Local woman to represent business at Rio Olympics
Ive had an interesting month.
I had surgery for cancer in my ear, my wife Janice fell awkwardly in the garage and broke her wrist, and a couple of other family friends experienced medical problems that took up some of my attention.
When you are 85 years old, things happen to you and your family and friends.
Yes, Ive been doing my share of cooking, washing dishes and even some laundry. But I havent been doing any writing. Thats a bummer for me. But now Ive got a feel good story to tell that I think you are going to like. Here goes.
You may not know her name, but youd recognize her smile immediately. Im referring to Desiree Lynn Saucedo. Shes the manager of McDonalds located across the street from the entrance to Woodburn Family Medicine on Mount Hood Avenue. The boys I have coffee with four to six mornings a week simply refer to it as McDonalds east.
Desiree is just one of the pleasant, smiling faces we encounter there on a regular basis. Its a happy place.
Desiree is the daughter of Rebecca and Anthony Saucedo. Dad Anthony is a successful framing contractor. Desiree, a divorced mother of two, went to work for McDonalds just a few days before her l7th birthday. She has been in management for five years.
McDonalds is rewarding Desiree for her outstanding management skills by selecting her to represent McDonalds employees at the International Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in August. One look at her face tells you how excited she is to have won the competition for the Northwest region of McDonalds.
Only the top 1 percent of employees were considered for the very prestigious trip to Rio. It will be both work and play. The gals will man a mini McDonalds location near the NBC broadcast booth at the Olympics, but will be able to attend Olympic events and take tours.
Desiree grew up in the Aurora-Donald area and graduated from North Marion High School before attending Chemeketa Community College.
Shes grateful to Mindy Mayer, who owns 14 McDonalds stores under the umbrella corporate name GreenTree, Inc., for recommending Desiree for the honor she has received.
Obviously, she has been a valuable employee since she came to work 11 years ago. McDonalds tells prospective employees that they hire smiles. Desiree epitomizes that philosophy.
As regulars at McDonalds, my coffee group can attest to the smiles and quick service you can get at McDonalds east in an always clean, comfortable setting.
Thats why Desiree Saucedo is going to Rio. She tends to business. And she and her fellow employees do that with a smile.
My McDonalds coffee group hopes to see her smiling face on TV at McDonalds Rio.
(Thanks for the story tip to Jim Predeek and Gene Club for editing review.)