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Post Room Supervisor Charlotte Selby retires

charlotte selby with ian saker SPECIAL DELIVERY: Ian Saker presents Charlotte Selby with a cheque from her many friends and colleagues on the occasion of her retirement

Many friends and colleagues attended a reception in the Charles Wilson Building on Tuesday, April 30, to mark the retirement of Charlotte Selby, Post Room Supervisor, and to wish her well for the future. Charlotte’s husband David joined her for the occasion where she was presented with a wrist watch for twenty years' service and a cheque representing the generous contributions made by many to her retirement gift. Charlotte is taking early retirement after nearly twenty-three years service at the University.

Before joining the University in 1979, her career encompassed work locally in Leicestershire - at a High Street cleaning firm, the Electricity Board (in retail outlets and later offices), and finally with a television rental company.

Charlotte joined the University as a Clerk in the combined post and stationery service within the administration. Later these services were separated and she continued working with the external post service where she progressed to Principal Clerk and Post Room Supervisor. During her time in the stationery store full computerisation and automatic recharging were introduced. The external post grew to the current volume of one and a quarter million items per year, all of which require much quick, careful and expert processing to combine full departmental recharging without delaying the post.

Charlotte and David have been keen boaters on the inland waterways, liking the lifestyle so much that they bought a large canal boat and fitted it out themselves to achieve a high standard of comfort and practicability. Many have visited their boat - named Tara 1 - to enjoy their company. Look out for them on local waterways upon which they hope to spend many happy months during future years. Next winter they plan to visit friends in Australia for an extended holiday taking in some of the lovely South Sea Islands.

Ian Saker
May 2002

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