It's a tough job. Once You get into the job, it gets easier. No 2 days are the same and You get paid well. The hardest rt of the job is advertising day. It's a lot heavier than the rest of the week. It's nice to be outde also.
The United Postal Service has management issues.Most of the management are unfriendly,they have zero people skills and are racially insensitive.It is totally unacceptable how they treat employees.And we are working way too many hours 12 - 14 Hours 6 days a week.
If you don't like to have a life and don't have family then this is the job for you. Its a very difficult environment to work in. You are expected to eat, breath, sleep the post office. Your days off are always taken away from you and most days you are there from sun rise to sun down.
An environment with a variety of job choices, good pay and benefits, can have a job anywhere within the United States, can learn different skills, offers an easy learning environment and also an environment where teamwork is important.
Management have no idea what they are doing and there is a power struggle within the management team. One supervisor would ask meto go an area to work, then a different supervisor would say listen to me, not the other.
People can bid on a position and have not even a minute of experience in that position but they will be awarded the bid based on the date they put the bid in. So these people are given supervisor jobs when they don’t have a clue what that are doing. “Theft of clock” happens daily when employees sleep in the lockerroom.
A face pace company that forgets it's employees and customers are people, best advice from a former supervisor of delivery is to do you work as directed then go home. Expect to get over worked and under appreciated, but most importantly learn to identify with the customers and see things from their perspective never rush to judgement on their issues.
Working for the US Postal Service as an entry level employee is extremely tough. At least 75% of persons that get through the tough backgrounds and other hoops end up quitting within the first month because of tremendously hard paced work, stress, and the long hours. The USPS is severely understaffed which places too much stress on the few personal left to carry out all of the duties, and unfortunately the moderate pay of $17 per hour is not enough to compete with the high pay employment market of the Denver area which contributes to even less people applying and staying.
Constantly moved out of assigned unit daily to help other units that are short staffed. Put in positions to do multiple positions that require a team but performed solo. Work related injuries due to lack of staff and over-working various parts of the body.
Good benefits and pay scale
Lack of communication, poor management, on-the-job-injuries
Contractors work is often repetitive and compensation for contractors is poor. Management is average, but there is much autonomy. We are professionals, but oftentimes are not respected as professionals.