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08:44 PM ET (US)
As a PMR for 10 plus years I can't believe we have no recourse. For years we have been running offices effectively and many times with wonderful customer service skills. The union is ruining anything that would resemble team work. God forbids a larger office ask for help from a PMR. Clerks get wind of that and grievances are filed. I work more hours than I am paid for, never turned a customer away even at closing. The real insult is they will wait until after Christmas rush to let us go. My customers love me and I am proud of my job performance.
08:27 PM ET (US)
I wrote a while ago about a retired carrier who has been a pse for over 2 years and didn't know anything about the pension offset. Post office hired him knowing his work history. Now we found another retired carrier nearby who has been a pse even longer. They are supposed to have no pension payed while working at any job except for pmr, and I worry that they might demand they pay back over 2 yrs worth of pension! Wasn't their mistake and had they known they would give up pension and health benefits for a part time job with no insurance, I'm sure they would have said no.
CA-PMRPerson was signed in when posted
08:19 PM ET (US)
You are very welcome.
08:18 PM ET (US)
Thanks ca-pmr, I'll pass on the info!
CA-PMRPerson was signed in when posted
08:10 PM ET (US)
/m1375 & /m1376- make a new e-mail account for USPS job application...they go by e-mail user names, not the actual applicants name. Just change e-mail on your info on application.
Also, when doing personality test...do not answer too much with "maybe" or "sometimes" and such.. the same thing happened to a PMR in my group.
Maine PMR
08:03 PM ET (US)
/m1375 The same has happened to me, and no one (PM, POOM, HR, etc.)will respond to me!
07:45 PM ET (US)
20 yr pmr in a nearby town in our cluster who has been running a 4 hr office for the last 2 yrs just took online personality test and failed. How can that be? Didn't even get the chance to take the proctored test.
Cliff Klaven
06:09 PM ET (US)
/m1371 Mommy wrote: "...or what kind of meat was served for breakfast that morning..."

USPS is serving up PMR-burgers... they're fried and well done... stick a fork in 'em and enjoy... if you can't finish it, just pitch 'em out with the garbage...
PMR in Limbo
04:33 PM ET (US)
Has anyone else heard about the 6 hour RMPO jobs being "unposted"? What does this mean? Will our 4 hour offices be put on hold too? Can this just be over with?!!! Happy Halloween!
12:22 PM ET (US)
/m1362 Makes sense, doesn't it? They need to be trained on POS so that larger offices can borrow them (in addition to their home office's hours). They are PSEs, after all
04:14 AM ET (US)
/m1368, basically, looks like it means that both the PO and the Union can pick and choose what parts of which contracts to strictly enforce and which parts to ignore. Either that, or no one knows what's going on. Either that that, or it's going to be different depending on district, POOM, installation or what kind of meat was served for breakfast that morning.
12:17 AM ET (US)
Wish I had received an email of the sort all I've received is the letter. I did already test and it gave me 3 test sites and dates to choose from. One was the very next day 2 hours away the other 2 choices were 1 week away and 1 hour away. So it just depends I suppose. I passed the test but doesn't mean it's enough to get on that top 3 list :/
11:50 PM ET (US)
Our email said yes we had to re-interview after you pass the exam but would NOT have to have a new background check or drug screen. But did read we will have to take window training and test. Hopefully we all don't have to drive 4 hr's round trip to test like for exam 473. Also heard we may have to do 40hrs of clerk training at some point too. Kinda dumb if ya ask me....
11:40 PM ET (US)
Not to argue...but I read in the handbook that any job change with usps would require new background check and orientation class and training again.
11:17 PM ET (US)
/m1363... No you will not be subject to background checks, interview, etc. etc.

Window training is just certification that you know how to handle all the transactions that may come across your window. (certified mail, PO box apps. registered,.etc.) Everything you already know or should know.
10:24 PM ET (US)
Also, once pmrs find out they didn't get picked do you really think many will stick around to train? If not who will train these poor souls? I've been seeing emails to make sure our new people get trained for their first Christmas I actually am offended by this...maybe some aren't. But although we take pride in our post offices we are torn to make a nice transition or be angry and just leave.
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