A Typical work day begins at exactly 8:00am with initial assessment of mail to be delivered that day, and then sorting and "casing" the mail to be delivered on that route for that day. Once the mail has been sorted properly the parcels are then sorted and marked for delivery. This whole process usually takes anywhere from 2-3 hours. Once the sorting has been done, it is then loaded into the mail vehicle according to the route. It is then delivered to every address on your route, picking up outgoing mail along the way. All mail must be delivered, and you must be back at the Post Office no later than 5:30pm no matter the amount of mail there was to deliver. This was, in my opinion, the easiest part of the job.
I learned quickly how to be organized and efficient in order to be able to be out of the office on time. I also learned to be quick and efficient in the delivery of the mail in order to be back to the Office on time.
I got along well with management although at times it seemed that they were being a little unfair about returning on time, particularly around the holidays when mail volume is sometimes tripled. This was the hardest part of the job. The most enjoyable part was the actual delivering of the mail, and interacting with the customers.