A mail handler assistant is tedious work and the hours are long at times, but the pay is decent. Just like most places, it’s not what you know but who you know. Favoritism and seniority play a huge role.
What I like most about the job is that it’s not hard on your body if you work right and safe. This job is all about safety it’s not hard on some work it can get busy but they treat us fairly when breaks are needed.
Management is lazy and incompetent. Coworkers are mentally Ill, criminals and are sometimes dangerous. It's called "Going Postal" for a reason. This is a stepping stone only type of job. I wouldn't make it a career.
I worked on a machine where I caught mail in bags and put them in a bmc. I dumped mail on the belt, load and unloaded trucks, used pallet jacks, and I sorted mail. I learned to really pay attention to where the mail goes and to make sure I scan everything that needed to be scanned. It was fairly a easy job, its just their schedule conflicted with my child daycare and I have no one who can help with that. And my chances where low on getting a bid job because of my seniority.
employees are not thought of as people, but as ERGS. you are there simply to move mail. most of it does not make sense, but they don't want to listen to sense. workers walk like gorillas, workworn and disgruntled. expect to work through illness, injury or pain. not a happy place.
Environment is mondane, monotanous, repetitive and doesn't stimulate the mind or the intelligence of individuals. Also a constant noisey environment and physically demanding. Job leaves little to no time for family, not much promotion/growth potential, mentally draining. Compensation of money and benefits is excellent; overall way of life is not. Takes a toll on your physical and mental health.
Management was great but some of the employees were negative, and often would push there work onto you, and being that i am a hard worker i did it anyways because i knew it had to be done. I learned much during my time at the post office, and it was an experience i will never forget.