Bachelors Degree requirement for Mickey D's!!!!!! - page 3
Bachelors required in a burger joint? Really? So, deductive reasoning would suggest that a new grad ASN-RN who can't find a job would not meet the requirements to flip burgers at Mickey D's. What on Earth is the word coming to???... Read More
- 2Apr 4, '13 by Student Mom to Three"The last straw for me there was finding some ranch dressing that had spilled under a booth and was covered with a flyer thing and baked all day. I barfed while cleaning it up and quit on the spot. Not worth $5/hr and I just didn't get to shop every week."
I like that Ranch dressing made you hurl and went you into nursing of all things!! Then again I can just imagine the smell......
- 3Apr 4, '13 by AmnestyI'm a cashier for a large grocery retailer, and let me tell you -- you'd THINK that running a register is the easiest thing ever, right? You scan items, you punch in how much money you've been given, the machine tells you how much to give back in change, EASY.
Except what happens when you accidentally hit an extra zero because the machines are so old and glitchy? And you don't have a calculator because come on, they don't even keep us amply supplied with things like disinfectant spray for how filthy the belts get, or bags to keep the carousels full, and those are things we need in order to keep up a decent pace. OR somebody needs to do a price match and you have to figure out what the price is on a buy-one-get-one-free item, or so much % off, that kind of thing.
I calculate it with ease. 90% of the other cashiers I work with have a lot of trouble with it and often get it wrong. There's also a lot that's left to my discretion as far as what I'll let people get away with. Having critical thinking and basic math skills really helps.
- 4Apr 4, '13 by TheCommuter, ASN, RN Senior ModeratorQuote from AmnestyThe math required to be a cashier is elementary level. . .addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, decimals, percentages, etc. People should learn these basic math topics before entering middle school.I calculate it with ease. 90% of the other cashiers I work with have a lot of trouble with it and often get it wrong. There's also a lot that's left to my discretion as far as what I'll let people get away with. Having critical thinking and basic math skills really helps.
I used to be a cashier at two different grocery chains, one of which was owned by Kroger. I was also a cashier at Target, the 99 Cent Store, McDonald's, and Wienerschnitzel (a hot dog fast food joint). And yes, a staggering number of my coworkers at these jobs lacked basic reading, writing and math skills.
- 0Apr 5, '13 by BSNbeDONE, BSN, RNQuote from TaitLooks like the show's over, folks!It's a lie.
“There has been some misinformation reported by an independent job site with no relationship to the Winchendon, Mass., McDonald’s. The original job posting, which could be accessed through McState.com, did not require a bachelor’s degree. We are working diligently to have the misinformation removed from the site, but to date the website has been unresponsive to our requests. We do not require a bachelor’s degree for employment. My organization is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce.”
Rumor: McDonald's ad for cashier job requires degree
- 2Apr 5, '13 by Hygiene Queen, ADN, RN GuideQuote from TheCommuterI worked at a dollar store.I used to be a cashier at two different grocery chains, one of which was owned by Kroger. I was also a cashier at Target, the 99 Cent Store, McDonald's, and Wienerschnitzel (a hot dog fast food joint). And yes, a staggering number of my coworkers at these jobs lacked basic reading, writing and math skills.
I loved unloading the truck and working in the back... but no... I had foolishly demonstrated that I could run the cash register-- and do math-- when the cash register failed. I also had people skills. This meant I was always stuck at the front register (and oh, did I hate it!).
I tried to teach a coworker how to count back change (you know where you actually count back from the price to the amount they gave you... a lost skill, I notice) and, boy, was that sad. She did not get it, and so she just slapped the change into the customers' hands without a word. She also argued with customers. She got to unload the truck.
But yes, it's true. Many folks just don't have the basic skills and McDonald's or Dollar General is the best they can ever hope to do... especially since many of them also lack initiative, ambition, insight, responsibility and self-confidence. Some folks often aren't even aware it is possible to do better or choose not to because it is too much work.
Oh, but I could go on and on, but I'll put a cork in it now.
- 3Apr 5, '13 by Meriwhen, ASN, BSN, RN Senior ModeratorThere's no shame in honest work, even working at McD's. So to all of you who had to take jobs in retail, customer service, fry/donut cook, etc., to get by, good on you. I can respect that.
That being said...I realize that it's an employers' job market and they can be as picky as they like, but IMO requiring a bachelors' to work in entry-level fast food positions is a BIT ridiculous. Good that the story isn't true.
- 0Apr 5, '13 by jollyholley1986Was misinformation in the post as evidenced by :McDonald's Job Ad Requires Potential Cashiers Have A College Degree, Eatery Claims It's Not True (PHOTO) (UPDATE)..but in the not too distant future I can see this being true...