Longtime employee retires after 26 years with the ‘Monitor’
Jackie Robb of Concord recently retired after 26 (official) years with the Concord Monitor. Robb worked in the customer service department. A surprise retirement party was held in her honor on Aug. 30. We asked her more about her time at the paper and what her plans for retirement are:
1. What made you want to work at the Concord Monitor? Did you have any idea that you’d stay with the paper until you retired?
I had changed jobs and it was advertised. I didn’t really think I’d be there that long.
2. Have you always been in the customer service department or have you held different positions over the years?
I was a district manager for the foot carriers when I first started in 1980. I did that for four years. We had mostly youth carriers at that point. That was at the North State Street location. Then I came back in 1987 and worked in the office. We moved to the new building in April of 1990.
3. What was the best part of your job?
I would say the best part of my job was communicating with the customers. It was a good thing. I enjoyed that.
4. Were you surprised at your retirement party?
I was surprised at the magnitude of the party. I was so pleased to have former employees there. There were several people there that I was very fond of.
5. What are your plans for retirement?
My plans for retirement are to do some volunteer work. I don’t know exactly what at this point. Just trying to feel my way. I’d also like to get some exercise. We have two dogs and two cats. My husband and I like to take our dogs for a walk around town. I also plan to do some writing. I want to keep busy. It’s been quite an adjustment.