The photo shows a retirement ceremony at Baldwin Locomotive Works in 1921. The superintendent, John Sykes looks on as Samuel Vauclin hands over a gold watch, a box of roses and purse of gold to William Magee, the erecting shop foreman, who is retiring after 60 years of service at the plant. George Johnson, retired delivery engineer smiles at the crowd of onlookers. Sykes and Johnson had also started out on the factory floor, Respectively, they had forty two and sixty seven years of service.
A different time. How many people these days work with the same company for their whole life and how many people actually get to the retirement ceremony?