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    Saturday, January 26th, 2013
    6:51 am
    [broadway3k]
    USPS TE carrier hiring question
    i had an interview on 15th of this month for TE usps in long island newyork but still not yet any re
    January 26th, 2:55
    hi everyone,
    i had an interview on 15jan 2013.i completed my drug test and i attend their orientation too.after one week of interview i email one of the hiring person who said that they are waiting for my back groud check and she said once it is clear someone will call you in regard to a job offer but still i not get any call from usps.please some one help me out whats going on,is they hire me or not,how long does a back ground check took.please please tell me i have another job to thats on pending from me becz i am waiting for usps job.
    Friday, October 1st, 2010
    5:20 pm
    [acorbin08]
    Casual Clerk Interview on Wednesday
    Hello all,

    So I have an interview for the position of a casual clerk on Wednesday. Only problem is: I don't know what to expect. I've searched high and low for questions that are likely to be asked and I can't find anything.  If you can tell me what the interview process entails and give me some tips on how I can ace the interview, it would be beyond greatly appreciated.



    Thanks in advance.

    Current Mood: bouncy
    Monday, September 27th, 2010
    11:57 pm
    [gigglingmilk]
    i am te letter carrier. Got a few questions


    I am a TE letter carrier and i got a few question. I was thinking of

    finding a new career job. anyone know that I have to leave any advance

    notice if i want to quit my current job? and if so, how many days in

    advance. Over the years I had earn like 25 hours of annual leave. Will I

    get those hours after i told them that i will quit?  Also I just got jury

    duty last 2 weeks. Do TE get pay for taken a day off for jurror duty?

    Please help me. Thanks




    Current Mood: confused
    Wednesday, July 28th, 2010
    10:03 am
    [plaidskoogrl]
    Career Change?
    Well, not exactly because presently I don't really have a career. I am currently employed at a UPS store. Since the stores are all individually owned, I receive crappy pay, no benefits what-so-ever, and the prospects of 'moving up' are pretty much non-existent. I do enjoy what I do at my job for the most part though, so trying for a career in the USPS seems like a good move. My question is since the only jobs available in my area are all temporary, should I keep my current job and apply to be a temp and wait until I get hired full-time or will I make enough money even as a temp to quit my other job? Also are any one of these temp positions likely to get me hired full-time any faster than the others? I know a lot of different factors go into it and that I most likely will be a temp for several years but I thought maybe someone with experience working for the USPS might know?

    -City Carrier (Transitional EMPL-MOU)
    -City Carrier (Transitional Employee) not sure the difference between the first one and this one
    -Rural Carrier ASSOC/SRV REG RTE
    -Temporary Relief Carrier
    -PM Relief/Replacement

    Thanks in advance for any help/advice!
    Monday, May 3rd, 2010
    4:38 pm
    [doublelp]
    New TE Carrier in Yonkers but I'm not getting any work because I don't own a car
    I am a new TE Carrier in Yonkers, NY and after my first week of work after successfully completing the entire three month long orientation/carrier academy/ojt/llv training process, I am not getting any work because of the fact that I don't own a vehicle.

    The first week I did work a route walking and met all their requirements as far as getting back to the office before 5pm no matter how heavy or light the mail was that day.

    I even made it very clear at my interview back in January that I did not own a car. I was told that was not going to be a problem. Now there is a problem and I'm not getting any work. I requested to be transferred to a post office with postal vehicles but now there are no openings.

    So now I have to wait for an opening elsewhere and who knows how long that's gonna take.

    Has this happened to anyone here before?

    Current Mood: frustrated
    Thursday, October 29th, 2009
    10:01 am
    [lewzur]
    so which is better? and what's the average wait time after the interview?
    There are several Rural Carrier positions around my area and one Casual position, so which is better?  I have an interview for a Rural Carrier position Monday, but the person I spoke with to setup the interview informed me that it is only every other Saturday and when the regular carrier is out.  Don't get me wrong a job is a job, especially in this economy, so if they'll hire me I'll take it.  I'm pretty hard up these days, I'm a war on terror veteran (honorable discharge) and a college graduate and am still unable to find employment.  So if you see Sallie Mae, tell her I'm working on getting her the money. lol  But seriously though, who would've thought it would be so freaking hard for a college grad/vet to find work?  It's really a sad time in our society.  Also, what's the average wait after the interview to know if you got the job or not?  Thanks in advance for all the input.
    Thursday, January 15th, 2009
    10:47 pm
    [ametaya]
    possibility
    i notice that this community is a little older, but maybe it's just not well-known. i have a question...
    I currently work in my college's post office. it's not an official usps office, but we do everything a regular post office does except money orders. we even do rounds [deliver mail to all the offices] twice a day. i'm not so sure how well the whole college thing is going to work out for me - i am finding more and more that i'm not cut out for the education profession - and am thinking i'd like to try and work in a post office. i live in a very rural area, and i can't move out of the town i live in until i can get out of college debt, so i guess i'd try at my town's post office or one nearby first, but they're all rural, so i guess i wouldn't be a govt employee, since that's only city carriers, right? well, either way, it'd be a better idea than racking up debt at school. what is the chance that i can maybe find a job in the PO? with the economy nowadays i've had a hard time even finding a student job at my school.
    Thursday, June 19th, 2008
    11:37 pm
    [runlotusrun]
     New girl here! have been looking into being a mail carrier in Jacksonville, Fl and WOW is this frustrating.

