Paid well, but worked 70 plus hours/week
City Carrier Assistant (CCA) (Volt alkalmazott) – Columbus, OH – 2018, december 29.
Pay was sweet. Was making $17.79/hour at the end, however, no dental, life, medical,or retirement until you were made a career employee. That could take anywhere from 12-24 months. The hours were absolutely horrendous. In the contract with the union, it said we were never supposed to work more than a 12 hour shift and a 72 hour week. I regularly broke both of those. You can't say "no". You get more work if you finish you assignments early so there's no incentive to be quick or efficient. The management constantly changed so it was hard to develop relationships with them and trust them. Tools were not available, vehicles were outdated, and the system is handicapped by outdated laws and regulations from Congress.
gave me financial freedom
no time for anything except work