Gascoines agency at Southwell in Nottinghamshire is celebrating the retirement of one of its most loved staff members after no less than 55 years working for the company.
The Newark Advertiser reports that Rita Rippin, 72, joined as an office junior at the age of 17 after leaving Newark Technical College.
After administrative roles and a short maternity break she was soon back, working with a senior staff member on managing lettings properties.
Rita has also worked in the sales department and as customer service assistant for building societies run as agencies within Gascoines. Her last position has been with the Loughborough Building Society.
“I have always felt very happy in my job. I have always enjoyed going to work and very rarely had a day off sick,” she told the paper.
Everyone at Letting Agent Today wishes Rita a long and happy retirement; you can read more about her achievements here.