This page is for the education and edification of the Postal Service's veteran, new, and prospective CCA (City Carrier Assistant) employees. It is a one stop repository of links to my articles dealing with issues important to the CCA. Bookmark and check back frequently, because this is a work in progress. I will be adding future articles of my own, and links to other websites as well.
Tempted by the dark side? Discover the dark reality of Postal Supervision before you leap.
Feeling Lost? Here's how to follow the mail when the mail won't move
Got some aches and pains? Dr. Mel Diagnoses
CCA Tips and Tricks - How to Deliver Mail in the Dark
CCA Tips and Tricks - How to Avoid Slips, Trips and Falls
Newest - Have Satchel Will Travel - The Daily Life of a Postal City Carrier Assistant (CCA)
If you plan on giving the CCA job a try, prepare yourself for the unexpected. Read Mel's realistic analysis.
CCA Survival: How to Make it Through Your Postal Trial by Fire
Advice for the CCA newbie on how to weather the storm during that grueling initiation period into the letter carrier craft.
So You Want to be a Mailman - The CCA Experience
Explores the rigors of the CCA job for those contemplating taking the dive. Non sugar coated.
CCA Bootcamp - What to Expect During Your Brief but Brutal Letter Carrier Initiation
This description of your first few Postal training days will either inspire you to jump in headfirst or make you run away screaming.
CCA Confessions - Letter Carrier Revelations Made Public
True confessions from Mel's secret CCA files.