Loraine Maurer is a 94-year-old cashier who has worked at different McDonald’s in Evansville, Indiana, since 1973. After 44 years, she swears to love the job.
“If you don’t like your job, it’s a job, but I love it,” Maurer told People. “The people, the clientele, that’s why I stuck with it.”
The cashier has four children, six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She loves her customers as if they were part of her family. “I know what goes on with them, I know some of their children. Some ask me to say a prayer and I do. I know their lives.”
Chip and Katie Kenworthy, the owners of the McDonald’s location where Maurer works, threw a party in her honor. “After all these years, she remains committed to serving her customers with one of the most delightful smiles around. Loraine has a loyal following of customers and they look forward to having her take their orders when visiting McDonald’s,” the couple said.
STRONG TIES WITH CUSTOMERS
Since then, the lady, who did not plan to stay for years at work, said she forged a special relationship with her clients, which even helped her overcome the death of her husband seven years later.
“Loraine has a lot of followers, without exaggerating, really, she has a lot of very loyal customers who come especially to our restaurant to see her,” said the owner of the restaurant, Katie Kenworthy, who has been running it for two years with her husband.
YOUR CHILDREN ARE ALREADY RETIRED
According to local media, Maurer’s four children have retired, but she does not want to stop working.
“I can not leave it, it’s a reason to get up in the morning, people are very nice,” he added.
IT RISES AT 3 AM IN THE MORNING
Maurer works the breakfast shift on Fridays and Saturdays, gets up at 3 in the morning and arrives hours later at the restaurant.
According to McDonald’s, the fireproof lady, who has six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, is one of the longest chain workers in the world.
OTHER NONAGINARIES OF THE CHAIN
However, other nonagenarians are also part of the staff of the multinational, such as Goh Gwek Eng, from Singapore and 92 years old; and Harriett Clopper, of Maryland and 95 years old.