Lighter Side: Back to work on 101st birthday

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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 Two he’s been there every 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 U.S. is 4.6 years, just six per cent of the time Goldman has worked.

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