Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Deaf retail associate a benefit to USPS, customers

Joe Ortiz was born 46 years ago without any hearing, but that doesn’t keep him from serving customers from his retail counter in Frederick, MD.

The 25-year veteran was recently highlighted in a news story in his home town newspaper. According to the Frederick News Post, Ortiz uses signs at the counter to indicate he is deaf, but he reads lips and is able to speak clearly.

What do you think about this?

Comment here.
(Photo courtesy Frederick News Post, Nick Merrill)

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

As a disabled vetern, I am pround that the USPS has found a way around Joe's disablity!!

Anonymous said...

I think it is great!!

Anonymous said...

Awesome,............amazing......and wonderful!

Anonymous said...

It's important that we have employees that can show that what some consider a disability doesn't mean they can't do a great job.

Anonymous said...

Kudos to Joe and to the Postal Service for accepting him for the person he is and the great job that he does.

Anonymous said...

I think it's great, go Joe! But...why is he pictured outside by a collection box?

Anonymous said...

Marvelous! How can this NOT be a good thing??

Anonymous said...

I am proud that Joe has shown that a disability can be circumvented, and achievement can be obtained. The USPS has a history of employing people with disabilities, and this is definitely a good choice.

Anonymous said...

i think this is great. Keep up the great work Joe

Ellen said...

WoW...My hat's off to you Joe..