Woman retires after 44 years without taking a single sick day

Can you imaging working at one employer your entire life and NEVER taking a sick day?!  44 years?!

Meet Deborah Ford, a U.S. Postal Service employee in Detroit who has delivered mail for 44 years straight.  She has such genuine dedication to her work. 

When asked if she has ever been sick, she says "Well little minor illnesses, but you shake it off.  You'll feel better when you get there."

"Didn't you want to go to your mailbox and get a letter?", she continued, "When you go to that mailbox to get a letter, I want to make sure you get one."

Well said Deborah!  She will retire with 4,508 hours in sick leave which will give her a 5% increase in pension.

We at Good World News wish you a wonderful retirement Deborah.




And that's what's good,
Jon
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Grocery store owner retires and gives ownership to his employees

Talk about giving back!  Joe Lueken, owner of Lueken's Village Foods is retiring and is giving ownership of his three stores to his 400 employees.  He is doing this wonderful move despite several large offers from national grocery store chains.

The Lueken's Village Foods website describes how Joe is transferring ownership through an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP).

“My employees are largely responsible for any success I've had, and they deserve to get some of the benefits of that," Joe Lueken said in the Star Tribune. "You can't always take. You also have to give back."

Joe Lueken has run the business for 46 years, but will now enjoy retirement by traveling the world with his wife.  He will give the CEO position to Brent Sicard, a longtime employee who started off as a custodian and worked his way into management.

This is such a wonderful story!

 

Peace & Love,

Jon

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