HR Strange But True!
January 10, 2002
We all know that HR is never boring. But sometimes, it can get downright strange...

Great-grandmother Mary Truitt of Orlando has worked in Central Florida Burger King restaurants 40 years, and for that she was recently crowned Burger Queen for a day.

The Orlando Sentinel reports that she was escorted to her coronation in a stretch Lincoln Continental limousine. To the tune of "God Save the Queen" and the applause of friends, family, and Burger King bigwigs flown in from Miami headquarters, she walked the red carpet at the Hiawassee restaurant and took a seat on her throne.

Truitt was presented with a tiara and scepter, a bouquet of flowers and a paid vacation to the locale of her choice. She chose North Carolina, so she can visit her daughter.

"This is nice," said Truitt, 60. "I wasn't expecting all of this."

Slightly embarrassed by the attention, Truitt said she is happy as a cashier, despite her modest hourly wage of $7.75. She likes working in the restaurant, where she has come to know many customers by their first names and by what they usually order.

Source: Orlando Sentinel

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