Postal Service USPS | Postal Experience

By Gavin | July 26, 2018

Postal Service USPS | Postal Experience

This gives a follow-up on my experience with the post office, it's too tough to walk too much.

I want to give you a follow-up on my experience with the post office, being a city carrier assistant, a lot of you have given me feedback and positive reviews on my 473 how to pass the test, and a lot of people have asked how my experience is with the post office, so I wanted to give you a follow-up.

I thought I owed some of you that at least, so to be honest with you, I haven't been working for the post office for about three weeks, now I just don't think it was for me, it was a little tough, a lot of walking obviously as a city carrier assistant, I was tracking roughly four or five hours of work, I was tracking about 30,000 steps in a day, but I've never done a whole lot of physical labor in my life, I've been in sales and retail, most of my life is the job fun, I actually do like the job, I love the job, I just don't think that my legs, my feet were able to handle the job, and I think I grew a new fear of dogs, and a lot of my training, I mean all my training every single day, and all three of the interviews that I had at various different locations, they all mentioned stuff about dogs, and I never kind of took that seriously, I never realized how big of a deal it was.

My second day on the job, I actually got attacked by like an eighty or ninety pound Rottweiler, not on a chain, not fenced in, and all I had is like dog mace, basically to spray the dog, so that is a real issue, it will happen everybody, that's been there for years have been bit by a dog, it just happened, so you definitely want to be careful when you're going out there, and paying attention to your surroundings and things like that, but they tell you all that.

I just want to let you know it is a serious thing, and that's one of the main reasons why I decided it was not for me, the second reason is because like I said, my feet I don't know if it's my shoes, I don't know what it is, but within like three or four days of doing the job, I accumulated 14 blisters on one foot, I physically could not walk anymore, but I kept pushing and I kept pushing in, and then by the third week I actually resigned.

I was looking into different positions at the post office, but nothing was currently hiring, I found what's called an RCA position RCA is a rural, I can't say that worked very well, a rural carrier associate, and they walk a lot less because they're more country folk, and they don't have as many houses, so they kind of drive, drop, drive, drop, kind of thing, but the only position that was hiring was for a one-day shift, so a week, I was like I can't work just one day.

Don't get me wrong, the pay is great, they pay roughly $17 an hour nationwide, however, their first off they're only giving me like 30 hours a week, because I'm new, so they don't fully staff me there, so where I came from in sales, I was making more money, sitting on my ass, talking to customers, so you got to kind understand where I'm coming from, I'm making less, I'm working harder, it just didn't add up to me, so I actually decided to leave, and I don't know I miss it to some degree, I think it's a great job, I wish I would have held out a little longer, my feet just were not capable, and that Rottweiler did scare the crap out of me, maybe some of you would call me a wuss, a pansy, maybe some of you guys would call me something worse, that's just how it is, it's just not for everybody.

There's a good amount of people that don't last the full 90 days of probation, and I definitely see why they throw you out on the absolute worst routes, the routes you have to go up the stairs down, the stairs get to the next house, up the stairs, down the stairs, and we're talking 10 to 20 houses per block, and you have to do that like on 20 different blocks, it takes a toll on your feet, especially when it's raining, your socks get soaked, blisters happen that, I just wasn't built for it, I don't know if any of you care or not, but what I'm doing now is actually I work from home.

Now as an Apple adviser, so I basically troubleshoot problems with Apple products from home, it seems like it's going to work out, if you have any other questions or anything about the hiring process, what to expect, I will definitely do my best to answer any questions that you have, I'll probably put a link in the previous video to this, so you should all see it, the ones that are asking about it, I appreciate all the new subscribers I've got from just posting how to pass that 473 with ease, and the people that have commented that they've only gotten like a 75, and I suck seventy-five percent score, honestly, I'm telling you I know lots of people to get hired in the 70s, I don't think you should have anything to worry about at that particular office doesn't hire you, another one probably will just keep filling out applications at different offices, if I didn't scare you away from wanting to work there, other than that, like I said, just give me a holler if you guys have any questions, you know where to reach them in my Youtube, I think it's pretty known, that I try to respond to ASAP within like the first hour, as long as I see it, I try it.