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No checking out for Lynette at Woolies!

Community, BusinessJoanne Eisemann

By Wendy Laing

ON THURSDAY, 18th April, the staff at Woolworths Deloraine held a surprise morning tea for Lynette Morris, their longest serving employee.

Lynette has been working at Woolworths Deloraine for 50 years, and was presented with a fifty years of service badge and $500 voucher from Group Manager, Graeme Connelly, who congratulated her on behalf of all the staff.

‘She is a pleasure to work with,’ Mr Connelly said.

Lynette’s sister, Christine, who works for Woolworths Port Sorell was also present to see Lynette receive her thank-you gifts.

During the morning tea, Lynette received a phone message of congratulations from the Chief Executive Officer of Woolworths Australia, Mr Brad Banducci.

Phone calls were also received from the Woolworths Tasmania Operations Manager, Mr Tristram Merrit and Ms Kate Rownsley, Culture and People partner for Woolworths Tasmania.

‘Yes, I took my aunt’s place when she married’, Lynette said when asked if Woolworths Deloraine had been her first job, ‘and started as a checkout chick’.

As she cut her special cake, an overwhelmed Lynette thanked Graeme Connelly and all the staff for their best wishes and the lovely morning tea.

Lynette Morris, Woolworths longest serving employee with the newest, 17-year-old Nykara Simpson.  Photo by Mike Moore

Lynette Morris, Woolworths longest serving employee with the newest, 17-year-old Nykara Simpson.

Photo by Mike Moore