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By Todd Humber
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 11/19/2013

27 years, 3 missed games

MONTREAL — How’s this for an attendance record? Philip Fleming, 72, an usher who works at Montreal Canadiens games and other events, has missed four games — “maybe even three,” he says — in 27 years manning the gates at both the old Forum and the new Bell Centre. He missed a game in October, which broke a 21-year streak without missing a game, according to the Montreal Gazette. Ushers earn about $70 per night and Fleming, a former bill collector for Coca-Cola, plans to keep the gig as long as he can. “It’s not work,” he said. “It’s a pleasure coming in.”

7 storeys, 8 officials