Postal worker retires after 20 years

Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Linda Weaver retires after 20 years in the U.S Postal Service. Gloria Tucker/Daily Mail

Nevada Daily Mail

After two decades of service, one helpful, smiling lady in blue will be retiring from the front counter at the Nevada Post Office.

Linda Weaver, who lives on a farm near Liberal, has worked at the post offices in Liberal, Pittsburg, Lamar and, for the last 10 years, Nevada.

"I've enjoyed meeting people over the counter," Weaver said. "I've enjoyed waiting on them. I consider it a privilege to have the job I have had."

Of all her duties, sorting letters for routes, helping with postage due and business reply mail, Weaver said she loved assisting customers the most.

"I just can't express how very much grateful I am for meeting all the nice people over the counter," she said. "I liked Nevada so I stayed."

A part of the postal service since the '90s, she said she's seen the field change over the years.

"Everything's become more electronic," she said. "We scan almost everything now. We also have fewer people. When I came here, we had five clerks and now we have three."

Two aspects of her job Weaver said she will not miss are split shifts and the six-day work weeks.

"I'm looking forward to spending more time with my five grandchildren and family," she said. "I love gardening. I'm going to work on my flowerbeds. I'm just going to do things I haven't had time to do for the last several years."

She said she is especially eager to celebrate Christmas.

"Christmas has always been a struggle because you're not allowed to take time off during December," she said. "This will be the first Christmas I can truly enjoy for several years."

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