90-year-old woman retires after 74 years in the same store – she never had a day off

Most of us can reflect on a long and arduous career by the time we reach retirement age, and we can look forward to years of well-deserved rest.

Melba Mebane, a 90-year-old Texas woman who just announced her retirement from her retail job at the department store where she had worked for.

Wait for it, 74 years, whch is undoubtedly one of the rare people who is as deserving of a break.

Most of us can reflect on a long and arduous career by the time we reach retirement age, and we can look forward to years of well-deserved rest.

Melba Mebane, a 90-year-old Texas woman who just announced her retirement from her retail job at the department store where she had worked for, wait for it, 74 years, is undoubtedly one of the rare people who is as deserving of a break.

“Even [with] the changing times, from where she started to where we are now in the modern world, her values and everything still stand.”

According to sources, Melba was always a positive influence at work, arriving each day with a grin on her face and a strong work ethic. And what about the entire tale is maybe the most incredible?

Melba said that throughout her 74-year career as a worker, she never once called in ill or skipped a shift.

“Melba sets the tone for everything, every expectation, every customer service quality that we look for in a luxury experience,” store manager Saenz added.

Melba’s son, Terry Mebane, meanwhile, said: “She’s a grinder. The store would open at 10 and she wanted her parking spot, so she got there between 9 o’clock and 9:15.”

What’s more, Melba made a habit of taking shorter lunch breaks. Terry claimed this was “because she knew that people often took off [during] their lunch hour to come to the mall to buy what they were going buy, and she didn’t want to miss her opportunity.”

In her 70s and 80s, Melba continued to work 40 hours every week.

“I loved everybody there, and I loved to go to work,” Melba explained.

In her 70s and 80s, Melba continued to work 40 hours every week.

At a retirement celebration held by Dillar’s for the nonagenarian, Melba received a “Beyond Excellence” award in the shape of a plaque that will stay in the shop.

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