Mrs W won?t be replaced
THE gold Tissot watch presented to Margaret Williams on her re- tirement from Coffs Harbour's MBT Group was to recognise all she had brought to the company. Or was there an ulterior motive? After working at MBT for more than 36 years, Mrs W, as she is affectionately known, has been privy to decades of information that could make for great reading. And with yesterday her last day on the job, she now has plen- ty of time to write a book. "I have seen many people come and go . . . and the stories I could tell. But I won't," Mrs W said, looking appreciatively at her new watch. Commencing work on March 16, 1970 as legal secretary and stenog- rapher to the firms founder Mr George Murray, Mrs W has seen many changes take place during
her time with the company. "When I started there were six girls and a lawyer. Don't ask me how many we have now," she said. An honorary grandmother to the 'kids' in the office, Mrs W looks at her workmates as family. And while she will be sad to go, she knows it is time. "Mr Howard wants us to work as long as we can, but I think I've reached my use-by-date." Her most recent position was as probate clerk and assistant to MBT Group partner Geoff Smede and solicitor Richard Savage, a po- sition she has become irreplaceable in, according to CEO, Bruce Wor- boys. "We are not even going to at- tempt to replace her. We will just share the work around to other members of staff," he said.
'There will be no tears ? it is time. Well, there may be a few tears.' Margaret Williams yesterday worked her last day at MBT after 36 years with the company. While sad to go, she looks forward to sleeping in of a morning. Photo: BRUCE THOMAS 06072905X