Early morning with lots of other posties sorting mail, chatting, meetings and presentations. Then, once ready, you spend 4 to 6 hours delivering the mail on your own. You may share a vehicle with another postie but he/she will have their own separate delivery route (walk) to do.
I found it a comfortable enviroment in and out of the depot, but then, I like people and being outdoors.
Winter time can be a challenge, but Royal mail provide all the necessary protective gear and uniform, so one shouldn't suffer bad weather conditions. Although, keeping the mail dry was always difficult.
Christmas time is very busy and there is plenty of overtime to be had. The workload increases 10 fold in some cases and one may find that they have to return to the depot to pick up extra bags of mail. Most depots will assign a dedicated packet delivery vehicle for the larger stuff, but still, the individual walks see much higher levels of mail and packets.
I really enjoyed my time at Royal Mail and would recommend it to anyone who is fit enough to walk 6 times a week for up to 6 hours a day, outside and sometimes on hilly or rural areas.
If my age was not an issue I would definitely go back to being a postie.