Unpredictable & Stressful But Good Money
Rural Route Mail Carrier (voormalige medewerker) – Batavia, IL – 15 januari 2019
I am speaking specifically to the Rural Route Carrier positions at the post office. If you are a RCA or sub carrier, you are not given specific hours of work but are rather on an "on-call" basis. Some weeks you could be getting eight hours and other weeks 50+ hours. Days off are not guaranteed and on Sundays and holidays there is always Amazon delivery. Once you make Regular Rural Carrier status your pay and benefits package goes up quite a bit but oftentimes, you can be stuck waiting on a position to open up for years. The job is highly stressful as management is very demanding and unpredictable. There a huge amount of rules and procedures for every possible thing you do at the USPS. One day management forces you to break the rules, then the next day they take a hard line on enforcing them. Also, the Union is not very strong and doesn't work very well for the rights and safety of paying employees.
Money & Benefits
High Stress, Long Hours, & No Breaks