I started my day doing time keeping by cleaning up and correcting any errors. I had to measure the mail volume that arrived for the day. I had to make sure each employee was in place and was being productive. I made sure that the clerks worked in a productive manner and had all available mail processed and ready for the carriers upon their arrival. I made sure that the carriers cased all the mail at their case in a timely and departed for the street at their scheduled time. I had to meet all daily reports on time. I learner how to coach and motivate my employees. The work culture was an adversarial relation between management and the postal unions. I enjoyed the employees that gave 100% so that we were able to meet our goals.
Seniority means everything at the Post Office. The individuals have been around awhile, tend to slack off. Once you get through your 90 day trial period it is next to impossible to get let go. So your co-workers get lazy.
I became very familiar with my duties real quick and the staff was real helpful. I was able to float to different areas. I took the postal exam and passed was offered a position of rural carrier, but for only one day a week.
The money may be worth the stay. If your looking to work at the Post Office make sure you are willing to really work hard. This is easy work but very labor intensive. Holiday time prepare to work longer hours (required) and harder.
This is a great job and has lots of opportunities to move forward. You will help process mail and help distribution of the mail there is continously work there is never a moment when you are sitting still.
I worked as casual. First off they tell you in orientation the only thing you'll be doing is sorting mail, you get in there you doing EVERYTHING which is OK. Out of all of the supervisors there one was horrible and a second was ok, the other two were really nice. The first day the horrible supervisor got smart when I asked where to put my things. A few hours later I asked about a break got smart again. Asked who told me I'm allowed to get a break. It's going on two weeks and we still have to ask when to go to lunch and take a break and if we didn't he was going to fire us. He was just really rude and not a people person at all for him to be a supervisor. The OK supervisor everytime you asked for a lunch break would blow his breath, like I been working six hours so far let me take a lunch break without your attitude. Coworkers were OK, just like any work environment. Some were lazy but came off as hard workers to others. I think it should also be cowrokers input on who open positions should go to.
The branch location is very dirty as far as dust and the bathroom. I literally don't think the custodian clean the bathroom. Toilet is always dirty, sink too. I don't know of its lack of cleaning supplies or what.
Hours are OK. Overtime is basically everyday. I don't like how they wait to you about to leave and say you have overtime though. Be careful with your hours. Check to make sure they gave you the correct amount.
Overall the work environment is OK, coworkers are good, the pay is good, you learn a lot, but I would never work at this branch simply because of the onetöbb... supervisor.kevesebb
The most important thing to me when it comes to a job is whether or not there is potential to advance to higher positions. The post office definitely has advancements. I believe the only downfall is the management is really bad.
A typical day at work consist of mail sorting and loading of trucks. Great co-workers always willing to help with the workload if needed. Time is of the essence in any position with this company. The hardest part about this job would probably using heavy equipment especially during holidays.