You may not work directly with her, but chances are if you’re on floors 1, 2, 6, 9, 10, or 12,
is the friendly face you see every day.
has worked in Metropolitan’s mail room for 28 years. She affectionately calls the half dozen floors to which she delivers mail and packages “her floors,” and the people who work on them “her people.”
With great pride and even a few tears in her eyes, she describes the relationships she’s built, the milestones she’s celebrated, and the families she’s seen grow over the years – whether through past district picnics, or simply through the pictures adorning employees’ cubicles and offices.
“I love coming to work every day. I try my best for them,” she said of the staff to which she delivers mail. “I can’t tell you how many baby showers I’ve been to. I’ve seen people’s babies grow up here.”
She also roots and prays for others’ promotions and achievements, and helps celebrate them when they come along.
Over her nearly three decades at Met, she’s shared some milestones of her own.
started in 1991 working in the mail room at Metropolitan’s former headquarters building off of Sunset Boulevard, her first grandson had just been born. Now he’s 29 years old and she has 14 more grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
“This wasn’t my first job, but it was my first long-term job,” she said.
Before coming to work at Metropolitan,
worked in the mail rooms for Target, the accounting firm Deloitte, and in the subscriptions department for the Los Angeles Times.