Woman, 95, Retires From Target ... After 45 Years

Jeanne Brouillet says she'll miss the customers

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Oct 30, 2013 10:30 AM CDT

(Newser) – On Oct. 28, 1968, Jeanne Brouillet started work as a cashier at the Target in Bloomington, Minn. Monday, exactly 45 years later, she retired from the company at the age of 95, WCCO reports. Since 1973, she's been working at the nearby Edina location, where she has performed various duties (among them: serving cookie samples), and the store threw her a party on her last day. Working at Target has "enriched my life," Brouillet says. "I'm welcome here and that means everything."

Her philosophy for working so long: "If you don’t use it you lose it, so I have kept on using it and have enjoyed every minute of it. ... You’ve got to enjoy what you’re doing and put your heart into it." She's retiring to spend more time with her family, but says she'll keep shopping at Target—where customers who love her came to say goodbye (one even brought her roses). "I’ll miss the public," she says. "I’m a people person."

The Bloomington, Minn., Target   (AP Photo/Craig Lassig)
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