After nearly two decades at the helm of the country’s national stamp program, Jim Phillips fondly looks back at his tenure as Canada Post’s director of stamp services. Before clocking out on Nov. 12, his last day on the job, Phillips served in the stamp program’s top position since 2002, although his work with Canada Post spanned his entire career. The multi-faceted director role, in which Phillips oversaw the design, production, inventory, budget and all other aspects of the stamp program, provided him with a sense of pride and accomplishment that would be difficult to match with other jobs. “Being able to lead this iconic program for Canada for so long has been a real honour,” Phillips told CSN, a little more than a week after his retirement. “To use my history degree every day right up to the end of my career is something special, but I was always proud to represent Canada and Canada Post on the world stage – because when we’re out there, we’re not just representing Canada Post.” Continue reading →
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