100-year-old is Britain's oldest office boy

London, Jan 29 (IANS) A 100-year-old man has been revealed to be the oldest "office boy" in Britain after working for an astounding 86 years.

Jim Clements who retired at 66 was so bored that he took a new job with a security firm and is still there 34 years later, the Daily Mail reported.

He is entering his 86th year of employment in 2013, and says he has no intention of giving up yet.

The centenarian works two days a week filing, shredding documents, answering the phone and photocopying.

He is also responsible for making tea, and is renowned for being a flirt, his colleagues say.

Clements, who celebrated his 100th birthday last week, said he loves work and will not retire again.

"I do some filing, shredding documents, answering the phone, photocopying and making the tea for the girls," he said.

"I like to keep myself busy and I have always enjoyed being at work. It's so good to still be active."

Clements, one of eight children, left school aged 14 to begin an apprenticeship in engineering, and worked at a factory making torpedoes.

He retired in 1980 and accepted a temporary position with Active Security, in Harlow, where he still works today.

He married his wife Gladys in 1944 and they were together till she died 19 years ago.

Clements has two children, four grandchildren and a great-granddaughter.


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