Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Long-Term Job Works for Ross

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Long-Term Job Works for Ross

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FOR most people, the thought of retiring would sound pretty good after working for 50 years but for Ross Bailey that's the last thing he wants to do.

A tireless worker at Orara and Clarence Industries, it's only been in the last couple of years that he agreed to cut his workload back to four days a week, but even then he took some convincing.

"No way, I don't want to retire," Ross said.

"I played up a bit when they took me off the mowing crew. I mowed for 17 years.

"I want to do four years four days a week now. I'm happy, I love working, my word.

"Every job is my favourite but I like the peg saw, and I like painting too."

OCI quality assurance officer Anthony Carthew said Ross was an inspiration for everyone at OCI, which is a division of Caringa Enterprises and provides supported employment and workplace training for people with a disability. …

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