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Arthur Winston, 100; missed 1 day in 70 years at same job
Boston.com ^ | April 15, 2006

Posted on 04/15/2006 4:42:50 AM PDT by COUNTrecount

LOS ANGELES -- Arthur Winston, a transit employee who received a citation from President Clinton for his decades of service, died in his sleep less than a month after retiring on his 100th birthday, his family said yesterday. Mr. Winston had been admitted to a hospital for exhaustion and dehydration but returned to his home April 6. He died Thursday evening.

For decades, he reported to work at the crack of dawn to supervise workers who cleaned and refueled the region's bus fleet.

He missed just one day of work in more than 70 years at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, and that was to attend his wife's funeral in 1988. In 1996, he received an ''Employee of the Century" citation from Clinton.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: obituary

1 posted on 04/15/2006 4:42:54 AM PDT by COUNTrecount
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To: COUNTrecount

Wonder who has this job now??


2 posted on 04/15/2006 4:57:21 AM PDT by raybbr
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To: COUNTrecount; TXBubba

He never should have retired.


3 posted on 04/15/2006 4:58:42 AM PDT by beaversmom
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To: COUNTrecount

I saw a program on him a few weeks ago when he retired. What a story! He's the epitome of a hard worker. I wonder if it's no coincidence that instead of retiring at first chance like so many state hacks, he kept working until they made him stop.


4 posted on 04/15/2006 4:59:20 AM PDT by Disturbin (Hey Hey, Ho Ho, The Crimaliens Have Got to GO)
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To: COUNTrecount

Missed a day? Slacker.


5 posted on 04/15/2006 5:23:03 AM PDT by Maceman (Hey! Who changed my tagline? (Fake but accurate, and now double-sourced))
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To: COUNTrecount
Missed one day in 70 years? I work with a few who I wished would call in sick every day.
6 posted on 04/15/2006 5:26:29 AM PDT by manwiththehands ("'Rule of law'? We don't need no stinkin' rule of law! We want amnesty, muchacho!")
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To: beaversmom

Retirement does that to people. Up until then, hard working, healthy as a horse, and could go on forever. Then forcibly put out to pasture. Death soon follows.


7 posted on 04/15/2006 5:41:42 AM PDT by elcid1970
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To: COUNTrecount

Why hadn't the Los Angeles MTA promoted this good man above maintanence supervisor during his 70 years of loyal service?


8 posted on 04/15/2006 5:43:24 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: COUNTrecount

I read the word "job" in the headline as "pub."


9 posted on 04/15/2006 5:45:47 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: raybbr

How's his father doing?


10 posted on 04/15/2006 5:52:22 AM PDT by johnny7 (ďNah, I ainít Jewish, I just donít dig on swine, thatís all.Ē)
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I wonder why he wasn't a Republican. He had a strong work ethic and he is old enough to remember that when Lincoln (a Republican) freed the slaves. I guess he was brainwashed later in life.


11 posted on 04/15/2006 5:58:26 AM PDT by ClarenceThomasfan (It's like a plantation - and you know what I mean!)
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To: ClarenceThomasfan

Well, he started working in the great depression...an era in which Republicans were not too popular, especially among the affected.


12 posted on 04/15/2006 6:03:46 AM PDT by Sometimes A River (America can do nothing for the Muslim world)
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To: Maceman

The day he missed was for his wife's funeral!


13 posted on 04/15/2006 6:12:22 AM PDT by joylyn
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To: 1rudeboy
This is a great story. I read a long story in the LA Times about him a few years ago. What a role model!

As far as the pub goes, I'll try to hold my end up.

14 posted on 04/15/2006 6:15:39 AM PDT by robomurph
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To: COUNTrecount

I wonder how long ago that photo was taken. If it was recently, he looked pretty darn good for a man of his age.


15 posted on 04/15/2006 6:21:40 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: COUNTrecount

It's too bad that his great record has to be ruined by attaching klintoon's name to it.


16 posted on 04/15/2006 6:24:48 AM PDT by taillightchaser (!)
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To: Maceman

Missed a day? Slacker.


I wonder if they are just talking about unscheduled absences. I am sure that he took his 30 day leaves every year or is that not the case? I don't believe that he let the state keep his vacation day or at least I hope he didn't. I think this story is a bit exaggerated.


17 posted on 04/15/2006 6:35:38 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: ClarenceThomasfan

I wonder why he wasn't a Republican. He had a strong work ethic and he is old enough to remember that when Lincoln (a Republican) freed the slaves. I guess he was brainwashed later in life.



Where did you read he was a democrat?


18 posted on 04/15/2006 6:36:43 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: COUNTrecount

May he rest in peace.


19 posted on 04/15/2006 6:56:42 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Cheney X -- Destroying the Liberal Democrat Traitors By Any Means Necessary -- Ya Dig ? Sho 'Nuff.)
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To: beaversmom

LOL. I've thought of retiring but I seriously think spending all day with my wife would kill me. That and being about 30 years to young to qualify have prevented me from doing so.


20 posted on 04/15/2006 7:13:16 AM PDT by festus (The constitution may be flawed but its a whole lot better than what we have now.)
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To: johnny7
How's his father doing?

Huh?

21 posted on 04/15/2006 7:38:12 AM PDT by raybbr
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To: Nightshift

ping...


22 posted on 04/15/2006 4:55:33 PM PDT by tutstar (Baptist Ping List Freepmail me if you want on or off this ping list.)
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To: COUNTrecount

The least MTA could do is rename the facility after him, maybe rename an L.A. street after him too.


23 posted on 04/15/2006 5:00:49 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (A nickel bag gets sold in the park. I WANT IN!)
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To: manwiththehands

Don't I know you? You work in my office, right?


24 posted on 04/15/2006 5:20:30 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: elcid1970
Retirement does that to people. Up until then, hard working, healthy as a horse, and could go on forever. Then forcibly put out to pasture. Death soon follows.

Not to me. I can hardly wait, got too many hobbies/interests to kick the bucket quickly.

25 posted on 04/15/2006 5:21:53 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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