Jacqueline Moore remembers lifting the 70lbs. mailbags, and talks about working to advance in the service.
Jacqueline Moore: By the time, uh, I got into the Post Office there were quite a few there and it sort of broken the ground, so to speak. One of the things that tickled me the day I went in is the fact that all the women that were with me, we all had to pick up these 70 pound bags in order to get the job, and the men would all stand back against the wall with their arms folded and watch us. In fact they watched us the rest of the week no matter what we were picking up or doing. They figured that because we were getting paid the same money we would have to pick up and shove and push and whatever, but I was lucky enough to get, um, onto a-a PA scheme, and I stayed there, working my scheme in Pennsylvania until I left in ’74. Nothing unusual really happened, um. For a while I worked. I didn’t (inaudible) I can’t remember the name. Oh, one of the things they had was a school, and you could go up and take classes so I took every class that was offered um. They just starting-started really with the computers so I took that. I took some math classes; I took, some postal. Oh, I don’t know,-I ended up with several certificates and a lot of things that I really never used, but the idea was that it was up there and it was free so you took advantage of it.