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Southern Indiana Wendy’s employee goes above and beyond

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – Betty Blaser has served the people of Evansville for more than 60 years, and those people are more than just customers, she calls each one a friend.

Blaser has worked nearly her entire life, a long-time business owner, falling into semi-retirement 16 years ago, she’s made it a habit to never give up, even sacrificing her own health to be at work.

“Betty is an excellent woman, excellent woman. She does a great job she is very caring and considerate- never shows up or complains at work- always in great spirits- and does a great job” said her Wendy’s co-worker Jason Goben.

 Blaser,77, looks forward to her days working as a fast food counter clerk, greeting customers, taking orders and just getting out of the house.

“I wanted to work, I’m around people, I love people- I worked for Schnucks for eight years, I love people, and Wendy’s, I applied, and they told me they needed someone for front counter and customers and I said that just sounds like me explains Betty Blaser.”

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For some fast food is just another job, for Blaser it’s a career and her passion. Doctors told Blaser she had a bunion on her foot. It was going to put her off work for over six weeks, she was determined not to let that happen.

“I don’t want to be six weeks off work. He said well the only thing else you can do is to cut that toe off. I said, OK we’re just going to cut that toe off. He said oh, you could be back to work in about 3 or 4 days. I said well that’s what we’re going to do” said Blaser. 

That’s exactly what she did. Her co-workers say her determination, selflessness and her genuine kind heart brought her right back to work that week, not missing a beat. Serving others is what she loves most.

“I guess I’m very blessed because God has given me the health that I have and if I can bring any joy to any else that’s what I’m going to do. I just gotta work” Blaser adds.

Blaser said one of her favorite things about Wendy’s is talking to the students of the University of Southern Indiana and learning something new every day.

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