PSE Tractor Trailer Driver US Post Office

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  1. Mike2633

    Mike2633 Road Train Member

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    Hi guys,
    Got a few irons in the fire,
    Have call backs from USF Holland for Road Driver
    Have a call back from the US Postal Service as a "PSE" Tractor Trailer Operator
    Trying to wiggle my self into a transit job at GFS, called HR today and maybe calling them tomorrow.

    Question what is a "PSE" Tractor Trailer Operator? I know the Post Office has different grades and things and some guys have benefits and some guys don't.

    I wouldn't think the Post Office pay wise could beat GFS quality of life wise the Post Office would be a breeze I would think bump a dock and push some carts off, beats having to lump 93 cases of frozen food out of the side door like I did this morning at the hospital. However on the flip side I got paid this week for last week, literally the most money I have ever made in my life not joking at all.
     
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  3. softail

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    PSE= Postal Support Employee. Normally works when regular employees are on vacation or call in sick. On call basis. One week work 20 hours, next week work 60 hours. Prime time vacations are starting soon, so need more PSE's. Also work a lot around the holidays.
     
  4. TruckDuo

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    What aren't you liking over at GFS ?
     
  5. Mike2633

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    It's alright just having a hard time adjusting.
     
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  6. Brandonpdx

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    It probably won't pay your bills if you're used to a steady full time paycheck. You don't get any benefits at all your first year there either. The guys who hang in there long enough to get a "career" appointment can do very well though, especially once they hit top pay scale. IIRC they started PSE's at $21/hr overtime after 8 or 40.

    The other guys nailed it: PSE is "postal support employee" which basically translates to "scrub". How long it takes to get into a full-time permanent position just depends on the PDC you work out of. I had a couple near misses with the Post Office...was offered a job a year late in Seattle and got snubbed in Manhattan (a little reverse affirmitive action I think was the deal there haha). Decided I wouldn't have had the patience for govt BS anyway :)
     
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  7. tolson

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    I am Postal Service Driver in the Chicago area, we work our PSE's to death. in terms of Money and benefits, the best driving job I ever had. But it is boring, at least to me. Short runs, drop and hook 6 times a day. Don't listen to the "scrub" stuff. If you are someone who needs a pat on the back all the time, forget it. USPS is a big impersonal system. But pay and benefits are great once you get turned over to career status.
     
  8. Shaggy

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    Neighbor lady runs tractor trailer for the postal service, She been doing it for going on 28 years , Her vacation time, PTO's and "stress" time openly admits she only works 5-7 months out of the year and makes really good money ( more then me ) . Makes an outsider really wonder who is the targeted audience to be hired on. USPS passed me over one time and never tried again.

    Neighbor lady has no zero idea about the DOT, Pre trips, general trucking terms . I give her a gold award for 99.9% devoted mother and 0.01% work interfering with life, She has great bbq's and great selection of alcohol. Best neighbor ever :biggrin_2559:

    Is it true, USPS targeted audience is females and minorities ?
     
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  9. tolson

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    Hi Shaggy, it is true DOT doesn't mess with us, and few Postal Drivers have ever driven regional, let alone OTR. Yes the money is great, and I'm home every day or night depending on your shift.

    No it is not true that the Post Office targets minorities. However there are some geographical areas where most are black. I think this is due to the Post Office not advertising work very often...you need to know where to look. Thus the open jobs are networked through existing employees. At one facility I worked at I was one of 8 white drivers and 92 black drivers.

    I now work at a facility where out of 38 drivers, 4 take home over $100,000 a year. There are an incredible number of overtime opportunities. I don't tap into OT much anymore. We have 8 PSE'sthey make less an hour than we do, and have no benefits for the first year, but once you get turned over, it is like they just throw money at you, every 5 months you are getting a raise, it is almost obscene. Just do your job and get payed.
     
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  10. Shaggy

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    Thanks for the info brother for other folks wondering, My application is several years old. Without a doubt in present time could be hired on ( comfortable with ABF ) It's not obscene pay, Rightfully yours and a healthy pension that will never go away ( unless employee screws up ).

    Pretty much asking for others not willing to ask. USPS is great career choice.
     
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