August 3rd, 2009 10:52 EST
Do You Respect Someone Who Worked For McDonald's For 20 Years?
"The stereotypes of typical McDonald`s crew members are of teenagers "flipping burgers" in their first jobs that last about six months.
That`s definitely not the case for North Muskegon McDonald`s retiring crew members Marlene Wickerink and Janet Chapman.
They ended their McDonald`s careers this month with more than 40 years of service between them. Wickerink, 72, had been the fast-food restaurant`s lobby person. Chapman, 65, was the `voice` of the restaurant`s drive-through." http://www.mlive.com/news/chronicle/index.ssf?/base/news-17/1248776116146270.xml&coll=8
I doubt if McDonald`s gives its retirees a gold watch; I wonder if these two elderly ladies received only a certificate redeemable for a free Big Mac.
Chapman, the "voice" of the drive-through will probably be saying "do you want fries with that" in her sleep for the rest of her life.
I commend the ladies for their faithfulness and dedication to McDonald`s, but I can`t imagine why anybody would work there for more than a few weeks.
I`m not going to use this essay as an excuse to make fun of these dear old women. I`d much rather a mature person take my order, than a goofy kid who is only working so he can buy some video games.
I hope the McDonald`s franchise owner will allow the retirees to come back anytime for a free meal.