A McDonald’s employee is a true believer of ‘age is just a number’. A dynamic woman who works with the fast-food chain recently turned 100 years old. Even after hitting the milestone, the young at heart lady has no plans to retire. In fact, she has clearly said that she wants to continue working as she has been. Ruth Shuster, who is based out of Pennsylvania, hit the 100 years benchmark on Wednesday, March 3.According to a report published in triblive.com, McDonald's organised a small event in honour of their loyal employee.
Ruth has been working with the brand for the last 27 years and was also dressed in her McDonald’s uniform on her big day as it was Wednesday, a workday for her. To make her big day special, the fast-food chain crowned her “Queen for a Day” at Big Mac Museum in North Huntingdon.
On her special day, she was joined by 40 family members and friends with whom she danced and had fun, before McDonald’s started to make her feel like a queen on her 100th birthday. Going the extra mile for their loyal employee, the company introduced a Ruth Shuster bobblehead doll for its display case, draped her in a fancy red robe among other things. Many top executives of the brand also extended their wishes to the young at heart woman.
Ruth revealed that she feels great and is thankful for everything she has got in life. On being asked if she intends to retire now, the 100-year-old woman said that she is clear that she is not quitting her job anytime soon. In fact, she went on to the extent of saying that she loves her job and likes to come to her workplace.
“No way I’m going to retire. I love it here. People are so nice coming in here, and the company’s good to work for,” she added. Her son, Jack revealed that his mother prefers work over rest. Jack mentioned that Ruth has five grand-children and five great grand-children. Describing his mother’s early life, he added that she has always been while he and his sister were growing up in Texas.
Meanwhile, it is worth mentioning that Ruth is among 5.2 percent of the 6.5 million Americans who are 85 years old and above, and still continue to have a job. This data is according to the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey from 2016.