My name is Daisy Daniels and I’m a general sales executive for Pacific Area’s Sacramento District. I work with business customers and help them use USPS products and services.
A typical week begins with me scheduling appointments. I then spend 3-4 days in the field following up on those calls. My territory includes Chico, CA, where many businesses are rebuilding after losing everything in the 2018 wildfires in nearby Paradise, CA. I spend a lot of time visiting those customers and explaining how the Postal Service can help them with their shipping and mailing needs.
At the end of the week, I do administrative work pertaining to the businesses I visited and prepare a forecast for the coming week.
In my role, I have to hit a weekly sales target. Every week, I must bring in a certain amount of new postal revenue. Last year, I made a $1 million sale in one week, but I still had to hit my target the following week. So this job is not for the faint of heart. There’s a lot of hard work involved.
I’ve worked for the Postal Service for 26 years, although I come from a postal family. My dad worked for USPS, so I grew up yearning to wear a postal uniform one day. I began my career as a rural carrier, which means I didn’t get a uniform. I was disappointed because I really wanted that eagle shirt!
Before moving into my sales job, I had detail assignments in other areas of the organization, including working in the Business Service Network and serving as a consumer affairs and industry contact manager. My work experience has been invaluable. I wasn’t scared to jump into sales because I’m confident in our brand and our product.
I’m married with three children. In my spare time, I love to spend time with my 3-year-old grandson. I also enjoy camping and taking long walks when I get home to unwind.
What I love most about my job is my customers, especially seeing their growth and how the Postal Service has helped them. That’s hugely satisfying.