National People Appreciation Week at McDonalds

National People Appreciation Week at McDonalds

Scott & Dena Cunningham congratulate McDonald’s area supervisor Pepper Burnett on her 20th Anniversary of service with them at McDonald’s of the Kenai Peninsula. The Cunningham’s have owned Peninsula McDonalds in Homer, Soldotna and Kenai for 22 years, “We recognize and reward our employees all year but each September we take a week and celebrate McDonald’s National People Week. It is an opportunity for us to connect with our employees and express our thanks for their hard work and dedication to our business. Pepper is our highest ranking employee and one of several with two decades of service with us. She has been an intricate part of our business and we can’t imagine operating without her,” said Cunningham.

“My McStory and love for McDonald’s started very early when I would beg my parents to stop for a cheeseburger and fries. I started as a crew person and worked my way up to Swing manager. I was about to head off to college when my General Manager and Supervisor sat me down and asked if I would give McDonald’s a chance. They offered me a First Assistants position, training opportunities that allowed me to travel to Denver and a pretty aggressive salary and benefit package. I remember going home to discuss my options with my parents and my dad telling me I would be crazy to NOT take it. The opportunities that I have been given and/or worked hard to get have been amazing. I have been offered a very competitive benefit package that includes a higher salary, medical benefits and several weeks of vacation. I have attended numerous training classes that are college accredited courses that I could use towards a business management degree. I have been truly honored to have worked for Scott and Dena for the past 20 years. I’m very grateful for the opportunities they have provided me. They have shown me that I’m a valued member of their team,” said Burnett.

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