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Mr. DerpPerson was signed in when posted
05:12 PM ET (US)
/m40219 Good point! lol
SLCstudentPerson was signed in when posted
04:31 PM ET (US)
/m40218 Yeah, you would think they would check them right away. But I remember when I was first hired as a TE I went through a similar process....a background check and they called references. Maybe because we've all been through it once it's more lenient??

And like others have said, a lot of conversions have happened to people who have worked here for years. If there was a psycho killer among us they sure are discreet!
Mr. DerpPerson was signed in when posted
04:07 PM ET (US)
/m40217 But why are they waiting until after they hired these people, and after they are out of probation and can't be fired? Why did they hire them before calling the references? Shouldn't you call their references and find out whether somebody is an ax murderer or not BEFORE you hire them?
SLCstudentPerson was signed in when posted
02:31 PM ET (US)
Mine took three months after I was hired as an ftf. It's part of the hiring process. The forms you filled out when you got converted asked for personal references,specifically people that know you well because thats what the federal hiring process requires. It's not job specific, just to be federally hired they need to verify who you are. My references were asked how I handle stress, but I think that was the most personal thing.
Rockford76Person was signed in when posted
12:54 PM ET (US)
I would go to management to make sure that it's actually the USPS, in light of the recent cyber breach. Especially if they're asking personal questions.
misstiffPerson was signed in when posted
11:56 AM ET (US)
Sia, I have the same question you did. Why would my references be called four months after being hired as an FTF and after five years of working at the REC? The questions were pretty personal, especially since most of the time there is not a lot of human interaction and there aren't many situations for people to show who they are in any other way but how accurately and quickly they type. I'm assuming since the same thing happened to you, this must be standard procedure--something they have to do on a hiring checklist or something. Maybe the people that were supposed to call on references waited until we were off "FTF probation"?
Edited 11-17-2014 11:57 AM
slc vdlPerson was signed in when posted
12:55 AM ET (US)
/m40213 There are many moms working at the REC in a similar situation as you are in. Yes, you do work Holidays and weekends but there are choices you are able to make about the hours you'll work and I'm pretty sure you will be able to avoid working 2am-9am.
SpoilerPerson was signed in when posted
10:08 PM ET (US)
Last REC Standing- Thank you so much for your reply. One last question- My only issue is that I am not available to work between the hours of 2am-9am as my children would be alone at those hours.I am completely flexible otherwise. Would this be a problem for me if I was hired? Am I required to be completely flexible no matter the hours? Thanks for any help you can give me. I would prefer not to waste unnecessary time pursing this employment if it will be impossible to turn down work hours from 2am-9am.
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Last REC StandingPerson was signed in when posted
01:33 PM ET (US)
/m40209 You're a career employee, out of probation? And the calls are happening now? That does not sound right at all. I would talk to a steward if this happened to me. I've never heard of it happening to anyone else.
Edited 11-14-2014 01:34 PM
Last REC StandingPerson was signed in when posted
01:28 PM ET (US)
/m40208 PSE's are expected to be flexible, and a new PSE should expect to work nights, but not necessarily graveyard. Yes you will absolutely work weekends & holidays. And I can't stress this enough, your schedule can and will change. PSE's are only guaranteed 2 hours a day, and can be required to work overtime with only a few minutes notice.
SiaPerson was signed in when posted
12:57 PM ET (US)
Hi, I've been an FTF for about 4 months and worked as a PSE for 5 years before that but I have a couple of questions why would HR/management be calling my references on my application asking them questions about dealing with pressure and what my character is like after probation ? Is this routine ? Thanks !
Edited 11-14-2014 01:08 PM
SpoilerPerson was signed in when posted
02:03 AM ET (US)
Hi, I would be appreciative if any of you would be willing to help me. I am currently applying for PSE Conversion operator for SLC. I passed the exam in the mid 70's (76) and am scheduled for a type test soon. I do not expect to get hired with a score in the 70's, but I am continuing on with the process just in case. I have searched high and low (which has brought me to this forum) for information on the different shift hours, but can not find anything. I was wondering if someone would tell me what the different shifts are and if most PSE's have to work graveyard shift? Also, is it pretty certain if I got hired that I would have to work every Sat, Sun and holiday? I am more than willing to do so, but would like to know what to expect. Any info would be so helpful! Thanks in advance!
slc glPerson was signed in when posted
08:07 PM ET (US)
PSE's do not get holiday pay, ever.
HappydudePerson was signed in when posted
06:53 PM ET (US)
Do pses get holiday pay this Thanksgiving instead of just their regular hourly?
SLC KeyerPerson was signed in when posted
12:47 AM ET (US)
/m40204 No. COA volume is usually not high enough to include it in total volume.
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