Working for the United States Postal Service was a great Job overall & sometimes stressful. Most Managers are awesome and love to help you & there are a few that treat you as if you’re worth nothing more than the job you applied for. USPS is overall a great place to start a career
have to be their to early, i had Engaged to learning how to sort the United state mail by hand and the hard part was remember the right zip code and ware to throw the letter,the best thing was the party every Fridays.
You have to be a very strong willed person who can take anything especially disappointments. It not easy to move up in any position unless your prepared to be exactly like the other terrible supervisors. They don't care about you or your life even though they act as if they do. Just be prepared to be very disappointed. You have to work every holiday and weekend.
As a PSE, I've learned commitment and teamwork are essential attributes for growth and opportunity within or outside the USPS.
As for the work itself, it's rather easy, but the body has to deal with constant repetitious movements for the entire shift. However, in time, you'll become accustom to the work physically, as well as, mentally.
And, yes, the mental aspect is the toughest part of the job. The hours are sometimes long, especially during Peak Season (Holiday season). And you could work on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve, and New Years Day. But the good news, the Union negotiated Holiday Pay on July of last year for PSEs, so you'll perk-up once you see your paycheck.
Finally, the work culture has its moments. But what job environment doesn't have a clash of personalities? This is where mental toughness comes in. Do you job and do it well, and go home.
Processed mail on a distribution bar code sorter.
Learned how mail is processed and the procedures used to ensure mail is delivered in a timely manner.
Management were friendly and considerate.
Most co-workers worked as a good teammates.