Wrongly expected Sundays and holidays off; very fast paced
City Carrier Assistant (voormalige medewerker) – Clayton, NC – 19 maart 2018
It was rather hard getting to know my fellow City Carriers, it was go, go, go all the time, from clock-in to clock-out. Not really a problem or something I don't like, but it felt no matter how hard I pushed myself they wanted more. I loved performing the skills: sorting, organizing, delivery, but there was so much pressure. If I took time to keep my route tidy (label inside of boxes with occupant names, listen to a customer complaint, clean out an overstuffed box), then they wondered why a certain section of my route took so long. Technology can be great, but there was so much scanning of checkpoints, it took the focus away from the point of the job. I think too many carriers have taken advantage of the system by milking hours and benefits. Also, because of disgusting consumerism and a deal with Amazon, delivery of parcels on Sundays and Holidays started right about the time I started working there. And around Christmas time, the lower raking dweebs had to come in extra early to deliver parcels before their normal routes. It was nearly impossible to keep a normal family life. I never got to see my husband and kid. I'm not bitter, I just feel I didn't get the whole picture when I was going through the whole application process.
time really flies when you're working
short breaks, limited bathroom availability