You have to keep up the pace to work at the Post Office. You cannot just think that you will "get by" unnoticed if not pulling your fair share. You do have to get up early, work hard and always be there. Calling in sick is frowned upon unless really ill. It makes you feel good when you do your job and do it well. Customers mostly appreciate you and what you do. You are always a "part" of their day, everyday.
I am older so the amount of lifting heavy bins hour after hour was very taxing on me and I wasn't able to continue without further injury. I had minor sprain injuries. There was no actual interaction with a person to interview, otherwise, I would have realized the job was too hard for me at my age. it can take years to become a career employee. you are offered health dental vision benefits even as a non-career employee within the first two weeks of working.
Its good money but your working very hard to get it. The benefit of a career job is high. You are not a career employee to start and in some situations, it may take years to become a career employee. You must be a career employee to receive the highest benefits such as retirement.
Decent pay, time off when you need it but a LOT of back stabbing. You always have to watch your back. Management is always changing and one hand doesn't know what the other is doing half the time but overall OK. Could be a great career for the right person
The job is great keeps you busy so it can go by really fast, great pay and benefits, but if they don't like you you will suffer, they will do anything to try and take your job. Management is very horrible and will throw you under the bus at any.miment. not many trustworthy people.
Benefits are great once you become career employee. It also depends on the office you work at on management cause some managers are fair but for the most part they dont care if you have a life or a family.
I used to love my job. The pay is great. Communication is not so great. Everyone is under so much pressure. They keep loading more and more work onto you but won’t give more time or staff to do it. They waste our time with things that don’t make sense. I just wish they would let us do our jobs the way WE, the clerks and carriers know how to do it. Management is their own worst enemy.
I would have loved this job, but they subcontract the PSE employees, our contracts don't even cover half of what the regular employees have and were are treated like slave workers. No time off, expected to stay 3 hours past shift time. I delt with sexual harassment from a supervisor, only to find out he had the same issue at another post office and they just placed him at a new office.
Nice place to work with great benefits. Nice atmosphere. The health benefits are the best. Part of the retirement benefits come from the thrift savings plan which the post offices matches the first 5% that you contribute.
I worked in a station, we have to do everything manually, we throw boxes up to 70lbs, 8- 10 hours 6 days. during seasonal we work 12 hours a day six days a week. its a lot of stress and hard labor on your body. there is no time for a social life or kids if u have any. Its a more fit for people that loves to make money and don't have big responsibilities outside of working,
The USPS overall is not a bad place to work. They provide excellent healthcare benefits that you need to raise a family.. The pay isn't bad, but often times your'e completely overworked and short handed. Management does not always communicate pertinent information to employees which can cause issues and things to be double handled and delayed..