A 100-year-old Brazilian man who had been employed by the same company for 84 continuous years broke a remarkable Guinness World record.
Walter Orthmann is a remarkable individual who began working for the organization that is now RenauxView (formerly Industrias Renaux S.A) in 1938 and has since remained an integral part of the family of the business.
Walter Orthman, who turned 100 years old earlier this month, received the prestigious Guinness World Record for being the oldest person still living to have worked for the same business for 84 continuous years.
Sharing his view on what he described as his “proudest achievement”, Walter Orthman narrates that back in 1938 kids were expected to work to help support the family and so his parent help him to get a work doing.
Back in 1938, kids were expected to work to help support the family. As the oldest son of five, my mother took me to find a job at the age of 14,” he told Guinness World Records.
He applied for a job at a nearby weaving mill and, because of his strong proficiency in German, was hired on the spot.
After starting at the age of 14, Orthman was promoted severally up to the position of Sales Manager.
“When we do what we like, we don’t see the time go by,” Orthman said, noting that a secret to success that has kept him going over the years is by focusing on what’s in front of him.
I only care that tomorrow will be another day in which I wake up, leave the house, work out;
Get busy in the here and now, not in the past or the future. What matters is right now,” he told Guinness Record.