Mich. postal worker retires after 44 perfect years

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A Detroit postal employee is retiring after 44 perfect years.

Perfect attendance, that is.

Deborah Ford retired this week from the U.S. Postal Service. The 64-year-old never took a sick day. According to WDIV-TV, Ford worked close to 11,000 days.

The Detroit Free Press reports she used vacation time for doctor's appointments, and whenever she didn't feel well, Ford says she'd "shake it off."

Chuck Howe is the postal service's manager who oversees the Detroit district. He honored Ford at a surprise send-off luncheon Wednesday, presenting her with a retirement proclamation that cites her as having never missing a workday.

Postal service spokesman Ed Moore says Ford will get a 5 percent increase in her pension for the unused sick days.


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