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squirtle  
#1 Posted : Thursday, January 19, 2012 6:41:31 AM(UTC)
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#2 Posted : Thursday, January 19, 2012 6:42:20 AM(UTC)
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WAIT!

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#3 Posted : Thursday, January 19, 2012 6:50:16 AM(UTC)
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#4 Posted : Thursday, January 19, 2012 6:56:31 AM(UTC)
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Depends on where you fit in the hiring list.  You may not get the job with an 80.  Just because you passed does not mean you are high enough to get a call.  Hope all goes well for you but nothing you can do but wait now!

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#5 Posted : Thursday, January 19, 2012 7:31:30 AM(UTC)
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THAT'S TRUE!!!!!!!! ALL YOU CAN DO RIGHT NOW IS WAIT!!!!!! SO GET TO IT!!!!!!  

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#6 Posted : Thursday, January 19, 2012 8:10:21 AM(UTC)
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Is 80 your raw score? Do you have prior military service? Any disabilities? Any extra points that could added  to your score? Given the condition of the post office, you may facing an uphill struggle for employment given the state of people seeking jobs. Normally, the post office maintains a list of ready candidate's. I truly wish you well in your emplyment quest.

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#7 Posted : Thursday, January 19, 2012 8:12:32 AM(UTC)
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All you got was an 80Cry  I got a 94 back in 1994 when the exams were harder. 1 year later I got hired as a PTFClap Oh, and I got 5 points added to that for Veterans Preference. Made Regular 2 years laterStar
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#8 Posted : Thursday, January 19, 2012 8:36:31 AM(UTC)
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You just have to pass the test to get a job.  They no longer have to take the person with the highest score.  The person they hired at our office got a 70.
squirtle  
#9 Posted : Thursday, January 19, 2012 9:29:01 AM(UTC)
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I read a lot about the new 473 exam and a lot of people tell me 85 is the highest possible ? (not adding vet. points / ) is this true ???? 

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#10 Posted : Thursday, January 19, 2012 9:31:24 AM(UTC)
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#11 Posted : Thursday, January 19, 2012 10:16:36 AM(UTC)
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That is not true the highest possible is 100  but the scores have been around 85 on here.


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#12 Posted : Thursday, January 19, 2012 10:17:41 AM(UTC)
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A disabled VET pref with 70  GOES to the top of a list with NO other disabled VET prefs.

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#13 Posted : Thursday, January 19, 2012 10:34:16 AM(UTC)
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Actually, with the current version of the test, doesn't it go as high as 85 now? Years ago it was 100, but I've read various other posts over the last year or so where I had thought others had said it is only 85 now.

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squirtle  
#14 Posted : Thursday, January 19, 2012 3:46:40 PM(UTC)
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thanks for the responses !!!keep them coming !

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#15 Posted : Friday, January 20, 2012 12:21:15 AM(UTC)
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USAF wrote:
All you got was an 80Cry  I got a 94 back in 1994 when the exams were harder. 1 year later I got hired as a PTFClap Oh, and I got 5 points added to that for Veterans Preference. Made Regular 2 years laterStar


The exams were not harder in 1994, so get over that notion.

The current 473 exam includes a psychological portion that even the experts cannot tell you how to answer. It seems that the more independent you are in your thinking, the lower you may score on the test.

Applicants who consistently score in the high 90s on all tests (intelligence, Mensa, civil service, etc.) often have trouble getting over 80% on the USPS exams these days.

Just sayin' . . . you have no idea what your score would be on the current 473, so don't compare your old score to what anybody is getting now.
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#16 Posted : Friday, January 20, 2012 1:19:08 PM(UTC)
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I GO HIRED IN DEC9 AND QUIT JAN 14. PSE'S WERE HIRED TO DO SH**T WORK. YOU WILL NOT GET SET SCHEDULE. NOBODY HAS CLUE WHAT'S GOING ON. NEXT STEP IS THEY WILL EMAIL YOU TO DO BACKGROUND CHECK AND THEN A DRUG TEST, THEN ORIENTATION THEN HIRED THEN YOU R SO SCREWED.Cry
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#17 Posted : Friday, January 20, 2012 11:32:24 PM(UTC)
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I got an 84.6% on the 473 back in July. I also have 5-points added for being a military veteran, bringing me to an 89.6% on the hiring lists. I was informed during my first PSE interview, AFTER they had drug tested me and conducted a background check, that there were several other vets who were placed on the list HIGHER than me. Needless to say I didn't score high enough for that job. I was later offered another PSE position, but I'm now awaiting orientation, even after I was told that there are PTFs who may/will be excesses placed in my position, which they have rights to. I was also told that I WILL be retained by the USPS if that event were to occur, and relocated elsewhere. I'm having a hard time believing that. PSE isn't the best postal job to have!
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#18 Posted : Friday, January 20, 2012 11:53:18 PM(UTC)
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HEY STEVE GOT A 89 ON MY EXAM NO VET PREFERENCES. NOT BRAGGING JUST TELLING YOU TO GET OUT IF YOU CAN PSE POSITION IS HORRIBLE. NO SET SCHEDULE NOBODY TELLS YOU ANYTHING THE ONLY ONE'S OF US 7 THAT WERE HIRED STILL THERE IS TWO OF THEM. ONE LIVE IN BOYFRIEND CARRIER THE OTHER ALSO BOYFRIEND CARRIER AND THE MANAGER JUST FLIRTED WITH HER AND SHE GETS TO WORK 730 TO 1230 MON THRU FRIDAY AND STILL WORK HER NIGHT JOB. TRUST ME WHEN I FIRST STARTED A CAREER EMPLOYEE TOLD ME ITS ALL ABOUT WHO YOU KNOW AND WHO YOU BL**. NO JOB TRAINING THEY JUST EXPECT YOU TO BE AVAILABLE 24 HOURS A DAY. I STARTED WORKING 52 HOURS A WEEK CHRISTMAS HUB 9AM- 1030PM. THEN I HAD TO KEEP ON CALLING TO GET HOURS THE FOLLOWING WEEK I WORKED 2 HOURS AFTER TRAVELING 27 MILES TO ANOTHER PO. THIS WILL NEVER BE A CAREER POSITION NOT WORTH ALL THE TIME YOU SPEND LEARNING AND GETTING USED TO THE JOB. I QUIT AND VERY GLAD.
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#19 Posted : Saturday, January 21, 2012 12:46:00 AM(UTC)
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In my office the steward told me that they are looking over the jobs they want to abolish.  They want to abolish two regular jobs and create one Nifty job and one PSE.

The Nifty is a a job for "regulars" with set hours and the PSE will not be a "regular" postal job but will have set hours. 

After you have your interview, it can take between 2 weeks to 2 months to hear from USPS.  (depends how many PSE positions they get approved for).

 

 

 

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#20 Posted : Saturday, January 21, 2012 1:16:02 AM(UTC)
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As a Retired Postmaster I know what it takes to get hired. I have hired all kinds of workers.  Currently there are no career jobs being hired. The usps is trying to reduce its career force. If you want to work a lot of hours but has no benefits take the city carrier TE job. It starts at almost 20.00 an hour and you will get plenty of hours in the big cities. Just my thoughts based on 24 years of experience.

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