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Croissant  
#1 Posted : Wednesday, September 25, 2019 9:33:49 AM(UTC)
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At my processing plant, people have been buzzing about a mailhandler that apparently earned in the ballpark of $168,000 last year. When I worked at a station before starting at the plant, there was a clerk (he's retiring this year so his pay should be maxed out?) who worked 6 days a week (10 hours a day roughly, clocking in on-time every day, but minus the 4 weeks of vacation he takes every year) and he told me he's never hit six-figures, but came close to it. This last year before his retirement, he said he was on track to hit six-figures, but then he ended up in the hospital (kidney stone).
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#2 Posted : Wednesday, September 25, 2019 9:45:13 AM(UTC)
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Though mailhandlers do not get V-time, they are not limited in hours. They may work double shifts.

Let's say one made $60K (to use round numbers). If they worked double shifts 5 days a week on average, that would be $150K.

I have heard of mailhandlers working 7 days a week for months at a time. Throw in double shifts on just 3 days and you arrive at $150K.

So I believe it is possible.

I know a clerk who has made $120K and carriers who make $100K. They are limited in hours compared to mailhandlers due to the penalty time hindrance.

Who knows the amount of grievance money they get, also.
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#3 Posted : Wednesday, September 25, 2019 10:49:17 AM(UTC)
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back in the 80's there were many plant workers clerks and mailhandlers making over 100K.
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#4 Posted : Wednesday, September 25, 2019 3:36:29 PM(UTC)
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Not your business how much someone makes
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#5 Posted : Wednesday, September 25, 2019 5:32:26 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Yukoncarrier24 Go to Quoted Post
Not your business how much someone makes


Unless you want to switch crafts. I have always wanted to be a mailhandler and how much they make is a big part of that.
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#6 Posted : Wednesday, September 25, 2019 5:40:50 PM(UTC)
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Also, if you know what someone makes the information had to come from somewhere. Unless someone spoke out of turn, the only public information is the base pay. Generally, persons know what someone made because the person themselves made the information known. From my experience, they often are bragging or rubbing it in. So, don't feel bad if you know. If the worker minds others knowing, they can throw a fit for themselves and try to find the leak if it was not themselves.
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#7 Posted : Wednesday, September 25, 2019 6:07:07 PM(UTC)
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At $65-70,000 I work just enough. No way would I want to put in the hours required to make over $100,000 with the lower hourly rate the mailhandlers have.
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#8 Posted : Wednesday, September 25, 2019 6:10:14 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: roger.d Go to Quoted Post
At $65-70,000 I work just enough. No way would I want to put in the hours required to make over $100,000 with the lower hourly rate the mailhandlers have.


Yeah, you would have no time to enjoy the extra money.
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#9 Posted : Wednesday, September 25, 2019 6:57:24 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Yukoncarrier24 Go to Quoted Post
Not your business how much someone makes


Considering we are going out of business due to Expenses being more than revenue....it absolutely is our business.
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#10 Posted : Wednesday, September 25, 2019 9:43:33 PM(UTC)
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Base pay is one thing. What an individual made-none of our buisness
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#11 Posted : Thursday, September 26, 2019 10:46:07 AM(UTC)
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Just because something is none of someone's business does not mean it is wrong to know it or base decisions on it.

If someone tells me or others what they make they obviously don't care if someone knows.

It is none of my business if I have a gay coworker. However, if they let it be known there is nothing wrong with me knowing or basing my decisions/actions on that knowledge.
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#12 Posted : Thursday, September 26, 2019 11:20:25 AM(UTC)

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Walking up to someone and asking how much money they're making? Absolutely not.

Asking a similar question here on a message board...oh hell yeah!!

There was nothing wrong with the question posed as it was asked.

Keep things in context.
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#13 Posted : Saturday, October 12, 2019 4:29:29 PM(UTC)

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Originally Posted by: Hannah Blecter Go to Quoted Post
Though mailhandlers do not get V-time, they are not limited in hours. They may work double shifts.

Let's say one made $60K (to use round numbers). If they worked double shifts 5 days a week on average, that would be $150K.

I have heard of mailhandlers working 7 days a week for months at a time. Throw in double shifts on just 3 days and you arrive at $150K.

So I believe it is possible.

I know a clerk who has made $120K and carriers who make $100K. They are limited in hours compared to mailhandlers due to the penalty time hindrance.

Who knows the amount of grievance money they get, also.


Most likely they are someone's niece/nephew or blowing/banging a Sup and not really working that many hours. Where'd this happen, New Jersey???
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#14 Posted : Saturday, October 12, 2019 5:35:39 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Stelvy40 Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: Hannah Blecter Go to Quoted Post
Though mailhandlers do not get V-time, they are not limited in hours. They may work double shifts.

Let's say one made $60K (to use round numbers). If they worked double shifts 5 days a week on average, that would be $150K.

I have heard of mailhandlers working 7 days a week for months at a time. Throw in double shifts on just 3 days and you arrive at $150K.

So I believe it is possible.

I know a clerk who has made $120K and carriers who make $100K. They are limited in hours compared to mailhandlers due to the penalty time hindrance.

Who knows the amount of grievance money they get, also.


Most likely they are someone's niece/nephew or blowing/banging a Sup and not really working that many hours. Where'd this happen, New Jersey???


Right in the middle of the country. In a town under 30,000 population.
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#15 Posted : Saturday, October 12, 2019 6:50:01 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Stelvy40 Go to Quoted Post


Most likely they are someone's niece/nephew or blowing/banging a Sup and not really working that many hours. Where'd this happen, New Jersey???


you are not starting out on the right foot.

or have you changed your handle?
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Irregularmh  
#16 Posted : Wednesday, October 16, 2019 2:47:50 AM(UTC)
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I suspect grievance income contributed to that figure.
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