Not many people can say they have been doing the same job for 20 years but Andrea Bailey from Atherton is in her 20th year of delivering mail across the Tablelands and has no plans on stopping.
Andrea delivers mail to some of the more remote spots of the Tablelands every Monday, Wednesday and Friday doing 198 kms each day and delivering to approximately 130 people.
Andrea delivers the mail to Millaa Millaa, Ravenshoe, Malanda, The Falls Circuit, Mungali and most places in between.
Andrea says after 20 years she still loves doing the job.
“I love the job, I like being in the car and I like driving. I like meeting people and talking to them.”
Andrea says that she is excited about adding a new item to her delivery list “I have been delivering papers for locals for a few years and now I’m going to be delivering The Express every week to my customers.”
“People love getting a paper every week and staying in touch, they love to read what is happening in their community”.
Andrea says even though she loves her job there are a few downsides to the job “The worst day on the job was straight after Cyclone Larry, I probably shouldn’t have been driving that day, but I did.”
“The only other problem is when you get snakes and spiders in people letterbox, that’s always a fright.”
Andrea also said that she is not planning on stopping anytime soon. “I’m only halfway through this tender contract and I’m planning on applying for the next tender when it becomes available, so I’m not going anywhere anytime soon.”
Andrea Bailey has added delivering The Express Newspaper to her mail run.