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"Unconventional"

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Current Contractor - Postal Support Employee in Lexington-Fayette, KY
Current Contractor - Postal Support Employee in Lexington-Fayette, KY
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at US Postal Service as a contractor (More than a year)

Pros

-Hours are available if you are willing to learn and travel to other offices
-Great coworkers
-Good pay rate for the level of education necessary
-If you're not lazy and value physical fitness, you will enjoy this job

Cons

-Hard to move up or make regular employee as a clerk (but it is possible.)
-Work life balance is nonexistent (It was difficult to sleep eight hours a night with the rotating shifts, and planning anything more than a week in advance is impossible)
-Upper management comes down hard on middle management to cut hours and avoid overtime whenever possible. Sometimes the work just doesn't get done and piles up.

Advice to Management

Caring more about work-life balance might make people less likely to call in, and having the right number of people and doing the job right the first time would mean not having a mountain of work to do later.

Other Employee Reviews for US Postal Service

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Letter Carrier 34 Years....RETIRED"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - CITY LETTER CARRIER in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - CITY LETTER CARRIER in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at US Postal Service full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Money & Vacation! The money is great, the vacation benefits are excellent.

    Cons

    I knew from day one when I walked into the Post Office as an employee that I would hate it.....and I did.....for 34 years! The money is what kept me there. IF YOU ARE DESPERATE AND NEED THE MONEY THEN TAKE THE JOB. Otherwise, go back to school, further your education and STAY AWAY FROM THIS LUNATIC ENVIRONMENT! The working environment for Craft Employees is horrible. Daily harassment and conflict from mgmt. As ususal.....good employees get treated the same as bad employees....makes no difference. This environment will leave you hateful and bitter. Total 'para-military' working environment.

    Advice to Management

    They are beyond help and advice. PMG Donahoe has inflicted a culture of hate and deceit that is beyond repair.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Hard work, rewarded with great pay and benefits"

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    Former Contractor - Mail Handler Assistant in Eagan, MN
    Former Contractor - Mail Handler Assistant in Eagan, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at US Postal Service as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    the people are a riot...really. if you're the creative writer type or musician, you'll find inspiration in the characters you meet working the night shift at a USPS distribution center. Wonderful people, every one of them. Also, everyone works hard. It's a beautiful thing.

    Cons

    It is hard to get noticed as an MHA or Casual, but it can be done.

    Advice to Management

    Ease up on the little guys in your Plants! They get paid half of what regulars get and work twice as hard already, no need to buckle down on them. sheesh

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