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LONDON - NOVEMBER 11: A pile of copies of the Guinness World Records book is seen at the photocall for the 100 millionth copy of the Guinness World Records in the Tate Modern on November 11, 2003 in London.

Walter Orthmann, a 100-year-old man from Brazil. He has been working for the same company since 1938, which officially makes his career worthy of the Guinness Book of Records.

Orthman began working for Industrias Renaux S.A., a textile company in Brusque, on January 17, 1938, when he was only 15-years-old. He began as an assistant in the shipping department, but over the years, he was promoted to administrative assistant. Eventually, he became sales manager.

During his 84-year-long career, Walter went on sales trips all over the world. He’s received his paycheck in nine different currency denominations. He’s used nearly every commercial airline in the history of Brazilian aviation.

In February of 2022, Walter Orthmann was officially inducted into the Guinness Book of Records for having the longest career in the same company (84 years and 9 days). On April 19, he turned 100, but he doesn’t plan to retire from the only company he has ever worked for.

Everything is much easier today, Orthmann admits. All you need is a mobile phone and an internet connection, and you can coordinate a business from anywhere in the world. It’s thanks to technology that he is able to continue working, as he no longer travels like he used to.

Asked what advice he would give people dreaming of staying active and working late into their lives, Orthman told Brazilian news site Globo. “Don’t be angry, do everything laughing. Just do what you like to do. I like working here at the company. Don’t have enemies. Apologize. Live calmly. Life is just a passage here on Earth, enjoy it, do what you want.”

Link: Oddity Central