He came into the office one day to fill a vacancy. It was 1989. Since then, Manuel José Carmona has never missed a single day, except for holidays or bank holidays. Sometimes not even that. "I'm dependent on GAMBÍN. Since I live across the street, even if it's a weekend, I come down for a while to organise my work. For me this is an extension of my house," he says. Who could have imagined this when, a few weeks after starting with us and having a subject left to finish his Social Graduate studies, he told his uncle Quino that he was getting overwhelmed. "I told him I was going to spend a week thinking about it: it's been 31 years since then and I'm still here," he smiles.