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71 English questions out of 71

August 24, 2021

Does US Postal Service offer massages?

Pros

its an amazing company to work on

Cons

poor management, not a free food

poor management, not a free food

August 24, 2021

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October 23, 2019

Does US Postal Service offer dental insurance?

Pros

Very little Pros vs Cons. Paid Holidays Off. 4 weeks vacation paid off a year when full time. Little education needed to move up in Management. Uniform allowance. Direct deposit. Very hard to get fired, you just get transfered or demoted if you screw up. Co pays are cheap

Cons

Lack of quality training at all levels. Most training is learning on the job or by mistakes. Your race or ethnicity is used too much between workers and management as far as clicks or work quality. Understaffed and overworked at almost every facility. HR hires the laziest human beings possible and the poor workers make it past probation because management does a poor job firing them during probation and they make everyone else's job harder once these workers become full time. In the major city areas, alot of ghetto ignorant people are hired and make up most of the staff and management. Most of the unions are very lazy and have the worst useless shop stewards for each facility. Outdated union contracts that have vague writing that makes work load confusing. Fair workload is uncommon, somehow the lazy workers are favored in every office. Most unprofessional work environment because most hiring is done within the agency and lack of education and training all around. Every single department in the company "passes the buck" when you have a problem, issue or question about anything. Some post offices are corrupt where hand outs or "favors" are given to management for better quality work or overtime. Job postings are always taken down when you apply to jobs you are qualified for or they make you use the stupid "star method" when applying to job postings. The interviews that they conduct when going for management positions are horrible, asking irrelevant questions by a panel. Overall poor work life quality and culture. Management is always understaffed because they don't make time and half OT and their pay is close to what some of what the workers they manage make. The company is very cheap with everything, supplies, bathroom supplies. They take a long time to fix heat, air conditioning and hot water. Management is sometimes useless because they are overwhelmed with the poor immature workers that they try and fail to fire. Dental insurance is crap and pension is crap.

Advice to Management

Make more "management" hires outside the company. Search and recruit harder for employees that have some type of education in the fields that have open positions instead of hiring stiffs within management that some of the hiring managers are familiar with and wont speak or complain too much. Force accountability on every employee in the entire company because their is 0. Company is not equal opportunity because they hire employees for certain positions like postal inspector based on being a former veteran or law enforcement for the company. Update the computer software systems such as TACS and others. Get rid of the time clocks, use finger scanners or punch in an employee code without a disk because alot of time is mismanaged. Make the mail routes in Queens, Brooklyn and Bronx more manageable so carriers dont have to spend 7 or 8 hours working outside in the dark in bad weather conditions. Throwing overtime at the carriers is not fixing any problems and crippling the company debt wise. Make probation a year instead of 90 days.

Dental insurance is crap and pension is crap.

October 23, 2019

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September 21, 2020

Does US Postal Service have a pension plan?

Pros

For the most part once you get in as a fulltime regular carrier pay is pretty good. I have been a regular for 6 years now my base "salary" if you will is about 52,000 which if you know anything about the post office you know... what you make at the end of the year will be more due to overtime both voluntary and forced. Moving up is not terribly hard as long at you are willing to be a 204b (supervisor). The longer your in the easier it gets due to seniority and what route you get. Great benefits from health and pension, thrift savings which they match 5%, vacation time which at top level is a little over 5 weeks a year and you can carry some over to the next year, sick time which you earn 4 hours every pay period and they don't expire through out your entire carrier ( i'm up to about 2 months of sick time).

Cons

The beginning of your career will be terrible! There is a huge turn over rate due to the fact when you first start your a CCA. Which other terms means less pay, less benefits, and terrible work to home life ratio. And it can take YEARS until converted to regular or it can take 5 months in, there is no saying. Your job highly depends on what kind of management you have in the office. Hard A** with something to prove can make your time here miserable. As far as advancement good luck getting a job you really want in here unless you become management first and kiss some butt or know somebody. Which sucks because their are a lot of unique and cool jobs that you would never think of the post office for having.

Advice to Management

get over yourselves and let us work!

Great benefits from health and pension, thrift savings which they match 5%, vacation time which at top level is a little over 5 weeks a year and you can carry some over to the next year, sick time which you earn 4 hours every pay period and they don't expire through out your entire carrier ( i'm up to about 2 months of sick time).

September 21, 2020

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August 18, 2019

Does US Postal Service offer life insurance?

Pros

Pay is above average for the area at entry level. Business casual. Relatively nice coworkers.

Cons

Micromanagement. No PTO, sick days, fmla, health insurance, life insurance, or any other benefit unless you're career, which can take years to obtain. No job security. They monitor everything, bathroom breaks, chatting with another coworker, etc. 30 minute lunch. Unpaid. Short breaks, paid. 0 events. 0 connections with management. Favoritism in hiring process.

Advice to Management

You're probably not going to read this so I won't bother.

No PTO, sick days, fmla, health insurance, life insurance, or any other benefit unless you're career, which can take years to obtain.

August 18, 2019

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September 12, 2021

Does US Postal Service offer a wellness program?

Pros

Decent benefits and Wages and Vacation time

Cons

A heart attack and numerous hospital admissions for stress

Decent benefits and Wages and Vacation time

September 12, 2021

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