100-year-old man still working at McDonald's

Sam Downing, ninemsn
10:26am February 10, 2014
February 10, 2014: A US man has celebrated his 100th birthday at McDonald’s, the fast food restaurant he has worked for a quarter of a century.

Most people quit their job at McDonald's around the time they finish high school but an employee at one US outlet has just hit his 100th birthday.

Morris Miller celebrated the milestone on Friday at the store in Needham, Massachusetts — making him somewhat older than the children who usually have their parties at the restaurant.

Friends, family, co-workers and customers joined the centenarian for the occasion, which was held one day ahead of his official birthday.

"I'll keep coming as long as I can move," Miller told CBS Boston.

His very-late-in-life career at McDonald's started when he was 75.

Despite his age, Miller says he did "whatever they wanted me to do" when he first took the job.

But when he hit his nineties, Miller's boss retired him from heavy lifting and instead gave him a dream job.

He's now paid to show up at the store for a few hours, three days a week and simply talk to customers.

While bludging like that would get any teenage employee fired, Mr Miller's work as a McDonald's "ambassador" earned him a crew person of the year award in 2013.

Store owner Tim McCoy credited the senior's "smile and his determination" for encouraging customers to keep coming back to the store.

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