Video: Utah postal worker retires after four decades

NORTH SALT LAKE — For 22 years, "neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night" stopped Russ Muir from doing his job at the North Salt Lake post office.

Time, however, is something nobody can beat.

"When I went in to work this morning I broke down,” Muir said, wiping his eyes.

Today was his last day. Once he walked out the doors Friday evening, his retirement officially began.

"I want a change. There are other places I can serve, in the church or community. I’m not just going to sit here and sip lemonade," he said.

Including postal jobs in Layton, Woods Cross and Bountiful, Muir has spent 41 years working for the United States Postal Service. That’s a long time for someone in any job. But Muir he said it never really seemed like a job.

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  • Retired Mailman

    “neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night” is for carriers that have to go outside in the elements to deliver mail. It does not pertain to clerks who stay in a climate controlled environment. Congratulations for putting up with the USPS for that long a period of time. I would not think that Utah has that many unsavory characters that you had to deal with.

  • Tallis Morelle

    Thanks for posting something negative. Makes the world a better place.

  • Retired Box Clerk

    Retired Clerk..(after 37 years). Just because you are not a carrier doesn’t mean you have weather controlled environment. I worked in one office where it was so hot we had to have fans and where shorts. and another office where it was so cold we had to wear jackets

  • Roger Doger

    Have you ever has an individual say to you, “why didn’t you keep my mail dry”?

    I’m sure carriers were sympathizing with you while they were in the blistering sun and arctic cold wind.