Anyone who works a 32-year career is deserving of praise, especially if during those 32 years, they put their all into the job and work diligently and with pride.
And someone who certainly fits that bill is Freia David of Needham, Massachusetts. David worked the French fry station at her local McDonald’s for more than three decades, and is a beloved employee and friend.
Working at McDonald’s is, sadly, often dismissed as not “really” a job, but for many people, it’s a good, honest wage.
David also has Down Syndrome, which means that her employment also comes with extra challenges that other workers might not have to face.
But since 1984, when she was just 20 years old, she’s been heading to work every day, and serving fries to hungry customers.
There are a lot of misconceptions about Down Syndrome, and a lot of unfortunate stigma still attached to the condition. These days, more and more people with Down Syndrome are working to educate others about it, including smashing some false ideas and prejudices that some people might have.
David retired from her position on August 29 this year, and she was given a warm send-off at her retirement party from McDonald’s as well as the Needham community.
David’s career shows that no matter your challenges, you can carve a path for yourself, and her well-attended retirement party shows how wonderful it is when communities come together in support and celebration.
Check out the festivities below!
[H/T: CBS Boston]