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‘To me, age is just a number’: McDonald’s worker turns 100 and has no plans to retire

Ruth started working at the age of 50 after her husband's death. "I've been working ever, ever, ever since and I like working," she told WTAE.

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A McDonald’s woman worker, who is celebrating her 100th birthday today, has no plans of retiring from her job in near future. Ruth Shuster, from Irwin, Pennsylvania, has been working at McDonald’s for years.

Astonishing it is as Ruth at the age of 100 works three days a week wiping down tables and greeting customers at this fast-food restaurant. She has been working at McDonald’s since she was 73 years old.

Moreover, what more fascinating is that Ruth being a woman works at the age of 100 years, which is totally contradicted to the stereotypes that compare men with women.

Ruth started working at the age of 50 after her husband’s death. “I’ve been working ever, ever, ever since and I like working,” she told WTAE.

The centenarian said that turning 100 is no big deal. “To me, it’s just a number,” she said.

People keep on asking her why she loves her job so much. To this, she tells them, “I get payday! I get paid, I pay my bills and that’s good. I never had a lot of money but I always had enough, that’s the way it is.”

Working throughout the pandemic hasn’t been easy for the pensioner and she misses singing ‘You Are My Sunshine’ to her customers on Fridays.

She said how delightful her experience is, while narrated  customers’ Egg McMuffin’s usually came with a performance, saying “Friday about 30 comes in and we all sing, and we sing ‘You Are My Sunshine,’ we all sing everybody come in.”

Not only this, she inscribed that she also misses her social life and after-work activities. “I go dancing four days a week. Can’t go dancing no where. There’s no dancing around,” she said.

The McDonald’s restaurant Ruth works at has given her a letterbox, that they keep outside for people to drop off birthday cards for her come in.

 

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