For the public: Dennis Stancil |

For the public: Dennis Stancil

Where I work: Grass Valley Post Office

My job title: Window clerk

What I do in my job: Customer service mainly, sell stamps.

Why my job is important to the public: Well, it makes it easy for you guys to send your mail and get it where it needs to go in a timely manner.

The special skills and talents I bring to my job: I’m pretty good with the public. I think I can handle irate customers a little better than others, calm them down and hopefully resolve their issues.

The best part of my job: I think it is the people I work with, definitely.

A day at work I’ll always remember was … : There was a stressful one. It was back when I was a carrier, before I became a clerk. I misplaced a registered piece of mail – it was only for a couple days. It was stressful, but it all turned out OK.

How I got my job: Actually, my dad and brother both work here. My brother brought me an application and got me to cave in and join the rest of the family.

How long I’ve been working here: Six and a half years.

My dream job would be: It would be working for the Lego company designing Legos. I am a Lego fanatic.

My family: I have a wife, Christine; a son, Kolby; and a stepson, Tyler.

My hobbies: I bowl on Friday nights. We are into fish-keeping and aquariums; we have a couple of fish tanks. And anything my 3-year-old is into.

When I was a kid: I was into soccer, I was into sports. I liked listening to music, and I liked to draw.

My dream vacation: I think the Bahamas or Jamaica would be nice.

If a movie were made of my life, I would be played by: Someone goofy like Adam Sandler.

The people who have made the biggest difference in my life: Definitely my mom and dad. I think they raised me pretty well to be respectful. And my grandfather, who taught me just to be who I am; be true to myself.

My hero: My dad, Chuck, for all the stuff he did in Vietnam.

The best book I’ve read lately: “Oh, the Thinks You Can Thinks!” by Dr. Seuss.

I like living in Nevada County because: It is above the fog and below the snow. And of course the trees.


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