8. Some directions at work I do not always agree with
I always comply with directions at work
MLM: I always comply with directions at work
Associates are expected to follow rules and procedures precisely. It is important to show that you demonstrate these same principles that the USPS bases their work environment on.
9. When I am supervised too closely, I do not perform as well
I don’t mind being closely supervised
SLM: I don’t mind being closely supervised
A Mail Handler is expected to work well independently while performing various duties without supervision. By selecting “somewhat like me”, that shows you have confidence in your ability to perform with or without a supervisor monitoring your work.
10. I can deal with anything that I am faced with
Some obstacles are too difficult to handle
MLM: I can deal with anything that I am faced with
A Mail Handler should be a problem solver. When coming across an obstacle, they should be able to demonstrate the ability to take on the challenge and come up with a solution efficiently.
11. I always follow the rules, even when coworkers do not
Sometimes it is okay to make an exception to the rules
MLM: I always follow the rules, even when coworkers do not
The USPS requires associates to follow their rules in order to operate as efficiently as they do. They take pride in providing a safe working environment, therefor it is very important for policies to be enforced.
12. I’m a very focused individual
It is difficult for me to focus for long periods of time
MLM: I’m a very focused individual
Mail Handlers are often required to perform repetitive duties. It is important that they can focus for long periods of time on various tasks.
13. When plans change, I can adapt easily
I like to stick to the plan and complete it as intended
MLM: When plans change, I can adapt easily
A big part of this role requires being adaptable, flexible and enjoy having change.
14. I prefer setting goals that are challenging and push my abilities
I like setting goals that I know are practical and reachable
MLM: I prefer setting goals that are challenging and push my abilities
As previously stated, Mail handlers should surpass expectations and be a problem solver. Setting challenging goals that push your ability would be considered as exceeding a task that was expected of you.
15. I prefer to not spend time double-checking my work
I always double check my work
SLM: I always double check my work
It is important for a Mail Handler Associate to be very detail oriented while also being able to work at a fast pace. They should be able to efficiently identify and resolve any mistakes they make independently.