After 36 years, German employee Frank Klemm is ready to retire. We sat down and asked him a few questions.
Q: How many different things have you done in your 36 years?
I started in 1976 as a chief desk clerk in lodging. In 1983, I started to have my own maintenance team, which I built up and served as the team supervisor. In the 1990s, there were more building renovations and building projects and I got more involved with the designing and planning. In 1992, I started as the lodging facility coordinator to represent lodging in all major renovation and construction projects in the Kaiserslautern Military Community. This meant I was involved in the design process from the start of the design until the final turn-over of the projects.
Q: Looking back, what is your favorite memory over the last 36 years?
After all these years, pointing out only one particular memory is not possible. But, I suppose every time a project was completed and the guest, as well as our staff, enjoyed the new/upgraded appearance of a facility represents a memory.
Q: During your tenure working here, did you set goals for yourself? If so, how did you accomplish them?
My goal was to always do the best I could in any given situation. I think I made it with help from my team and co-workers.
Q: Do you feel as though your time here led to a fulfilling career?
Yes and no. The possible things were completed, but there were projects I would have liked to have done before my last day here.
Q: What would you like to add as a farewell message to those you worked with?
I had the pleasure to work 432 months within the wonderful lodging family, therefore I say thank you to all the people I worked with.