This woman's story just might put your Monday work blues to shame.
Felimina Rotundo from Buffalo, New York, has managed a laundromat and dry cleaning business since the '50s. Rotunda, known by her family, friends and customers as "Minnie," faithfully comes to work six days a week, 11 hours a day.
Rotundo turned 100 years old this August.
Her son, Gary Rotundo said that Minnie first started working at a Pennsylvania shoe factory during The Great Depression. She was 15 then, meaning she has been working for 85 years of her life, so far. Back then, she worked 40 hours a week and made $10 in a week's time.
"I don't believe in retirement," Minnie shared.
She reports for work at 7 a.m. and finishes at 6 p.m. Minnie religiously follows this schedule from Monday to Saturday, washing and folding clothes at College Laundry Shoppe in Buffalo.
"She's always enjoyed working, especially talking to new people and meeting new customers. She attributes her longevity to her hardworking nature. She says it gives her a purpose, a reason to always wake up in the morning and a reason to always hustle," Gary said.
Minnie claims that being on-the-go keeps her young. However, she believes that 75 years old would be an acceptable age to retire, but then again, only due to health issues.
Gary also shared how his mother still drives and handles the laundromat operations.
"If you've ever met her, you'd understand that her whole persona is just very upbeat and positive. You can sit down, have coffee with her and chat about everything," he said.
Minnie enjoys being around people as it keeps her mind busy. On her day off, she takes her dog for an afternoon walk. She avoids watching TV, apart from the news, but enjoys reading the paper.
Through her example, Minnie wants to show the potential of the older population.
"I think they throw old people away and forget about them. Not me. I want to keep working. I think they should keep old people working as long as they can. If old people are working and independent, it makes them feel so much different."
Minnie says she will continue working at College Laundry Shoppe until she can no longer walk, which, she hopes, will not be anytime soon.