Moving from spare parts to spare time

WITH a smile on his face, Frank Ryan went about his business for the last time on Friday.

The 65-year-old retired from working at the spare parts front counter at D.C. Motors after 30 years.

Mr Ryan said his last day of work was also the day before his 65th birthday.

"It doesn't feel like I've worked here for 30 years, just like it doesn't feel like I've turned 65,'' he laughed.

"I plan to take it easy for a while during the first few months of my retirement and see what comes my way.''

Mr Ryan said he would miss his job, including the strong friendships he made along the way with fellow workers and customers.

He said he recalls the many changes in his job from computers to engine technology.

"Thirty years ago, most of the stuff had to be manually done. There were no computers,'' he said.

"I joined the D.C. Motors team because I love to help people and it has always been a challenge for me.



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