Postal employee marks 50 years of service

When Joshua Dial began his postal career in 1969, the minimum wage was $1.30 an hour and gasoline cost about 35 cents a gallon.

“It seems like yesterday,” said Dial, a learning development and diversity specialist for Capital Metro Area’s Mid-Carolinas District.

Dial’s colleagues recently marked his milestone with a surprise celebration at the Charlotte, NC, Processing and Distribution Center, where he is based.

“I have been blessed to get up in the morning and come to a job I love,” he said during the gathering. “It’s about all of you.”

Human Resources Manager Doris Reed and District Manager Leslie Johnson-Frick presented Dial with a 50-year service pin.

“Josh, you embody the traits that make the Postal Service a great place to work,” said Johnson-Frick. “Your dedication, hard work and commitment are invaluable.”

Said Dial: “Fifty years goes by fast. It’s the people you care about that give life and work meaning.”

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