Thursday, January 13, 2011

Postal Employees After Hours

Nancy Pope, a curator with the National Postal Museum, writes about the museum's new microsite, Postal Employees After Hours.

According to Nancy, "Like many Americans, postal workers have found ways to bond outside the office. Postal workers have had a long history of involvement in group activities outside of work hours, through sports teams, musical groups, charity work, and even in retirement. The National Postal Museum has launched a project to begin compiling an account of what postal-related organizations, past and present, do after normal business hours."

She goes on to say, "Employees cited many reasons for participation, such as facilitating union solidarity, exploring common interests, and reaching out to the greater community. However, the reasons most often cited were the pure enjoyment of other postal employees' company and the fun of engaging in these various activities as a group."

Shown above, The Singing Mailmen of Miami’s album from the 1960's promoting the Christmas "Shop and Mail Early" campaign.

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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM