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It’s time to say goodbye
Yes, the time is finally here, I see the end of the road. I will retire from the U.S. Postal Service after 35 years of service on Tuesday, July 31.
I made this decision several years ago. I knew I would not stay one day past my 55th birthday, but they made me an offer I couldn’t refuse. It’s not easy to leave so many friends and the job that I have done for so many years.
I have been privileged to work in several types of jobs during my 35 years. However, I was honored to execute and fulfill the duties of postmaster for the city of Stockdale, where I had the privilege of working with the best rural carriers in the nation. I would put these rural carriers against anyone on any given day.
To all my Stockdale customers, I will miss you, and will not forget all the good Christmas cookies and your smiles. Thanks for welcoming me to your community and making my job fun.
This organization gave me and my family the opportunity to do so many things. One thing was leadership; it allowed and encouraged me to try different things and overcome the fear of failure. When I finally made it into management, I never turned back or gave up on any job or anyone. I always took the opportunity to grow and see what I could do in other functions to better myself, plus help our customers in the process.
Now it’s time for me to enjoy my kids and grandkids, ride my Harley, and watch the sunset on some beach somewhere.
Life is good ... peace and taco grease ... Rogerman out.
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