At first I was very excited to work for USPS as an RCA, but quickly realized after they hired me what a mess this company actually is. You are basically a temp for about 4-5 years (which means no sick pay, vacation, or benefits for 4-5 years!) until an opportunity comes up to be hired on as a Career Employee. You are on call every day. Try making plans when they can call you in at 10am to come deliver a route and you cannot argue because it sates in your contract they can fire you for saying no. You work until everyones is done. So don’t plan on doctors appointments or seeing much of your family because there is a lot of slow people you will bave to help. There is a lot I could say, but these were the major points. You can get better treatment from a job anywhere else.
The starting pay
Work/life balance, Management, No benefits, No Time Off, No room for advancement
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.