Time for a farewell
OVER the course of 16 years, there have been many journalists and advertisers walk in and out of the door. But the one consistent team member is no other than admin star Lorraine Freeman.
Mrs Freeman was new to town after making the move with her family to seek a more relaxed country life.
“I was only new in town and my cousin who lived out here heard about the job,” Mrs Freeman said.
“It was good because back then I didn’t have to apply, my cousin asked the manager who said to ‘come in to have a chat’ and that was it.”
Starting in 2004, Mrs Freeman recalls how drastically times have changed moving to a fully functioning online network.
“We had computers but not the same way we do today with all the linked networks,” she said.
Mrs Freeman also explained how deadline days have changed as technology has become more and more prominent in our everyday lives.
With over 16 years worth of memories, it was hard for Mrs Freeman to pick just one moment that stands out.
“You remember the terrible stuff before you remember the good stuff.”
Leaving her beloved desk behind ready for a new adventure, Mrs Freeman said that it’s the team work and the camaraderie that she will miss the most.
“I have worked with some amazing people over the years. I’ll miss the oldies coming in for a yarn, I love being a part of a team,” she said.
“It’s just been inspiring.”