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Dyslexic Postman Can't Read Addresses

Wayne Daniels delivered mail for the British Royal Mail service -until March, when it was discovered that he had dumped 420 letters instead of delivering them. The 25-year-old man pleaded guilty to theft and delaying the mail on Monday. Daniels' defense lawyer explained why he did it.
Fran Tyler, defending, said: “He suffers from dyslexia and he was struggling to read the addresses.

“He said it was an impulsive action born out of frustration and said it was a disgrace to himself and to the Royal Mail. He had not discussed the problem with colleagues because of a mixture of pride and embarrassment.”

Daniels was ordered to pay a fine and perform community service. Link -via Arbroath

How does someone GET a job like this without being able to read?

Then again, I actually did try to take the exam for the postal service once. It took the administrators of the test 45 minutes to explain to everyone there how to fill out the name portion of the test. No joke. The entire test was supposed to take less than an hour, and I ended up not taking the exam because I was an instructor and had to get to my next class. Gave me a whole new perspective on the level of intelligence the government seemed to be looking for.
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According to the linked story, he worked at the postal service as a clerk for two years before becoming a carrier. His entry-level position may not have required much reading.
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Years ago a co-worker was asked by his neighbor to fill out his income tax because he couldn't read. Neighbor was a mail sorter who had leaned to recognize the names of towns on the envelopes.
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