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Mail handler assistants are guaranteed 4 hours of work and have no set schedules

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It really does vary depending on your office and (if the supervisor or manager likes you in my opinion) my first week was like 30 hours my second week was like 25 hours then I got like 50 hours then back to 20 hours

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Everyone that complains are a bunch of cry babies!! you all rea the part on the page that say you are willing to work any day and any hours and yet you all complain when you work 6 days a week. 10-12 hours per day. if you wanna work and make so much money that you don't have time to spend it then work for the usps if you cant do the job and miss your family then quit. they have never gave a anything about the people its always go go go and that the way it is be tough and deal with it maybe some day you all will be like the old man driving in the truck only having to do 1 last house and on working 8-4 but till then nobody wants to hear it...

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Easy job sit down 5hrs

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Yes, you can expect to be worked 40+ hours at your home office unless it has few routes and is fully staffed of RCAs. Failing that, you can opt to substitute at other offices but don't expect proper route training or assistance....oftentimes you are thrown to the wolves. As an RCA, you have a limited time (90 days maybe?) to sign up for health and dental benefits once hired. I was not told this in training, so I thought I would not be eligible until after a year of service. As a result, the "system" electronically signed for me, that I had opted out which I had to fight for reinstatement. USPS contribution is a decent amount which makes these benefits way more affordable than the open market. My husband and I have current medical and dental coverage thru United Healthcare. $100 monthly for me as employee and $450 a month for my husband as a dependent. The premium is automatically deducted from your biweekly paycheck. Vision insurance is not included. You need to make sure you get enough work as an RCA to cover these costs, otherwise the coverage will be canceled after so many months of insufficient funds and any and all medical treatment costs will become due for you to pay out of pocket.

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Depends on the position for which you are applying. Rural Carrier Associates (RCAs) are currently invited to apply to the office location of their choice and cannot be made to work other offices. Clerks can be made to travel up to 50 miles to work at other offices in need of help. I believe Supervisors and Postmasters can also be required, maybe asked, to travel to other offices to fill in.

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Depend on the station. ive worked at 3 and at all 3 the rca's start at 6:30

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It depends on the office that you work at and how many routes the office has I know some offices that have RCAs and they work literally one day for eight hours while at my office since there's over 70 routes sometimes I'll be at 60 hours in 3 days.

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