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RIKSNYPerson was signed in when posted
07-15-2019
07:35 PM ET (US)
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13697
Anon
07-15-2019
05:59 PM ET (US)
Hey guys,

How would I go about finding out the names of my local postal employees? Is there a database somewhere listing the names by town/state or region?
13691
Betty
06-07-2019
12:20 AM ET (US)
Yes the labels - which manger let a sub redo while I’m off on medical leave- are different from line of travel. Which is different for 4003
13690
leaving
06-06-2019
10:49 PM ET (US)
/m13689 -- Betty -- "Been telling management, line of travel is wrong. Now they realize it is wrong. Management will not change it. I'm going up streets with no boxes. Going to P.M. Next, she sides with rural carrier sup. Who do I go to next."

-- Might need to contact the Assistant District Representative.

-- Is the line of travel on the route map incorrect as well as the 4003 ( Official Rural Route Description )?

"Have several left hands turns they are ok. Left hand turns I would like to make early in the rt is easier and safer than a right turn when I get back into town with must heavier traffic ."

-- Could be a problem as left-hand turns should be minimized. However, submit a memo/map suggesting a new line of travel. Cite heavier traffic as a safety issue.

-- The new scanner and programming can be quite a "tattle tale".

-- Should you have an accident while off the official line of travel ( the 4003 ), manglement will have no scruples of tossing you under the bus ( or LLV ).
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Betty
06-05-2019
04:39 PM ET (US)
Been full time for 18 yrs. changed rts 5 yrs ago. Been telling management, line of travel is wrong. Now they realize it is wrong. Management will not change it. I'm going up streets with no boxes. Going to P.M. Next, she sides with rural carrier sup. Who do I go to next. Have several left hands turns they are ok. Left hand turns I would like to make early in the rt is easier and safer than a right turn when I get back into town with must heavier traffic . I have been doing it as I wanted until the scanners have become more picky.
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leaving
05-19-2019
09:38 PM ET (US)
/m13683 -- sisymay -- { unpleasant time at the post office ]

-- Yes, you got a rotten deal.

-- You also got to peek "behind the curtain" at what goes on in the post office.

-- Take it as a sign of good Karma and be glad to be out of the USPS.

-- Hopefully there are other non-postal jobs in your area.

-- If bound and determined to work at the post office, consider the clerk side of the house.

"I have heard that 32 hrs is mandated for training time. I got only 4 hrs."

-- Times and procedures change. Used to be 3 days with the regular carrier and one was considered trained.

-- These days there is the Academy and some type of check-off sheet relating to carrier duties ( came about long after I left ).

-- During your probationary period ( 90-work days or one calendar year ), manglement can fire you for any old reason -- of course, you beat them by resigning. In any case, the NRCLA is basically powerless to help you during the probationary period.

-- Your "sorry" experience should be enough to let you know the USPS is not for you -- at least in the rural craft.
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sisymay
05-19-2019
03:11 PM ET (US)
@leaving, thanks for your reply. I know 4 days of training isn't enough. And that's the problem. That's ALL I got. They stopped my training after 4 days. I had 4 days case training. I don't know how much training I should have actually gotten on casing. But, each one of those days were only 2 hrs long. And, on 2 of those days my regular wasn't there and the guy who took her place didn't train me. He just wanted me to watch him. I asked him if I could do certain things and he said 'I don't think they want you to do that yet'. So actually I got 4 hours case training total.

As far as on the route, I never got to ride with the regular, or anyone else, to see what it was all about. After the first 4 days, I was made to go on route alone not even knowing what to do. The regular was back on this day and tried to tell me what to do as she was helping me load the truck. There was so much she didn't tell me. I was just thrown out there without knowing anything. I don't think that 10 minutes of talking and showing is proper training.

I got lost a lot of times, had a LOT of mail when I come back. Boss jumped all over me, I told her I didn't know what to do because no one showed me anything about what to do on the route. She said that was no excuse. No one showed me what to do when coming back to office, either, because she told me I could leave without even telling/showing me.

I have heard that 32 hrs is mandated for training time. I got only 4 hrs.
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leaving
05-19-2019
06:28 AM ET (US)
/m13679 -- sisymay -- [ Resigned after 4th day of training. Get " ineligible" when using the virtual entry assessment. ]

-- Unaware of any time period to wait before applying again after resigning.

-- Best chance would be to find a sub-short office and speak with the postmaster. Be up front that you previously resigned ( the PM will find out anyways ) and that you are very interested to try again.

-- It is now estimated that it costs the USPS about $10,000 to take someone from the street and prepare them to be a rural carrier. Resigning after 4 days ( no one is properly training in 4 days ) will probably raise a red flag, so don't be disappoint if the answer is "No thanks."
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leaving
05-19-2019
06:17 AM ET (US)
/m13680 -- PTF carrier -- "What is the maximum amount of annual days that can be saved up?"

-- If you mean how many days can be carried over into the new Annual Leave Year, that would be 440 hours (55 days).

-- You could lose annual leave if you have more than 440 hours on the books when the new Annual Leave Year arrives in January.

-- Other crafts are allowed to sell back up to 40 hours of annual leave under certain conditions.

-- Another scenario -- donating annual leave. At least it is better than having it just disappear.
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PTF carrierPerson was signed in when posted
05-18-2019
04:43 PM ET (US)
 What is the maximum amount of annual days that can be saved up?
Edited 05-18-2019 04:43 PM
13679
sisymay
05-14-2019
11:42 PM ET (US)
I was RCA but resigned after 4th day of training on route. I wasn't trained properly at all, and just couldn't handle it. This was about a week ago. Looking back, I regret it and wished I could have handled it. Yesterday,I applied for RCA opening in a smaller office closer to me. I was hoping I could manage better in a smaller area, if I could be trained correctly.

I did the 'virtual entry assesment' and then got an email stating my rating is 'ineligible' so I won't be considered for the position. I'm wondering how can this be, when I passed it the first time I took it?
Could this have anything to do with the timing, such as I'm suppose to wait a specific amount of time in applying for a job after I resign?

Who can I talk to within the USPS to let them know I'm very interested in this new opening and to see if I can have a chance?
Thanks
Edited 05-14-2019 11:46 PM
13678
leavingPerson was signed in when posted
05-02-2019
08:23 PM ET (US)
/m13676 -- 3 yr reg -- "Workday relief lists question if three carriers sign the list how does it rotate on actually working on Saturdays is it based on seniority or is it based on a rotation between all three carriers.

-- Manglement takes the RDWL sign up sheet and places the carriers in order based on seniority.

-- When the new RDWL List is implemented, in this case, at the beginning of the first full pay period in May ( the 11th ), if regular is needed to work his / her relief day, the carrier on the top of the list gets selected and the rotation begins. The regular in the #2 slot is next up and so on.
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