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Rural Carrier Associate (RCA) (voormalige medewerker) – New England – 20 oktober 2018
I worked for the USPS as a mail carrier for a couple of years. The work environment is very poor, negative and toxic. The work itself is very stressful due to time limitations, under evaluated route times (due to a large increase in parcels). Overall the starting pay is very low for such a difficult job. Management, specifically, at the postmaster/OIC level will play favorites, lie, talk trash, target people they don’t like to try and fire them. They will break every rule the post office put in place to make their life easier and yours and your coworkers much harder. That said I have met a couple OIC’s (temporary managers) that were awesome but are no longer with the post office or in management go figure….. If you don’t have an attitude and are not afraid to talk back and tell management how it is then you will be run over by them and quit. No matter where you work your office will be understaffed and come the holidays you will be waking up at 4am and working until whenever, every day for about 2 months. You will miss Christmas with you family because you worked 100 hours for 8 weeks straight and will be too tired to enjoy it. Personally I wouldn’t recommend the job to anyone beyond working part-time during the nicer months of the year, after that it gets bad and doesn’t pay enough to stay.
You get a paycheck and a chance to meet some cool people inside and outside of the office
Stressful, low starting pay/low pay in general, poor and dishosest management