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Thursday, July 18, 2024

85-year-old man retires after 65 years of working for a restaurant, gets rewarded for dedicated service

An 85-year-old man named Jimmie Scott retires after working for 65 years at a restaurant. He was honored for his dedicated service.

Scott, born in 1939 in Wrightsville, Georgia has worked for over six decades at S&S Cafeteria, Georgia in the United States which opened in 1936 and was dedicated with his active service.

He started as a dishwasher and worked his way up to be promoted to be a dining room supervisor. He was only 15 years old when he started and has served at different locations across the United States, including Riverside and Bloomfield.

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“They took care of me and looked out for me for 65 years, and for that, I am grateful,”she said.


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Scott said the customers are what made his experience special. “When they come in, seeing them with a smile on their face now that’s what I’m talking about,” Scott said.

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“Customers come in and I know I ask them how they’re doing like ‘Ya’ll doing okay today?’ to put a smile on their face. Then they smile and say, ‘We’re doing really great right here Mr. Jimmie!” he added.

Scott’s 65 years of dedicated service was honored with a celebration attended by friends, family, and colleagues in February 2024. Present at the retiremeent celebration was Mayor Lester Miller, the Macon-Bibb County mayor.



Mayor declared February 21, 2024, as Jimmie Scott Day, marking the retirement celebration with pictures, speeches, and lots of cake.

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Scott said he has seven children, but S&S Cafeteria was like an extended family to him.“Most of the time, I spend time with my family. But I really like to come to work. I come to work every day. I enjoy it,” he said.

The General Manager Kevin Heide of the resturant who worked with Scott for 15 years expressed admiration for his ability to light up a room. He said that working side by side with Scott for 15 years is an honor. 

“This is his home. This is his life. To amplify the service, I think that’s one of the biggest things. He’s always service-oriented. He treats them all with his heart,” he said.

Scott said even though he is formally retiring, he might return to S&S Cafeteria after a little”vacation. “I might take a little trip or a little vacation, but I’m coming back,” he said.

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