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Randy1Person was signed in when posted
09:05 AM ET (US)
/m4376.....FREE MONEY for the clerks.....

Edited 09-06-2017 09:11 AM
PMR2PSE2PTFPerson was signed in when posted
07:11 AM ET (US)
/m4376 If you do not like it, you can drop hints around the clerks so one of them will feel like they are losing hours to you, and they can grieve it to get those hours. You obviously couldn't go to the union yourself, but the clerks can make them aware of it.

Depending on the situation, could be an easy grievance settlement win for the clerks.
Edited 09-05-2017 07:12 AM
03:28 PM ET (US)
The clerks could file a grievance, but since you were a PMR, you were a management casual. You can't file a grievance
 Just shake the dirt off your feet and move on.
09:26 AM ET (US)
I was hired as a PMR and at orientation told I could not work at any other offices other than the 2 hour office I was hired for. My postmaster stuck me everywhere she could after my post office closed within 2 months of hiring. At first I just thought it was training so I asked if I took the postal exam could I advance to a PSE. She said I couldn't without a position open so I continued to work for a few more months. I started feeling taken advantage of after she kept sending me to cover another post office she managed whenever the clerk needed. Her senior PTF was supposed to cover but she didn't like working there so the postmaster didn't make her go but sent me instead. When I expressed my concern time after time about not supposed to work in that 6 hour office(I worked it alone, open to close Just like the clerks do bit not being paid what they made but we'll under their pay), she did nothing except start training me in her 8 hour office so the PTF could have days off too. I expressed the work I was doing was what clerks get paid for but I was only making PMR pay. She just kept adding more hours thinking it would make me happy but it only added more work at less pay so I just quit after covering that same office when the clerk was on vacation. There is a lot more to this but I was just wondering if there is anything that can be done for her illegally working me where I shouldn't have anyway?
wisegalPerson was signed in when posted
08:15 AM ET (US)
Just to ring in...I was a casual clerk slash RCA for four years. Did not get any special treatment, consideration, nothing when casuals were being dropped and pse positions were being created. Got a letter, you can take the test (473) like anyone off the street can do. Feeling=not appreciated. Took the test and am a FT clerk now, but a long time to get here. Thank you for your service.
an ex-pmr/r
04:43 PM ET (US)
I was released in 07/15. Took a full year to get my SF 50. After 10 years of faithful service I was treated like
rubbish! I miss my office and my customers but have nothing but ill feelings for the company and its way of doing
business! Good luck to all the (ex) pmr's and best wishes for your future!
09:25 AM ET (US)
/m4371 Such an insult to our years of service.
04:26 PM ET (US)
Got mine also= 21 years
Space cadet
11:24 AM ET (US)
Thanks very much!
11:09 AM ET (US)
/m4368, You should have no trouble just do it before June 23rd. I cashed mine in last year and have cleared the books...saying goodbye to 15 years.
Space cadet
01:40 PM ET (US)
I hope I will be able to cash in my vacation days.
11:58 AM ET (US)
RIF letters went out Friday for non working PMR's. Got mine today.
02:00 PM ET (US)
PMR's weren't required to take test previously, but things change. A lot has changed the last 5-6 years. FYI PMR's aren't postmasters.
You received a pay advance for travel. It has to be repaid. That is how it works. If you paid out of pocket the receipts and mileage are submitted and then you're reimbursed.
09:06 AM ET (US)
I asked HR why I was fired Exactly and she said "From what I understand you failed an exam you were required to pass Did they not tell you this in class?" I said They told me in class that I'm Not required to take it but suggested I should "just incase". I haven't heard back from HR since.... After failing this test I called my local supervisor, told him what happened and he said "Oh don't worry, I can help you with this"..At the same time my Wife could be heard in the background complaining about this, -how we'd wasted so much time and money and how they never said before I resigned from my fulltime job I'd have this come up, now how are the bills going to be paid etc...Well this guy then said "If your wife doesn't calm down I'm Not going to help you"..My wife then calmed down, but instead of telling me how he can help me He kept repeating over n over "I can help you keep this but if she doesn't calm down I'm not going to" [even though she hadn't said anything in over a minute he kept repeating that like a psychopath. Then he screamed "Now I'm not going to help you and I'm going to have your wife arrested!!" then hung up the phone...Weird. Arrested for what?,,,2 weeks before, They told me I'd have to go out of town for 2 days training. Over a 3 hour drive one way. They told me to keep reciepts for hotel, mileage and food and they'd reimburse me. When I got back I gave my supervisor the reciepts, he said I'd have it back in a week or so. 4 days later they had me go out of town again for another week of training. I didn't have the money for a week's stay at a hotel, so they gave me over $700 cash. I completed that weeks training...On the last day the instructor told everybody they'd have to take this exam but told me I didn't have to. I wanted to be sure that I wasn't actually required to take it because nobody in management really seemed to know anything through this entire process and I really didn't want to have to drive all the way back to take it the falling week if it turned out that it was required. Instructor called manager, manager agreed I wasn't required but said "Well, have him take it anyway just in case"...I had no idea I had to pass this test to keep the job. After taking a test I wasn't completely prepared to take, I failed... Few days later a different post master from my county called, not the psychopath. She said "Yeah you're fired and you owe us over $700 and we're taking it out of your 2 weeks pay" [after 2 days training out of town I worked at the office I was hired for for 3 days in the middle of the Mojave desert...they never told me the office I'd be working in 6 days a week 6 hours a day was contaminated with asbestos and didn't have a functioning toilet inside but instead a porta-potty outside in the heat].... So they're taking this $700 out of my paycheck. I only earned a little more than 800 during this time and after taxes, I think I'm actually going to owe the postal service.... WTF!?....Before I took this gig I asked my supervisor and HR if it's safe to resign from my bank job, is the post master job definetly mine? They all said "Yes, resign, you're fine"... Had I known this would have happened, Hell, if I even knew about the asbestos I never would have taken this job. ...Is this Wrongful Termination? I don't think I even qualify for unemployment..
Edited 03-26-2017 09:14 AM
PMR2PSE2PTFPerson was signed in when posted
05:18 PM ET (US)
I was a PMR before I was represented clerk craft. At the time (2013-14) we certainly did not have to take and pass an exam to keep a job. Now when I became a PSE hired to work the window, yes, we had to take and pass the 421 exam to stay on. But I've never heard of a PMR having to take this or any other exam.
10:58 AM ET (US)
I was hired as pmr. At the end of training, I took a test that required me to pass in order to keep the pmr job. It doesn't say anywhere in the add or under qualifications that I would need to take this test, otherwise I never would have taken the chance on resigning from my full time job at a bank. A local post master told me I wasn't required to take it, then at the last minute he said I should. My instructor said I wasn't required to and a manager said that I wasn't required to take that test, but suggested I should "just incase". I failed and was Fired. Does anyone know if that test is actually required for Post Master Relief?
PMR2PSE2PTFPerson was signed in when posted
06:40 AM ET (US)
/m4360 Your union rep? What union? I started out as a PMR, and we had no union. If you are referring to the organization formerly known as NAPUS, that is not a union. They provide some legal services and resources for their members, but again, as they are not represented employees with collective bargaining rights or certified by the NLRB, they are not a union.

Something in this story doesn't smell quite right.
Edited 02-11-2017 06:47 AM
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