Melbourne great-grandmother celebrates 50 years working as a cashier

A Melbourne great-grandmother has no plans to slow down despite spending 50 years behind the supermarket checkout.

Melbourne great-grandmother celebrates 50 years working as a cashier

Melbourne great-grandmother celebrates 50 years working as a cashier

Brenda Palmer, 85, has been behind the Malvern Coles counter since the day it opened.

“Every time we have an anniversary I pat it on the side and say 'happy birthday old girl, we are both still standing',” she said.

A co-worker praised Ms Palmer’s commitment and said she’s popular with customers.

Brenda Palmer has worked at Malvern Coles since it opened. Source: 7 News

“She gives great customer service to every customer,” he said.

“Customers actually queue up for her register.”

She still works four mornings a week and when she finally decides to step away from the counter she’s hoping the store will still have a place for her.

“(I’d) just do customer relations,” she said.

“You know, meet them in the door.”

The 85-year-old has no plans to slow down. Source: 7 News

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