Dont Work For the Usps!
For over a year I have told myself it pays good, it's keeping food on the table, you will find something soon. I am now telling everyone that will listen that I would rather be on welfare then work for the USPS. I transfered out of state with the PO and was promised all sorts of things like their RCA's (rural carrier associates, who, btw, are not full time) get at least 5 days a week and sometimes more. I have worked maybe 2 to 3 days per week for 3 months. I was also told that most RCA's have been going permanent within 2 years. Well I can tell you that most of those people have been there for 4 years or longer and are still not permanent. There are permanent positions open for them to go to but the post master wont make these people permanent because then he won't get his bonus. One of the supervisors is sleeping with a carrier and she gets extra help daily. I have been there less then a month and have never gotten help. I've even been sent out to help her! Recently I told them I would like to take a class at the local community college 1 night per week and could I be put on a short route so I could get there in time. I was told that the PO was my #1 responsibility and if I couldn't live up to my agreement with them, which btw is for you to be available 24/7, 6 days per week, then maybe this job wasn't for me and I should either give up this class or quit. The PO does not care about it's employees, they do not care about your health, your family, or anything that is going on in your life. You are a body to them. They ignore you if you get you're route in by 5 but all hell breaks lose if you dont and Lord help you if you don't answer that phone at 6:30. Oh, and you can forget about a scheduled day off. I waited 3 months 2 get my daughter in to see a specialist, asked for the day off and was told to change the appointment to my day off. WTF, day off? What's that? So I have decided to quit. I will go to school full time, live on welfare and foodstamps, attempt to get unemployment and screw the post office! I'll use e-mail and fed-ex and pay my bills on-line.