ARC's are for Peak Season (Nov-Mid Jan). After that it's Every Sunday and Holiday delivering just Amazon. NO MAIL or Priority. Peak Season I used my Post Masters Government Vehicle to help another carrier with all parcels. 12+ hour days. Off Season usually 4-5hours. Unless Amazon is having a sale, then be prepared!
Rural carrier position is a fun position, it is a stressful job due to large rural carrier routes. Things I'm learning at this job are different streets and areas of the city in which I live. Work atmosphere is fun and educational.
Decent job if you are young, don't wait until after you are 40 to start carrying mail, pay is decent but not worth the work strain, management is amazing...at my office anyhow, I could not ask for a better boss!!!