Absolutely no work/life balance for RCAs
RCA Rural Carrier Associate (Jelenlegi alkalmazott) – Matthews, NC – 2018, március 14.
While the hourly wage is good, you have absolutely no guaranteed days off unless you sumbit a leave request (which is unpaid for RCAs) and it is approved. The management at the location seems a little incompetent and often didn’t notice a vacant route until day of, so someone was always called in on their day off. You are essentially told to never make plans on your day off because “we might need you”. This proves to be extremely difficult especially when you have doctor appointments. You are required to have your own vehicle so that you can deliver mail out of it (and minivans are the most desired), so anyone that doesn’t have a vehicle, or an apporopriately sized car, you don’t get schedule that much; whereas the folks that do have a car they approve of, they are constantly scheduled and called in. They have started providing dental and medical insurance, but at a cost. Advancement to a regular carrier is the overall goal of an RCA, but most regulars hold on to their job for as long as possible making it difficult to advance quickly. Overall, if you like being married to your job, this is the place for you then.
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