101-year-old wins best worker award
Published 11/08/2010 | 08:32
A 101-year-old woman who works for the Nebraska Legislature has been chosen as America's Outstanding Oldest Worker for 2010.
Sally Gordon has been an assistant sergeant-at-arms for the Nebraska Legislature for 26 years, helping with its day-to-day operations when it is in session. Before that, she worked as a secretary for three Nebraska governors and as a model.
Ms Gordon accepted the award from Experience Works, the nation's largest non-profit training centre for older workers, at the Nebraska Capitol in Lincoln. It had not even been built when she was born in 1909.
"I used to be a model," Ms Gordon said. "Now I feel like a model T."
Still, she has no plans to retire and advises young people to "try to learn new techniques, listen and be kind to co-workers".