Terrible job structure, not really compensated for type of work.
USPS Mail Carrier (Current Employee) – GA – June 13, 2019
The RCA's, CCA's, etc., are not really compensated for the work they perform. They are actually required to do everything a regular carrier does, but also much more with much LESS pay. You need to have another job, but that job MUST NOT interfere with the Post Office needing you, no matter what time they decide they need you. The stress is unimaginable at times for delivering the mail. It is unique in the type of stress. The physical is bad too when you have to use your personal vehicle to deliver since the USPS does not provide all the vehicles necessary to safely deliver it's mail and packages, and there are no longer any right hand drive vehicles being produced anymore here that the public can buy. The health aspect on these drivers is worse than most with rotator cuff surgeries and back issues from sitting at a very unnatural angle in a POV (personal operated vehicle). They also need to restructure how they use their subs, it's a ridiculous model they use now. No two post masters operate the post office the same way, so it is stressful & confusing when you help other PO's.