18 – 80, Age is No Barrier at Convey Law
Anita Macklin started work at Convey Law in April 2002 and turned 80 in April 2016. Age is no barrier at Convey Law and Anita is still working tirelessly for us at the age of 80. Pictured above with Sam Jones, our 18-year-old post-completion operative.
Thank you Anita for your incredible hard work. We all hope that we have your energy, enthusiasm and enjoyment of working life at 80 years of age!
Sam and Anita were interviewed for the South Wales Argus.
Ms Macklin said she finds work at Convey “far more interesting” than the prospect of retirement.
She said: “I live on my own and I enjoy the company. The kids here keep me young – lots of my colleagues are the same age or even younger than my grandchildren so it keeps me up-to-date.
“Sometimes people ask me why I’m still working, but I think my day is more interesting than being in the house watching telly and going for coffee, I would just find that boring.
“I tried dropping my hours to part-time a couple of years ago but I didn’t like it. I still find time to go to theatre and see my family outside of work.”
She added: “I’ve always just got on with it – I’m not a believer in headaches and colds, I just get up and get out.”
For her 80th birthday, Ms Macklin was presented with flowers by 18-year-old Sam Jones who is the company’s youngest employee.
Sam, from Blackwood, said: “The job with Convey Law was a good opportunity. I’m enjoying it and learning lots.
“I can’t think about what I will be doing at 80 though; I’m still figuring out exactly what I want out of my career!”
Managing director of the company, Lloyd Davies, said: “Anita – what a star. It is a really exceptional achievement to still be working at 80 as she is.
“Age is certainly no barrier to working here, from school leavers upwards; we pride ourselves on being a rewarding company to work for.”
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April 28, 2016