Sunday, January 11, 2009

Postal Worker Celebrates 50 Years on the Job

According to the Beaver Dam, Wisconsin Daily Citizen, Norman Grahn,75, has worked for the U.S. Postal Service in Beaver Dam for 50 years... "with no end in sight."

Grahn is quoted in the article by Dan Baulch as saying, "I became interested in this kind of work in the Navy. I was in communications, and part of my job was the post office. Yeah, we sold a few stamps, but I was the first to go to shore to get the mail and bring it back. I thought to myself, 'Why not try this on the outside?'"

Baulch goes on to write, "According to some online sources, the average person entering today's job market can expect to change jobs between nine and 13 times. That concept is lost on Norman Grahn."

Grahn served in the Navy from 1953 to 1957, and received his first postal experience on board a destroyer escort.

Shown above, Norman Grahn sorts the mail before hitting the streets for his postal route.

To read the entire article, click here.
Bookmark and Share
posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM