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Bradfordville Bugle

Nekisha Knight: City Carrier for the United States Postal Service

Aug 11, 2023 06:43PM ● By Stephen Klein

The backbone of our postal service and overlooked heroes, they often go unrecognized when it comes to the importance of their service: postal workers and mail carriers.

In order to shine the spotlight on these dedicated government workers, The Bradfordville Bugle reached out to speak with one of the many dedicated employees of the United States Postal Service in a local mail branch.

Nekisha Knight is a mail carrier with the United States Postal Service, working out of the Edwina D. Stephens Post Office at 2800 South Adams Street in Tallahassee. 

Knight has been an USPS employee for 25 years, starting in 1998, and was drawn to a job where she spends most of her day outdoors; Knight says that the idea of daily interacting with the customers on her route was an added bonus.

Knight’s regular duties include separating mail and parcels, organizing them for delivery each day, and she also makes sure that the mail she carries is delivered in a timely manner to the right address.

“I enjoy the relationships I’ve developed with management and co-workers, as well as with the customers on my route,” says Knight, when asked what she loves the most about her job.

Knight says that a common misconception of the job is that it is easy, when nothing could be further from the truth.

“Postal workers are required to work regardless of the weather conditions; in the heat, the cold, and the rain.”

They also do much of the job from memory, and do not always rely on computers.

Knight believes you can show appreciation to your local carrier, and make their job a little easier by offering them cold water when you see them, installing larger mailboxes, and by not blocking the approach to your mailbox.

Outside of work, Knight loves to read and is also the mother of nine children.

Knight and her family love spending time at the beach, and having dinner together.