Some people work to retire. Other people retire and then get a retirement job because they enjoy having something they feel is meaningful to do.
There have been a number of polls prior to the pandemic that reported a high number of employees hate their job. Then a year after that hit, people were catapulted into the opportunity to reassess their career and consider changing directions.
Many people who had decided to retire at that time ended up changing their mind and went back into the work force.
Interestingly, many who reach retirement decide they don’t want to remain retired. There are a number of reasons why people who retire decide to go back to work.
One worker in particular who has gotten quite a bit of attention regarding her decision to go back to work is a Chick-fil-A employee named Carol Miller.
The Cincinnati based employee was not the kind of person who liked sitting around home all day long. Even before she got her job with the restaurant, she was picking up the trash outside of it just because she wanted to keep busy.
Since that time, she works six days a week and has been dubbed, “Miss Carol” by all who have had the pleasure of meeting her. And she shows no signs of slowing down. She says the job is the best part of her day, and she really enjoys her coworkers and the customers.
Carol Miller, a 99-year-old Chick-fil-A employee in Cincinnati, said this job is the best part of her day. She loves the people she works with and the customers. https://t.co/gYYWiGFnsc
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“I see everyone who comes in and I approach them after they’re seated,” she told WXIX-TV. “And I make sure they have what they want and I must do it with everyone.
“I have a lot of friends with the people who come because they’re repeaters. And I hope they’re repeaters because I’m here.”
Miller began working at Chick-fil-A six years ago.
Owner Marc Osborne considers Miller to be a model employee, and a great example for the younger employees who work there.
He says she always shows up, never misses a day, and is always loving and caring toward the patrons. In addition, she’s diligent about keeping the restaurant clean and clearly enjoys the work she does.
Miller will be turning 100 in December, and Chick-fil-A will be throwing her a birthday party.