BYE TO BANK
DERWENT Valley resident Annette Walsh is preparing to “cheque-out” of her 43year career with the New Norfolk Commonwealth Bank — which she began at the age of 15.
The 58-year-old customer service agent, who first started at the High St branch in 1975, said the time felt right to move into retirement after a long and enjoyable career at the bank.
“I’m at that age now where I’m still young enough to do other things,” she said.
“I’m looking forward to doing a bit of travelling with my husband who is also moving into retirement.”
Ms Walsh, who also spent a couple years working at the Hobart branch, said serving the New Norfolk community would be what she would miss most.
“I feel like I’ve made a number of friends working in the bank,” she said.
“The contact and relationships I made with customers and colleagues are memories I’ll keep with me. There were also many changes I saw over the 43 years, particularly around the bank’s transition to online banking.”
Long-time Commonwealth Bank customer Barbara Higgins said the community would greatly miss Ms Walsh’s friendly service.
“She’s been a great servant to all her customers, greeted us with a smile, advised us, and been faultless from a customer point of view,” Ms Higgins said. “She’ll be sadly missed.” Ms Walsh finishes on December 7.