Permanent employees are rude, dishonest, treat a person as if they are stupid, Intentionally break packages, show favoritism and racial preferences, and not only harass new employees but threaten them as well.
Working for the USPS is a great job although some positions are less appealing than others. My current position is part-time with no benefits and I have been informed that I am to take a PTF position which is only guaranteed 2hrs per week which has lead to my current search of employment elsewhere. I would love to stay with the company but I cannot afford the loss.
My job as a postal clerk was my favorite ever. Some days were longer, harder, or just boring while some flew by with me thinking I'd never get caught up but loving it. I was let go due to our office having a cut in available hours, approved for unemployment and encouraged to look for positions at offices with openings. I decided to stay home with my kids, but if i go back to work it will be for usps... Once you get a full time spot you dont usually leave the usps. My postmaster was very "by the book" but fun at the same time.. She did everything she could to ensure I had proper training so I would not fail. Our union was very proactive and helpful even tho I opted not to join until I became a full time employee.
Pay, training, fellow employees
Hard to get full time, not all postmasters are created equal
This company is a good company. However, it is the definition of climbing the corporate latter. The only way to move up and become a regular employee is by either applying for a higher position or waiting in line for the seniority to take effect.
I spent two years working for the post office and even though I was a wonderful employee I was never allowed to advance. They don’t want to hire temp employees to regular positions because they don’t want them to have the ability to retire in the future. They have screwed up the retirement for past employees and made it next to impossible for those coming in to have that benefit.
Did not like working night shift. Management (downtown) does care about what you have going on, run the hub like a slave drivers. Not a great atmosphere to work in. Everyone was looking to get out and go somewhere else. Martinez office was great to work for. Good management, people, workers actually work together.
You do not start out as a Regular employee. In a clerk position, you are a contract employee for about 4 years. Your schedule and work environment depend on your Supervisor. Count on Overtime, with little to no notice. === The pay is good, but I have to say this is a position for someone in their 20's or 30's.
Working for the postal service used to be a prestigious job. It's now some kind of popularity contest. PSE's don't get sent to training to be clerks. They are treated like second class citizens. I wouldn't recommend this job to anyone. The hourly pay looks really good on paper. But what good is $17 an hour, when you only work 25 hours a week.