70-year-old Ingleburn man soldiers on at work
THERE'S no need for a man to rest, according to Ingleburn's Peter Lewis who is still working hard at 70.
Mr Lewis is a sales consultant for Australian Outdoor Living, based at Arndell Park, and said he would continue to work as long as he was able.
The father and grandfather has been working as a sales consultant for the past 10 years.
He operated his own jewellery shop for 12 years before going into sales with the Modern Group, then joining Australian Outdoor Living last year.
His wife, Roseline, three children and five grandchildren were all proud of his ongoing career, he said. "They are all proud that I am continuing to work and continue to enjoy myself," he said.
Mr Lewis said that for him, the chance of meeting new people each day was perhaps the biggest appeal of the sales industry.
"Age doesn't stop me, I've faced far greater challenges than getting old," he said.
"Sure I can sit at home and take it easy, but I love getting out and about, visiting clients' homes and meeting new people."
Mr Lewis said he wanted to keep working so he could continue to use the skills he had gained in sales.
"It's really important to me that I retain the skills I've developed over the years and continually broaden my scope of mind."
Mr Lewis said he was glad to still be able to work.
"At my age I think I'm very fortunate to work for a company that essentially lets me do what I want," he said.
"If I want to work, I can, and if I want to take it easy and have a rest, they tell me to take the time off."
Australian Outdoor Living NSW general manager Michael Sales said Mr Lewis and other older workers had immense skills and experience to offer businesses.
- from Macarthur Chronicle (Campbelltown, Camden and Wollondilly NSW)
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