Sharon Morton, left, celebrated her 19th year at the Canton McDonalds May 11. Here she is pictured with general manager Agustina Martinez. Morton, who rides the bus from Hartford to work each day, is known for her friendly service.
“I call everyone baby and sweetheart and they love that,” said Morton.
In fact, many know her as baby.
Morton said it’s a habit she picked up while growing up in the Washington, D.C. area.
“I brought it here,” she said.
Martinez called Morton an exemplary employee who is always on time, reliable and dedicated. Of course, she’s always fun and the two aren’t above some good-natured ribbing.
“Everybody loves her,” Martinez said. “She’s just a sweetheart.”
Morton and her husband Rodney have two kids, Brandon, 26 and Isaiah, 14.
In addition to her family, she loves to play basketball and football and visit relatives in Virginia, Maryland and D.C.
As to how long she’ll stay at the restaurant, Morton said she isn’t making any hard and fast plans but knows it won’t last forever.
“I’m just playing it out,” she said. “It’s not going to be easy when I go.”
For her anniversary, several customers brought Morton gifts, flowers and lottery tickets.
“They really made my day,” she said.