I don’t judge the people who work at McDonald’s. I judge the people I see getting handouts on the metro who then don’t use the money towards their fare and the Uber drivers who enthusiastically tell me why they’re anti-vaccine (both of these have happened to me, I shit you not), but McDonald’s? Nah. Why give someone an invitation to spit in my food when said food is already shit?
Besides, it’s not like any of the employees exactly WANT to be there – you think they all grew up dreaming of the day they’d be flipping burgers for minimum wage? Come on. Mike Waite sure as hell doesn’t plan to be at McDonald’s for the rest of his life, in which case you should stop treating him and his fellow employees to that half-baked evil eye you throw whenever they ask you to repeat your order:
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In the event you can’t be bothered to click “Read More,” you can read Mike’s post below:
Today I have had enough of the judgemental criticism. Let me be clear. YES I work at Mcdonalds and do it nearly 50 hours a week. Why? Not because I have no aspiration, motivation or intelligence…but for the opposite…because in a few months time like a great number of people I work with I will be going back into higher education. McDonalds has this reputation which is quite unfounded in the recent age, every person I work with has a story and every person is working their ass off in what can be a very tough job for their own reasons…be it they are in school, uni, have family, have kids, saving…etc. The one thing McDonalds is is a job which is extremely (extremely) flexible, has opportunities for growth and can allow you to do what you want to do.
There are people becoming pilots, lawyers, designers, architects, and people who are at a point in their life that they will do whatever it takes to look after their family. I work with people I would aspire to be like, who have strengths in areas I wish I had, who have overcome situations I never could and who have the determination to not fade away on handouts but rather step up and work for their living unlike a huge number of people in this country. In the past I have known and worked with very rich folks in very high end jobs, and a few of them could never match the resilience and work ethic of some of the current lads/lassies. After the ending of a big part of my life McD’s is not only letting me save up for University, but setting me up with flexible work I can continue over the next years to come. Not only that but I intend on eventually progressing into the management side of things, something which ties in directly to my degree and will enhance my future job prospects.
Dam right McDonalds will be on my CV, this job has pushed my limits in so many areas! Yes it has its downsides, yes the wages can be bad and yes it can be difficult, but every job has is negatives and McD’s is no different. As someone who has nearly walked out of a shift a few times…I can say despite the difficulties the greater picture is not always that terrible. Overall please just take your preconceptions and be rid of them because I work with some amazing people, and like many of them McDonalds is not a “dead-end” of my working life but rather part of the beginning.
Since being posted, Mike’s rant has been shared over 6,00 times and liked more than 38,000.
Just goes to show that you can’t judge a book by its cover or a burger by its patty (that second one is a lie – if the patty sucks the burger sucks. Sorry McDick’s).