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postalvetPerson was signed in when posted
08-27-2015
12:47 PM ET (US)
/m4234 see answer in other thread.
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Martha Jones
08-27-2015
12:19 PM ET (US)
I am currently a Mailhandler and am looking to become a Process Control Assistant. Is there anyone here that works or worked as a PCA? I'm interviewing next week and would like to have more detail on the day to day job.
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postalvetPerson was signed in when posted
08-25-2015
09:54 PM ET (US)
that is correct atthirty. postal management started going full force to reduce the workers but the work was still there. management figured "we will get rid of the clerks and hire a pmr call it management, the union will never figure it out" well the union did figure it out it just took a long time to fix it.
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Atthirty
08-24-2015
11:00 PM ET (US)
Prior to 1990 most all clerks in level 13 and above were PTFs. During the next decade, the move was to start hiring PMRs instead of PTFs. Some PTFs were still hired into level 13 into 2000's. That is the reason the arbitrator gave the 6 hour offices to the APWU (NTFT), he went back over 20 years and said these offices at some point had career clerks.
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PMRsince1999
08-24-2015
08:01 PM ET (US)
/m4221 Not worth it. It was typical to hire a PTF in a level 13. Thank you for clarifying. You will only get half truth here.
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RIKSNYPerson was signed in when posted
08-24-2015
06:34 PM ET (US)
I hired a PTF clerk in 2000. The office was still a 13 at that time.
Edited 08-24-2015 06:35 PM
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postalvetPerson was signed in when posted
08-24-2015
03:45 PM ET (US)
/m4228 yes before you were hired in 1999 as your handle states.
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PMRsince1999
08-24-2015
02:21 PM ET (US)
/m4221 "returned", LOL. The wording was changed to a PO could be ran by a postal employee. No longer had to be ran by a postmaster. That is how the UPWU decided the hours worked by postmasters are now clerk work. Does anyone know the last time if ever a clerk was assigned to a level 11, 13, or 15 office before 2012?
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Kathy
08-24-2015
09:45 AM ET (US)
Thanks Riksny. I would make $17.10 x 2 hrs. before taxes. Also, winter driving to that location is not the best. :(
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RIKSNYPerson was signed in when posted
08-24-2015
09:06 AM ET (US)
If it costs you 50c per mile to drive, and it probably is at least that, then 30 miles is $15.00. How much would you earn in the 2 hours? It really would be bad economics to take that job. I don't know how your state unemployment office treats this kind of thing, but the only way to find out is to go ahead and apply. That is the advice New York State gives people: If you are not sure if you qualify, apply.
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Kathy
08-24-2015
09:01 AM ET (US)
I'm probably already knowing the answer to this...but...I'll ask anyway. MPOO tried to force me to take a 2 hr. office about 15 miles away. I had already told her I wasn't interested in driving for only 2 hrs. so she made me turn in my keys but said I was still on the rolls. Now, I'm probably out of luck for unemployment because I refused the 2 hr. ???
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postalvetPerson was signed in when posted
08-23-2015
08:20 PM ET (US)
/m4221 the pmr's were doing bargaining unit work and the arbitrator agreed so the work was returned to the clerk craft.
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RIKSNYPerson was signed in when posted
08-23-2015
06:48 PM ET (US)
I don't know of any employer who cares where their employees live.
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PMR2PSE2PTFPerson was signed in when posted
08-23-2015
06:23 PM ET (US)
/m4220 Agreed, but I suspect management is hoping they will either just hang on and do nothing, or resign.
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PMR23
08-23-2015
06:06 PM ET (US)
I am a PMR for over 23 years-still on the roll. I've done several OIC Assignments- managed a Level 13 office, supervised 2 Carriers. My Postmaster retired in 2012. This was a forced retirement and I knew the PMRs would not be treated any better than those dedicated, loyal Postmasters. We went from an 8 hr.to a 4 hr. office because of PostPlan. I trained the PSE, who had only been employed 2 months. I did so in a professional manner. I've been keeping up with Organizational changes within the Postal Service for the past 10 years. The PMR -noncareer position - was created in the 1970's -saving the USPS benefit payments. The PSE -noncareer positon -was created about 4 yrs. ago. The USPS and the APWU could have agreed to converting those PMRs to the new position, but instead toot about the 9,000 jobs they created, but in reality did away with that many jobs. They then convert new PSEs to PTFs and PTFs to Full Time Clerks. If the USPS had been more concerned with promoting their loyal employees and customer service, the APWU would not have stepped in and pushed for the control they now have. The nearest 2 hr. office is taken- I've helped out there a few times. I'm waiting to apply for something within my driving area. I live 5 miles from the Post Office where I worked. The PSE who works there now, lives 25 miles away. What kind of reasoning is that? I loved my job-(though sometimes you felt overcome with report stress) and enjoyed meeting the people who came in. I refuse to quit- they will have to send me a letter of termination. I applied and receive unemployment this time because of the reduced hours. I have been reading this post for a few months now. Thank you for an informative forum.
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Atthirty
08-23-2015
05:07 PM ET (US)
Any PMR not getting any hours should file for unemployment, if they are still on the books.
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PMR2PSE2PTFPerson was signed in when posted
08-23-2015
02:55 PM ET (US)
/m4217 I suspect USPS management wants to hedge their bets where PMRs are concerned. PMRs cost almost nothing to keep on the books when they aren't getting any hours, so there's little harm in keeping them on the books until either they resign because of lack of hours (resignation = no unemployment), or unless the upcoming contract gives USPS more leeway in terms of where and how they can use PMRs.
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pmr/nohours.
08-22-2015
08:57 PM ET (US)
Sorry USPSmommy, didn't mean to offend anyone! Just frustrated and in the dark. Just found the site and thought I might get some input from seasoned people. No bitterness intended. Just frustrated, broke and losing hope. Didn't think about going back a year since this was my first time on the site!
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SouthernClerk
08-22-2015
08:40 PM ET (US)
Could it be that USPS is keeping PMRs on roles as with new fiscal year and request to redo the financial equation of smaller offices . . . there "might" be more opportunities?? Just thinking out loud on this. Particular from reading that Save the Post Office article.
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RIKSNYPerson was signed in when posted
08-22-2015
11:03 AM ET (US)
/m4210 I don't know about New Jersey; but here in New York, you should file for unemployment.
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