Charles, a Letter Carrier, shares what a typical day looks like for him, how and why he decided to work for the U.S. Postal Service and provides advice for those interested in getting into this line of work. Although the job isn't that physically demanding you can't be a lazy person if you want to be a letter carrier.
Postal Service mail carriers deliver mail to homes and businesses in cities, towns, and rural areas. Most travel established routes, delivering and collecting mail. Mail carriers cover their routes on foot, by vehicle, or by a combination of both. Some mail carriers collect money for postage due and COD (cash-on-delivery). Others, particularly in rural areas, sell postal products such as stamps and money orders. All carriers, however, must be able to answer customers’ questions about postal regulations and services and, upon request, provide change-of-address cards and other postal forms.
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