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Posted: 12/30/2006 9:09:00 PM EST
They are hiring Rural Postal Carriers in Central NM. Who has or has had this job, and what can you tell me about it? Job quality, etc?
Link Posted: 12/30/2006 9:14:41 PM EST
my mom is a RCA in louisiana. She loves it. Been doing it several years now.
Link Posted: 12/30/2006 10:06:31 PM EST
Here, they drive mutt cars that look like props from Mad Max. I don't know if they have to provide their own, or what Just curious how that works elsewhere.
Link Posted: 12/30/2006 11:48:23 PM EST
The RMCs I see all have right-side steering. Easier to get to the mailbox.
Link Posted: 12/30/2006 11:51:42 PM EST

Originally Posted By FrankSymptoms:
The RMCs I see all have right-side steering. Easier to get to the mailbox.
Or a bench seat with an automatic transmission. Driving from the passenger side, steering with the left hand, and using the left foot for brakes and accelerator.
Link Posted: 12/31/2006 12:02:13 AM EST

Originally Posted By Barrelburner:

Originally Posted By FrankSymptoms:
The RMCs I see all have right-side steering. Easier to get to the mailbox.
Or a bench seat with an automatic transmission. Driving from the passenger side, steering with the left hand, and using the left foot for brakes and accelerator.


I know that fellas...I'm talking the overall vehicles. Where do they get them? Does the government buy beaters at auction and send them off to be fitted, or what?
Link Posted: 12/31/2006 12:18:42 AM EST


mutt cars that look like props from Mad Max


LOL hadn't thought of 'em like that. But driving a beater makes sense. I wonder if there are any vehicles (other than USPO vehicles) that are easy to convert?
Link Posted: 12/31/2006 2:58:46 AM EST
Don't know about now,but Jeep used to make the Wrangler with RHS.
Link Posted: 12/31/2006 3:19:24 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/31/2006 3:20:15 AM EST by Noname]
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Link Posted: 12/31/2006 4:32:59 AM EST
Overall I would think the job would be above average, but that also depends on where you live and local econony.. Not sure what the pay scale is, but you get Federal holidays, benefits, retirement... I am assuming you would be a full time employee though.

Im a state worker (tax auditor) and co-workers bitch and moan all the time about the state.. But we get around 11 holidays (plus extra days as the governor feels generous).. The Virginia retirement system is rated one of the top 5 or so in the nation. .. Our health insurance premiums are very reasonable (i pay about $130/mth for my wife and I - My wife was just had outpatient gall bladder surgery and it cost us $100 out of pocket, followed by two hospital stays, each costing us $300 out of pocket), and I get way too much leave time each year (total of all categories would be around 220 hours/yr) .. SO with that said, there will always be someone bitching about their job/employer and others like me that are tickled pink to have my job...

good luck in your decision..

brian
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