January 29, 2022

Jean-Noël worked 40 years at Tual

Jean-Noël, with Jean-Marc and the latter’s son, Tom. © The Gazette

More than a month of work for Jean-Noel David before one retirement well deserved. Soon 61 years old, this Plumelinois from Moréac had already put off this departure by one year. Let’s say he felt good within the tiling company, screed, waxed concrete Tual, created in 1967 by André Tual.

It is the latter, who is no longer of this world, who welcomes Jean-Noël in his company, in 1975. “It was for the apprenticeship that I carried out in parallel with my CAP (certificate of professional aptitude ) of tiling in Vannes, remembers Jean-Noël. I was 15 and a half years old. “

The seriousness and professional skills of Jean-Noël seduce André Tual who hires the young man at the end of his CAP. Unfortunately, in 1991, André died and the company was put on hold for seven years. Jean-Noël will go to work in another tiling company in the area.

“An extraordinary person”

In August 1998, Tual was taken over by André’s son, Jean-Marc. On January 1, 1999, Jean-Noël returned to Tual to practice his profession as a tiler and waxed concrete applicator. “I’ve always wanted to work here again,” smiles Jean-Noël. Here he is among the dozen of Jean-Marc Tual employees.

“There were five of us back in André’s time,” recalls Jean-Noël. He is the faithful among the faithful since today, he has forty years in this company.

“He’s an extraordinary person, we could give him the keys to the business,” says his boss. Of extraordinary professionalism, Jean-Noël’s work is of high quality. It’s very rare in the workforce to keep an employee for so many years. Jean-Noël is more than an employee for me, it’s like a big brother. “

“Obviously, I saw Jean-Marc grow up, adds Jean-Noël. Between us, there is a relationship of trust and respect. And then, the atmosphere has always been good in the company. “

At 1is January 2022, Jean-Noël, married, father of two children and two grandchildren, will be retired. He will be able to indulge in some of his passions: cycling, walking, “maybe fishing too, I used to go there when I was younger”, DIY, especially at his secondary house in Vendée. “And especially to spend more time with my grandchildren, because, as long as I worked, I could not do it”, specifies Jean-Noël. The day of his retirement, a few tears will undoubtedly shine in the eyes of Jean-Noël and Jean-Marc.

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