William Gresham has witnessed a lot of changes during his 50-year postal career.
The biggest: the increasing importance of package scanning and automation.
“It’s made my job easier and really changed everything,” said Gresham, an Atlanta letter carrier.
One adjustment he is not a fan of has been the change in work reporting time from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. According to Gresham, “You can never get there early enough for the mail.”
Since becoming a letter carrier in 1968, Gresham has become a father of two, a grandfather of five and had the opportunity to work at facilities throughout the city.
Atlanta Postmaster Ashlea Meyer has nothing but praise for him and his work.
“Carriers like Mr. Gresham are an added value to our workforce,” she said. “His dedication and commitment to delivering the mail deserves praise and recognition.”
Customer Services Supervisor Regina McCray said she can always rely on Gresham.
“He comes to work on time and does his job,” she said. “His leave is scheduled leave, not unscheduled leave. I never get any complaints from his route.”
Gresham said he’s thankful for the opportunity to work for USPS.
“This has been a good job for me and my family,” he said. “It’s been a real good job.”