Kathy Yager explains why she chose the Postal Service.
One of the reasons I applied to the Postal Service and became an employee was because they had to pay me the same they had to pay a man. I live in the Midwest, and I had applied at a bank. And here, all-I had a friend who was a teller and she would train all these nice young men, and then they would go ahead and become vice presidents of the bank and she would stay a teller. So, I went to the bank president, and I asked to be interviewed and to have a job there, and he told me that I ha-had a job- I had two young children at home. So, I thanked him and promptly went out and found myself a job where they-they didn’t tell you those kind of things <Abbey: laughter> and you could, uh, pretty much do and get paid equal pay. And it helped me a great deal with my children, ‘cause I have a very independent young woman for a daughter, who is a career woman. And, my son is a forester in Kentucky. And, their views have been very well shaped by their mother and having to deal with the “Good ‘Ol Boys’” Network.