Horrendous unethical treatment from management. Hostile work environment always.
Rural Letter Carrier Associate (Former Employee) – Austin, TX – 19 October 2019
After 4 years of working as a Sub Rural Carrier Assistant with the hope of soon becoming a Regular full time career employee and no longer having to sit by my phone from 7-9am as On Call ready to come in 5 days a week They only guaranteed you ONE day of work a week ( usually Saturdays) so the regular route Carrier for your assigned route has a relief day off other than Sundays of course. No way to really make plans for your home life Lots of ridiculous paperwork and red tape and hoops to jump through to ask for any time off and that’s without pay!!! Four years and haven’t earned a single day of paid time off for sickness or vacation time!!!! The office has a very strong resemblance of what it feels like to be an animal or inmate with the Supervisors and Management are Wardens and Guards. Playing mind games and bullying for their own entertainment and pleasure . Filing grievances to get help calls the Union rep in and it gets you nowhere ( goes endlessly for months in circles with paperwork and red tape ) Unresolved and now you are personal vendetta against them. You will hear in meetings that the office has been growing so more new routes are coming up and other things to make you think about just hanging in there a little longer than you’ll finally get a route and full time career status with all the federal employees benefits . But after a while, all the promising things that they were saying, have been recanted. Poof gone! If you play their games and do whatever they ask ( basically living in the post office working days on end and not being paid on randommore... paychecks for those extra hours, because they needed to cover their own butts for having too much overtime on payroll with the regional district office. It’s a shame. Not all post office locations are like this one is but from talking with others from across the US, the garbage that goes on like this, is the majority. Folks working as Subs for 10+ years before finally getting a route and fulltime career status is ridiculous to me. I don’t Owe the Post Office! They Owe ME! Sorry for my rant. I just feel that people go into this job thinking of honor and integrity in the USPS as a entity but aren’t aware of what’s it really like behind the scenes with all the unnecessary stress and the toll that it takes on your mind body and God forbid you have a family life
Best of luck. I hope that you find one of the Better managed Offices!less
Few weeks of paid classroom training, at local distribution plant
High stress, exposure to the elements, management expectations unrealistic and highly dangerous Life put at risk for speedy delivery, really all of this job is Cons