Miami, FL, Letter Carrier Samuel Dukes has one regret in his 43 years of service — he once had to use a day of his sick leave.
“I dislocated my knee, but I was able to come to work the next day,” Dukes said. “I came to the Post Office looking for a job and now I do what I need to do — come to work every day.”
Such dedication has helped Dukes — who works at the Quail Heights Post Office — accrue more than 4,000 leave hours. He’s reluctant to use them since he views sick leave as a benefit similar to an insurance policy.
“You might need that policy some day, and if you do, you won’t have to worry about getting a paycheck,” he said.
source: USPS News Link