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90-Year-Old Crossing Guard Retires After Never Missing a Day of Work

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Not many people can boast that they’ve never taken a sick day from their job, whether they’ve fallen ill or just played hooky, but 90-year-old Stanley Sukiennik can. ABC reports that for the past 20 years, Sukiennik worked as a crossing guard in New Jersey after he retired from his job as a floor supervisor with Packaging Paper Company. He says he simply loved his crossing guard job where he greeted the children, parents, and dogs in the neighborhood. His love for the job kept him getting up every day and taking an active part in the school community for two decades.

Sukiennik’s grandson Ethan Christopher told NorthJersey.com that his grandfather wasn’t even ready to retire at age 90, but his family convinced him it was a good idea to kick back and relax for a while. “My family goaded him into retiring. He’s worked a lot of different streets and he’s met a lot of different people. It’s time he retired. He’s in better shape than most 90-year-olds. We couldn’t be happier,” Ethan said.

People like Sukiennik remind us that finding a job you love and making the most out of it can only enrich your life and the lives of people around you.

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