I was a temp relief carrier and subbed for 4 mail routes when needed due to vacation or sick leave. I learned to sort the mail and delivery it. Post master was opened to new ideas and had great leadership Hardest part of the job was trying to delivery mail and packages in the snow. most enjoyable working outsaide
CITY CARRIER ASSISTANT (Current Employee) – Colorado Springs, CO – March 19, 2018
If all you want to do is work this is a great great place. There is no room for a life outside of work. You can work seven days a week up to 13 hours a day. can be much more during Holiday season. It can take over three years to become a regular employee and CCA are not treated good. Some regulars won't do their job and then it falls to the CCA's, so your doing your job and then the work the regulars won't do. Management does nothing about it and doesn't look out for CCA's at all.
Dental Assistant/Receptionist (Former Employee) – Springfield, IL – March 19, 2018
I worked there with on and off and they never hired me full time or as a casual. I did not miss a day. I worked seasonal and enjoyed to overnight hours the time went by fast. I like the plant environment and being busy
Automation Clerk (Current Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – March 19, 2018
Management is terrible,unfairness with certain individuals,if you hope for growth this is not the job for you and with the BS you deal with for the amount of work you do you would be better off finding work else where.
DATA CONVERSION OPERATOR (Current Employee) – Salt Lake City, UT – March 18, 2018
Start off as a temp (PSE) and don't become full time Career (full benefits) for a few years. Despite being temp starting pay is pretty decent. Not guaranteed 40 hour work week. Overtime if called is mandatory for temps. No sick leave for temps (have to use annual leave which is gained per hours worked). Other than temp status it's a pretty good place to work.
Window Service Postal Clerk (NOW RETIRED) (Former Employee) – Phoenix, NY – March 18, 2018
As a full-time window clerk, my responsibilities were not only to the Postal Service but to the community I served. It's always first and foremost to work safely and securely. You must maintain the sanctity of the mail and privacy of our patrons. A smile goes a long way to brighten people's days.
City Carrier Assistant (Current Employee) – Albany, OR – March 18, 2018
When you sign on at the post office they will work you to the full extent of overworked, you have no time with family literally get up go to work, work until they rush you off the clock whenever that is they decide as the day goes on, come home stuff your face hope to fall asleep do it again. Getting time off is a joke, one day a week off and never a schedule to count on changes daily sometimes multiple times in the day.
Some of the people you work with and the public you serve
City Clerk Carrier (Former Employee) – Saint Petersburg, FL – March 18, 2018
careers advancement ,safety training programs, Union helper , communities involvement , evaluation of all arears employee and employer. Keep you inform of all employee right under the government and local government rules.
Service and Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Atlanta, GA – March 18, 2018
I have worked for the Post Office for 30 years. Its different now then it used to be. You dont start out as career, you just have to wait your turn, it could be years. No benefits or anything when you arent career but you will have great benefits if you hang in there. There was not alot of work/home balance but if money making is your objective its great, lots of overtime because there arent enough employees. Management is very disorganized and some are very bad. You are union protected but just do your job the right way and you will have self satifsfaction
Enjoyed serving the public among fellow employees dedicated to the same mission.
Postal Clerk (Former Employee) – Centerville, MA – March 18, 2018
A counter clerk's position requires considerable stamina, sometimes arcane knowledge of their Point of Sale system, and patience with a demanding public. All in all, the opportunity to serve and fulfil a need was quite worthwhile.
Part-time Rural Carrier Associate (Former Employee) – Waverly, AL – March 18, 2018
As a temporary, a typical day at work was fast paced and filled with heavy volumes of letter mail and packages. When I did get a call to worked, I liked after sorting every parcel, I mostly enjoyed the time in my vehicle. I was on my own to do what I knew to do and got fresh air while doing it. I learned the autonomy of a route mail carrier and the freedom to do what you were supposed to do. Management was a work in progress because the turnover rate was quite high. The workplace culture was quick-paced and team oriented. The hardes part of the job was getting familiar with your mail route delivery stops. But that became easier as time went on. The most enjoyable part of the job was getting to know the customers and chit chatting with them about random things.
City Carrier Assistant (Former Employee) – Washington City, DC – March 18, 2018
It was very difficult to get used to but it definitely pays off. With the correct training and understanding of the role you play it gets easier. You have to take it day by day. It’s and amazing career.