Joe Foster. Trusty Joe Foster is Britain’s most reliable worker – he has NEVER taken a day off in 65 years. See MASONS story MNSICK; The 81 year-old great-grandad started his first job delivering parcels when he was 15 and claims a 100 per cent attendance record ever since. He joined the Army at 18, then worked in electrical maintenance and moved on to a local council before joining train operators Southeastern 31 years ago. The dad-of-five is now a full-time train dispatcher at the commuter station of St. Mary Cray in Kent – and turns up every day like clockwork. Evergreen Joe keeps fit by cycling to work daily from his home nearby, no matter what the weather, and say he has no plans to blow the whistle on his career.