A PostNL employee retired after 17 years — and only gets a box of chocolate and a €10 voucher 

When 69-year-old Hermien de Wit decided to retire, she only received a box of Merci chocolates and a €10 voucher in her letterbox.

“A token of appreciation would have been nice”, says de Wit. She worked for PostNL for over 17 years, until last week, when she delivered her letter, according to RTL Nieuws.

“Dedicated, responsible, flexible and loyal”

This is how PostNL described her in their standard retirement template. While these might not be someone’s most personal attributes, it looks like they are pretty accurate on De Wit. 

She was supposed to stop working years ago, but the company asked her to stay because of the huge shortage of postal workers.

READ MORE: Demand for parcels too high: PostNL capacity maxed out

A bouquet of dignity

Her daughter said on the Dutch talk show Jinek that, in her view, postal workers lost their honour and dignity in recent years. 

Instead, de Wit received a massive bouquet on behalf of the city of Hoevelaken, where she was working.

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Mihály Droppa
Mihály Droppa
Mihály fell in love with (and in) Amsterdam, so he quit his NGO job in Budapest and moved to Amsterdam to become a journalist. His apartment is full of plants and books, two dogs, and a random mouse in the kitchen. You might find him in Vondelpark, where he spends most of his life throwing tennis balls for his vizslas and listening to podcasts. His nickname is Mex — ask him why!



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