On a average day, you would go in at a exact time, mine 8:15, case your mail. Flats, letters, then mark your packages. then load your own vehicle with the mail thats going out. Drive the exact route thats given, and deliver in order. Sometimes you have to get out and deliver packages or letters that needs a signature to the door. Weather and dogs seem to be the hurdle that needs overcome. When back at the office, you put everything away document whats not been delivered.
It's hard to be overly critical but managers really do make a difference some have the means to make things better and others simply go out of their way to make few changes to look good on paper while ruining everyone's life. In my personal experience there was little to no communication between the management team at my particular office. I feel that a lot of problems at my office could have been resolved by the little more attention to detail a little better communication skills and a few of the managers could learn some personal skills like how to deal with other employees and customers