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Helping Others a Joy of the Job

Sierra Madre, CA letter carrier Frank Rubio says that interaction with people is what he loves most about his job.

Sierra Madre, CA, Letter Carrier Frank Rubio was recently praised by a journalist who lives on his route. The journalist writes for a local newspaper called Mountain View News.

The publicity resulted from Rubio noticing that his customer’s mail wasn’t being picked up. “Normally she picks her up mail every day, so when I saw a couple days worth of mail in her box, I decided to knock,” Rubio said.

When he knocked, he found out that his customer, Pat Birdsall, was recovering from surgery and could not retrieve her mail. “It was a good feeling to know that someone had noticed, said Birdsall. “It was such a positive gesture for all seniors in our community. Frank always has a wave and smile ready for everyone. He truly made my day.”

After Birdsall recovered, she wrote about Rubio in the local paper. Rubio who is 19-year postal veteran said he always looks out for all of his customers. “What I love most about my job is my interaction with people,” he said. “I can’t think of a better job to have, and having the added bonus of helping people is one of my joys.”

About the Author

Meiko S. Patton is a writer for the federal government and the author of the #1 Amazon Best-Selling book, How a Postage Stamp Saved My Life.