A lifetime at one company

2013-08-30 00:00

AFTER 44 years of hard work and dedication to The Witness, Yessop Baccus is finally going to get some well-deserved rest when he retires today.

Baccus began his long career in 1969, when he was 21 years old. Working in the circulation department in the publishing section, Baccus has seen The Witness move locations and experienced the shift from working on paper to computer.

“When I started work, the building was in Longmarket Street. At that time, there were no computers and we did all the data capturing on paper by hand. I started working on computers only in 1981, when we moved to Willowton. The building was not even completed when we came here,” Baccus recalls.

In the time that Baccus has worked, he has seen many managers come and go, but his current manager, Clive Reddy, is his favourite.

“The highlight of my working career, most certainly without any doubt, was working under the leadership of my boss Clive Reddy. It is a pity that this enjoyment had to end so soon. Clive Reddy treated me with a lot of respect, which I really appreciate,” said Baccus.

Now that he is retired, Baccus will spend time taking care of his wife. Eventually, he plans to go on pilgrimage to Mecca.

“I really enjoyed working here, and I will miss all the guys in the department. They were good guys and really kept the department going. I will visit them now and then.”

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