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A woman who is about to turn 100 says she has no plans to retire from her job at McDonald's:
Ruth Shuster - who will celebrate her milestone birthday tomorrow (3 March) - believes age is 'just a number', meaning she won't be packing in her work any time soon.
The OAP has been working for McDonald's since she was 73 and she does three days a week greeting customers and wiping down tables.
The McDonald's restaurant Ruth works at has given her a letterbox outside for people to drop off birthday cards but she said: "To me, it's just a number."
Ruth, from Pennsylvania, has been working since she became a widow when she was 50, telling WTAE: "I've been working ever, ever, ever since and I like working."
She added that her job pays the bills, going on to say: "I never had a lot of money but I always had enough, that's the way it is."
But there are some downsides to her job - particularly working throughout the pandemic. She particularly misses singing 'You Are My Sunshine' to customers on Fridays.
She explained how customers' Egg McMuffin's usually came with a performance: "Friday about 30 comes in and we all sing, and we sing 'You Are My Sunshine,' we all sing everybody come in."
Not only does Ruth miss some parts of her job but also her social life and after-work activities such as dancing. "I go dancing four days a week," she said. "Can't go dancing nowhere. There's no dancing around."
We wonder whether Ruth knows about (or uses something similar to) the points system McDonald's staff use in Liverpool.
According to a TikTok video, McDonald's staff are entitled to one free meal per shift, with each meal being limited to four points. But, each point is worth a lot more than you might expect.
Among the items worth one point are the Breakfast McMuffin, Chicken McNuggets, Double Cheeseburger and Big Mac.
Other food items available in the system include the Big Tasty, Chicken Legend, Frappe, Chicken Selects, and wraps, which all have a value of two points.
Fries, fruit, and drinks such as coffee and sodas are all valued at one point.
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