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Mc777  
#1 Posted : Monday, July 15, 2019 2:25:49 PM(UTC)
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If you looking for new jobs outside of the post office and your full time regular carrier, what do you do if you get called for interview? Try to put slip in to get if off or just call off? Currently on the hunt for new job outside of the post office, but I’m obviously not going quit without a job lined . Any advice would nice, thanks! Total years 5 years, 3 years FTR, city carrier craft.
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#2 Posted : Monday, July 15, 2019 3:05:16 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Mc777 Go to Quoted Post
If you looking for new jobs outside of the post office and your full time regular carrier, what do you do if you get called for interview? Try to put slip in to get if off or just call off? Currently on the hunt for new job outside of the post office, but I’m obviously not going quit without a job lined . Any advice would nice, thanks! Total years 5 years, 3 years FTR, city carrier craft.


your new employer should know where you are coming from and try to work with you on a interview. like scheduling the interview over the phone during your lunch or on your non scheduled day.

if not that is not the place for you.
Postal employee (retired) 38 yrs who helps even if some do not believe me! I was a Steward, officer & trouble maker. Just Sayin'
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#3 Posted : Monday, July 15, 2019 5:18:53 PM(UTC)
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If you were hiring someone, would you want someone with lots of spare time to interview at the drop of a hat? Would you want someone who called in sick at their current job to interview? Or would you want someone who explains that they really want to interview, but will not lie to or harm their current employer to attend an interview?

Applicant A: "I can interview at any time because I have plenty of sick leave and can call in at the Post Office."

Applicant B: "If you cannot interview me while I am not scheduled to work, I will seek to take a vacation day to attend an interview."

That is probably enough for the new employer to choose between A and B.
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#4 Posted : Monday, July 15, 2019 5:38:37 PM(UTC)
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Yeah it’s tough , I’m not looking to screw anyone over. Im just at the point where I’m 28 going on 29 and I don’t think I’ll be able to retire from the PO. Love my job , just don’t see if being there for 30 years to retire from. I don’t wanna be in my 40s and be SOL and be considered to old to learn any new.
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#5 Posted : Monday, July 15, 2019 6:45:18 PM(UTC)
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Yeah it’s tough , I’m not looking to screw anyone over. Im just at the point where I’m 28 going on 29 and I don’t think I’ll be able to retire from the PO. Love my job , just don’t see if being there for 30 years to retire from. I don’t wanna be in my 40s and be SOL and be considered to old to learn any new.


If you love the job I'd stay put.

Post office will be around for at least 40-50 more years. Many people currently in their 40s right now still mail their bills out each month and depend on the mail. They will fight to keep it around until they die.

I'm 29 and a city carrier as well.
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#6 Posted : Tuesday, July 16, 2019 3:14:02 AM(UTC)
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My comment was not given out of concern for the USPS. It was just a thought about how to appear to potential new employers. Because that would be my concern if I was seeking a new job. I fully endorse any postal employee, and especially city carriers, quitting and I really don't care if someone calls in sick for any or even no reason. The USPS deserves to be treated as it treats employees.
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#7 Posted : Wednesday, July 17, 2019 9:54:50 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Hannah Blecter Go to Quoted Post
My comment was not given out of concern for the USPS. It was just a thought about how to appear to potential new employers. Because that would be my concern if I was seeking a new job. I fully endorse any postal employee, and especially city carriers, quitting and I really don't care if someone calls in sick for any or even no reason. The USPS deserves to be treated as it treats employees.


Calling in sick just for the hell of it is fun.
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#8 Posted : Thursday, July 18, 2019 6:49:17 PM(UTC)
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Ended just telling the supervisor and now I’m just taking a half day on Monday to interview, kind of shocked management didn’t really seem to care considering how short staffed we are.
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#9 Posted : Thursday, July 18, 2019 6:51:34 PM(UTC)
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Even know management screws you over every chance you get, I still have dignity and don’t like screwing my co workers over.
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#10 Posted : Thursday, July 18, 2019 8:51:54 PM(UTC)
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Even know management screws you over every chance you get, I still have dignity and don’t like screwing my co workers over.


Lol!

You mean the ones you hope to leave?

My decades of experience as a postal worker tells me that the employees (including managers) who spout bs about worrying about your employer or fellow employees are the ones that will throw others under the bus without care and are also the ones who never put anyone but themselves first.

I cannot imagine a scenario in which I would have the least bit of concern if someone calls in sick. It is their leave and certainly not my business. And I know full well who my coworkers' first concern is. And there is nothing wrong with that. The only thing that would be wrong from my perspective would be for them to judge or comment on the use of leave by others.
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#11 Posted : Thursday, July 18, 2019 10:03:48 PM(UTC)
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Been thinking of quitting as well. Im 29 and got 3 years as a FTR... i was reading that i can keep my tsp if i quit.
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#12 Posted : Friday, July 19, 2019 3:58:46 AM(UTC)
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Been thinking of quitting as well. Im 29 and got 3 years as a FTR... i was reading that i can keep my tsp if i quit.


Yeah we’re vested so we can pull and take with you to your next john.
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#13 Posted : Friday, July 19, 2019 4:35:02 AM(UTC)
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Been thinking of quitting as well. Im 29 and got 3 years as a FTR... i was reading that i can keep my tsp if i quit.


Yeah we’re vested so we can pull and take with you to your next john.


Winner for best Freudian slip!

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#14 Posted : Friday, July 19, 2019 4:47:00 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Smearski Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: Hannah Blecter Go to Quoted Post
My comment was not given out of concern for the USPS. It was just a thought about how to appear to potential new employers. Because that would be my concern if I was seeking a new job. I fully endorse any postal employee, and especially city carriers, quitting and I really don't care if someone calls in sick for any or even no reason. The USPS deserves to be treated as it treats employees.


Calling in sick just for the hell of it is fun.


Lol. It is. Sometimes you need a day. Doesn't matter where you work.

I don't really see the conundrum in the og post. Just fill out a 3971 or bang out.

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#15 Posted : Friday, July 19, 2019 7:47:05 PM(UTC)
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Been thinking of quitting as well. Im 29 and got 3 years as a FTR... i was reading that i can keep my tsp if i quit.


what would you do? where would you go?

don't like the job?
Mc777  
#16 Posted : Tuesday, July 30, 2019 2:39:55 AM(UTC)
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Got the job offer, looks like I’ll be putting my 2 weeks in. 🤪😎😎😎 good bye post office.
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#17 Posted : Tuesday, July 30, 2019 6:54:56 PM(UTC)
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Congrats, McFly. Hope it works out for you.
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Punch in, do the work, punch out, go home. In other words, get paid. Anything else is silly BS.
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