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middle class wages

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Former Employee - Mail Processing Clerk
Former Employee - Mail Processing Clerk

I worked at US Postal Service full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

Livable wage for middle class and no college education

Cons

joint damaging job, and poor morale of most employees.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

until a way to inspire a team atmosphere comes to the USPS, this federal entity will perish due to its unwillingness to conform to newer and more cost efficient technologies, and personal business practices and interactions.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Good Pay and Benefits.....Thanks to the Unions!

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    Former Employee - CITY LETTER CARRIER
    Former Employee - CITY LETTER CARRIER

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

    Pros

    The 4 major labor unions have negotiated good pay and benefits for blue-color employees. This has benefited all managers in the Postal Service because it raised the bar. Because of the union contracts there is job security and some protection from irrational management.

    Cons

    The Postal Service is a numbers driven organization. Everything is driven by productivity numbers. While productivity is good for the survival of any organization there should be a clear plan in place to reach reasonable goals. Therein lies the problem. Goals are set and middle level managers are expected to obtain these goals and are basically turned loose to achieve them at any cost. Even at the cost of the welfare of employees. When higher level managers are unable to produce numbers that are acceptable the most common practice they are encouraged to find sacrificial lambs somewhere below them. This is why over 90% of blue color workers in the Postal Service volunteer to be members of labor unions. I only recommend this employer to one who is willing, and able, to handle situations where you will be asked to handle workloads that are unreasonable and sometimes impossible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's time to realize that it's not the employees that are the problem at the Postal Service, they are your greatest asset. Seek the advice of the grass roots workers, i.e., clerks, carriers, etc., before making policies. If you recovered all the time spent by middle and lower managers tracking the lowest level employees performance and used it to improve service to the public, instead of cutting services to the public for that purpose, the Post Office would be able to provide SERVICE at a reasonable cost to the public. Isn't that what it was founded on 200 years ago?

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    It was alright

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    Former Employee - Rca
    Former Employee - Rca

    I worked at US Postal Service part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Nothing but the compensation really. Although the mileage reimbursement didn't equal out the amount of money I had to literally pour into keeping my vehicle functioning. Which is a job requirement I believe.

    Cons

    Hours sucked as a sub. Either there was too much work to handle or not enough work to feed my family.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to manage your workers and keep them from being so unpredictable with their time off.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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