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Longtime employee retires after 26 years with the ‘Monitor’

Jackie Robb cuts the cake at her surprise retirement party on Aug. 30 at the Concord Monitor.

Jackie Robb cuts the cake at her surprise retirement party on Aug. 30 at the Concord 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.

NOELLE STOKES

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