The longest-serving state employee in Maryland is about to retire, but don’t ask him about his retirement plans. After 66 years on the job as staff photographer for the State Highway Administration, Tim Hyman says he doesn’t have any. “I’m going to play it by ear, day by day,” says Hyman, a member of AFSCME Local 631 (Council 3). “Whatever happens, happens.” Hyman, best known as “Mr. Tim,” to many of his coworkers in Hanover, was just 12 years old when he started working for the state. “Back then, you find that most people put their age up to get jobs, to get married, to go into service, to go into bars. That was the thing back then, and the reason most people put their age up is because they needed jobs.” At his first job, he made $3 a week. “That was when I started working and I haven’t been out of a job since,” Hyman says. Throughout his career, Hyman has been guided by his parents’ and grandmother’s example and advice…click here to read more.
- Pablo Ros, AFSCME blog