The Nacovski boys notch up 100 years
Between my father, brother and I, we have collectively notched up 100 years of service. Both my father and brother were working for the PMG when I started working there in 1972.
1972, a time when Gough Whitlam became Prime Minister, Australia drew with England (2-2) in the Ashes Cricket Test Series, Elvis and Priscilla had just separated, T Rex’s Telegram Sam and Neil Young’s Heart of Gold were playing non-stop on the radio and I was just 23 years old.
July 2012 marked 40 years of service for me.
My first position was as a storeman driver at the Kogarah Line Depot, which then moved to Eve Street, in Erskineville, New South Wales.
Check out my wheels below and the crew I worked with.
As time moved on, so did my roles, in 1981 I trained to become a Line Serviceman (now known as a Communication Technician or CT) and then later in 1986 I took up a role as depot Penman Clerk. In 1994 I took a break and travelled overseas for a bit, before coming back to work in a field position for various managers until today.
A lot of things have changed during my time with Telstra. The main things that come to mind are the company’s name, improved customer focus, along with better working conditions and the technology I work with – this includes the toughbook laptops, vehicles and test equipment we use.
I have seen telecommunications go from push button dialing being introduced in Australia in the late-1970s to the launch of the T-Hub2 in 2012.
I have enjoyed the past 40 years at Telstra. Over the years I have met the best people and made many friends.
There are not many companies I know of where you can have such an amazing career experience. Let me know if I am wrong?