Life as a CCA Letter Carrier
CCA Letter Carrier (Former Employee) – Bellingham, Stoughton and Franklin, MA – February 23, 2015
To do this job, one must sacrifice everything in their life. There are no days off, no holidays, no benefits, no support from the union or management, or co workers for that matter.
The pay is decent, but the hours and work conditions would be intolerable for most. This job requires not only that one sacrifice everything in life, but requires that a person have a constitution that most people just do not have. One must work in any, and I mean ANY kind of weather conditions. For example we delivered snow this winter when there was a major snow storm going on, the temperature was 10 degrees Fahrenheit, the wind was blowing, there were already 3 feet of snow on the ground, nowhere to park, hardly anyone shoveled paths to their mailbox, and customers and supervisors complain because you don't deliver the mail faster. It really takes a special type of personality to perform this task.
After spending a short time sorting the mail in the office, if you can do it quickly, then it's out on the road, where you deliver, deliver, deliver mail. If you are fortunate enough to finish what mail you had, management rewards you with more mail to deliver, sometimes delivering to after 7 pm at night.
Extreme weather conditions, intolerable work loads