I was employed at a post office for a little more than a year. At first everything seemed fine. I was making significantly more than I would at any other entry level job. My hours were low, but I was told that was to be expected in the summer. I was also told that I could expect to make regular in about a year.
The job itself was fairly easy, I had no trouble keeping the machine fed and the buckets clear. Being the bottom rung on the ladder, I was placed pretty much wherever a spare hand was needed.
A few months in, I began to notice several times where poor management led to me being forced to stay late. I didn't complain because the overtime pay was welcome. As time went on, I'd be required to stay late more and more often. At the end of November, my schedule was 6 days a week, 12 hours a day. I had known that my hours would increase dramatically towards the Christmas season, but it was still frustrating having what felt like no down time.
Several of my coworkers quit soon after the worst had passed. Enough quit that the 6 day weeks never really stopped, even well into the march. This was exhausting and I decided to quit soon after.
Good pay, Lots of hours
Terrible management, Lots of hours