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Bodamer retires from U.S. Postal Service after 35 years

Published: Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014 12:03 p.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014 12:08 p.m. CDT
(BCR photo/Donna Barker)
After 35 years of service for the U.S. Postal Service, Jody Bodamer will retire. She plans on using her free time doing things she hasn’t had an opportunity to do.

Name: Jody Bodamer

Company: U.S. Postal Service.

Numbers of years of service: 35.

List the positions and responsibilities you’ve held: Sales and service associate (window clerk), mark-up clerk, distribution clerk, trainer for window clerks, supervisor substitute for Princeton and Mendota, interim postmaster in Wyanet.

What changes have you seen throughout your time in this company: Computers and machines have made major changes, especially in reduction of employees and how the mail is handled.

What have you enjoyed most during the years: Working with and meeting people, getting to know them, and helping them with their postal needs.

What will you miss about the job: The people.

What are your plans after retirement: Do the things I haven’t had time for: Spending time with friends, enjoy my lovely Victorian home and yard work; catch up on reading; relax. And, I understand naps are a part of retirement.

You are invited
Princeton Postmaster Shannon Mattingly is inviting customers to stop in at the Princeton Post Office on Friday morning, the last day of work for window clerk Jody Bodamer, to wish Bodamer luck in her retirement and the next chapter of her life.

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