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Retiring postal worker never took sick day in 44 year career

By Mason White 7:48 PM February 2, 2013
Deborah Ford

(Scroll down for video) Every boss would love to have a loyal worker like Deborah Ford, as she never took a sick day. Ford, was on the job every day for the past 44 years.

Ford, who is 64-years-old, was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. Recently, she announced that she is ready to retire. The announcement comes after 44 consecutive years of faithful service, performing administrative tasks at the main post office in Detroit.

Many workers, have come and gone but Ford, was always there. If she had to go to a doctor’s appointment, she would go after work or during vacation time.

Most of Ford’s colleagues, knew about the amazing commitment to her job, since she was honored by the U.S. Postal Service after 30 years of service. 

For now, she is training another employee to do her job.

Ford said that her father, who is now, 86-years-old, also never took sick days in 30 years. “Its part of our work ethic,” she said. 

She did not see why people are making a fuss about her.  
Ford, is looking forward to retirement, but has no specific plan other than spending more time with her father.

“I’ll relax and see where life takes me. I’ll do some volunteer work, take some enrichment classes and the usual,” Ford said.
At her goodbye party, it was stated that she had a sick leave balance of 4,508 hours which will allow her to receive a 5 percent increase in her pension. 

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