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  1. Silver2003Cobra

    Silver2003Cobra US Navy (retired) Established Member

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    Well, after looking for work for 6 months, I was hired yesterday afternoon as a Transitional Employee (contractor) City Carrier with the USPS. The interview was in the morning and I received the phone call in the afternoon offering me the job!! WHOOO

    everything that I'm hearing is that, while it's a variable hour job, I'll get A LOT of hours,and at 22.15 an hour, that adds up nicely (especally with my military retirement thrown in, my wife and I will be close to being in the top 2% of houshold incomes in the USA) yeah, that's really "middle class"
     
  2. 9svt8

    9svt8 Bleeds Ford Blue Established Member

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    Congrats mister...good luck with everything.

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  3. capnkirk52

    capnkirk52 Eat more POTATOES!!! Established Member

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    $22.15 to deliver mail? Wonder why we are 16 trillion in debt... Congrats on the yob. Least you're working.
     
  4. Silver2003Cobra

    Silver2003Cobra US Navy (retired) Established Member

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    The postal service doesn't use taxpayer dollars, except for very limited cases for disabled people and overseas mail. Its money comes from the services it provides.

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  5. capnkirk52

    capnkirk52 Eat more POTATOES!!! Established Member

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    Hmm. Learn something new every day. Still, $22.15 to deliver mail?
     
  6. REPCobra10

    REPCobra10 New Member Established Member

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    Congratulations, OP! Glad to hear you're back to work...:beer:
     
  7. Fuerza

    Fuerza Active Member Established Member

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    I want this job when I retire from the Army. Hopefully USPS will still be in business in 7 years. lol
     
  8. Silver2003Cobra

    Silver2003Cobra US Navy (retired) Established Member

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    Well, 5 points veterans preference is what got me 3 interviews for the job. If your disabled veterans preference you get 10 points...

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  9. Mikeyb619

    Mikeyb619 Cobra Commander Established Member

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    good luck with the new job op
     
  10. JasonSnake

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    it's always nice to feel a ton of bricks lift off your back
     
  11. Silver2003Cobra

    Silver2003Cobra US Navy (retired) Established Member

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    since I applied for the area (zipcode 956-958) I received 3 interviews and 2 different job offers.. the USPS is definitely hiring..

    and yes, I was getting depressed in applying for so many jobs and not finding any, thank everyone here for the kind words.
     
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    Congratulations! Now, make sure all SVTP members ' mails are delivered on time.:beer:
     
  13. CobraBob

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    Congratulations! My brother-in-law was a carrier for almost 40 years. He retired with a nice pension last year. I'm surprised the post office is hiring. Last I heard they were deeply in the red and were looking to cut back on services (including the elimination of Saturday delivery) and reduce retail locations.
     
  14. skatermckimm

    skatermckimm 4.6 ohc Established Member

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    ive been a TE for the last 5 years here in florida....yes the money is great, but the only advice i will give ya is do a good job, but dont go in there acting like a hero and running the route, you will be expected to work at that same level every single day and the days you dont they will try to fire you, its been an ongoing battle. i know it sounds wrong but trust me just wait and see.....if ya need any advice just hit me up and ill helpo any way i can.. join the union ASAP and enjoy the $1500 paychecks
     
  15. 01Jes

    01Jes Z06 bought with food stamps Established Member

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    Good for you OP! :beer:
     
  16. Uncle Meat

    Uncle Meat Zircon Encrusted Tweezers Established Member

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    $22.15 is what his company is paying him. You can bet your ass the USPS is paying the contractor company he works for a lot more than that! I'm betting 2 to 3 times more.

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    I thought I read somewhere that retirements were being supplemented by the Govt to the post office. Or somehow some money was being provided to the USPS for something. But anyway congrats man!
     
  18. skatermckimm

    skatermckimm 4.6 ohc Established Member

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    very wrong.......a city carrier is a USPS worker, gets paid by postoffice, route is owned by the postoffice....what your thinking of is rural carrier which is a route contracted out, usually in the 40-50k range per route depending on size. He is the same thing i am, a TE, we work for the postoffice, not a contractor
     
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    Screw-Rice I like BBC Established Member

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    They do, and it cost us $5.5 Billion a year.

     
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  20. Panic661

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    Congrats, I have two friends that work for the USPS here. They are hiring quite a bit throughout California, I applied, however my driving record is terrible. :nonono:
     

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