Good job for making money or if you can handle the inconsistency, career option
PSE- Sales and Service Associate (Former Employee) – Essex Junction, VT – December 4, 2017
There is no such thing as a typical day at the post office, it is very much dependent of the office you are in. There really is no consistency from office to office with how things are managed and rules that are followed or encouraged to be bent. The office I worked in was for the most part nice because it was larger and offered more variety of work. However, many times I would get to work only to find out my schedule for the day had changed and I would have to stay later, or have a longer/shorter lunch, etc. It made planning for work and having a home life almost impossible.
Almost every office is understaffed at the window and therefore you have to deal with long lines. I did however enjoy working the counter and getting to know the regular customers. Most were very nice and understanding of lines and such.
Wages, uniform allowance for certain positions, paid vacation, paid holidays
Split shifts, last minute schedule changes, poor work environment (location specific)