At the Heart of a Postman’s Career: “His” Route

Territories in Question: Routes in Territories
By Didier Demazière


For the post office administration engaged in a process of growing rationalization the postman’s delivery round is now considered to be a simple sequence of mail delivery. A survey made among postmen shows that their delivery round is actually marked by various relationships with their customers. Their rooting in a territory and the possession of their own postal district are essential for the good practice of their job and their occupational identity.


  • postmen
  • job
  • occupational group
  • relationships
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