A man with Down Syndrome, Russell O’Grady, who worked for 32 years at a McDonald’s restaurant, recently retired in December and was honored by his community.
We’ve got regular customers who come in to see Russell on Thursday and Friday, and the staff looks after him, so we’re going to miss him.fff
This beloved McDonald’s employee is retiring after 32 years at the restaurant, where he paved the way for others with Down syndrome
Posted by NowThis on Thursday, December 20, 2018
Wynn Visser is the assistant manager of JobSupport, a company that assists intellectually challenged people in finding paid employment.
Russell’s impact on people in his community is without doubt exceptional.
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O’Grady was an ambassador for McDonald’s and for those with learning disabilities.
O’Grady’s jobs ranged from preparing party boxes, cleaning and clearing trays, sweeping the floors. He has an infectious personality and was a very popular greeter because of it.
“I used to be when I went to school, but now I go to work.”
O’Grady retired due to health concerns due to aging and will now spend his free time with his dog, at the gym, and bowling.