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Man celebrates 50 years of post office service

LONG SERVICE: Noel Saffy (centre) receives his award from group executive Peter Bass, Col James and Greg Broderick.
LONG SERVICE: Noel Saffy (centre) receives his award from group executive Peter Bass, Col James and Greg Broderick.

CHARLEVILLE resident Noel Saffy has been presented with a 50 years of service certificate for his work at the Charleville branch of Australia Post during a ceremony on Thursday.

Australia Post executives from Melbourne, Brisbane and Toowoomba visited to present the award to MrSaffy and stayed for a morning tea in honour of the long service representative.

Mr Saffy said he had enjoyed his partnership with the company, having travelled across Queensland with the job.

"I started with Australia Post in December 1967 in Longreach, where I was a telegram boy,” Mr Saffy said.

"I came to Charleville in 1970 to the post office here and I have been here ever since.

"I've had a good life out here and I just take each day as it comes.

"It was a great thing when I heard I was going to be presented with this award.

"I was half expecting it but it was a surprise when the Melbourne representatives turned up.”

Mr Saffy said he still loved the perks of the job and would continue to work at the post office while he had the strength.

"I like going to work. The day I leave will certainly be a sad one for me,” he said.

"I like the work uniform, the conditions, and the flexibility with leave is great.

"If I'm fit enough and they'll have me, I have a few more years in me yet.

"Things have changed over my time working with Australia Post. Recently there has been an increase in parcels as online shopping has taken off. One of my jobs now is to look after these parcels.

"I think it's a great life and I've thoroughly enjoyed it.”

Although Mr Saffy was born in regional NSW, he said he thought of himself as a true blue Queenslander.

"I certainly like the people in Charleville. I wasn't born and bred here, but I've been here since the '70s and I can say it's one of the best towns I've ever been in.”

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