Rockford Post Office loses ‘one of the best’

by CHRISTINE BIGNEY

Andrew Shears.

Andrew Shears

Andrew Shears has been going to work to the Rockford Post Office everyday for the past 30 years

But come Friday, April 3, Shears will don his postal blues for the last time.

Shear’s supervisor, Fred Farage, said that the person who replaces Shears will have some very big shoe’s to fill.

“One of the things about Andrew is he is an extremely organized individual,” Farage said.

Approximately nine years ago the post office downtown split into two operations, with the Annex located just north of Rockford. Farage spends most of his work-day at the Annex.

“Andrew has done an amazing job organizing and keeping up with the paperwork and the financial aspect of the Rockford office. In a sense, he’s run that whole place. I knew things would be done right,” Farage said

Farage went on to say that in the past year the post office has lost 1/3 of their more experienced employees through early retirement.

“We will have major changes going on with staffing, as we replace them with transfers from other offices,” Farage explained.

Farage said that Shears is looking forward to working in his garden after he retires.

We wish Andrew all the best.

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