I worked at the post office for a seasonal job. A lot goes on there and your typically going to start out working at the MPA. Management there wasn't very good as I didn't know all of the in and outs of my job description. And they will try to work you 12 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The culture has changed and you deal with so many people with personal issues that bring them to work. Management is very cut throat and the union creates lazy employees that feel they can come to work and get a check without doing the work and spend the day complaining. Never been at a job that no one wants to work but wants to get paid. Majority of employees are out of high school that never had a job and lack work ethics. Supervisors are scared of the employees because of so many frivolous harassment charges. It's a mess!! Get rid of the union and maybe they will work and stop trying to get out of work. They need to raise the standards of the people they hire and make them take a real test like they use to. Cheap labor is not always the right answer. Raise the pay and give basic requirements so people that want to work can have a job not hire people that are mad everyday because they were given a job. I think the changes for cheap labor were put into place so people could get a lot of their family members in.
A typical day for me would be to work at a SPBS machine entering zip codes for the various mail items to send then to their correct destination. The hardest part about the job was the mandatory overtime when you have a small child. The most enjoyable part of the job is being able to work independently.
It is a very demanding job you work 10 to 12 hours a day 6 to 7 days a week. If you have kids or a life outside of the workplace this is not the place for you. The work schedule is very very demanding.