As a bricklayer, I have been laid off.
I have a degree in science, but I have no job to do.
I want to do something with my life so that I can have a career in the future and eventually retire.
I looked around and found a good opportunity at the post office.
I went online to see what was opened, and they had several slots for opening RCAs. Rca is a partner of a rural airline. Basically, we are alternative operators of conventional operators.
They call me son. The employees of rural Airlines fill the vacancies for regular rural airlines. If they’re on vacation that day, or if they’re on vacation or even if they’re sick, we’ll fill it out because the mail has to be delivered every day.
I think this is the simplest job. But when I came here, I found it was not as easy as I thought. This is a tough job. Seeing you are a deputy start, you have to help a lot. You don’t have any time off!
They depend on you. You have to be there. You must be ready to go. Sometimes you rest for a day, and then you hear the phone ringing. So, you need to be able to give up anything planned for the day and be able to enter and take the route. Your working hours range from 8 hours to 10 days, 12 hours a day, depending on the season. There are many challenges. The weather. You will get cold. You will get hotter. And you will get wet. I am used to working in all seasons.
Some days are very, very cold. You must wear rain gear in the rain, so you should not wet it and try to keep it dry. This is very laborious. This is very difficult for your health. A little bit of walking. Sometimes you may need to take more stairs. You are a bit wordy. You have made many improvements, and many have achieved. If you are in the business line, there are many trucks in and out. Then you get heavy boxes from time to time. You are in good condition in this job.
When I first started, I weighed 20 pounds more than I did now because you had been moving. Anyone can do this job. But you must give. You must make up your mind. Yes, some days I – I will give up. I think, well, this is not for me. But then I said to myself, I said, if I’m here, if I’m here, why do I say no now? I keep telling myself that you can do it. If I can do that, you can do it. Actually, the last few months have been the hardest. If you can do that then you may be fine. Oh, yes, it gets better. It just takes time. I like it. I like my work.
Well, there are actually many things to like. One of the most important things is to be able to talk with people. This is really cool, because you are really close to these people. They see you almost every day, and sometimes they give you cold water if it’s hot outside. You know, they may leave a little thank you letter in the mailbox. Really nice people.
They pay you. Once you are regular, you can get good benefits after you retire. It’s actually very interesting. You go outside. Freedom. I have some jobs, supervisors, managers always say after you that you need to do this, you need to do this, and there is no freedom. But here it is. I’ll tell you to hang up there. This will become difficult. I will not sugar it and say it is not.
It’s hard at first, but once you know, I mean, once you do it long enough, it’s really easy. Everyone struggles at least once they start. But stick to it because it will be rewarded in the future. This is what I believe everyone should know.