I'm not sure of time frame except it is now measured in month(s)...more than one....thinking has to be 60 days...the hiring process alone scares many away.Low pay and in many places you have to provide a vehicle, the 2 main reasons people cannot be hired. In addition, how long is the process to be actually hired, a month ? Perhaps relative new hires on here can chime in on how long the hiring process takes??
I've always admired Wal-Mart and its structure. One thing I can't help but notice is how HARD their managers work, they manage while they are setting up displays, moving pallets of product out to the shelves, always being productive and available.They raised the minimum wage in my state to $15 an hour. It isn't at $15 yet but going up something like $1 a year until it gets to $15.
Even without it going into effect yet the local Walmart is starting at $12 an hour. And if you stay on a few months it increases to $13. You even get holiday pay, a bonus for working Sundays or loading unloading trucks, working in the deli etc.
And get this you have a set schedule so you know what days you are off each week.
Several months ago some of us (regs and old PM) were discussing the lack of subs and the dim prospects of any new hires coming in, despite repeated postings of job openings, job fairs, etc. Old PM said "I really feel for you guys. I just don't know what else to do!!" I responded with "How many people are going to be interested in this job if you have to supply your own vehicle, you get no benefits, work 7 days a week and on and on. The job has to be more appealing to bring in anyone, something you don't have the power to do!" Unfortunately, nothing has changed and so our futures look even bleaker!! Now the pay isn't even very impressive. People can find comparative paying jobs with a lot less...um...hell to go with it!!Ahh, a mess. The Post Office is in arrogant denial that pay isn't the deciding factor for one to work overly hard and put up with employer BS at the same time.
I wonder if this would be enough to prove in arbitration private industry compensation of a rural carrier sub.I just wanna point out... I just got approved by ethics board to work for a company that operates the HCR route in my office..., my total hourly compensation is MORE than what I get as an rca. Sure I was hired as a relief carrier for the guy who normally runs the HCR .... but... this really says something here...