The Post Office has been very good to me. No complaints here. Pay is great for being unskilled. Work isn't too difficult. Get adequate vacation and sick leave. Earn a nice, early retirement. Plenty of opportunity for advancement, if that's your thing. We are unionized so there is a great deal of job protection. I've always been treated well by management. Overall, a very good job. Happy to be here!
The work environment is very stressfull. The work is physically demanding. If you go in working hard the supervisors will work the you like a horse while the union protects the lazy workers. Company politics is huge and advancement really depends on who you know and what you are willing to do for the position. The hardest part of my day is going to work and the most enjoyable part is going home.
Pay and benefits
Management incompetency, Permanent damage to my back.
Its pretty horrible. Management sucks. The unions are wishy washy at best. Pay is great if you want to work 7 12s during the holidays and 6 12s before you go regular. Depending on the craft, it could be 1 to 12 years before you get a regular fulltime position.
If you can take bad managers that think their the stuff bc they have a little power and a job that doesn't care about your kids or any situations you have at home then the pay is DEFINITELY worth it. It's like 17.50 an hour on the overnight shift at the warehouse and OT is mandatory. It's exhausting work. Standing on your feet ALL the time for 8-12 hours and lifting heavy plats of mail and packages. You only get 1-2 days off during the work week and during the seasonal times when they are their busiest you work 7 days a week 12 hours a day. It was interfering with my kids and babysitting and I got pregnant which was the worse thing to do working there. THEY DO NOT CARE. They don't want you to miss work and when you do, you get chewed out by the managers.
hours, pay, benefits
managers, mandatory overtime, don't care about your other priorities
Doesn't seem to care about the employees well being. MANDATED every week for off day You only get one at the plant so if they take it away you're working 7days 12hrs your body is achy you will never see your family and nobody cares that we are tired and our bodies are shutting dwn because of lack of break from working so many days and hours
Good company no life you are always getting mandated not enough help.Being a mailhandler you are the first person to come in contact with the mail . The Mail processing annex processes second class and standard bundles of mail. The facility also processes first class and priority mail.
This was a great place to work except I was the minority. The regulars were also very lazy which put more work on us temps. The fact they had union made it impossible for those workers to get in troulbe or be fired. Very sad situation. Great place to work though.
Loved the work sorting mail
Racism, and temps are abused to do more work due to regulars being lazy and they cant be touched
Is a very active place to work, sometimes is too much for the pay. There is people that just pretend to work and let the real responsible one do their job, I don't think they should be paid. Something I really enjoyed was the good people that do their job and still are willing to help you.
The work place at the post office was sort of tough. I was only seasonal help and i did want to be promoted and receive a review but the supervisors were insisting that there were no reviews for anyone. When I went to the plant manager he stated that they were doing reviews. I feel like I was not given a fair chance to become apart of the team full time.
I've learned a lot in the two years that I have worked for the U.S. Postal Service. A typical day at the my job would be first meeting at the time clock or other designated area to have a plan 5. That is when the Supervisor gives us a brief summary of how much mail is left to be ran or processed after the shift before us leaves for the day. We process first class mail, then standard mail. Occasionally, Supervisors may need one or some of us to work in a different department.
As a casual employee at the postal service you work as a fill-in work someone with permanent status calls in or walks off their work duties. You do not receive any benefits as a casual, and you are the lower spot on the totem pole. The benefit of this position is the experience in a production environment, dbcs machinery, and learning the mail process system.
experience and learning the mailing process system
I work 12 hours 6-7 days a week. The management and supervisors need severe training. I think the job is ok but they over work the employees. Employees have bad attitudes. There is no life outside of the work place.
I clock in and I'm assigned to work the lanes, I'm told what time to take my lunch if I'm being moved to a different location for the day. After I fufill my duties I go pick up mail or place packages in BMC's or APC's. I learned a lot about where certain pieces of mail go and where it is placed. I was taught how to load and unload trucks. I was taught responsibility, hard work. The management was ok some were meaner than others but, all of my supervisors got along well with me for the most part. My co-workers were good workers for the most part. You had your slackers, workers that went above and beyond, and those who worked just enough to get by. The hardest part of my job was adjusting to having your off day taken away and working for days/weeks at a time. The most enjoyable part of my job was some of the relationships I made with the people I was really cool with.
good pay, opportunity to advance, left early on holidays
short lunch breaks, favoritism, gossip, constant threats of being fired in our meetings