I am a full-time regular Postal Clerk of 28 years. I regularly work 40 hours per week.
Have recently started a second business, and since I am in my final 4 years of towards Postal Retirement, I am sort of thinking of going more towards a part-time position with the service.
There is a job that has just been posted at an AO office very close to my home.
It is being listed as a NTFT Flex FULL TIME position with guarantee of 30 hours.
I have never heard of this before. 30 hours would sort of be considered part time. Not sure where the FULL TIME comes in, but it was suggested to me that this was a term negotiated a few years back.
In any event, I think going to 30 hours would be perfect for me. Though it’s 5 hours per day/6 days a week, I would only work from 2:15-7:15am every day. I would home by 7:30 every morning and have the rest of the day to devote to my business prospects.
However, I am a little concerned what a 30 hour work week would do to my postal retirement.
* I am aware that I earn less Annual and Sick leave once I drop down below 40 hours.
* I am aware that I may possibly not get paid for holidays. I know part-timers don’t. Not sure if Full Timer NTFT do.
* I have worked my high 3 (Level 7). So, despite what I do now, my retirement/pension should be based upon those high 3 years.
Am I crazy going from a full-time regular position to a full-time NTFT position that is almost around the corner from my home and offering the most perfect hours for my needs?