The post office doesn't hire permanent positions right away. Most jobs (PSE or mail handler) you work 360 days & off for 5 days. No benefits & hard labor. Most work for at least 3 cycles before getting hired in. The work is hard, you are always on your feet, management isn't organized. No paid time off, nor vacation time. 2-4 hours of overtime is called nearly everyday. It is rare to work an 8 hour shift. Yes the pay is good $15 and up and most of the time the midnight shift is whats usually available. Day shifts are hard to get.
When you start as a letter carrier, your life is at the post office. You have zero time off (including Sunday’s) and work until management says you can leave. You will make great money but not have much time off. You will have to wait until someone retires for you to move up to become a “regular”. Then you’re going to do the same route every single day, over and over. You will also only have 8 weekends year .
I worked at multiple locations and everyone is miserable. They hate their job and that take it out on each other. I was constantly put down and treated horribly. I went home upset every night and dreaded the next day. If finally became too much and not work the money.