On May 6, Local 234 member Russell Gardner got up, went to work at the NRG station and found a surprise waiting for him: SEPTA threw him a party in honor of his 50th work anniversary.
Gardner, who is a Custodian, has only called out sick twice in his half-century career.
“This is something to feel good about,” said TWU TUUS Director Curtis Tate. “We should try to find things that bring us positivity amidst all this sorrow.”
Gardner told CBS 3 Philadelphia that his secret to success is “taking pride in what you do.”