It does get busy but only on certain days, with good team work things do get done! Great benefits too! Management is good for the most part. You get to meet so many different people from different countries so diverse in culture
This job was during the holiday where they needed extra help for the busiest time of the year. The hours were always inconsistent. The hardest part was standing for the whole shift period. I would probably never work as a mail handler there again.
Management that is hard on carriers, never happy with your work, and constantly pressuring employees. The hours, and days are long. You have to accept the fact that you will be drained physically at the end of every shift.
Government pay, and benefits
Long hours, impossible management with unrealistic expectations
I hated working as a city carrier, all they care about it how fast you can walk and deliver the mail. They don't care about whether or not their employees are busting the rear end to get the mail done, or whether or not they get hurt or need to eat.
I loved working as a PSE however, don't do your job to well or pick up the slack of the regular employees or they will file a complaint with a supervisor and get you fired like they did to me
Clocked in and heard passdown from previous tour. Received work schedule and proceeded to machines. Would then do daily, weekly, or monthly items on schedule.After completing that would assist with any brokedown equuipment.
A day would consist of not knowing what you are going to get into that day. Only in the morning as you walk in you will find out your work load and how much can you take and how much can you leave behind even tho you don't know if tomorrow is going to be lite or even heavier to add to. The management helps by assigning assistance to the carriers who might need it (there is only a certain number of helpers, so not everyone will get help), yet at the same time needs to makes sure everyone takes all what they can take.
Worked as a Casual Holiday worker. Very Physical , Long hours and night work. USPS is unfortunately a large company with a problem of ineffiency and a culture that feels very impersonal. Most notably the huge disparity between workers and supervisors.(Too many chiefs not enough Indians) Way to many supervisors, many who stand around watching not a lot of good examples. There are the good examples that make it worth it.
night work, poor effiency, poor use of labor available
The job sounds great at first, until you realize that you rarely get days off. And unless you are an olympic athlete or favored by management will not make it to regular. I worked 40 days in a row without a day off. And when i finally started getting days off they wanted me to call in the morning to see if i was needed. Absolutely not worth the pay or possible benefits down the road. If you can find any other job that clears $14 an hour with benefits i would take it over usps. But that's just me.
The work is very hard. Managers fire people on their whim. Most managers do not have any education behind them and are given to hostile tactics to get their employees to perform faster. While they can not fire the regular employees without a really good reason, they will spend their day making them as misserable as possible until they quit. The job is very dangerous and many of the employees have work injuries or chronic issues related to the physical requirements of the job, or the fact that most postal employees work the graveyard and do not see the light of day. Depression is pretty common.
I enjoyed my time with the Postal Service as pay and benefits are very good. I now have a pension with 34 years worked (retired). The two tough things at times are the bad weather, hot or cold to work outside in and sometimes you get supervisors and managers that lose their humanity and manage with a very heavy hand coming down on you when you make a mistake. You need to stay very upbeat in this job.
A typical day at work isn't too bad. You really have to come in mentally and physically prepared every day that you work. If, not then the job can be very challenging. I've learned plenty from this job. I've learned nothing comes easy and that you have to stay consistent and work hard for what you want.This is far from a perfect job. The co-workers are great! You will build mostly positive relationship with your co-workers. The hardest part about the job is that you are required to work your best everyday and that can be physically and mentally draining. The most enjoyable part of my job is building relationships with others.