Unless you are a regular rural carrier, you are exploited by management to an extreme degree with complete disregard for your personal life, physical health, or mental health. I often worked around 70 hours per week, 6-7 days per week (with no limit on days worked in a row from week to week) with NO benefits except a terrible health insurance option. No paid sick days, no paid time off, nothing. Managers never gave sufficient notice for scheduling, and often changed your schedule day-of. You are treated like a pack mule, not a human. Completely miserable.
Decent hourly pay, union representation
Extreme hours, unpredictable schedule, punitive management, unreasonable physical demands