Takes too long to go full time. Very stressful and physically demanding. Same rules do not apply to everyone. The rules seem to change at any given time. Being full time would be great but it takes years to get there.
Good benefits and salary, but not as high as the same positions outside the Postal Service. At this facility morale is low as our national performance rating is near the bottom. Management blames the floor employees but they have not changed much since we were the best in the nation in 2003. Only management has changed significantly in that time, and the maintenance program has fallen far behind in comparison to what it was then. I do enjoy the job itself, and like the challenge associated with troubleshooting down equipment and repairing it in the minimum time.