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   At 88, he's the world's oldest McDonald's worker. No word on how much he eats there

05 Jul 2013 10:00 AM   |   1584 clicks   |   The Sun
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Langston    [TotalFark]  
If he's still alive at 88, there's no way he's eating anything from McDonald's

05 Jul 2013 09:16 AM
Penoatle     
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I should have been dead years ago

05 Jul 2013 10:24 AM
Beerguy    [TotalFark]  

Langston: If he's still alive at 88, there's no way he's eating anything from McDonald's


http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/ offbeat/2011-05-21-big-mac-miles to ne_n.htm

05 Jul 2013 10:30 AM
Dead for Tax Reasons    [TotalFark]  
TIRELESS Bill Dudley is still going strong at work aged 88 - and may be McDonald's oldest employee in the WORLD.


jeremy clarkson is writing for the sun these days?

05 Jul 2013 10:41 AM
oldfarthenry    [TotalFark]  
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I fought to keep the Nazis off our shores so you pecker-heads could should burgers down your gobs!
You goddamn better be having fries with that order!

05 Jul 2013 10:44 AM
mrlewish     
Sad that he feels it's necessary to work.

05 Jul 2013 10:54 AM
Jon iz teh kewl     

mrlewish: Sad that he feels it's necessary to work.


better than rotting in a NURSING HOME

05 Jul 2013 10:56 AM
VvonderJesus     

mrlewish: Sad that he feels it's necessary to work.


FTA: "After four days off at home I look forward to coming to work because I like talking to people and meeting people."

05 Jul 2013 10:57 AM
abhorrent1     
"Sitting at home can get boring. I'm not a drinker and my wife won't let me touch the garden as she does all that.

I think I see the reason he's still working.

05 Jul 2013 11:03 AM
buckets_of_fun     

oldfarthenry: [img.thesun.co.uk image 466x607]
I fought to keep the Nazis off our shores so you pecker-heads could should burgers down your gobs!
You goddamn better be having fries with that order!


Is his tie tucked into his pants?  If so, I wanna be this guy.

05 Jul 2013 11:05 AM
technoblogical     

buckets_of_fun: Is his tie tucked into his pants?  If so, I wanna be this guy.


I like that they didn't line up the fabric of his shirt properly. It looks like he's wearing two half-shirts stitched together.

05 Jul 2013 11:16 AM
jake3988     
World War Two veteran Bill, who lives in Connah's Quay, five miles from work, adds: "The staff think the world of me. A lot of them are much younger than I am, like a whole different generation. But we're like a family and I'm their father."
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You're 88 and they're teenagers, you're barely young enough to be their grandfather. You're their greatgrandfather.

05 Jul 2013 11:21 AM
Big Beef Burrito     

technoblogical: buckets_of_fun: Is his tie tucked into his pants?  If so, I wanna be this guy.

I like that they didn't line up the fabric of his shirt properly. It looks like he's wearing two half-shirts stitched together.


???

Yeah, WTF is that?

05 Jul 2013 12:08 PM
offmymeds     

VvonderJesus: mrlewish: Sad that he feels it's necessary to work.

FTA: "After four days off at home I look forward to coming to work because I like talking to people and meeting people."


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05 Jul 2013 12:59 PM
degenerate-afro     

Langston: If he's still alive at 88, there's no way he's eating anything from McDonald's


You can eat healthy food at McDonalds.  Just that most people choose not to.

For Breakfast get the Egg White McMuffin and Fruit and Nut Oatmeal
For Lunch get the Chicken McWrap.
For Dinner get the Grilled Chicken Salad.

05 Jul 2013 02:57 PM
Tanukis_Parachute     
I work with a lady who is in her 70's and can retire with her government pension but doesn't want to sit at home. She is undergoing chemo for lung cancer. Se has over 2000 hrs of sick leave plus her annual leave. All her friends are at work. She is in the IT section and probably is the best of the bunch.

05 Jul 2013 03:29 PM
cyberspacedout    [TotalFark]  

jake3988: World War Two veteran Bill, who lives in Connah's Quay, five miles from work, adds: "The staff think the world of me. A lot of them are much younger than I am, like a whole different generation. But we're like a family and I'm their father."
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You're 88 and they're teenagers, you're barely young enough to be their grandfather. You're their greatgrandfather.


If Hugh Hefner can have a kid that young, why not this guy?

05 Jul 2013 03:38 PM
valkore     
Wow, that guy's life seems depressing.  WWII vet (probably as infantry), discharged and moved onto steelwork, then aircraft manufacturing, then taxi driving, onto a relatively pointless job at McDonald's most likely due to some agreement with the government to provide seniors with jobs in exchange for a tax benefit.  Next step, death.

If he knew that his life would turn out this way at 17 years old, would he have just ended it with a self inflicted gunshot wound to the temple?  I probably would have.

05 Jul 2013 04:12 PM
downstairs    [TotalFark]  

mrlewish: Sad that he feels it's necessary to work.


I dunno, he seems like he doesn't need the money and all.  I'm not in his position, but all I can say is there are times I miss working as a stock clerk at a grocery store.  When I'm old and retired, I bet I'll look back on that as my favorite job- compared to much higher paying jobs I've had after that, including running my own business for 11+ years now.

Its mindless work, but that can be a good thing.  Its actually sort of relaxing to just have 10 pallets of stuff to shelf for 8 hours without really thinking.  Maybe I'm weird.

05 Jul 2013 04:28 PM
BadReligion    [TotalFark]  
It seems to me like working at McDonalds is a hobby for this guy. Being paid to do it is just an added bonus.

05 Jul 2013 05:49 PM
dforkus     
My dad pretty much turned into a depressed alcoholic lump within 18 months of retiring, so I really see the upside to keeping working.
I don't know if I'd want to do what I do now at 75, but wouldn't see it as some kind of defeat if I'm doing something...

05 Jul 2013 06:06 PM
downstairs    [TotalFark]  

dforkus: My dad pretty much turned into a depressed alcoholic lump within 18 months of retiring, so I really see the upside to keeping working.
I don't know if I'd want to do what I do now at 75, but wouldn't see it as some kind of defeat if I'm doing something...


I can sympathize, it seems to be a very common thing with people from the baby boomer era nowadays.  No idea how old your dad is (mine is 71).  But yeah, a lot of them just worked for the same company, same hours, same job, for decades, and never had outside hobbies or interests. And now find themselves with nothing to do.

05 Jul 2013 07:16 PM
picturescrazy     

valkore: Wow, that guy's life seems depressing.  WWII vet (probably as infantry), discharged and moved onto steelwork, then aircraft manufacturing, then taxi driving, onto a relatively pointless job at McDonald's most likely due to some agreement with the government to provide seniors with jobs in exchange for a tax benefit.  Next step, death.

If he knew that his life would turn out this way at 17 years old, would he have just ended it with a self inflicted gunshot wound to the temple?  I probably would have.


Another solution is to not define your life by your job. Yeah some people get to do what they love but most jobs are not lovable. My job is a lot better than fast food but it's not something I dreamed about as a child. That's OK though, as to me it's only a means to pay for the part of my life I define.

05 Jul 2013 10:56 PM
SCUBA_Archer     
My grandfather will be 89 this year, WW2 vet in the European motor pool (England and Germany), and is still going strong working 45-50 hours per week running parts between auto dealerships.  I have no doubt that if he was asked to retire and stay home, he'd be gone within 6 months.

06 Jul 2013 12:49 AM
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