Who’s Lovin’ This? McDonald’s Now Hiring Cashiers With a College Degree
You probably don’t need more proof that the job market is competitive, but we’ve got some, anyway.
A McDonald’s in Winchedon, Massachusetts recently posted an ad for a cashier position online. No supersize deal, right? Well, it is when you consider the listing states applicants must have two years’ experience, as well as a bachelor’s degree.
That’s right – McDonald’s is now scouring the college ranks to find qualified candidates to ring people up for a Big Mac and a small shake. It’s a job that stereotypically features high school kids looking to make some pocket money, but now they’re going to have to compete with people who’ve spent four years working towards a degree while racking up student loans that they can now pay off one large fries at a time.
The job isn’t so bad. It offers health benefits, discounted meals and free uniforms and reminds hopefuls they can “get a weekly paycheck with a side order of food, folks and fun.” And that doesn’t even take into account the potential for advancement. Gee – maybe if you work hard enough and go for your master’s at night, you can work your way up to fry guy.