In 1950, 17-year-old Bruce Corbin went looking for a job because he, like most teenagers, needed pocket change. Without having any career in mind, he ventured outside Glendale to Downtown Los Angeles, where he happened to walk into Union Bank and apply for a teller position.
"It was clearly fate," he said.
Corbin got the job and never looked back. He stayed with Union Bank until this month, when, after 60 years of service, Corbin retired as the longest-tenured employee in the company's history. Although Corbin began his career at Union Bank making just $150 per month as a teller, he ended his career as senior vice president of account retention and marketing and became commonly known throughout the company as Mr. Los Angeles.
Corbin retired on July 6, a week after his 60th anniversary with Union Bank, during a ceremony in Downtown Los Angeles. In front of longtime friends, family and employees, Corbin said he couldn't think of a better time to go out at age 77.