Among their four McD's, the Rodgerses employ over 200 people. Says Toni, "There is a definite career to be had here. Half my crew are already in college. But this is also a place where you're limited only by your ability, meaning you can rise without necessarily having an education."
"And," B. J. adds, "we've got elderly people working here too. I mean people in their forties, fifties . . ." Toni shoots him a look of astonishment. "Elderly? I just turned fifty. What are you talking about?" And the interview is over.
McDonald's, 3325 Washtenaw, 975-0466. Daily twenty-four hours. mcdonalds.com.
[Originally published in March, 2009.]