Dont forget the Jannie

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They certainly don’t make them like they used to, just read the story in the Paisley Daily Express about ‘Jannie’ Joe Adam who is retiring from his job at 85.

Joe works at Paisley Sheriff Court and even by the remarks of his son ‘Duncan’ you just know that Joe is a right character….. It got me thinking “i know i shouldn’t do that its bad for the brain”.

Snippet from the Paisley Daily Express website: A HARDWORKING jannie is finally hanging up his mop and bucket…at the grand old age of 85.

But dad-of-ten Joe Adam is making sure the job stays in the family – for one of his sons is being brought in as his replacement.

Joe has become a familiar and popular character at Paisley Sheriff Court during his 18-year stint as janitor there.

He was in his 60s and working for the council’s sewerage department when he retired for the first time but was soon itching to get back to work and was delighted to be offered the job at the landmark building, in St James’s Street.

But, now that he has retired for a second time, active octogenarian Joe insists he has no plans to head back to the JobCentre.

He told the Paisley Daily Express: “I don’t think I’ll look for another job. I’m going to my son’s house in Spain soon. I find the winters here hard going these days.”

There are so many people out there who work their fingers to the bone and go unnoticed in today’s society… We should highlight them and what they do and simply say thanks… add your comments below and please remember others right to privacy…

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