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(The Sun)   At 88, he's the world's oldest McDonald's worker. No word on how much he eats there   (thesun.co.uk) divider line 24
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2013-07-05 09:16:28 AM  
If he's still alive at 88, there's no way he's eating anything from McDonald's
 
2013-07-05 10:24:26 AM  
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I should have been dead years ago
 
2013-07-05 10:30:16 AM  

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
 
2013-07-05 10:41:33 AM  
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?
 
2013-07-05 10:44:17 AM  
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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!
 
2013-07-05 10:54:24 AM  
Sad that he feels it's necessary to work.
 
2013-07-05 10:56:24 AM  

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


better than rotting in a NURSING HOME
 
2013-07-05 10:57:48 AM  

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."
 
2013-07-05 11:03:25 AM  
"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.
 
2013-07-05 11:05:19 AM  

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.
 
2013-07-05 11:16:13 AM  

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.
 
2013-07-05 11:21:47 AM  
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.
 
2013-07-05 12:08:45 PM  

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?
 
2013-07-05 12:59:16 PM  

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."


www.tristanography.com
 
2013-07-05 02:57:24 PM  

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.
 
2013-07-05 03:29:36 PM  
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.
 
2013-07-05 03:38:21 PM  

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?
 
2013-07-05 04:12:07 PM  
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.
 
2013-07-05 04:28:34 PM  

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.
 
2013-07-05 05:49:05 PM  
It seems to me like working at McDonalds is a hobby for this guy. Being paid to do it is just an added bonus.
 
2013-07-05 06:06:55 PM  
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...
 
2013-07-05 07:16:57 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...


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.
 
2013-07-05 10:56:45 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.


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.
 
2013-07-06 12:49:59 AM  
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.
 
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