very steril work environment with emphasis on being faster. sometimes at the cost of being accurate.
Pros: good time off programs if you put in the hours.
Cons: bad insurance program for people just starting out, always on call
A great job for someone in early to mid twenties looking to make a carrier. At 37, I cant see myself putting in 30 years at the post office and being happy. I enjoy work that is a little more thought provoking and less by the book and dry as is this government job, however I see some of the younger folks really enjoy the simplicity and complacency of the same walk around the same block day after day.
I managed to lose 85 lbs. in nine months which I found as a plus but that has so far been the only real sense of accomplishment and joy I have received at the job.
As previously being a manager at a couple different organizations I found that my management style differs greatly from the post office, not that they're bad, just different than how I inspired my team to complete assignments.
All in all its an average job for those who don't like to invest to much of themselves into their work, a real "George Jetson" kind of place where you show up. do only what is asked, nothing more, nothing less, then go home. I found that hard to do because I try to help others so we can work as a team, but found myself being told that even helping clean up was not part of my trade skill definition so I needed to sit and wait for quitting doing nothing. rather than take work from the other staff. I didn't feel quite right about that so I waived my guaranteed time and just clocked out.