40 Years in the business

Angela turk has been working as an optician in the family business of optik kollmer in bad kissingen for 40 years. Owner jochen kollmer thanked her for her many years of loyalty: "i am proud that mrs. Turk has remained loyal to our company for so long."

After elementary school and her first years at high school, angela poschel, who was born in krefeld, came to bad kissingen. After completing her secondary education at the local high school, she began her apprenticeship as an optician in 1977 at optik denk, whose owner, now deceased, was the uncle of her current boss, jochen kollmer. After completing his training, turk worked for optik semmel in schweinfurt for a few months until march 1981, but changed jobs on 1 january 1981. April 1981 to optik kollmer, whose owner at the time, manfred kollmer, was pleased with the professional support.

"Ms. Turk quickly got to grips with our company. With her professional competence as well as her obliging and friendly manner, she quickly gained the trust of our customers", her current boss jochen kollmer remembers it well. He had just started his apprenticeship in his parents' company in 1980 and was now also trained by turk. In the years that followed, she took on more and more responsibility for customer consultations and eye measurements, as well as for purchasing and office work, all of which she carried out independently and with her manner shaped the image of optik kollmer.

After the birth of her daughter, angela turk gave up her full-time job in 1987, but remained loyal to her employer and did some office work for him in the home office. But just three years later, the experienced optician returned to the family business and has since been working as a part-time colleague in sales and purchasing, supporting her boss in all office tasks.

Even after 40 years, angela turk still loves working with her customers and providing individual advice. "I also like the fact that I have always been able to adapt my working hours to my private circumstances", says the Jubilarian.

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