RETIREMENT is not going to be easy for a Pietermaritzburg woman Irene Osbourne (65), who has worked for the South African Revenue Service (SARS) for almost half a century. The SARS office was in Church Street when she was recruited. “I did not apply. My older sister had been employed by SARS for a while and her supervisor called me and told me there was an opening. I started as a clerk with a standard eight qualification”.