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Will BPerson was signed in when posted
04:37 PM ET (US)
Just got an invite to interview for a CCA position! Excited but I realized I applied to the post that states Phoenix metro and surrounding areas. Does this mean I will be at a different office everyday? Dang I meant to select the post under it, not that one. I only want one office. Smh. If I decline is that acceptable?
07:16 PM ET (US)
That's funny
06:41 PM ET (US)
/m3610 first understand that they only talk about safety because they are required to talk about safety. Your sup wants you to go as fast as you possibly can, BUT, don't have an accident or get hurt because then you get charged with working in an unsafe manner. I case slow and I walk slow. One carrier here got a letter of warning for dropping one letter. The charge you might ask? "failure to control the mail". They don't have to worry about me dropping a letter because I am slow and meticulous. And I won't have a walking accident because I walk so slow and carefully that an iceberg passed me last winter.
CCA 702
01:46 PM ET (US)
Rose it depends on the route. You have 30 days to get up to speed on (consecutive days on the same route) any opt or long term route. But bouncing around to a different route is just time. If it's easy make a couple times doing it you find it familiar. But if you haven't done it on a Monday and it's got a lot of business. That's a quitting day. They suck. I guess there is no real answer I would say it depends on you and your ability. To remeber.
12:24 PM ET (US)
For the record, several regular carriers in my "home" post office tell management they would rather have me carry their route than any other CCAs (even long-time CCAs) because they know they won't have to deal with mis-deliveries and/or more mail being brought BACK than was taken out to deliver. (We have CCAs who just bring mail back, rather than find the address, if they're having trouble).
12:21 PM ET (US)
/m3609 Well, as a new CCA myself, one thing i would really like to understand is, why management talks so much about safety when it seems like all they REALLY care about is how fast you go? It is very frustrating for me... it is as if they really don't care what mail get put in a person's mailbox (or what address is really belongs to), as long as you're back "on time" according to their ridiculous computer-generated report. As a new CCA, i know i am not fast yet; but i AM accurate and safe. And i thought those things were important.
Anyway, i think it is important for CCA's coming in, to know that they WILL get hammered on about being "faster, faster...." And it just makes the job that much more difficult to learn, feeling like you are always under the gun.
To all you long-time carriers, when should i reasonably expect to be "up-to-speed" on a route? How long did it take you, before you felt like you were leaving on time and returning on time, and not felt completely beaten down by the job? I honestly want to be a good carrier. But some days I wonder if, maybe I am just not cut out for it. Maybe I will never be good at this....
I am on my fourth week carrying (of course, diff routes all the time), and have yet to feel like I am "meeting expectations."
city guy
11:09 AM ET (US)
Thank you Rose...I have plenty of material. I am just wondering what CCA's want to learn more about. Knowledge is power.
08:56 AM ET (US)
/m3607 On the NALC website (www.nalc.org), there is a booklet you can download called "CCA Rights and Benefits". Hope this helps!
city guy
08:04 AM ET (US)
I am writing an article for newletter about CCA rights and benefits. Is there anything questions you think should be answered or information that you guys think Is especially important for CCA to know other than the obvious? I would like to help them if possible.
12:44 PM ET (US)
/m3605 thanks, I did. I got busy yesterday and couldn't respond.
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Rick OwensPerson was signed in when posted
10:32 AM ET (US)
postalvet - Please use the Contact link at the bottom of this page and contact me.

Rick Owens
10:25 PM ET (US)
Yep. There are no step increases for CCAs. Only one step.
postalvetPerson was signed in when posted
10:19 PM ET (US)
/m3599 no.
CCA 702
09:35 PM ET (US)
No pay only goes up in November. Regardless when u started. If someone starts this month they will come in at our current rate and get a raise with the rest of us in November. Same thing next year.
08:41 PM ET (US)
newt6 /m3596 T-6 is a higher level position. You can look it up from the pay chart. Article 9 and ELM 422 specifically mention about promotion and returning to a lower grade. spend a little time reading Article 9 and you will learn a lot.
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