That's only the first twenty five!
Most people would baulk at the prospect of spending four hours a day in the cold. Adrian Hull not only does it without ANY complaint he loves it!
Responsible for stacking the milk at Coles Melville Plaza, Adrian was recently recognised for 25 years of loyal service with the company. Staff celebrated the milestone with Adrian at a special morning tea, in his honour.
"It was magic!" Adrian said.
Adrian's parents, Denis and Marilyn, were also invited. Denis Hull said there hadn't been a day in 25 years that Adrian hadn't looked forward to going to work something he attributes to his son's happy disposition and Coles' positive company environment.
"When someone like Adrian feels so comfortable and accepted at work, that doesn't happen by accident, "Mr Hull told INSIDE EDGE "The company and Adrian's co-workers have been wonderful."
"Adrian's built up this reputation as a happy, friendly, approachable young chap and that's been his hallmark over the years."
"He's a credit to himself, a credit to us as a family and a credit to the company," he said.
Coles manager Craig Lilleyman says Adrian is one of three people with special needs on staff and believes they're all assets to his team.
"Once people with disabilities are trained properly, they just get on with what they have to do, no trouble," said Mr Lilleyman.
"And they have the least amount of sickness I can't really remember the last time Adrian had a sick day."
To recognise Adrian's 25 year anniversary, Coles offered him the choice of a gold watch or a $650 voucher. Adrian took the voucher how he'll spend it is a mystery he's still deciding!
Just 15 when he joined Coles as a trolley boy, over time Adrian has moved "up the ranks". For many years he kept the checkouts neat and stacked with bags, as well as returning items to the correct places on the shelves.
Last year, Adrian was given a new set of responsibilities management asked him to take on the job of keeping the milk fridges well stacked.
"Initially, the feedback was that Adrian wasn't fast enough, so we introduced more support to help him," says EDGE Job Coordinator Martin Albrecht.
"With Adrian's fantastic attitude and willingness to do a good job, he got there. The combination of giving him a bit of advice, a bit of confidence and time to adjust, worked."
"We helped Adrian's colleagues, too. Many of them had never worked alongside someone with a disability they understand him better now."
"That's what EDGE is about, we don't just support the person with a disability, we provide support to the employer too."
"Adrian makes my job easier every day," Dairy Manager, Paul Pearce told INSIDE EDGE. "He's very reliable, efficient and always turns up on time."
Mr Pearce said working alongside someone with a disability had been a good experience for his staff.
"To us, he's just part of the team, we enjoy spending time with Adrian, and treat him the same as everyone else."
Adrian told INSIDE EDGE it makes him happy to come to work, he likes the customers and his friends. Asked if he can see himself working at Coles for another 25 years, his answer was unequivocal "I'll still be here!" he said.