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Inefficiency in office procedures and routes (sometimes you have 3 carriers going into the same subdivision - ridiculous!). Favoritism. Management seems more interested in breaking the carriers by adding unnecessary stressors than by providing them with tools to make the job easier, the environment more inviting.

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I had been a regular rural carrier for almost 20 years. I transferred to a new office. The new office is short on clerks and RCAs. Have to have mental breakdown to get a day off. Working 11-13 hours a day with no end in sight. I truly could not take it anymore, so I quit. I don't know what to do now though.

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I had been a regular rural carrier for almost 20 years. I transferred to a new office. The new office is short on clerks and RCAs. Have to have mental breakdown to get a day off. Working 11-13 hours a day with no end in sight. I truly could not take it anymore, so I quit. I don't know what to do now though.

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Too stressful! Nothing matters but the mail. Being a CCA is the worst, you get the worst cuts they talk anx treat you like your worthless. Only CCA perk is the pay which is like selling your soul to the postal devil. I would ONLY recommend the PO. If you are single. no children, no life, have healthy parents. You will never have time for yourself and your mental health.

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I have been a rural carrier assistant for 5 years. I have been full time coverage for a route that the regular is injured on for 3 years. I earn 1 hour for every 20 hours worked of paid time off and that is it for benefits, unless you count the medical that cost $500 a paid period for a family. I had a neck/ shoulder injury from work that I paid out of pocket for rehab/chiro/meds bc it would cost the postmaster their yearly bonus for accident reports, not to mention they will screw with you over it anyway. Bust my butt and stay well below route evaluation, but other carriers are so slow or have inadequate vehicles so they manage to put off part of their route on someone else. Basically you are rewarded for poor performance. Senior sub has 14+ years waiting to be considered a regular. It's ridiculous and customers have no understanding of what we go through to deliver all that goes in their recycle bin. Looking for new job now.

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Toxic work environment, micro managed all day long, everything that goes wrong is your fault, you work rain,sleet snow and everything else you can think of because state of emergencies do not matter either because they have the authority to over ride that!!!! you start out as an assistant of some sort either city carrier or rural carrier and that basically draws the line between you and the regular employees. You will be treated badly because of this and you will feel like an outsider because they make sure you know that you are not career yet. You also won’t make career until one of those miserable regulars retires which can take years!!!! They are allowed to work you 14 days straight without a break and however long they choose. Your hours are never set it can range from 10hrs a week to 80!! and don’t plan anything until a couple of hours after you clock out the day before your day off because the schedule can and will change constantly. They don’t care about your personal life, your kids or your spouses ! In their words “the postal service should be your priority” this is the job from down under and the only thing good that came from a year of work was the pay which is a trap to get you in !!!! I have nerve damage from walking more than 20 miles a day on the bad days when I was the only CCA in sight because everyone else quit ! This job is not worth it!!! Get a job that pays a little less and work your way up, your body will thank you and so will your sanity !!!!!

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The job security wasn't what I expected and the communication was lacking. I was always confused about what was expected of me.

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Retired after 30 years

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Areas on the south and west sides of Chicago are far too dangerous. Residents don't generally bother usps employees but the vilonce has to be addressed.

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30yrs with the Postal Service is enough. Time to rest.

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