As a part-time Postal employee, I filled in for the regular carrier when they needed off work. The job paid well, but the schedule was inconsistent. I might work one day a week, three, or none.
This job gave me an appreciation for how the US Postal System works, and how hard the employees work each day. Many of the public misconceptions of the job were dispelled during my experience there. The work is more difficult than people believe, and can be very physical. Most people that try to get hired and fill positions simply cannot do the job. I felt that being hired was an accomplishment considering hundreds of people try to get hired for these jobs and simply do not make it.
The culture in the Postal Service was positive and most people were happy with their work and position. My co-workers were supportive were very helpful. I learned to be efficient, focus, and push myself harder than I ever had. I met interesting people on my mail route, which was in a rural area.
The average wait time for full-time employment was around ten years. Simply for this reason, I resigned and moved on to other work.
Pays well, good co-workers.
Inconsistent part-time work, could be called on any day to work with no notice.