I've been thinking about writing a blog for years, and I'm now deciding to start one up, keeping a personal journal of sorts, with my thoughts about the world and how I interact with it.
Tomorrow I start my summer job at McDonalds in Taylor, MI. I've worked at two other McDonalds before, one in Dearborn Heights and another one down at school in Daytona Beach, FL. All of my friends give me a hard time about working at McDonalds saying that I need to get the hell out of fast food. Personally, I see nothing wrong with it. I came home from school for the summer near the end of May and put in applications for more than 150 different positions for everything from food service and retail, to warehouse work and janitorial positions. I managed to get one, and only one phone call... from McDonalds. With today's economy, especially in Southeast Michigan, I'm very fortunate to even have a job. Everyone says McDonalds is an easy dead-end job, but they couldn't be more wrong. It's very stressful and very fast paced. I'd be willing to bet than the average Joe wouldn't be able to survive a month working at a busy restaurant. You deal with everything from rude customers, to massive orders for 20 sandwiches or more, to out of control kids and bathroom disasters that would make even the most seasoned janitor cringe. Despite the challenges, with the right crew and management team, the job can be VERY enjoyable. Some of the best people I've met in my life I worked with at McDonalds and there are some customers I will never forget because of the profound impression they made on me.
Yes, I can say I'm looking forward to my new job and a paycheck