Lighter Side: 90-year-old McDonald’s employee berates lazy youth

A WWII veteran has shamed the younger generation by telling them to “get off their backsides” and find a job.

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.

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 McDonalds 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.

More like this:
Five HR lessons from Game of Thrones 
8,000 Post-It notes and an incredible office make-over 
Is coffee secretly sabotaging your success? 

Recent articles & video

Why are fewer PTO requests being approved?

How many hours are employees saving due to gen AI?

Mercado Libre to hire about 18,000 people: reports

'Terrifying' trend: Over 11 million malware attacks recorded globally in past 4 years

Most Read Articles

Remote work to blame for Nike's innovation slowdown, says CEO

McKinsey & Co. to lay off over 300 employees: reports

Only 24% of employers globally have achieved full gender equality: report