    The USPS website is so uninformative & vague. Ugh. After applying for an Announcement number I just wait until they contact me? 
    Also, where can I get my hands on a study book/ practice test?
    Wednesday, May 14th, 2008
    3:26 pm
    [sarahcb1208]
    Lack of Hours
    Okay, my husband works at a station in Lawrence, and is a PTF. He's getting less than 30 hours this week, and that's with a hold on a route. Three other PTF's are only working 20-24 hours. There are 2 TE's, each only working one day a week (usually Saturdays). His father's station (Topeka) has the TE's working 20 hours a week, and the PTF's a full 40 hours, with regulars still getting full-time hours, and overtime if signed up.

    I'm just trying to figure out why there's such a big difference in the amount of hours being offered and "available". My husband's held route is one of the longest (11-13 miles walking, depending on mail amounts), and they're pulling off of him to get the regulars their full 8 hours a day. My husband says its because of the increase in fees towards advertisements, and while I have seen a drop in those type of flyers, but I haven't seen much difference in the amount of junk and regular mail I get (I miss two days, and our box is overflowing, and 80% of it is junk). Could it be because he works in a primarily college town (home of University of Kansas)?

    Forgive the newbie-ish questions, but with the fact that he has to drive 45 miles to get to work every day, them sending him home after 2 hours is starting to hurt our budget.
    Tuesday, January 15th, 2008
    6:05 pm
    [snowtonight]
    Is it as great as it looks?
    Hello!  I'm thinking about trying to become a letter carrier and wanted to get some input from people who have done it.  I live in Los Angeles and would be switching careers.  I've been teaching elementary school for the last four years but I'm really not into it so I need to find something else.  I love all things mail and I want to be on my own to some degree so this seems perfect. Thoughts? Opinions? Horror stories?  I'd love to hear it all. Thanks!
    Thursday, August 30th, 2007
    2:14 pm
    [a_dull_ache]
    Because ya'll would know best...
    I have a question and this seemed like the best place to ask.

    I send packages 1st class all the time. I've never, never had a problem with USPS. I love USPS and I've never had a mail carrier be anything but wonderful to me. For the first time in 5 years of buying and selling on-line a package hasn't arrived. Granted, I sent it first class but I've never had an issue before. I understand that shit happens but is there anything I can do to find it? What are the chances of it ever showing up. Could I call the mail recovery center in GA? Would they be able to do anything for me?

    It's been 10 buisness days. Is it true that a package isn't missing until 14 days?

    Thanks for your help.
    Thursday, August 9th, 2007
    6:26 am
    [suburbfabulous]
    New to the group AND the profession.
    ..and I really wish I'd done this about a decade ago.
    I'm a 36-year-old PTF here in CT, although yet I STILL feel like a kid compared to some of the veteran carriers.
    (Of course, if everybody retired when they SAID they were going to, I'd have been a regular before I ever hit the street.)
    Ah well. Time for coffee, then the street.

    Current Mood: calm
    Tuesday, August 7th, 2007
    7:16 pm
    [sarahcb1208]
    Concerning Insurance
    Okay, hubby's insurance is supposed to be active as of Aug. 04, and go through, paystub-wise, on the 24th (or something like that).

    What I'm curious is when we'll get the information? Kidlets are in desperate need of normal check-ups (state-funded insurance kept switching their doctors around, and always with one not accepting new patients O.o).

    Thanks!!
    Monday, July 2nd, 2007
    9:30 am
    [bean_bunny]
    Postal Job?
    Hello! I'm new, and I thought I'd ask -- I'm applying for teaching jobs in the fall, and if I don't get hired for anything, my back up plan is to work at the post office. I figure I'd better take the civil test soon ... anyway, I don't want to be a mail carrier (I'm a 100 pound female, I doubt they'd let me), but I suppose a clerk or something ... does anyone have any advice? Thoughts? Am I totally dumb for doing this?
    Thursday, June 28th, 2007
    8:21 pm
    [clestelle]
    A few random questions.
    Hello~!

