The Detroit Free Press profile of Robertson portrays him as a quiet man with a work ethic that would put anyone to shame.
“I set our attendance standard by this man,” Todd Wilson, plant manager at the engineering factory, told the newspaper. “I say, if this man can get here, walking all those miles through snow and rain, well I’ll tell you, I have people in Pontiac 10 minutes away and they say they can’t get here — bull!”
Robertson apparently has perfect attendance record. He earns $10.55 an hour — not enough to save up to buy, insure and run a car in the city, according to the newspaper.
He’s been making the arduous 23-mile journey from Detroit to Rochester Hills since his 1988 Honda Accord gave up on him.