Lighter side: Back to work on 101st birthday

Employee tenure is one of the best predictors for workplace satisfaction, but how long is too long? One centenarian is still heading to the office every day.

Lighter side: Back to work on 101st birthday
There’s a lot of talk about employees delaying retirement, but working past their 100th birthday is taking it to an extreme.

New Jersey resident Herman Goldman, who just turned 101, has been working for Capitol Lighting since 1941, selling and stocking the store.

Aside from a brief absence to serve in World War II, he’s been there ever since.

Goldman drives himself to work four days a week and told the Associated Press that he has no intention of quitting any time soon. His current role includes fixing damaged items.

The average employee tenure in the US is 4.6 years, just six per cent of the time Goldman has worked.

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