The hardest part of the job is having to work all of the Holidays and weekends with your family, the first 5 to 10 years depending on the facility you work in. It takes a long time before you’re able to have them off. The job itself is the easy part.
58+ miles on a rural route, over 300 stops, and you have to get it all done and get back to the Post Office by 3:00 PM. Saints forbid you have to deliver mail during a holiday season! Be ready to fail a LOT. Be ready to endure your supervisor breathing down your neck a LOT.