Since March 2004, Jane Oldenburg has been with Pioneer Bank.
Oldenburg, who previously worked at ST Industries for 27 years, will call it a career at the end of 2018.
“After two weeks here I went home and cried thinking I would never understand this,” said Oldenburg. “But then a light clicked and I thought ‘hey, I did it’.”
Starting out, Oldenburg received a lot of help from employees at other branches, as time went on, she started to excel and learn through trial and error.
“I learned from my errors and mistakes. I made sure I didn’t make the same mistake twice.”
The largest chances she has seen in her time is with electronics. When she first started at Pioneer everything was done with paper.
Now, everything is moving or has moved to mobile and digital, leading to a potential of more fraud. Banks are now trying to become a paper-free industry. Over the years, Oldenburg has made relationships and friendships with both co-workers and local residents banking with Pioneer.
“Co-workers and the customers are what I’ll miss the most. I’m a people person, so just the connections.”
“I don’t know, I’m sure it’ll be sad, but I’m also looking forward to it. My husband has been retired for two years so it’s time to join the retiree force,” said Oldenburg about her last day with Pioneer.
Following her retirement, Oldenburg's dream is to visit the state capital building and every National Park. So far, her and her husband, Dave, of 41 years have hit most of the capitals on the west coast and south.
She also plans to spend time at home gardening, painting, and doing crafts.