Golf and travel planned after decades of work
You are bound to pick up a few mates working as a tradesman in a small town and that’s exactly what local electrician Bruce Romley has spent his working life doing.
After more than four decades in the industry, the former owner of Electrico said working on different jobs and meeting new people always kept things interesting.
‘‘I guess the most important thing is being involved with people and staff – we have had lots of good staff,’’ said Mr Romley.
‘‘It’s rewarding working somewhere like this because clients, a lot of the time, become friends.’’
Mr Romley has lived and worked in Matamata since 1979 and at the end of last year made the decision to retire.
Like many young Kiwis, he fell into electrical work because his father thought it was time he went out and found a job.
‘‘Luckily, it turned out to be something I was pretty good at,’’ he said.
On finishing his apprenticeship
Well-earned break: Bruce Romley is looking forward to travelling and playing more golf after more than four decades working as an electrician.