Youll start out as a CCA for a few years. Phoenix is around 2 years to become a regular. Thats when you get your benefits and everything else. HR paints a pretty picture on your interview. They say you can do anything in the post office- 1st lie. You need a bachelors or higher unless you want to be a supervisor which then youll make 300 to 400 extra a check. It takes 12.5 years to max out on the pay scale at 32 an hour. So you better hope minimum wage doesnt go up to 20 dollars by the time that happens to where youre back where you first started struggling. Youll work 90% of the week with one day off per week maybe at 50 to 60 hours a week for those 2 years. No scheduled days off until you become regular. Once you do become regular, youll lose half your income. No overtime. And youll be shipped out (like the army) to a station near you (whichever station is failing the most). That is your route for the rest of your life unless you have high enough seniority to bid a better route. Good luck with that. Alot of postal carriers opt out of the union because it doesnt really do anything. Its just put in place to make you feel like you have an opinion. Save your 30 dollars a check. Unless youre in your 40s, or are younger working on union years, its no different than amazon or ups. Theres not much "government employee" feeling about it. You deliver ads 99% of the time and 1% something important. If you have a walking route, youve got it worse than everyone else.
After 8 hours, overtime. After 10 hours, double time.
If you like being on the move & can handle continual lifting of packages of varying weights it's a great job, but if you have any difficulty with lifting, or being on your feet 8 + hours a day at times, it's not the best fit.