    I'm Emma, and I've been an RCA for two years now, and it finally occurred to me…"I wonder if there's a livejournal community for the USPS...?" But anyway.

    I work in a, I guess you would term it a small-to-medium sized office---route 27 was added in April. 24 of them are regular, most of them K routes, about 3 of the regular routes don't have LLVs. All rural, thank the heavens.

    I'm probably one of the few people who do this job and don't see just what is so hard about it. The heat doesn't bother me. The LLV's may not have air-conditioning, but they have AWESOME heaters. My personal vehicle may not have air-conditioning, either, but it also has an awesome heater. I'm young, so at the moment all the bending and reaching and grabbing and pulling and blahblahblahdf doesn't bother me yet. I don't mind getting out for businesses, or any other sort of dismount, but I dislike gated communities and habitual box blockers. I'm one of those people that fly down the road box to box mystified that, "I’m getting PAID for this?!" Good money at that.

    Then, I'm generally a happy person, so I guess that helps.

    I figure I'll open my joining with a question or three.

    First, being an RCA, working on being a full-fledged mail carrier, I have what I estimate to be three more years before I get a route of my own, and around five ((from now O.O)) before I go regular. Of course, there are a lot of really old people in my office, so my calculations could be off. I was just curious to know how long it took any of you to go regular, if you're a carrier. Five of the six people in my family work at the post office---1 clerk, and four carriers ((including me))---so I know first hand I've got a long road ahead of me.

    Second, what is your opinion on "crossing crafts"? Meaning, a carrier doing sorting work? The clerks in my office don't really do much of anything beyond the window and the Poboxes ((and hate doing it)), so the carriers end up doing a lot of the presorting (presorted flats and parcels mostly). However, while our clerks hate doing these things and avoid it every chance they get---we've been known to get our reaches late because they won't give them out---, they complain like mad beasties that they aren't getting enough work. I will admit we're short maybe two clerks. I will also say that an office MUCH bigger than mine has LESS clerks that we do and manage to get the work done without crossing crafts.

    Don't get me wrong, _I'M_ not complaining about crossing crafts. It gives me more hours and more hours means more money. Not to mention it is the only time I get the chance to get paid by the hour like the rest of the world.

    What is your most outrageous story? I like to think that working for the USPS offers up a LOT of interesting stories. I, for one, have a slew, and it's never boring at my family's dinner table.

    Okay, that's enough of my long winded post.

    Current Mood: chipper
    Tuesday, June 26th, 2007
    11:28 pm
    [joanette]

    Hi guys, I have a question. I want to work in the post office part-time during the school year. 
    I think about sorting mail, but does anyone know how much would I earn? My local post office is located in Queens, Corona-Elmhurst. Also on the website it seems like they don't hire in my area, but do you know if I would go there they would have open seats? Also whom should I ask? I know probably clerks, but there is always a huuuuge line, so I don't want other people to know that I want to work there haha. 

    Thanks!

    Friday, June 22nd, 2007
    10:19 pm
    [sarahcb1208]
    Future Employee's Fiance post :)
    Okay, my FH (future husband) is starting Monday with his training (Kansas City, KS) to work in Lawrence.
    Anyways, I've got a big question, and am hoping someone would know the answer. It concerns the medical insurance. When he worked at Walmart, BC/BS covered non-married SO's. I'm wondering if BC/BS with the PO also covers SO. If it helps, we already have two kids together.

    Thanks for any info you can give. Oh, and if you're wondering, he'll be a carrier :)

    Current Mood: cheerful
    Thursday, June 21st, 2007
    3:38 pm
    [dediced_nu]
    Hello everyone. I have a three day orientation for new employees starting Monday. It's been a long process to get to this point so I'm very excited. I'm just curious to know if anyone could give me some idea of what I might expect to see at the orientation?
    Monday, June 18th, 2007
    3:52 pm
    [njtrom]
    Temp Rural Carrier
    Hello.
    I am going to take the Rural Carrier Test (exam 460) in about a week. If I happen to get hired as a temporary carrier, how much can I expect to make per hour? Thank you!
    Tuesday, April 17th, 2007
    4:31 pm
    [justxjess]
    Postal Battery Exam Question
    I ordered a Study Guide/Practice tests to help me get the 90-100% on the Postal Battery Exam that is reccomended. I want to take Test 437, 473-C, but all I can find are openings for Test 460, for Rural Mail Carriers. I read that the other test is only given once every 3-4 years?

    I really want to study hard and get a good score on the Postal Battery Exam so I cant get a job with USPS, it seems great with great benefits. But am I really going to have to wait years for the correct exam available? I wanted to be a mail clerk in the post office, or a mail carrier or processor, but you need Test 473 for that.

    Any help? It seems strange to have to wat possibly for years to take the exam. ANy other way to get employed?

    thanks in advance
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