chuck 0 Posted April 22, 2008 Share #1 Posted April 22, 2008 Hello all, I am new to this forum and I must say it has been quite informative. I decided to register because I have been wrestling in my mind as to whether or not accept the Bus Operator postion with NYC MTA. You see I took the 5025 exam nearly three years ago and come this friday I am scheduled for the pre-interview. My dilemma: I am a career city letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service with 23 years of service (18 as a carrier). I have 7 more to go and I will be elligible for a pension. There was a time when I can honestly say that I "enjoyed" my job as a postal worker especially as a carrier. I enjoyed being outdoors and talking and interacting with people. But the past three years the job has changed so much that hatred has filled my body and mind towards postal management for the inhumane treatment of it's employees. And it will only get worse. I struggle to get up every day because of the thought of going to work and dealing with these imbeciles. The job too has changed. The days when your mail carrier actually took the time to talk or exchange pleasantries are long gone. I know I only have 7 more to go, but I tell you that seven is a lifetime for me now. I've tried transfering to MVO (I have a CDL) but it's all locked up. The Postal Service is downsizing through attrition and contracting work out especially in the motor vehicle operator craft. I am seriously considering taking this job but on the other hand if I did I would have to work untill I am 62 years old in order to receive healthbenefits(my spouse has no coverage). If I stay with the service and try not to lose my sanity and my health:confused: in the process then I can retire at 56 with lifetime healthbenefits. I don't want to make a rash decision that I will regret. But I am tormented with this indecisiveness. I realize that the MTA DOB is militant, but is it really as bad? I am asking if there are veterans within the DOB on this site that can enlighten me. P.S. Please pardon me with venting here on this forum. But sometimes discussing and seeking advice from a loved one just does'nt help. Although they mean well, they just don't understand the work place environment. Thank you kindley, Chuck Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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