everything in one day. The managers didn't want to have us trained, saying they didn't have time. I was told by management that things have changed over the past year at USPS and the people who been there the longest are upset about it so they take it out on the new hires. After my first two months with USPS I ended my employment. This is the worst place i ever worked for. i wouldn't refer anyone to USPS.
it takes 1 to 4 years before you become a permenanat ft employee
Yesterday I was let go as a CCA and I was devastated, but relieved. The working conditions are awful and the days are long. It is physically demanding and many of my supervisors were rude. I had a different route every day and I never had a designated vehicle. I made a few mistakes compared to others. Overall, it was a learning experience. If you get let go they don't care if you have a family or no job. So way all your options.
If you can get into this company young then it is a great place to build a career. The problem I ran into is lack of hours at times and having the ability to be available whenever they called me because I have a family
fast-paced environment. Breaks not guaranteed. Very pressured to complete duties in a timely manner. No lunch break time due to heavy work load. Temporary appointment difficult to achieve permanent hire position
The USPS is a great job for benefits but is has always been lacking good management and communication. It seems there isn't really anyone qualified to be a supervisor that works there. I was on the 8 hour per day 40 hour per week list with no desire for overtime but yet due to the lack of managing skills so many time I was forced to work overtime. The trucks are falling apart and the equipment is so out of date. It seems all they care about is saving money and not an ounce about their employees.
Fast paced work. Great benefits, co-workers are helpful and friendly for the most part, and good pay. The work itself is easy once you get used to it, but if your not giving it 110% you most likely wont make it far.