I am currently a mail man. I do city mail delivery full time and make 40k a year base salary. I can make 60k if I went on the overtime list.
I spent four and a half years enlisted in the army, and spent about two years in South Korea. Im 33 years old, not in great shape, but no health issues. No kids, no family. I want a job where I can leave this rental house and just stow all my stuff at my Dad’s house and walk away with some cash banked up.
I want to know if this career field is a realistic possibility for me. What appeals to me most is just getting the perspective and life experience.
Here are the deal breakers for me:
I dont want to kiss anyones ass.
I dont want to be treated like expendable garbage.
I dont want to compete with backstabbing coworkers for middle management promotions.
I dont want to work somewhere where there is a hundred unrealistic regulations that nobody is following, I really fucking hate working in a place where everything is fucked up and on fire but still “looks good on paper.” I like to kind of do things by the book as much as I can, because I try to take pride in doing my work and doing it honestly as best I can.
I dont want to deal with unrealistic timelines, or being given 12 hours of work and being told to do it in 8… I dont mind working long hours, I just dont want unrealistic deadlines.
I want fair pay. I want to make at least 50k a year.
I want to be able to listen to headphones while working when its safe to do so…
I feel like just sitting here thinking about it… the only things id miss right now are some minor creature comforts… privacy (living in a room with like six bunk beds sucks, had to do that shit in the army but I could go back to something like that again if i had to) … internet… thats about it.
In your opinion, is this a bad career path for me?