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101-year-old wins best worker award

Published 11/08/2010 | 08:32

101-year-old Sally Gordon has won America's Outstanding Oldest Worker award for 2010 (AP)
101-year-old Sally Gordon has won America's Outstanding Oldest Worker award for 2010 (AP)

A 101-year-old woman who works for the Nebraska Legislature has been chosen as America's Outstanding Oldest Worker for 2010.

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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".

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