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spoonful
11-21-2017
04:31 AM ET (US)
so the "free hours"of work over rts evaluation for RCAs, you do get paid? I have been told to work like 39.5 hrs because once you hit 40 hrs, you lose all that over 40.
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2yr reg
11-20-2017
11:24 PM ET (US)
my route was ev. at 43hr based on 70ish packages but since amazon i have over 125 scans a day. are they going to back pay for all the "FREE" work we have been doing??? also is anyone a union rep willing to talk to some one from another state?? kinda want a second view on some things
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Wilbur
11-20-2017
09:45 PM ET (US)
Besides getting OT for over 12 hours in a day, if you go over 56 hours for the week that also constitutes OT.
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spoonful
11-20-2017
08:12 PM ET (US)
Regular career carriers only get paid overtime if working more than 12 hrs in a day. How does overtime work for RCAs/subs?
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leavingPerson was signed in when posted
11-20-2017
05:44 PM ET (US)
/m13009 -- R3 -- " Do sub (RCA's) get paid the time it takes to complete the route or just the evaluated time since last mail count ? "

-- If you are running the route on the relief day, like the regular carrier, it's the route's evaluation.

-- The "free" hours of work when going over evaluated time is manglement's covert way of "encouraging" carriers to work faster. Don't fall for it. Slow and accident free is a lot better than fast and having an accident.
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R3Person was signed in when posted
11-20-2017
05:33 PM ET (US)
With the increase of parcels (tripled since amazon) the route is an average of two hours over the evaluated time. Do sub (RCA's) get paid the time it takes to complete the route or just the evaluated time since last mail count ? Thank you
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Tbear
11-20-2017
09:20 AM ET (US)
I worked last Saturday. Had about 60 % of the route so I had about 400 boxes. Its out in the rural area. Lots of long driveways. Was raining very hard deep water on the roads. Had lots of parcels. And several parcels of medicine that needed signatures. Had 8 certified letters. Left the post office about 9am worked until I was finished. Got back to the post office at 4:18 pm it was dark by that time. One of the clerks met me earlier and got my out going mail.now that the holidays are coming. And snow and ice should they divide the mail up between more than just 2 rcas. The post office is closed by 5:pm if I would have had any more mail it would have not been delivered.
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leavingPerson was signed in when posted
11-19-2017
08:02 PM ET (US)
/m13006 -- 2yr reg -- "last week 13th to 17th i worked 13 hours over my elv. time. so did i work for free or an i going to get over time??"

-- yes. you worked for free on days you did not go over 12 hours.

-- yes, you will get 7 minutes of over time.

-- be careful of your boss -- he knows the contract, or at least the part that governs over 12 hours of work in a day.

-- if you have some more of those 10- + 11-hour days early in the pay period during the 3 weeks of the Christmas No-Overtime Period, if there are enough RCA's in the office, you'll probably end up being sent home some time on Thursday or certainly on Friday. No to worry, you'll get your full pay for the period.
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2yr reg
11-19-2017
07:54 PM ET (US)
last week 13th to 17th i worked 13 hours over my elv. time. so did i work for free or an i going to get over time?? my boss said i only get the over time if it was over 12 hr a day (one day it was 12.07) the rest was 10 and 11 hrs
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leavingPerson was signed in when posted
11-15-2017
10:20 AM ET (US)
/m13004 -- Tbear -- "What is the best way to handle mail in a heavy rain."

-- Protect the mail as best you can while putting it in the mailbox.

"lots of the mail boxes are junk ! Falling apart."

-- Use the PS Form 4056 ( Your Mailbox Needs Attention ). Check the appropriate box. Have the postmaster sign the form and give the form to your customer. If need be, take a picture of the problem mailbox as proof of condition.

-- Has a customer complained of mail getting wet? If so, but refuses to repair or replace the mailbox, ask the PM if you can hold mail in the post office until the mailbox is fixed or replaced.
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Tbear
11-15-2017
08:53 AM ET (US)
What is the best way to handle mail in a heavy rain. We are going to have some days coming up with 90 to 98 % of rain early.lots of the mail boxes are junk ! Falling apart.
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leavingPerson was signed in when posted
11-15-2017
05:06 AM ET (US)
/m13001 -- MOMAIL -- "It's that time of the year when we are loaded with packages. Can management (harass) force the rural carriers off the street at a certain time? For example they want ALL rural carriers off the street by 5."

-- You should consider it a direct order if manglement tells you to be off the street by 5. ( IMHO -- most carriers would be glad to be off the streets by 5, especially in NOV + DEC this time of the year )

-- You could also call or text into the office around 4:30 that you have mail yet to be delivered which will most likely take you past 5. What do you want me to do? Keep delivering or come back before 5?

-- City carriers have posted that they drive back to the office for clarification.

-- It's manglement's order, make them manage.

-- While manglement is probably hoping that rural carriers will hurry up to make the 5 pm deadline, don't rush, deliver in a safe manner.
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leavingPerson was signed in when posted
11-15-2017
04:54 AM ET (US)
/m13000 -- Nikki -- "When does Xmas hourly pay start?"

-- 02 DEC to 23 DEC is the Christmas No-Overtime Period.

"When is mail count?"

-- 24 FEB to 09 MAR
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MOMAIL
11-14-2017
11:05 PM ET (US)
It's that time of the year when we are loaded with packages. Can management (harass) force the rural carriers off the street at a certain time? For example they want ALL rural carriers off the street by 5.
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Nikki
11-14-2017
08:48 PM ET (US)
When is mail count?
When does Xmas hourly pay start?
12997
leavingPerson was signed in when posted
11-13-2017
09:11 AM ET (US)
/m12995 -- mojo -- "I have a X day that I've had for over 3 years, I've never took off and wanting to take off tomorrow."

-- You are fortunate to have had an X-Day on the books for that long. Manglement is lax. Supposed to be used withing 12 weeks or paid for.

-- From the start of the new Guarantee Year until the end of the Christmas No-Overtime Period, you can not used X-Days earned prior to the start of the Guarantee Year ( 14 OCT ).

"Do I have to give a notice to use it or can I just call the PM and say I want off and need to use my X day?"

-- Like requesting any time off, a leave slip must be filled out and approved.

-- Probably would have been better off just calling in sick.
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carrier2
11-12-2017
09:52 PM ET (US)
/m12995-A leave slip should be filled out to request leave even for X days.Depending on your office it may be okay to just let them know and get your sub to work, but it's best to request leave in advance.
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mojo
11-12-2017
08:35 PM ET (US)
I have a X day that I've had for over 3 years, I've never took off and wanting to take off tomorrow. Do I have to give a notice to use it or can I just call the PM and say I want off and need to use my X day? I've been there for over 20 years and never missed, so I'm not familiar with the process. I lose annual every year...and I'm not doing it anymore. I have the max amount of annual,do I have to give a notice to take off or can I call in and say I want to use annual? Any help would be greatly appreciated
12994
Tbear
11-10-2017
07:08 PM ET (US)
Leaving. Thanks for your response. I been coming in a 8:30 hopefully its to help deliver the extra mail. Thanks again have a good weekend.
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