I am a brand ambassador for Central Arkansas McDonald’s and this post has been sponsored. However, all opinions are my own
Choosing a Career:
Growing up I knew what I wanted to be. Well, not exactly, but I had it narrowed down to 3 different things: a police officer, a trauma surgeon, or a paramedic. As I got older, life happened and my career choices changed. Now, I am doing something that I never would have imagined, but I love it. It wasn’t on my list of career choices as a child, but that is ok!
As part of our homeschool studies we discuss the future and careers. I often ask the children what they want to be when they grow up and am usually met with uncertain answers, or impossible choices (like a wolf, or vampire).
I was pleased when I asked Kaia recently what he wanted to do and he gave me a realistic answer. He told me that he was choosing a career in a fast food place or a convenience store. Instead of seeing these as second rate jobs, he understands the importance of having people employed in these fields.
Because McDonald’s is our favorite fast food restaurant to visit, he chose there.
We talked about the different jobs available at McDonald’s and the different tasks they may do as well as what the pay rate might be like. We also discussed the possibility of owning a franchise, or working his way up the ladder. The beautiful thing about choosing a career with McDonald’s is that he doesn’t have to be stuck in one position his whole life.
I thought it would be fun to interview some people that are working there, or have worked there and get their thoughts on it:
Derick says “I love my job. I’ve been at McDonald’s for 2 years. I’ve seen people come and go and can tell when they’re having a bad day. I like to cheer them up and spread happiness when they’re having a bad day. After seeing the same faces day after day, you become attached to them. I am attached to some of the customers that come in here. I don’t know what I will do when I leave here.”
Kelly says “My husband has a full time job and supports our family, but I like to provide something too. For me, working is not a must, but I enjoy working here and have met new friends. I even enjoy seeing my old friends when they stop in for a meal. I can’t imagine not working here.”
Corbin says “I worked at McDonald’s when I was in school. They worked around my school schedule, so even though I was working and going to school, I still had time to spend with my friends.”
Courtney says “The very first job I had as a teenager was working at McDonald’s. The pay was good and the people I worked with were nice. I liked having my own money and being able to do things with my friends without having to ask my parents for money.”
Jane says “McDonald’s has been a career choice for me. Some people only work here temporarily, but I have chosen to stay with it for the long haul. I started as a cashier and have worked my way up to manager. As a single mother, I am making plenty to support my family.”
As you can see from these responses, McDonald’s is a great place to begin working. There are so many things that I can do now to prepare Kaia for a job at McDonald’s. I am grateful for that because I really thought that for Kaia choosing a career was going to be harder than this ;)
Have you ever worked at McDonald’s before?