According to a 2019 Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) report, the average number of jobs that a person will hold during a lifetime is 12.5 for men and 12.1 for women. However, nearly half of those jobs (5.7) are held between the ages of 18 to 24. According to the 2018 BLS Employee Tenure Summary, the median tenure for an employee per job is 4.3 years for men and 4.0 years for women. And with BLS reporting that there are 165.7 million workers in the United States, that means that about 40 million Americans are changing jobs every year, which calculates to about 113,430 of workers leaving their jobs every single day.
As our employment law attorneys know better than most, a lot of these people changing jobs are due to employment discrimination, wrongful termination, or harassment. If you are facing discrimination or harassment on your job, our lawyers are here for you.
However, today’s blog is about a positive employment experience. Let me introduce you to Walter Orthmann, who since 1938 – 84 years ago – has been working for the same company. When Walter started at the age of 16, Hitler was starting his march across Europe, U.S. President signed the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) into law, creating the first minimum wage, and Orson Well broadcast War of the Worlds on radio. Televisions were only invented nine years earlier and we were still 15 years away from color televisions.
Walter is now 100 years old and still goes to work every day. His advice? Find a job you like to do and avoid junk food. Well, I do enjoy my job helping employees.
Sometimes, even employment lawyers, have to find positive work stories to celebrate. And today, we celebrate you Walter for breaking the Guinness Book of World Records for being the longest-tenured employee in world history.
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