White-haired WWII veteran Bill Dudley appeared on British television earlier this month and publically bemoaned people who “want paying for nothing.”
Great-grandfather Dudley started his first job 78 years ago but said the long stretch hadn’t dampened his spirits.
“Despite working since the age of 12, I still love coming to work,” he said. “The camaraderie is fantastic and I’m really lucky to be surrounded by a great team who are like my family.”
Dudley, from Connah’s Quay in North Wales, celebrated his 90th birthday with his McDonald's co-workers just two weeks ago.
The enthusiastic OAP said he’d been pushed to apply for the position when he became bored after retiring – his wife, who’s taken to calling him “Old McDonald” refused to let him help with the gardening.
"I was bored pottering around the house and my wife wouldn't let me help out with the gardening, so applied for a job at McDonald's and I haven't looked back,” he explained – and that was nine years ago.
Europe’s oldest McDonald’s employee has offered some unforgiving advice to youngsters – publically instructing them to “get off their backsides” and get a job.