FAREWELL: Fay Power is retiring from her position at Action Realty Ipswich after nearly 50 years.
FAREWELL: Fay Power is retiring from her position at Action Realty Ipswich after nearly 50 years. Rob Williams

Fay powers off after stellar career

WHEN Fay Power joined Action Realty fresh from school she wasn't planning it to be a long-term career.

Little did she know before she would leave the office she'd rack up almost 50 years of continuous service.

Joining Garth Llewellyn and the small team based in Bell St in May 1966, Ms Power began as the receptionist.

Over the years the team changed and grew. Action Realty moved to its current location on Brisbane St and shortly after became a part of the First National group.

Ms Power's job also evolved, seeing her take on accounting duties and more managerial roles. She said it was thanks to enjoyable work and a great principal in Garth Llewellyn that she never considered finding work elsewhere.

"I don't think I've ever really thought of leaving," she said.

Until now, that is. After 48 years Ms Power has decided to join her husband in retirement and accepted she wouldn't be back.

"It's time to enjoy holidays now," she said.

"I'm sure work will keep phoning but I'll be away caravanning so there won't be any reception."

Set to finish work on Friday, Ms Power did offer an observation appropriate of a real estate veteran.

She said her last day will be like moving out of home.



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