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If you were in charge, what would you do to make United States Postal Service a better place to work?

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Not have PSE employees working 6 days a week over a year.

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I am a USPS employee (Rural Carrier), in response to the person who stated that they should have to pay for a course, or whatever, in order to apply for employment at the USPS, I applied and was hired by the USPS and I did not pay for a course or anything else prior to. Beware of these so called course materials that are available to purchase, they are not sold by the USPS, everything that you need to prepare for the postal exam, including free example questions and answers, are available from the USPS, including online, therefore, you do not need to pay for anything before submitting an application and being invited by the USPS to take the Postal Exam. Regardless, I do not recommend working for the USPS as a Rural Carrier or City Carrier, in other words delivering the mail isn't easy and is very stressful, chaotic and cruel. I suggest applying to be a clerk, plant worker or OTR (over the road) semi tractor trailer driver, anything but City or Rural Carrier, believe me, it's a scam, City Carrier pays better than Rural, but you have to walk more, Rural Carriers work on routes that have evaluated pay systems, which means if the route is evaluated at 8 hours and it takes you 11 hours you only get paid for 8 hours plus management will harass you instead of thanking you, regardless of how many free hours that you dedicate to USPS in order to keep your job. Trust me, do not learn the hard way like I did, stay away from this corrupt government employer, their system is rigged and the Carriers Union is a joke, you will work under a terrible contract that permits you to work up to 12 hours per day even though you will only get paid for 8 of them if the route is evaluated for 8 hours. RUN !

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I would have potential employees come to the post office and fill out applications instead of having to pay for a course on postal service. Hire direct just like the old times, people looking for work usually do not have the money to pay for a course to see if they qualify. They are trying to get a job to make money no spend money to get the job.

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I would treat my employees with respect; show some compassion and be understanding to their situation. I also would motivate them to come to work by creating a less hostile work environment.

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Do as I'm told, it's not my company.

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Hire/promote trained qualified people to leadership positions. Get rid of the nepotism hires. Bring back quality of work and service. Treat employees with respect. Provide a safe healthy, supportive working environment, where employees are properly trained, have all the tools & equipment to perform they’re jobs; and allow them to do their job without unnecessary micro managing.

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I am an RCA I think the entire postal service needs to be reinvented. There are too many packages in today’s world with online shopping. We have to handle the mail and spurs which are packages that can fit into a mailbox. Plus larger packages. My thoughts are to have letter carriers handle only mail and others deliver only packages this would utilize all part time employees while keeping lettter carriers under or st 40 hours a week. Just a few thoughts.

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Have better supervision, getting rid of the ones there. Which employs their family members that runs the machines/facility and not capable of dong the job correctly. Falling asleep on the job, not knowing the proper way to conduct themselves. Individuals need to take psychological, behavior testing on-site. An randomly drug tested is a very effective way! Also after a year employees needs to be tested on their knowledge of the job assignment. That'll get them straight @ the plex.

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Allow people with records depending on the circumstances a chance for better advancement

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I would first and foremost make sure that my employees are happy. The employees are the ones who keep the business moving. If they are happy to come to work, then they will show better job performances.

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