Sunday, October 30, 2016

McDonalds Worker With Down Syndrome Celebrates 30 Years on the Job

A McDonalds worker in Australia is celebrating 30 years on the job — proof that someone with the disability can experience and enjoy life like anyone else.

Staff at the fast-food restaurant threw a party this week to mark the 30th anniversary of one staff member’s first day on the job. Russell O’Grady, 48, who has Down’s syndrome, first came to the restaurant on a work experience placement organized by a government program that provide job placement services for people with disabilities.

McDonald’s managers quickly recognised Russell’s commitment to the job – and three decades on he’s still there, working three days a week clearing trays, sweeping the floor and greeting customers.

“It really helps him, he gets a lot of social interaction and makes him feel like part of the community,” Jobsupport trainer Nikita Vandaru told

“When I watch him work, every second customer will stop and talk to him. He’s got a huge smile on his face every time they come.”
Read More

Tags: McDonalds Worker, Down Syndrome, Celebrates 30 Years To share or post to your site, click on "Post Link". Please mention / link to the Greater Fitchburg For Life. Thanks!

1 comment :

Aodh P O'Beachain said...

Great accomplishment.