The work was easy enough, and there was plenty of it. You don't have a specific job in the Navy, you just have a specialty. I loved being a sonar technician, but hated being a sailor. As a member of the weapons department I did a lot of security work and training. I did a lot of fire locker training, first aid training, working "parties", and if you don't have any training or maintenance to do there is still a whole ship to clean. Oh and don't forget about duty days, basically a 36 hour work day. The Navy does not have to comply with federal regulations. They can work you as long, and as hard as they want to. I got to see a huge part of the world, and learned a lot of skills, but I wouldn't do it again.
You have no life outside of the Navy, well if you are on a small boy.