Required to be there when they need you regardless of family or holidays. Limited advancement for many years. You will work nights for a long time. You must be senior is obtain a bid. Weekends off are minimal. Holidays off are minimal. Be prepared for much overtime with little to no notice. They will call you in on a moments notice.
This company does not appreciate and acknowledge hardworking people. Lazy ones are promoted to the top therefore management is what it is. They Lack management skills, base knowledge off of what they learn from each other, other than by contract. They lie, they take no responsibility and hire their own family over others. They falsify records to fit their scheme and cheat to get by. Disgusting!
I had to ask union APWU to see if I could get a shift change because of pregnancy. It took a lil while but by Dr orders my shift was changed. It was difficult but the union made sure I received a shift change.
It’s a great entry level opportunity but remember your self worth and and mental health is more important. Don’t compromise on it for a check. Management is a reflection of employees and that’s why people who are getting paid $20 a hour and up without degrees are usually lazy. Others get by not working at all because they’re cool with management. Management tends to abuse their authority with no discipline. There is also favoritism based on race. The Union dues getting taken out of your check to protect your job usually doesn’t bring any real resolutions. You can be treated better elsewhere and have less stress getting another job or just going to college.
Money, benefits, job bidding
Management, Laziness of Employees, and Lack of Professionalism
If you like non intellectual, repetitive, physical work then you will love this job. The only ones who will care at the end of the day is the friendships you may establish there. Otherwise, don’t expect a environment loaded with moral.
Being employed with the post office is a great career if you can handle the strenuous daily work. There is a lot to learn, unlike some may think. It is a very fast paced day of work where you are constantly on your feet.
I worked third shift as a mail processor at Grand Rapids Main Post Office. My shift manager was always taking stress tabs because the higher up manager was constantly done her throat to make the hourly wage earners go faster. I got a night off but would be called in to work the shift.
co-workers were easy going, 15-minute breaks, healthcare, 401K
management and faster workers had to cover for the slower workers
The United States Postal Service is not a bad place to work. I feel that the work hours are extreme which makes it hard to have a work life balance. The hardest part of the job was trying to keep up momentum.
On a typical day I could always rely on what I was going to do and when I had to do it. I have learned that team work is needed to succeed in a multi billion dollar company. Organization and preparation requires more than just one person building the implemented necessities that will decide if the company succeed or fail. To manage you, must let your subordinates know how important they are; and without this, Management will fail the ones who are counting on them. The hardest part of the job is keeping the business going on even when there is sickness and confusion causing the machine to lose momentum. The most enjoyable part of a job is knowing at the end of the day you made a challenging situation stay positive and with satisfied customers, clients, or patients.
benefits, family stability, retirement options, better healthcare
Worked as a letter carrier and a mail processor at a Postal HUB. Delivered mail, parcels to homes and businesses on different assigned delivery routes. I learned how to manage time, based on the varying levels of mail issued each day. The toughest day consisted of delivering on an unfamiliar route or having an abundance of mail to deliver. Or being given an additional workload between more than one route.
The ability to work alone
Working in extreme weather, being on an unfamiliar route
The pay was very good. Sometimes the hours were not the best and no weekends off. The benefits were great and retirement pay is so-so. But I still have my excellent health benefit, even after retirement.