A non-career job with the Post Office in the world is a great opportunity for today’s young people. There are many ways to take advantage of a part time job with the USPS. I know many people who have used a postal job as part-time income while they are working on a degree or path to their future career. There have been others who have a different full time job, and use their postal job to supplement their income. Then there are those who started out part-time and decided to make a career out of the Post Office.
It is all over the news that it is hard for recent high school graduates to find employment in these tough economic times. The Post Office would make a great choice for some of these new job seekers. A non-career job as a PSE (Postal Support Employee), RCA (Rural Carrier Associate), TRC (Temporary Rural Carrier), myspeedpost.com, Transitional City Carrier, Postmaster Relief, and as a casual employee could be a great opportunity for a young person to make pretty decent money while getting their education. Some college students work day positions (RCA, TRC, casuals, etc.) and go to school at night. Some others work as a PSE or casual at the plants and go to school during the day. In my experience it is much easier to get a supervisor or postmaster to work with your schedule if you are in a post office rather than at a processing facility or plant.
The second way to benefit from a non-career job is to work at the Post office in Castleberry on a part-time basis and have another job to fill in when you are available. For example, a Postmaster Relief usually only works on Saturday to fill in for the Postmaster on their day off. Because of this, the PMR can get another job to fill in some hours during the week. The Postmaster can give advance notice for vacations or surgeries, so plenty of notice will be given to the other employer. I know an RCA who has a full time job in a public school system that has been an RCA for over twenty years (he has turned down a career Rural Carrier job over twenty times). He makes over $15,000 a year at the Post Office working every Saturday and filling in for four weeks of vacation. Not bad for a part-time job. It is also an opportunity for entrepreneurs to work on their business. A small business can be worked around an RCA, TRC, or PMR position.
The third way to take advantage of a non-career Post office job in Castleberry is to use it to get to a career position. A young person may not be in the place to want a full time job right away. So a job such as an RCA might be a great way to start. They may only work a couple of days a week for a while. But, as their seniority builds and they learn more routes, they begin to get more hours. Before they realize it they are working nearly forty hours a week (much better chance in a big rural office). A few years later they may have the opportunity to become a full time Rural Carrier.
A career position may also be attained by learning the system while you are a part-time employee. For example, it is much easier to get a job as a City Carrier if you start out as a Transitional City Carrier or a Casual Carrier. If you are a good employee and learn the job it will really help boost your test score when a City Carrier job becomes available in the office. Also, who will the Postmaster hire if they have a list of six people they do not know, and one hard-working person who already works for them?
The Post Office in Castleberry Alabama is a great opportunity for today’s college-aged men and women. There are many ways to benefit from a part-time job with the USPS. A career position may be the best outcome.