Working for the postal service could be a great job if there were better management overall. When I started, management had the "military mentality." It seems that because members of the military are given extra points on the entry exam that there was a higher percentage of military personnel than there is in most professions. I think it is wonderful that veterans get this advantage. I truly appreciate their service to our country and think they absolutely deserve it. But, having said that, I did feel to a certain extent that I was in the military by the way management spoke to me and expected me to obey their orders without question, regardless of whether it was right or wrong. My first supervisor treated the people with seniority (and especially his friends) like they could do no wrong, and the new hires could do nothing right. We were there to make the regulars lives easier. And when they gave us an order, we were to ask "how high." Because I was appreciative of my job and did not want to disappoint, I would always answer my phone when my boss called in the morning, even when I was not scheduled. Therefore, he got into the habit of not scheduling me more than one day a week because he knew that I would come in whenever he called. It wasn't until he was rude to my mother that the phone stopped being answered in the morning. And, amazingly he began to schedule me every day. Worst boss ever! Granted, I have had many wonderful supervisors and postmasters over the years, but unfortunately the ones that are on a power trip and don't respect the employees make it unbearable.
Good pay and benefits
Insufficient training, must do work that is out of your job description, the best workers are treated the worst, it only results in being given more responsibilities.