For the first time in 33 years Jenny Limbrick will be spending Christmas Eve at home with her family.
Mrs Limbrick had her first shift at Myer Albury on February 8, 1988 and served customers for the last time on Friday.
Working in the cosmetics department, she spent 16 years representing Elizabeth Arden and 17 with Estee Lauder, where she finishes her career.
While it was a bittersweet farewell, the 69-year-old is now looking forward to spending time with her husband David, two sons and four grandchildren.
"In all the years I've been here I've never had a Christmas Eve off because that's the tradition," she said.
"My husband's been retired for seven years and we have two sons, one in Sydney and one in Launceston.
"Now we can go and visit them.
"But this store, we're like a family. I've enjoyed every minute of it."
While she's become a cosmetics expert, she didn't always feel that way.
"When I first started I was in hosiery and they interviewed me for a position with Estee Lauder," she said.
"I said I didn't know much about skin care or make up and they said they'd send me to Melbourne for training.
"I was a country girl and I hadn't been to the city, so for me to go on the train on my own and catch a cab to the motel was very daunting.
"I found my way to Myer and they had a beauty room for training.
"After that I thought, I can do this, but I was always pleased to get on the train to come home."
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She went on to be named Consultant of the Year for Victoria and Tasmania in 2010.
The 1980s remain her favourite style period for big and bold trends, and she recalls spending many weekends travelling to do make up for weddings.
But the biggest day on the calendar was always the same.
"I've worked a lot of Boxing Days," she said.
"It was always the craziest day of the year."
While she's seen changes to the store, she said the cosmetic section has always been in the same spot.
She retires as the store is having a makeover.
"I've seen little changes, and now that I'm leaving it's all changing," she said.
Cosmetics team leader Kim Lacey says Jenny will be dearly missed.
"She's been counter manager for Estee Lauder for a long time and she's always been an absolute professional," Ms Lacey said. "She's brought heaps of laughs and we've absolutely loved having her."
But now she's ready to move onto her next chapter.
"It's time," Mrs Limbrick said.
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