One of my favorite things to do was work on the flat machine. This was a machine that sorted the flats (magazines and newspapers) by zip code. I would sit at a conveyer and the flats would come in front of me and I would have to key the last three digits of the zip code, then the machine would take the flat and dump it in a tub to be delivered to that particular post office. I liked to challenge myself on how fast I could key them in. I was scheduled on Tour 1, which is 10:30 pm to 7 am and I was surprised when I found out I would be working nights. I guess I never gave it a thought as to how the mail got to the post office for the carriers to deliver. I have to admit, it was an adjustment to work those hours.
It's hard to be overly critical but managers really do make a difference some have the means to make things better and others simply go out of their way to make few changes to look good on paper while ruining everyone's life. In my personal experience there was little to no communication between the management team at my particular office. I feel that a lot of problems at my office could have been resolved by the little more attention to detail a little better communication skills and a few of the managers could learn some personal skills like how to deal with other employees and customers