Michele Ditchey recalls working with men in the service to be mostly a good experience.
Michele Ditchey: For the most part every station is like a family, everybody knows everybody and its, you just would go out together, would have Christmas parties together, any kind of big celebrations, you’d have things happening together. And I’m very active in the union, and so were most of my fellow letter carriers. As a matter of fact when I got to the station, and had only been there 9 months, I was in what was called part time status, I ran for shop steward and beat this guy out who had been there for 15 years and they didn’t like that because I was the new kid on the block and I was a woman. But next thing you know I made them promises that I would enforce the contract and I did.