After 46 years of service to the USPS, I am officially hanging up my postal shoes! This has come with mixed emotions because I felt I could still make a difference. Dealing with the public and the employees is what I did best. We always managed to get the job done through the employees and public because I had one belief, “Treat everyone the way you wanted to be treated and the rest would come naturally”. I instilled in everyone I ever interacted with that, “The impossible would just take a little longer to achieve,” and that, “You could accomplish anything you put your mind too.”
The term ”JUST DO IT” was first used by me before it became famous with Nike sneakers.
Naps will be the beneficiary of my retirement as I now can devote 100% of my time to them. I will maintain 2 offices in Brooklyn and have acquired a third one on Staten Island, N.Y. I have done all this to keep the lines of communication with the membership I love to serve at an all-time high.
My last Christmas in the Postal Service after 46 years proved to be a profitable one. With the Amazon account leading the way, we proved that we are truly the Best of the Best. With the expected increase of first class mail (Christmas cards) our employees once again rose to the challenge. Every parcel and first class letter was delivered on time. Our lobby windows were staffed, lobby directors breaking the lines whenever necessary. We again met the challenge. Our trucks kept rolling helping Santa to fulfill the wishes of many children and adults. I can truly say that I am retiring with a sense of pride, knowing that our employees, when the chips are down, can’t be matched.
God bless you all and Merry Christmas,