Long Term Dedication
Tired of tyres? Feel as if you can no longer spring out of bed in the morning and embrace the joys of automotive parts and accessories? A 76-year-old US woman puts you to shame….
An Indiana based media website, indystar.com, reports that Carolyn Jennings, a clerical employee at the Firestone Industrial Products plant in Noblesville, Indiana, has clocked up 55 years with the company. This makes her the longest serving Bridgestone-Firestone employee anywhere in the world. Joining the company as a secretary, Jennings has displayed a level of dedication to her job that her supervisor, Bob Kelleher, says he wishes he could “bottle”. Jennings did not miss work due to sickness once during her first 14 years with the company, and has been known to remain at her post even when other employees have gone home due to severe weather conditions.
Numerous changes have taken place during her years with the company; when Jennings began work at Noblesville in January 1953 the factory employed around 1,500 workers. Today this number has dropped to slightly over 300.