If you're looking for your first job and you have the go-get-'em attitude, this is the job for you. Get on as a CCA or RCA in your late teens or early twenties, do your time in the trenches (2-3 years) and you might be on your way to a 30-year, secure profession. If you're in a transition point in your career and need the money, it can help there too, but be prepared to work 9 hour days (with very few off) for not a lot of money. If you have a family and like to spend time with them, this isn't for you! The people are mostly nice and helpful. Supervisors can be pushy and don't honestly seem to care about your life or needs, but even they will throw you a bone occasionally. If you see your Post Master more than once a week in a large station, you've seen a unicorn. Your first summer will be the worst summer of your life! The heat, the volume of the mail, the stress, and the rules will make you want to quit daily. If there's something out there paying $20/hr with great benefits and job security, by all means move on! But if you've gotten past your probationary period and there's a lot of people slated for retirement in your station or District, hang around a little longer and see if you can get a career route. That's when this job will become something you can be proud of and will support you and your family.