Believe it or not, but being a mail carrier is tough work. The biggest challenge is dealing with the 60 plus hour work weeks on a consistent calender year. What the USPS has taught me was to be mentally fit and prepared for a long day of work. I appreciated how well I thrived in delivering mail that I kept coming into work with this drive to better myself.
The people around you are very helpful because they understand the struggle of being new and inexperienced. It is very difficult not knowing where you go next if you are not familiar with the city you are delivering mail in. The grid system is wacky but you will adapt after you mess up a thousand times.
Lots of hours! I mean tons!
Too many hours. No time for a social life. Dating is very hard.