Through the Years

Chordas, Lori
November 2009
Best's Review;Nov2009, Vol. 110 Issue 7, p104
Trade Publication
The article features Astrid Thoenig, a 100-year-old full-time secretary for the family-owned Thornton Agency Inc. in New Jersey. It is stated that her daily duties include bookkeeping, answering phones, scheduling appointments and typing memos for the agency run by her son John Thornton. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, less than one percent of American workers are at least 75 years old. Thoenig states that she is physically and mentally able so she plans to continue working.


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